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Dec 3, 12:56pm - #342172 
17 inch rims on a Celica

if i was to get 17 inch rims and tires on my stock celica gt what differences would it cause. i want to prove to my parents that its ok to put a 17 inch rim and tire on my car thanks.

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Dec 3, 12:58pm - #342173 
i've had 17's on my car...never rubbed if that's what you'r worried about. the car will handle a little better because usually bigger tires are also wider, thus more rubber on the ground. turning will be stiffer because of that too. the car might seem a little slower, because it will now have bigger wheels on it and therefore have farther to turn the wheel. your speedometer might be a little off on the slow side also. no worries tho 17" rims look the best on celis IMO wave

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Dec 3, 1:03pm - #342174 
thanks for the info see i was at first getting 15's but they are just to small and there is plenty of room to work with . 17 does look the best

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Dec 3, 1:04pm - #342175 
the tire size matters more than the rim size. You want to try to keep the same outside diameter. 215 40 R17 is really close to stock size. I think if your spedo says 60mph, then you're actually doing 58.6mph. Better the err a bit on the slow side, in my opinion.

With that size of tire, the ride will be a bit rougher, and you should try to not hit big potholes etc. but they will definately fit.

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Dec 3, 1:15pm - #342176 
Originally Posted by robare99
the tire size matters more than the rim size. You want to try to keep the same outside diameter. 215 40 R17 is really close to stock size. I think if your spedo says 60mph, then you're actually doing 58.6mph. Better the err a bit on the slow side, in my opinion.

With that size of tire, the ride will be a bit rougher, and you should try to not hit big potholes etc. but they will definately fit.


That or 215/45/17 to fill up the wheel well area if your not lowered. But make sure you get hubcentric rings and a good balance or else your steering wheel will shake.


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Dec 3, 1:20pm - #342177 
get 18's!! tasty


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Dec 3, 1:30pm - #342179 
215/45/17
pros
-will be closer to stock settings
-can be put on at any place
cons
-might bend a rim with a big pothole

215/45/17
pros
-looks better
-might help with potholes
cons
-not every place will put them on (costco for example) , almost any other place will though
-speedo off a little more.

Those are the two I would get. I have 215/45/17 and like em'


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Dec 3, 1:52pm - #342180 
Originally Posted by SLVCELI
215/45/17
pros
-will be closer to stock settings
-can be put on at any place
cons
-might bend a rim with a big pothole

215/45/17
pros
-looks better
-might help with potholes
cons
-not every place will put them on (costco for example) , almost any other place will though
-speedo off a little more.

Those are the two I would get. I have 215/45/17 and like em'


wtf you put 215/45/17 for both

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Dec 3, 1:58pm - #342181 
yea would that 17 x 7 rim fit good in that 215/45/17????

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Dec 3, 2:11pm - #342182 
it would fit perfectly im gettin tires next week probably and i have 17x7.5 and thats the size im gettin grin

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Dec 3, 2:18pm - #342183 
cool yea i am asking for those tires and those rims for christmas thumbsup

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Dec 3, 11:00pm - #342184 
I would definetly go with the 215/45/17, I have those on mine and it is lowered and I have had no problems once so ever. They should look real good.

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Dec 3, 11:12pm - #342185 
just check out the link to my cardomain site to see pics of 17 inchers on a lowered celi


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Dec 6, 5:29pm - #342186 
I've got them on mine and I love them.. they are a perfect size! thumbsup

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