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driver Apr 4, 10:07am - #144260 

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what size wheels can i chuck on the Celica

whats the biggest rim size i can go to
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ghostingcelica Apr 4, 10:10am - #144261 
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i have 17's and i can already feel the difference in speed when i drive.
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driver Apr 4, 10:17am - #144262 

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what do you mean as in better or worser
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drkramm Apr 4, 12:33pm - #144263 
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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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JAsMTz531 Apr 4, 2:38pm - #144264 

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The biggest wheel size i think is 19"

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Sultan Apr 4, 3:34pm - #144265 

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I wouldn't go larger than 19s
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celicafourotwo Apr 4, 5:11pm - #144266 

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

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:13pm - #144267 

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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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VSGTS14 Apr 4, 5:13pm - #144268 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
Why do they call it "low-profile tire"????


cause the sidewall is very thin.

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:13pm - #144269 

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Originally Posted by JAsMTz531
The biggest wheel size i think is 19"


19" is the biggest.
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MICABLUE Apr 4, 7:30pm - #144270 

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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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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 7:33pm - #144271 

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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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v3n0m Apr 4, 7:42pm - #144272 

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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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ghostingcelica Apr 4, 8:01pm - #144273 
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if you plan on racing than don't get 19's
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cycocelica Apr 4, 8:23pm - #144274 

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you can put 19s on...but it looks bad
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MICABLUE Apr 4, 8:35pm - #144275 

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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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Krayze Apr 4, 9:14pm - #144276 

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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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How slow would it be with 25 polb. rims? Are we talking a big decrase in power?
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 5, 4:34am - #144278 

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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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cRodz Apr 5, 4:46am - #144279 
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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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aznsaiyan509 Apr 5, 5:39am - #144280 
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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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