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mrCelicaGT
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mrCelicaGT Nov 2, 12:38am - #315318 
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18's on a GT

if i put on 18's on my GT, how slower will it be?
how much horsepower and torque will i lack or lose?

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EuRoBoYGT Nov 2, 1:51am - #315319 

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the gt is already slow putting 18's will kill ur car thumbsdown

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cycocelica Nov 2, 2:14am - #315320 

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haha yeah...unless you are all about show
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Celica2k Nov 2, 3:07am - #315321 

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yeah i got 18"s on my gt and it slowed it down a lot but it looks good
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Toyotapartsdude Nov 2, 3:31am - #315322 
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if you "plus size" the tire and rim, meaning to go 18 you would need to go to a 215/35 r18 the rotational mass will be close to stock... the difference wont be very apparent
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Celica2k Nov 2, 3:51am - #315323 

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that's the size i got and it's still very noticable
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SLVCELI Nov 2, 3:59am - #315324 
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Added weight at the wheels sucks. If you are for show get 18's. If not go in between and get 17's thumbsup

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mrCelicaGT Nov 2, 4:34am - #315325 
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thanks ...
but 18's do look pretty sik...
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00celica00gt Nov 2, 4:58am - #315326 

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my guess is that he doesn't race. go for the 18's.

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SmutasticGT Nov 2, 5:00am - #315327 

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if you want for show go for 18's if not Id stick to 17's for everyday driving...
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renfield90 Nov 2, 5:20am - #315328 

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with 17s you can afford a little higher profile tire and you won't be so concerned with every pothole...depending on how road conditions are. 18s do looks very good though.
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vejita_13 Nov 2, 5:41am - #315329 

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depends on the weight of the wheel itself too, e.g., 18lb 18" rim vs. 22~24lb 18"
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ghostingcelica Nov 2, 5:42am - #315330 
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all depends on the rims. rims light volks is not bad because they're pretty light. my 17's are about the same as stock
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polohottie17 Nov 2, 6:28am - #315331 
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i'm gonna go with 17's myself
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celicadragon Nov 2, 5:19pm - #315332 

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i have 17's with a wider tire and it feels faster since i'm making more ground contact so pay attention to the width of the rim and tire set up

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mrCelicaGT Nov 2, 5:38pm - #315333 
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im about to get these rims with...Toyo Proxy4 225/40/18
will they slow me down more or less?
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renfield90 Nov 2, 5:52pm - #315334 

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check this out...

https://www.celicahobby.com/tech/speedcalc.html

it will by a little bit. You'd be a lot better off going with 225/35, unless you're going for show and don't care much about speed. The thing that will hurt the most is your acceleration.
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