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17 vs 18 inch rims #150039 Apr 9, 11:19am Apr 9, 11:19am
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17 vs 18 inch rims
Need some advice on whether I should get 17 or 18 inch rims for my GT.

I drive my GT on a daily basis (no racing), simply a car for day-to-day use. Is the 18 inch suitable for day-to-day driving?

What is the life expectancy in terms of mileage I can expect for the tires if I go with the 17 or 18 inch rims?

Will the 18 inch consume more gas because it makes more effort to grip the road? If so, how much more?

Any feedback would be appreciated. Below is the rims I'm thinking about getting, just haven't decided which size.


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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150040 Apr 9, 11:32am Apr 9, 11:32am
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Originally Posted by GQ540
Need some advice on whether I should get 17 or 18 inch rims for my GT.

I drive my GT on a daily basis (no racing), simply a car for day-to-day use. Is the 18 inch suitable for day-to-day driving?

What is the life expectancy in terms of mileage I can expect for the tires if I go with the 17 or 18 inch rims?

Will the 18 inch consume more gas because it makes more effort to grip the road? If so, how much more?

Any feedback would be appreciated. Below is the rims I'm thinking about getting, just haven't decided which size.



usually the rule to live by is 17's for Performance and 18's for show, unless they're light rims (Volk, SSR comp's). But since you won't be racing, 18's are fine for daily driving and they'll look hela nice...

also, if the gas mileage decreases at all with 18's, it will be minimal

rims look good by the way... thumbsup

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150041 Apr 9, 11:41am Apr 9, 11:41am
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you get both show and race with these, motegi ro_ja formula 5, i got a set in 18 inch at 18 lbs.

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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150042 Apr 9, 11:50am Apr 9, 11:50am
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thats actually a pretty hard choice...since its daily driving idk 17 tires are normally cheaper, its really your choice, both will be fine, but with 18's you run a greater risk of bending your rims because you dont have a lot of rubber (tires)

i'd choose the 17's for tons of reasons, their..

cheaper
less chance of bending
tires are cheaper
better acceleration

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150043 Apr 9, 11:57am Apr 9, 11:57am
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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: VSGTS14] #150044 Apr 9, 2:44pm Apr 9, 2:44pm
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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150045 Apr 9, 3:43pm Apr 9, 3:43pm
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I'm in the same situation but I really want 18s so I'd suggest going with what you really want and what makes you happy

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: Stephen] #150046 Apr 9, 3:48pm Apr 9, 3:48pm
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18s thumbsup

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #150047 Apr 9, 3:58pm Apr 9, 3:58pm
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go with what you want.. 17 will be lighter then 18s but 18s will look phat thumbsup

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #150048 Apr 9, 4:22pm Apr 9, 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
18s thumbsup

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150049 Apr 9, 5:41pm Apr 9, 5:41pm
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17s for Performance...But if you don't care so much about speed, and want more looks, get the 18s! thumbsup

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: CeLlYgT04] #150050 Apr 9, 6:30pm Apr 9, 6:30pm
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I'd say, if you are going to get an aftermarket set of rims, you might as well get the biggest as possible, especially if you don't care about Performance and you don't drive the car hard.



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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150051 Apr 9, 6:33pm Apr 9, 6:33pm
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17's for Performance, 18's for show, and if you can get light weight rims at 18(same weight as stock rims, or less), then go with 18 for all around!!


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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: qbanprepster21] #150052 Apr 9, 6:54pm Apr 9, 6:54pm
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18s dawg, and I like dem rims. thumbsup


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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: Stephen] #150053 Apr 10, 8:48am Apr 10, 8:48am
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Originally Posted by Stephen
I'm in the same situation but I really want 18s so I'd suggest going with what you really want and what makes you happy


me to but i dont eaven knoiiw wath i will select spineyes

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: oas] #150054 Apr 10, 9:20am Apr 10, 9:20am
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WELL 17'S FIT A BIG BRAKE KIT IN THEM STILL???


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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150055 Apr 10, 9:24am Apr 10, 9:24am
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Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: YoshiVS] #150056 Apr 10, 11:57am Apr 10, 11:57am
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Originally Posted by TrdCelicaGTS
WELL 17'S FIT A BIG BRAKE KIT IN THEM STILL???


usually 17's are the minimum required to install a bbk, so yes...

Re: 17 vs 18 inch rims [Re: GQ540] #150057 Apr 10, 3:05pm Apr 10, 3:05pm
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go 18 because they fill the wheel well good there is no rubbage and everyone give you made props. i just put my 18's ADR Fuel on and i am pumped they look great.


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if your going for Performance i would say 15, or 16 inches, but since your not i DEFINATELY SAY 18 , they look a lot better than 17's on a celica IMO.

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Get the 18" man!! lollol

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^^ i agree with him... thumbsup

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I love my 18's thumbsup

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personally, i say get 17s (although 18s are very good for style).

with 17s you get a nice size rim that's big enough to be noticeable and usually light enough not to cause too much wear.

with 18s, the increased weight puts extra strain on your drivtrain so you have to be extra careful you keep it well maintained or your car will not last as long as it should.

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The TRD Celica that they tested on the track in the newest issue of SPEED magazine by Road&Track has a GTS equiped with TRD 18X7.5 and 225/40/18 tires, and the magazine says that the wheels really benefit the Celica. Which by the way took first place beating out the Mistubishi Lancer Ralliart, Civic Si HFP, FOCUS SVT, Neon SRT-4, NIssan sentra SE-R Speec V Nismo edition, Mazda protege speed ( celica had a faster lap time around the track than all those cars and won first place.) sweet huh

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