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17's or 18's? #38655 Aug 22, 9:08pm Aug 22, 9:08pm
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17's or 18's?
I like bigger wheels but I also like to drive normally. would getting bigger wheels effect the you turns. rofl

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38656 Aug 22, 9:09pm Aug 22, 9:09pm
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bigger rims = thinner tires which will make the ride quality a little bumpier. Also if you have a lot of pot holes, you may dent a rim. On the other hand, 18's look good!


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18's are just to big for me...but to each his own. thumbsup thumbsup

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38658 Aug 22, 9:11pm Aug 22, 9:11pm
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I would just get a 17 and a drop..


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Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: CooKie_MoNsTeR2k] #38659 Aug 22, 9:12pm Aug 22, 9:12pm
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so 17's with normal size tires would be perfect?

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38660 Aug 22, 9:15pm Aug 22, 9:15pm
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17's with 215/40 tire on stock suspension.

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Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38661 Aug 22, 9:18pm Aug 22, 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by hotnoodlez

so 17's with normal size tires would be perfect?


18's with Tanabe GF210 or Tanabe NF210 springs. Or you could get an Eibach Pro-kit. All of them lower it 1 1/4-1 1/2. And wrapped in some low-profiles. grin

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38662 Aug 22, 9:38pm Aug 22, 9:38pm
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18s bigger rim bigger difference in looks.

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38663 Aug 22, 9:39pm Aug 22, 9:39pm
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personally I dont think pics do rim size justice...I suggest you go to your local toyota dealer and ask them if they have one of the new TRD celicas on 18's (I believe 18 wheels are an option now atleast). Then you can see for yourself if 18's are for you or not. But either way 17's or 18's still look a lot better than my stock gt rims thumbsdown

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38664 Aug 22, 9:50pm Aug 22, 9:50pm
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I've cracked more than 12 wheels in jersey...I've had all 18's, at one point 18 front/19 rear, then all 18 again diffrent wheels.

stock GTS wheels now cause I'm tired of wasting fucking money on rims and tires.

suspension at all times I had wheels was stock struts and eibach prokit springs

now I'm running on...FUCK I can't remember the name of the struts and springs...it's the blue struts and they make springs which are the same spec as the TRD/prokit.


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you can fit 17" and 18" wheels comfortably on a celica with low profile tires. for 19" you need super low profiles tires (something to think about next time you want to fork up some $$ to buy new tires). 17" or 18" should be good to go though.

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38666 Aug 22, 10:39pm Aug 22, 10:39pm
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cool18's are just fine for turns, I do them with speed & quickness, it's true that the ride is a little bumpier-but damn they look good! Watch those [email]f@*k*n'[/email] potholes though!

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38667 Aug 23, 12:05pm Aug 23, 12:05pm
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18's are awesome.


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Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38668 Aug 23, 5:27pm Aug 23, 5:27pm
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sorry, alittle daft...but can some1 explain to me how potholes can dent a rim??????? confused

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Originally Posted by hotnoodlez
I like bigger wheels but I also like to drive normally. would getting bigger wheels effect the you turns. rofl


for daily driving if I were you id get 17's with either 215/45 or 225/45 series tires

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Originally Posted by ev3
sorry, alittle daft...but can some1 explain to me how potholes can dent a rim??????? confused


you must be slow...

pot whole with little tire = RIM hitting the potholes not the tires.

the less tire you hav ethe more damage to your wheel.


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im thinking of gettin 18's for looks... what company makes the strongest rims? and tires. i was thinkin of gettin some fireballs but i dont think they make them in 18s frown . who amkes the ebst tires? nitto?

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Originally Posted by Shinobi
im thinking of gettin 18's for looks... what company makes the strongest rims?


racing harts are always good

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lol racing harts r hella expensive frown ...i need 2 find some real cheap rims. or get a job lol rofl

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: hotnoodlez] #38674 Aug 23, 10:23pm Aug 23, 10:23pm
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Well, if you buy cheap rims, you'll be replacing them real soon. thumbsdown Just save up for some good quality wheels. thumbsup

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: MptGlw69] #38675 Aug 23, 10:25pm Aug 23, 10:25pm
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Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Well, if you buy cheap rims, you'll be replacing them real soon. thumbsdown Just save up for some good quality wheels. thumbsup


yep...you get what you pay for

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make me very daft then...but i still dont get it?? rim is still wrapped in rubber anyways?...so how does it scrape? unless you mean the sides of the rim???

Re: 17's or 18's? [Re: ev3] #38677 Aug 25, 9:20pm Aug 25, 9:20pm
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i guess you've never seen a BENT LIP from hitting the curb or something on the road or from a pot hole. When you get low profile tires like 35 series or 40 series or lower, you have a higher risk of bending the lip because the rubber is sooooo thin when you hit something like a pothole going 30 MPH that 35 series tire isnt gonna protect your rim too much... next thing you hear is a THUD... then you go [email]FU@K[/email] bent another rim!!!!

Personally i would get 215/45/R17 this is the equivalent of the stock 195/60/R15... same or almost same tire diameter. If you go 18s your spedometer will be slower so when your spedometer reads 60 your actually going 64 or something... if you get 205/40/r17 your actually going slower... when your spedometer reads 60 your actually going 57 mph... just something to keep in mind.

go to google then type in TIRE CALCULATOR and click on the first or second link i think... it helps you figure out the difference in diameter from your old stock rim to one you were considering on getting.


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yea. i get it now. But i didnt know about the speedometer thing??!! Wat about if i get 19s? wat happens then? the speedometer would be even slower? is there a way i can get this fixed up coz speed cameras are everywhere here!

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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
Originally Posted by Shinobi
im thinking of gettin 18's for looks... what company makes the strongest rims?


racing harts are always good


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I looooooooooove my 18s... thumbsup i have 215/40/18 i'm thinking of going a bit wider on the tire though.. but my 18s are perfect... just gotta be careful when in the city or in unfamilliar area...due to the growing pot hole problem in NY... i guess it depends on ur pref. ur area. and ur kit.

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