Okay, I get it. And concernig the bolt patterns, thanks for mentioning that. The first rims only come with a bolt pattern of either 5x114.3, 5x112, 5x120. The second set of rims (the ones you like better) come in 5x100, in addition to the above patterns. So the first one is definitely out completely right?
Thanks again man, I really appreciate it. You're a lot of help.
And I plan on taking good care of my whole damn car, let alone the tranny.
Thanks for responding man. I also called wheelmax and they told me it won't fit. What's up with that? I want to be sure before I buy.
I will be lowering the car as well, no doubt about that.
And concerning me losing performance, it ain't no thang man. I won't be looking to hustle any niggaz for cash on the race course so I'll be straight with a Cellie that looks great.
Thanks again for responding. Wheelmax still has me puzzled though...to buy or not to buy...
they'll fit no problem..and whiel i like both rims i prefer the az4s ovef the az1's (solid star--the 2nd ones).
one thing about 18s though..you might want to drop your car about an 1" or 1.5" because it will make your celica look higher (depends on your tire sidewall with--but in any case it still will look higher) because the celica has such a low profile body, it looks its best when nearer the ground.
and i DEFINATELY like how you want to get your rear wheels wider than your front, even though it is completely show (it actually decreases performance slightly) it makes the celica look more like a rwd car (and thus more of a true sportscar)
almost all reputbale wheelshops will try and keep you away from 18" and bigger rims on the celi (the most they want to go is 17") this is because 18s & higher add so much strain to your drivetrain so if you don't take care of your car your tranny will go to crap quickly. (avoid lawsuites, bad reputation & such).
assuming those wheels come in 5X100 (the lug patter for your celi) you will have no problem fitting them though. just be sure to take extra care of your drivetrain so your celi will last good & long