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pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT #194744 Jun 8, 9:17am Jun 8, 9:17am
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pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT
pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a gt

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: berto] #194745 Jun 8, 10:35am Jun 8, 10:35am
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pros: makes the car look better. improved handleling if you get a nice set of tires.

cons: acceleration is a little slower, bumpier ride, gotta watch out for pot holes, hard to tell when you have a flat 'cuz the sidewall is really thin.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: berto] #194746 Jun 8, 10:39am Jun 8, 10:39am
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pros: they look damn good...

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cons: youll lose a tad if you going for Performance.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: mukalicious] #194747 Jun 8, 11:33am Jun 8, 11:33am
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pro: look good
con: big break kit...

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: CelicaRacer05] #194748 Jun 8, 11:44am Jun 8, 11:44am
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Pro: Looks good.
Cons: More expensive tires/wheel.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: LostAngel] #194749 Jun 8, 11:52am Jun 8, 11:52am
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they look 100x better...

but yes tires are a lot more

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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: CelicaRacer05] #194750 Jun 8, 3:29pm Jun 8, 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
pro: look good
con: big break kit...


The big brake kit is a pro! grin thumbsup


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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: mukalicious] #194751 Jun 8, 3:36pm Jun 8, 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by mukalicious
pros: they look damn good...

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cons: youll lose a tad if you going for Performance.


How low is that drop?

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #194752 Jun 8, 3:49pm Jun 8, 3:49pm
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yeah...wat but he probably meant about the big break kit is the price hahaha


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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #194753 Jun 8, 5:06pm Jun 8, 5:06pm
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Go with 17"s!

Proven that handling will be better, if you're at all worried about it. *not sure whether many Celica owners go to any HPDE's*

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: TypeRd00d] #194754 Jun 8, 6:16pm Jun 8, 6:16pm
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17s are the MAX size you want if you feel like racing. You will feel a difference going from 15" to 18", a bad difference. The GT doesn't have enough torque to spin that much wheel effectively. rolleyes

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: silver] #194755 Jun 8, 8:57pm Jun 8, 8:57pm
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you can get lightweight 18's and 19's as well. I say definately go with the biggest wheel you can afford looks so good.

I am running 20x9 Axis Se7en Mods with 225/30/20 BFG tires for this season but I also added a built motor and more boost smile

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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: krazykustomz] #194756 Jun 8, 8:59pm Jun 8, 8:59pm

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you have 20's on a cougar that thing has gotta be slammed

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: silver] #194757 Jun 8, 9:01pm Jun 8, 9:01pm
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I see no pros for putting a 18" wheel on a GT unless you have a supercharger or Turbo. 17's will look just as good and 15's or 16's with a drop the same or better. Unless you are trying to impress someone (In that case 19" or 20") forget it. Save your money and get a good 17" or below light weight wheel and tire combo. I would hate to give the Civic turtle comparison again.

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here's a pic of the body work in progress in april. The car is now ready for paint and should be sprayed this weekend.

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In the pic it had my 19" se7en mods and no spacer. I got 2" hub centric billet adapter/spacers made for my new setup.

I also refinished my roof and hatch in real carbon fiber so the car appears 2 tone paint froma distance. Car will be the same sunburst orange and run 12-15 psi on a garett T28 ball bearing liquid/air intercooled setup on 9:1 compression

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: krazykustomz] #194759 Jun 8, 11:01pm Jun 8, 11:01pm
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if you get 17's you can lower your car closer to the ground. Plus, they're great for racing! thumbsup

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: QuikCelicaChic] #194760 Jun 9, 7:34am Jun 9, 7:34am
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you must get 18's.

you will regret later on if you go for 17's.

GT is not going to be fast anyway if it is not Turboed.

Plus Celicas were not meant to be drag racing cars.

18's give it a NICENICENICE LOOK!

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: booyaolian] #194761 Jun 9, 10:15am Jun 9, 10:15am
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
you must get 18's.

you will regret later on if you go for 17's.

GT is not going to be fast anyway if it is not Turboed.

Plus Celicas were not meant to be drag racing cars.

18's give it a NICENICENICE LOOK!


Ehh... sure, the 18's may look nice, but you'll lose Performance.

If you plan on autocrossing or road racing at all, go with 17"s. If you don't? Well, go with the 18"s. I'm just telling you, proven that 17"s outperform 18"s. (race cars that ride on 20" rims don't count, their suspension is tuned for the little sidewall smile)

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: berto] #194762 Jun 9, 10:28am Jun 9, 10:28am
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Personal Preference man. I'm gonna get 17's and add a Hotchkis TVS (probably stage 2 but maybe stage 3). The combo of dropping it and adding 17's fills out the wheel well nicely. But just like everyone else said, its all a matter of personal preference and what purpose you have for the car.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: booyaolian] #194763 Jun 9, 10:30am Jun 9, 10:30am
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Originally Posted by booyaolian
you must get 18's.

you will regret later on if you go for 17's.

GT is not going to be fast anyway if it is not Turboed.

Plus Celicas were not meant to be drag racing cars.

18's give it a NICENICENICE LOOK!



i don't reret my 17's


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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #194764 Jun 9, 11:51am Jun 9, 11:51am
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx

How low is that drop?


tanabe superdowns, 2 in front and 2.5 rear. grin

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: mukalicious] #194765 Jun 9, 12:05pm Jun 9, 12:05pm
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rofl

I've got 18's on my GT & I can easily spin the tires. The Celica is not gonna win any drag races, that's why you work on the suspension.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: v3n0m] #194766 Jun 9, 1:01pm Jun 9, 1:01pm
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does that preferred 17's on gt also apply to the gts?

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: mukalicious] #194767 Jun 9, 2:42pm Jun 9, 2:42pm
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does any one have pics of how 17's look on a gts or gt for that matter

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: supedcelica] #194768 Jun 10, 10:28am Jun 10, 10:28am
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18"s look good but you lose torque

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Ehh.. the GT and the GTS has the same chassis, so 17" rims will look the same, depending on ride height, etc.

and 17" looks hot. Not ugly at all smile.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: TypeRd00d] #194770 Apr 17, 5:49pm Apr 17, 5:49pm
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Dam KrazyKustomz, post pics of the cougar when you paint it. Ive never seen a widebody cougar, infact, I havent seen ANY modded cougars, cept for at Hot Imports Nite lastnight.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: iWaNtAcELiCa97] #194771 Apr 17, 6:14pm Apr 17, 6:14pm
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I just ordered 18's. Wonder how they'll turn out.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: Cookie] #194772 Apr 17, 7:33pm Apr 17, 7:33pm
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i just put 18s on my gts, they look sooo good but they will slow you down a bit

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: xcivickillerx] #194773 Apr 17, 7:47pm Apr 17, 7:47pm
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18's would look better...

i have 17's & i somewhat regret them but i like speeding so in a way im better off w/ 17s thumbsup


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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: mrluilou] #194774 Apr 17, 8:04pm Apr 17, 8:04pm
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back from the dead rolleyes

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: DaBigTickett] #194775 Apr 17, 11:45pm Apr 17, 11:45pm
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old thread, anyways...

i didn't go directly to 18" from stock. i first had the stock 16" then changed over to 17" and then finally 18" rims. so, i didn't really feel the big performance drop 'cause i inched my way up to the 18" rims.

driving with the eighteens i gotta gas it more (gts). drove another member's car the other week (he's got 16") and there is a noticible difference in performance making me wish i had stuck with the stock size.

but hey, eighteens are pimp, right?


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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: e_degala] #194776 Apr 18, 8:58pm Apr 18, 8:58pm
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i'd go with 18's. they look ten times better. can anybody show me the difference in 17's and 18's. there is 1" difference. ya'll make it sound like you add 20 hp and 20 ft. lb. of torque with 17's. i think that's funny. maybe ya'll aught to tell tuner transformation your secret.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: trikdcelica] #194777 Apr 18, 9:05pm Apr 18, 9:05pm
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pro: looks better
higher top end (MAYBE)
con: BIG BIG BIG and i sad BIG stress on everything connecting to the wheel (tranny, brake, engine...ect)
slower acclerating


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Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: Elec-FuYu] #194778 Apr 19, 9:18pm Apr 19, 9:18pm
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I just got 18's. Will I need to get a new set of bigger brakes? BUt damn they r so heavy and good as looking. I didnt know how heavy they were. They are 45 pounds each. Does any body know how heavy a 15 inch celica stock tire and rim weight?

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: JorgeB] #194779 Apr 19, 11:08pm Apr 19, 11:08pm
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no you dont have to get bigger brakes.

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: JorgeB] #194780 Apr 20, 12:09am Apr 20, 12:09am
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Originally Posted by JorgeB
I just got 18's. Will I need to get a new set of bigger brakes? BUt damn they r so heavy and good as looking. I didnt know how heavy they were. They are 45 pounds each. Does any body know how heavy a 15 inch celica stock tire and rim weight?


45 pounds each... is that w/ the tires too? damn thas hella heavy

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: GTSdrifter] #194781 Apr 20, 10:22am Apr 20, 10:22am
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yep + the tires

Re: pro's and con's of putting 18' rims on a GT [Re: JorgeB] #194782 Apr 20, 11:38am Apr 20, 11:38am
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