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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 5:03pm - #317754 
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Guys I just got an offer from my parents that they are going to buy me a set of wheels for x-mas. So I'm just trying to figure out which ones I should get.

I was wondering how big of a lip I could get on a set of wheels to make them wider. But I'm not going to have a widebody so I don't want them sticking out past the car.

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i would get 8

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 5:13pm - #317756 
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got any suggestions on rims? I'm having a hard time finding them on any sites

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TRDOTC Nov 4, 5:17pm - #317757 

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i like motegi...go to motegiracing.com ...there are some cool rims on there...and some shitty ones as well...
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AzNRaCeR Nov 4, 6:04pm - #317758 
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lucky...i wish my parents got me a new set of wheels

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 8:06pm - #317759 
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http://www.streetdreams.org/display.php?s=Racing%20Hart&r=C4&fin=Silver

I found these wheels...what do you guys think?

And I guess I'll be going with 8 like Billy said

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 8:06pm - #317760 
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and does anyone know where I can find some pic's of people that have wheels like those with the lip like that?

I'm just curious on what they look like

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 8:08pm - #317761 
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Nevermind...

I found a pic of these exact wheels

so what do you guys think?

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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 8:37pm - #317762 

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7.5 or 8 is the most common in 17 or 18'' size. Some companies forge them differently with standard offsets to choose from to make the lip come out slightly. Depending on how many pieces the wheel is will also play a roll in how far the lip comes out. Anyway it won't be a huge lip most of the time. Your probably going to purchase a wheel with a standard offset from a company. No biggy. There are companies that can customize your wheels to give you a larger lip without the wheels sticking out such as H.R.E. but it gets expensive. Companies such as Axis forge wheels providing you with standard offsets with wider lips to choose from but most of the wheel pieces are not removable. If you want a 3 piece wheel were everything can come apart rivetted bolts, center cap, center face, wheel lip look into a custom company.

Anyway the RH C4 lip will probably be just a slight 1 inch lip if you get the standard 18x8. Just think about what offset the wheel is that will be important. Offset is very important if you want a wider wheel. If you choose the incorrect offset and later on you decide to get a full big brake conversion with larger caliper you may run into problems puting on your rims if the offset of the wheels centerface is to close to the caliper. You will have no clearance from the back of the wheel face & caliper. Then you will need a spacer or more "custom things" done to you car such as wide body etc. This will cause your rims to stick out.

So becareful what offset you choose when getting wider wheels. Wherever the wheel company puts your offset that will play a big roll in the wider lip area. What offset do you plan on having BTW? Pick an offset you prefer and research what company has the lip width you'd like to have. The C4 won't have a large 4'' lip in that pic. I'll see if I can find a pic of that wheel on a Celica thumbsup

Look into axis they have the Axis Supermesh wheel in a standard offset for you to choose from. My friend Kat had a staggered design wheel with a amazingly huge lip without the wheels sticking out a slight 3/4 spacer is used. Her news wheels are also just as wide no spacers at all. 19's will give the wheel lip a gorgeous look. Then again you'll have people arguing your rims are to big and heavy. It's mostly your preference thumbsup 19's are badass if you've ever had 19's.

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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 8:39pm - #317763 

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Originally Posted by ZeroXLX
Nevermind...

I found a pic of these exact wheels

so what do you guys think?

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It's going to look different on a Celica the MR-S pic is widebody thumbsup Nice pic.

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 8:42pm - #317764 
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^^ Thanks...I'm kind of lost on the offset part. I've never really looking into buying rims before so this is all kind of new to me.

I believe I will be upgrading my brakes and calipers later down the road and I'm probably not goin to have the money after buying them to have a widebody or other "custom things" to be done to my car.

I'll research the offset and try and figure out what all that means and get back to you on that one.

and once again thanks a lot for the info thumbsup

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SLVCELI Nov 4, 8:44pm - #317765 
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Holy shiznits 2000 dollars for rims without tires! Heck of a christmas present thumbsup

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 8:46pm - #317766 
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yea I'm going to go in halves with my parents on this one...or put something towards it...


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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 8:52pm - #317767 

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Originally Posted by ZeroXLX

^^ Thanks...I'm kind of lost on the offset part. I've never really looking into buying rims before so this is all kind of new to me.

I believe I will be upgrading my brakes and calipers later down the road and I'm probably not goin to have the money after buying them to have a widebody or other "custom things" to be done to my car.

I'll research the offset and try and figure out what all that means and get back to you on that one.

and once again thanks a lot for the info thumbsup


NP man, It's all good you want the best bang for your buck you've got a lot to play with 2'gs can get you some really nice wheels. Awesome Christmas gift indeed thumbsup How large of a lip do you plan to look at you want a highly polished chrome lip to accent the wheel or just a basic lip that just comes out? Usual Celica peeps have on their Celica's is Half and inch to One inch at the most for 17'' or 18'' size wheel.

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 8:58pm - #317768 
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I just got off the phone with the shop...they said that they can get the wheels, tires, and installation for $1735

but that's without Yokohama tires...which I just requested...

but what are some of the best tires that you can get? I'd really like to know fast because I can call them back and get a price on them.

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 8:59pm - #317769 
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I believe that the wheels come with a polished lip Gold Celica...but I'm going to call them back ASAP and comfirm it.

They said that they are going to have to ship the wheels from california though frown you lucky bastards have everything laughsilly

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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 9:05pm - #317770 

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What size tires did the shop get ya? Yoko's are good high performance tires. You can't go wrong so much to choose from so little time grin thumbsup

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ToiletPaper Nov 4, 9:09pm - #317771 
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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 9:10pm - #317772 
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18" Aero something

that's what they previously priced it at...

but I had to throw in there

"NO no no...I want Yomo's" tongue

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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 9:14pm - #317773 

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Originally Posted by ZeroXLX
I believe that the wheels come with a polished lip Gold Celica...but I'm going to call them back ASAP and comfirm it.

They said that they are going to have to ship the wheels from california though frown you lucky bastards have everything laughsilly


Those wheels are going to look badass is that a 1-2-3 piece wheel design yummy. Can't wait man. Their is a member on here name is Malaysian he has the C4's

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 9:17pm - #317774 
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I think I'm just going to go with the one piece...they said it was cheaper and you can't tell when they are finally on...

so I just agreed to it idunno

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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 9:19pm - #317775 

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Originally Posted by ZeroXLX
18" Aero something

that's what they previously priced it at...

but I had to throw in there

"NO no no...I want Yomo's" tongue


grin Yomo's no worries.

Malaysian's Ride on EC.com...
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Kinda of hard to tell from the pic but looks like a 3 piece wheel. Damm sexyyyyyyy thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup Lip looks sweet.

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ZeroXLX Nov 4, 9:20pm - #317776 
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I just viewed his profile... tasty

thanks for posting them Gold wave

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GOLDCELICA Nov 4, 9:22pm - #317777 

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Originally Posted by ZeroXLX
I think I'm just going to go with the one piece...they said it was cheaper and you can't tell when they are finally on...

so I just agreed to it idunno


Don't worry you picked a really nice set of wheels and tires. Make sure you get some awesome pics up when they arrive. thumbsup You can't go wrong with Racing Harts. Goin' back to work cool

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bmw52786 Nov 5, 5:55am - #317778 

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racing harts! i have c3's or you could get the c4's which are very similar... but if you rents are payin i would get the eek RH CR multi piece!!! eek
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qt1ncelica Nov 5, 6:17am - #317779 

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