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Sara
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Jul 19, 5:28am - #226785 
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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Jul 19, 5:36am - #226786 
DO NOT RIDE 18s in the winter...traction sucks!!! you will be better with stocks thumbsup

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Jul 19, 6:13am - #226787 
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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Jul 19, 6:17am - #226788 
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
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Jul 19, 6:19am - #226789 
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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Jul 19, 6:22am - #226790 
steelies are like $50 for 4...look around you can find them cheap as hell thumbsup

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Jul 19, 6:28am - #226791 
^^^ 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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Jul 19, 8:02am - #226792 
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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Jul 19, 8:05am - #226793 
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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Jul 19, 8:06am - #226794 
get a truck for the snow laughsilly

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Jul 19, 8:08am - #226795 
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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Jul 19, 9:11am - #226796 
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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Jul 19, 9:53am - #226797 
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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Jul 19, 10:52am - #226798 
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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Jul 19, 11:16am - #226799 
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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Jul 19, 11:17am - #226800 
then just don't drive unless you've to... grin

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Jul 19, 12:01pm - #226801 
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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Jul 19, 3:44pm - #226802 
buy a veilside kit and you can get paid for driving your neigbourhood

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Jul 20, 7:06am - #226803 
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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Jul 21, 8:01am - #226804 
what is snow???


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Sara
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Jul 21, 9:54am - #226805 
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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Jul 21, 9:56am - #226806 
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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Jul 21, 9:59am - #226807 
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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Jul 21, 10:01am - #226808 
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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Jul 21, 10:02am - #226809 
Sara wow a little slow today...i think they meant what is snow cause they are from CALI rofl rofl

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Jul 21, 10:03am - #226810 
Im wicked slow lately...too much going on...

continuous brain farts eek rofl


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Jul 21, 10:04am - #226811 
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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Jul 21, 10:28am - #226812 
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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Jul 22, 7:08am - #226813 
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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Jul 22, 7:10am - #226814 
^^^^^^^^ Because you are unique wave


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Jul 22, 7:13am - #226815 
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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