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Apr 4, 3:07am - #144260 
what size wheels can i chuck on the Celica

whats the biggest rim size i can go to

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Apr 4, 3:10am - #144261 
i have 17's and i can already feel the difference in speed when i drive.

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Apr 4, 3:17am - #144262 
what do you mean as in better or worser

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Apr 4, 5:33am - #144263 
its gonna slow you down a bit unless you get really light weight rims you have more rotating mass... plus when you go crazy low profiles your gonna feel every bump

but on the positive side they look great and really help turning lol


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Apr 4, 7:38am - #144264 
The biggest wheel size i think is 19"


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Apr 4, 8:34am - #144265 
I wouldn't go larger than 19s

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Apr 4, 10:11am - #144266 
Why do they call it "low-profile tire"????


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Apr 4, 10:13am - #144267 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo

Why do they call it "low-profile tire"????


because the sidewall (the part of the tire you see when looking at a car from the side) is 'low'.

edit--meaning 'thin' as said below by billy thumbsup


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Apr 4, 10:13am - #144268 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
Why do they call it "low-profile tire"????


cause the sidewall is very thin.


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Apr 4, 10:13am - #144269 
Originally Posted by JAsMTz531
The biggest wheel size i think is 19"


19" is the biggest.

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Apr 4, 12:30pm - #144270 
Originally Posted by drkramm

its gonna slow you down a bit unless you get really light weight rims you have more rotating mass... plus when you go crazy low profiles your gonna feel every bump

but on the positive side they look great and really help turning lol


i have 18's on low pro's and i cringe everytime i hit the smallest bump (it always sounds and feels much worse than it is)

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Apr 4, 12:33pm - #144271 
Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Originally Posted by drkramm
its gonna slow you down a bit unless you get really light weight rims you have more rotating mass... plus when you go crazy low profiles your gonna feel every bump

but on the positive side they look great and really help turning lol


i have 18's on low pro's and i cringe everytime i hit the smallest bump (it always sounds and feels much worse than it is)


for lightweight wheels:

weld racing is tops
centerline is tops

the only problem is their not the most stylish. but weld racing can make 17s that weigh 15lbs and centerline can make 18s that weigh 25lbs eek

consider: the stock weight of the 16" gts alloys is about 22lbs.

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Apr 4, 12:42pm - #144272 
If you're into auto-x, then go with 15-16" wheels, if you want great handleling go with 18's. If you want a little bit of both, then go with 17's. IMO 19's are over kill.

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Apr 4, 1:01pm - #144273 
if you plan on racing than don't get 19's

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Apr 4, 1:23pm - #144274 
you can put 19s on...but it looks bad

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Apr 4, 1:35pm - #144275 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
If you're into auto-x, then go with 15-16" wheels, if you want great handleling go with 18's. If you want a little bit of both, then go with 17's. IMO 19's are over kill.

i agree 100%

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Apr 4, 2:14pm - #144276 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
If you're into auto-x, then go with 15-16" wheels, if you want great handleling go with 18's. If you want a little bit of both, then go with 17's. IMO 19's are over kill.


thats an oxymoron man autox is about handeling.

if you want performacne go with 15-16 if you wan looks go 18 or up if you want both 17


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Apr 4, 7:52pm - #144277 
How slow would it be with 25 polb. rims? Are we talking a big decrase in power?

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Apr 4, 9:34pm - #144278 
Originally Posted by spyder00367
How slow would it be with 25 polb. rims? Are we talking a big decrase in power?


with a 25 poud rim, acceleration will be almost the same as stock (slightly slower).

as i said earlier, the stock gts 16" alloy rim is about 22 pounds. acceleration according to rims is ALL about weight. so if you get a bigger rim that weighs the same, acceleration will stay the same (although traction will be better--a plus).

so, as you can see, getting a rim that is only 3 pounds heavier will increase drivetrain weight by 12 pounds (3 pounds X 4 wheels = 12). not a very big difference, so your car will accelerate only slightly slower. thumbsup

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Apr 4, 9:46pm - #144279 
Go for 24 spinners. A guy from work was actually trying to convince me that it would fit, and they would look great wtf grin

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Apr 4, 10:39pm - #144280 
Originally Posted by cycocelica
you can put 19s on...but it looks bad


yea, just go with 18s...it'll look much better!


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