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Sara
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Sara Jul 19, 12:28pm - #226785 

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what to do...

I put 18s on my car and lowered it (TRD) but I realized
Im not gonna be able to put my stock wheels back on
cause my car will lower that much more,
and I had enough getting stuck last year w/stock rims/tires...

Does anyone ride around on their 18's in the SNOW????

If so how to you prevent damage from salt and whatnot??? whip them off constantly confused

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trog2233 Jul 19, 12:36pm - #226786 

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DO NOT RIDE 18s in the winter...traction sucks!!! you will be better with stocks thumbsup
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Sara Jul 19, 1:13pm - #226787 

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But then my car will be lower to the ground thumbsdown

I got stuck last year with sock suspension thumbsdown frown

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DiabloGTS Jul 19, 1:17pm - #226788 

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get some steelies with snow tires on them.

That's what I did, eventually I just decided to move away from the snow altogether.

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Sara Jul 19, 1:19pm - #226789 

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steelies w/snow tires confused

Umm the whole thing is I DONT HAVE ANY MONEY thumbsdown

I gotta work with what I got

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trog2233 Jul 19, 1:22pm - #226790 

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steelies are like $50 for 4...look around you can find them cheap as hell thumbsup
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Jamey Jul 19, 1:28pm - #226791 

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^^^ Nate the cheapest place i found them were $42 a peice thumbsup

Also, Sara you wouldn't be that much lower with your stock wheels on it. What size did you go with, 225/40/18??? because with your stock wheels and tires you will be very close to the same height thumbsup
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Blondie Jul 19, 3:02pm - #226792 

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uhhh yeah don't drive with them in the snow, even the stock alloys suck in the snow!!!! I took mine off for the winter and i still had problems!!!

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Jamey Jul 19, 3:05pm - #226793 

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Wheels aren't what sucks in the winter, it Performance tires that suck. I put snow tires on some cheap steel wheels that i bought and the celi didn't do bad. Driving on Performance tires in winter = bad, not driving on stock wheels thumbsup
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RicePowered Jul 19, 3:06pm - #226794 
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get a truck for the snow laughsilly
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trog2233 Jul 19, 3:08pm - #226795 

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Sara i have a nice 1988 chevy celebrity with about 2394873593875934 minor dents you can drive for winter...i'll sell it for $500 rofl
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ragingpaseo Jul 19, 4:11pm - #226796 
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how much did you lower it? if you decide to keep the 18's over the winter, just take it to a manual car wash and wash it often...
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slidr Jul 19, 4:53pm - #226797 

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Going from 18's back to 15's or 16's on a lowered car shouldn't be a problem.

I thought the only major change was the circumference of the tire, not the height. With a smaller rim, you would get more rubber, and with a larger rim, you would have less rubber. Shouldn't the proportion between the height of the two tires not be severely drastic?

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Jamey Jul 19, 5:52pm - #226798 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Going from 18's back to 15's or 16's on a lowered car shouldn't be a problem.

I thought the only major change was the circumference of the tire, not the height. With a smaller rim, you would get more rubber, and with a larger rim, you would have less rubber. Shouldn't the proportion between the height of the two tires not be severely drastic?


Yes you are correct, there shouldn't be that much of a difference in ride height from here 18's to her stock wheels thumbsup
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Sara Jul 19, 6:16pm - #226799 

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its only gonne be 1 to 1.5" difference. But thats ALOT in the snow.
I got stuck in my driveway last year thumbsdown rofl

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ragingpaseo Jul 19, 6:17pm - #226800 
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then just don't drive unless you've to... grin
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e_degala Jul 19, 7:01pm - #226801 

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do not get tire cables or chains. i tried that for my stock 16" ones. my car is lowered two inches and no way in hell could i get them on without taking the wheel off. and of course you wouldn't be riding 'round with steel on unless there was like three inches of snow. so, you'd keep 'em in your trunk. useless...

i have 17" rims and my front bumper is always like an inch or less from hitting steeper street inclines, and navigating the alley to my building's parking lot in the rear missing bumps, potholes, and the like.

don't know, when i kick the 16" back on i also fear of ruining the front end. and i have 17" while you have 18" good luck...

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oas Jul 19, 10:44pm - #226802 
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Jamey Jul 20, 2:06pm - #226803 

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Originally Posted by Sara

its only gonne be 1 to 1.5" difference. But thats ALOT in the snow.
I got stuck in my driveway last year thumbsdown rofl


Sara, the ride height you have now with the 18's will be just about the same as your stock wheels. When you buy bigger wheels (your 18's) you get a smaller sidewall tire, which with come very close to matching your stock wheels/tires. So whether you are rolling on your 18's or your stock wheels and tires your ride height will be very close to the same, there should not be a 1" to 1.5" difference more like a 1/4" difference if that.

So are are you thinking that since you are going from the 18's to the stock wheels you are going to lower your car even more?? Or are you asking what you should do now since you lowered your car???
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QTRMLR_1 Jul 21, 3:01pm - #226804 

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what is snow???

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Sara Jul 21, 4:54pm - #226805 

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Originally Posted by Jamey


So are are you thinking that since you are going from the 18's to the stock wheels you are going to lower your car even more?? Or are you asking what you should do now since you lowered your car???


Ive already lowered my car and I have 18"s. Should I put my stock wheels back on for the snow? wont that lower my car more?


I lowered my car when I put 18s on it.
So when I put my stock wheels back on wont my car be lower than it is with 18's. Right confused

Cause if I had stock wheels and lowered it...then added 18's my car would go higher...


That make sense spineyes

So if thats true then I cant put my stock wheels back on because my car with "lower more" than it is now and since I had trouble lastyear BEFORE i pt suspension on my car Im gonna be that much more screwed...right?

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Sara Jul 21, 4:56pm - #226806 

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Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
what is snow???


Are you Serious confused

white flaky stuff that come out of the sky and collects on the ground...making everything white.
1870122122-snow.jpg

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Jamey Jul 21, 4:59pm - #226807 

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No Sara, when you buy different Size wheels you also get different size of tires. The resoning for this is to try and match what was stock.

You aftermarket tire and wheel combo will be almost the same height as your stock tire wheel combo. thumbsup Unless you went crazy with like a 24" wheel or something.

What do you have now, i am guessing probbly like a 225/35/18????
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Sara
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Sara Jul 21, 5:01pm - #226808 

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I went from 215/50/16 to 225/40/18

when I put 18's on my stock suspension my car looked retarted.

So I lowered my car with TRD suspension and then the 18"s looked stock. spineyes

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trog2233 Jul 21, 5:02pm - #226809 

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Sara wow a little slow today...i think they meant what is snow cause they are from CALI rofl rofl
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Sara Jul 21, 5:03pm - #226810 

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Im wicked slow lately...too much going on...

continuous brain farts eek rofl

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Jamey Jul 21, 5:04pm - #226811 

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Originally Posted by Sara
I went from 215/50/16 to 225/40/18

when I put 18's on my stock suspension my car looked retarted.

So I lowered my car with TRD suspension and then the 18"s looked stock. spineyes


Yes it did look weird, but trust me you will be alright thumbsup

The second number is the sidewall height, see you went down from a wait, what wheels did you have on your car before because that is not a stock size???????????

I thought you owned a GT??? What wheels did you have on there before???
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RaptorGTS Jul 21, 5:28pm - #226812 
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what you do is rig your car so that you have blowdryers on your fronbt bumper. Thatwill melt snow. Oh and on backl too.
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Sara
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Sara Jul 22, 2:08pm - #226813 

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I do own a GT
I had 16" GTS rims on 215/50

I bought my car used...I have various GTS parts on my car ...idunnodont know why

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GTSHYPR Jul 22, 2:10pm - #226814 
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ragingpaseo Jul 22, 2:13pm - #226815 
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Originally Posted by Sara
Originally Posted by QTRMLR_1
what is snow???


Are you Serious confused

white flaky stuff that come out of the sky and collects on the ground...making everything white.

wow, that is some real snow storm...
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