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to everyone with aftermarket rims #291507 Oct 4, 11:02am Oct 4, 11:02am
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to everyone with aftermarket rims
do ur rims take away a lot of power off your car?
i had a gts with the 15" gt rims for a day, that car jumped when punching it.
few days ago i drove a gts with 17" chrome rims and the car didnt have the pull the 15" wheeled gts had.
i know that you lose power, but do you notice the power loss, cause i really noticed it.

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: stefanoc] #291508 Oct 4, 11:06am Oct 4, 11:06am
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yea they are heavier..especially if they are 19's...

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Virgilson] #291509 Oct 4, 11:07am Oct 4, 11:07am
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How much do stick 16"'s weigh?


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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: SIKZBEEDGTS] #291510 Oct 4, 11:36am Oct 4, 11:36am
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Yes you would notice it depending on the size and weight. If you have some heavy 17" or 18" rims then yes its gonna slow you down. But it all depends on the weight, my 17" weigh 12 lbs which is way lighter than the stock 15".

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Johnsgt] #291511 Oct 4, 11:58am Oct 4, 11:58am
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yep, but then you just go out and get a turbo to make it all go away. thumbsup thumbsup

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: narcolepsy123456] #291512 Oct 4, 1:57pm Oct 4, 1:57pm
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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: StuntPanda] #291513 Oct 4, 2:46pm Oct 4, 2:46pm
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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: celicajonz] #291514 Oct 4, 3:09pm Oct 4, 3:09pm
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ro_ja has some 17" wheels that weigh `14lbs each smile

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Larry_GTS] #291515 Oct 4, 3:41pm Oct 4, 3:41pm
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i think the stock 16" with tires are like 22pounds. Im not sure if thats with tires or just the rim itself.


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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Tru_gts] #291516 Oct 4, 6:55pm Oct 4, 6:55pm
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i got 18" that weigh about 18 lbs and i can tell a major diff. in power...it sucks but it looks good thumbsup

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Celica2k] #291517 Oct 4, 7:33pm Oct 4, 7:33pm
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my wheels are lighter than stock soo i dont notice much of a difference


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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: My Sixth Gear] #291518 Oct 4, 8:40pm Oct 4, 8:40pm
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does anyone know how much the 15" and the 16" stock rims weigh?

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: stefanoc] #291519 Oct 4, 9:22pm Oct 4, 9:22pm
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It's not only weight. It's also more wheel to turn with a bigger size. It's like when they change to a taller slick on a dragster. When we were selecting slicks for my friends race car we used a calculater wheel that had the dif gear number and slick hieght and the calculater wheel would give us the est. RPM at 100mph. It's also why the speedo doesn't read accurate, it changes the final drive ratio if I'm not mistaken.


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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: speedducky] #291520 Oct 4, 10:00pm Oct 4, 10:00pm
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stock 16" GTS rim wieght 19lb.

i have the 16" OZ superleggra, they weight 14lb each. i notice a difference in throttle responce (quicker).

and my mileage does get better. a gain from 380km per tank to 410km per tank average.


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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Tru_gts] #291521 Oct 4, 10:24pm Oct 4, 10:24pm
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Originally Posted by Tru_gts
i think the stock 16" with tires are like 22pounds. Im not sure if thats with tires or just the rim itself.


Unlikely. My friends 15" Volks and Azenis weigh 34lbs. I don't think the stock wheels are that heavy.

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: silver] #291522 Oct 5, 5:51pm Oct 5, 5:51pm
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my speedo is off by like 1.2 mph or something like that. not gonna matter that much.

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Celica2k] #291523 Oct 5, 5:56pm Oct 5, 5:56pm
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yea, it depends on the weight of your aftermarket rims, new 17's weigh 12lbs each but my stock 15's were like 15-16lbs

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Elec-FuYu] #291524 Oct 5, 6:01pm Oct 5, 6:01pm
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Originally Posted by Elec-FuYu

stock 16" GTS rim wieght 19lb...


I have some stock GTS rims with no tires in the back yard and i just checked.. it weights 20lbs..
so yah ~19-20lbs is the weight of a GTS rim..

so I guess GT rims are better ..in terms of speed spineyes


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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Erick] #291525 Oct 5, 6:25pm Oct 5, 6:25pm
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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Erick] #291526 Oct 5, 6:30pm Oct 5, 6:30pm
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I'll take my 16lbs. 17" by 7" 215 40's over my stock 15" by 6 1/2" 205 55 any day for performance where it matters. I honestly can't say for acceleration what was or is better and I'm not drag racing with my Celica so who cares. My 15's now are wrapped with snow tires, so you get the picture. I know my Celica on older 19 Lbs. 17'' by 7" Volks on heavier tires was a tad slower through straight line acceleration compared to the 15's, but who cares anyway about that and which would you take. If I had say some 19's or some 18's with heavier tires to boot then it would matter. If you're turning 18" or above, forget it. Like a turtle going down the shoulder of the highway.
Those 15" wheel came with my GTS. So go GTS.

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: hephaestus] #291527 Oct 5, 10:23pm Oct 5, 10:23pm
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^^thanx for ur explanation.
thanx erick for making 20lbs a "fact"
should i pay 550$ for for stock 16"s or wut?
i mean the stocks look fine, but the main reason i want a stock one is bcz i dont really wanna lose any power
or should i buy light aftermarket wheels for about 1000$?
i prefer aftermarket wheels looks, but im afraid 17"s will slow me down not just by its weight, but also by its size, i assume itll be longer to rotate each tire, so spinning will be slightly slower. if it is slower, is it something that you feel?

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: stefanoc] #291528 Oct 5, 10:30pm Oct 5, 10:30pm
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rays/volks are really light

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Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: Satoshi] #291530 Oct 6, 10:50am Oct 6, 10:50am
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^not just big, but wide also. i assume thatll slow you down horribly.

Re: to everyone with aftermarket rims [Re: stefanoc] #291531 Oct 6, 11:00am Oct 6, 11:00am
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I wouldn't pay that much for stock rims. For one you can get them used for a lot less. Second i dont think they are worth that much. They are actually pretty heavy for 16" rims. If you get a 17" rim 19 lbs or less you wont feel the difference at all. If its more like 15lbs or less it will actually be better than the stock 16s. I think 17" are the best because its the best compromise between looks and performance. Buy a good lightweight 17" rim.

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