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mickey Oct 3, 12:44am - #290100 
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another stupid question... about wheels+tires

sorry guys ..for ask such noob questions...but i really do not know anything about it.

i wanna buy s package of wheels+tires
here are the link web page
what does 17x8, Tire: 235/45/17 mean ? what is Lug Nut
?

sorry for wasting you time
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Psquared Oct 3, 12:50am - #290101 
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well 17 is the size of the wheel. 8 is how wide the wheel is in inches. 235 is the measurement of the tire from the inner part of the wheel over the tread and over to the outter part of the wheel in millimeters. 45 is the profile of the tire, like the thickness of the sidewall and the 17...well see above. our lug pattern is 5x100 if i'm not mistaken. hope that helps
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mickey Oct 3, 1:09am - #290102 
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thank you verymuch ..so 17x8 .. 8 deteminate how wide are wheels+tires looks on the car rite?

and 17 ? 18 ? which one fit celica more beautiful?

sorry for my bad english
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Weasel Oct 3, 1:13am - #290103 

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go with the 18's they look better

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righteous_one Oct 3, 1:20am - #290104 
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18s thumbsup
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mickey Oct 3, 1:31am - #290105 
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Lugs / Holes

5x120 can we use this ? or has to be 5x100 ?

so helpfull
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Psquared Oct 3, 2:38am - #290106 
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5x100 If you get anything else the bolts won't go thru the holes without an adapter...you don't want an adapter, not a good idea. 18x8's look good, rubbing MAY be a slight issue depending on your drop.
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mickey Oct 3, 3:55am - #290107 
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my celica is all stock ...nothing chaged...

whats the benefits for drop ?
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jeiger Oct 3, 7:08pm - #290108 

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I went through all this a few months ago when I got new rims...

Playing with a tire size calculator will help things make sense. Check out:

http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp

Basically, larger rims do look better, but you will have to have a thinner tire on them to maintain the same diameter. If the diameter of the tire changes drastically, your speedometer will give you wrong numbers.

For example, if you went with the 225/40/18s your speedometer will read more than 4% slow.

To keep the diameter the same, you'd have to get the 35 profile tires. They'll look bad-ass, but will give you a very harsh ride. The thinner the profile, the less "cushion" the tires will provide.

Also keep in mind, the larger the rim, the heavier it is. Heavy rims will affect the car's performance since it takes more work from the engine to spin up all that rim.

Because of all this, I went with the lightest 17 inch rims I could find and a 45 profile tire. They still looked good, and the ride is comfortable.

Also check out the reviews section of this site, theres a bunch of stores listed there with good prices on rims and tires:

https://www.celicahobby.com/reviews/showcat.php?cat=27

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Designer_GTS Oct 4, 6:05am - #290109 
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Just remember: the bigger the total wheel and tire diameter is, the slower your acceleration will be.
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mickey Oct 5, 3:27am - #290110 
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that s great help...i amy reconsidering my choice ...go 17' instead 18' if they really looks nice...and no big different with 18'

btw do you guys familier with the custom, bcuz i am in Canada...so i am suppose to pyu some duty, broker or taxes etc?
one of local aftermarket dealer tell me , when i get my rims and tires, it would be +300$ Canadian dollars

it is that true ?

thanks for further infor!!
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