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Mar 24, 12:03pm - #424893 
17'' or 18'' ?

It's not for me... happywink


a friend is getting a c-one kit for the celica and just worried if 17" 's would scrape or would it just be best to go 18" 's to be sure?

what are your thoughts smokin


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Mar 24, 12:03pm - #424894 
...duno, i always liked 17's grin


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Mar 24, 12:12pm - #424895 
well it would depend on the drop of the car.. if its really dropped go w/ 18s


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Mar 24, 12:12pm - #424896 
Originally Posted by celicajonz
...duno, i always liked 17's grin
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Mar 24, 12:30pm - #424897 
Originally Posted by mrluilou
well it would depend on the drop of the car.. if its really dropped go w/ 18s

Also depends on if he want's a show car or a nice car with good performance. Getting 18's will greatly affect your acceleration... trust me, I know! thumbsdown

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Mar 24, 12:31pm - #424898 
^thats true


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Mar 24, 1:20pm - #424899 
haha, "friend" wink


well your friend should go with 17's and get a mild drop. hmm, its a 6-speed right? i guess wih 18' your friend would still have some "go" in it. thumbsup


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Mar 24, 1:25pm - #424900 
dude, hell regret 17, after spending all the money i think he should get 18
i got 17 cz i didnt really wanna slow down my car, but i really wish i got 18 cz itll look nicer. plus im sure itll slow you down just a bit more than the 17

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Mar 24, 1:26pm - #424901 
it wouldn't really matter
getting 18's or 17's won't make a difference for the height unless the rim to tire ratio is bigger than stock.


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Mar 24, 1:27pm - #424902 
"why get underage rims? go for 18s!!"

found that phrasing somewhere, duhno how it really goes but i goes something like that. lol. but yah go for 18s!!!

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Mar 24, 5:38pm - #424903 
with the wingswest kit dropped two inches plus seventeen inch rims i had now problems with "scraping." but eighteens do indeed affect performance (which i have now). seventeens is a good compromise between show and performance.


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Mar 24, 7:29pm - #424904 
iim not very familiar with this kind of stuff so i was just wondering why 18' would affect performance?


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Mar 24, 7:58pm - #424905 
^^^the bigger rims you get the more heavier ur car gets.

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Mar 24, 8:20pm - #424906 
oh ok, he..he..nice grammar..


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Mar 24, 9:04pm - #424907 
i think 18's would be perfect


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Mar 25, 10:41am - #424908 
Originally Posted by Clyde
iim not very familiar with this kind of stuff so i was just wondering why 18' would affect performance?


did you ever have a moutian bike? Larger wheels is like using the bigger front chain ring, its a bigger gear, and hence harder to push. Your top speed will be higher, but its harder to accelerate. You can get a 18 inch rim, and still maintain the factory wheel size, but metal is hevier the rubber, and the added unsprung weight will slow you down.

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Mar 25, 10:47am - #424909 
i say 18z and i own 17z.


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Mar 25, 11:38am - #424910 
why 18's eman?

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Mar 25, 11:53am - #424911 
well it depends on the individual, but i dont want my car for racing, andi really like the way they sits, i saw trdciscos last nite it looked bad ass, theres no gap between fender and tire...


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Mar 25, 1:02pm - #424912 
Tell him to with with a 18" wheel and a 225/35 tire...it's the same size as the stock tire. 18's don't affect your perfomance unless the wheels are extremely heavy. I had 18's on my Celica and the car still felt the same and I was still able to do burn outs. Even with my 22's I can still spin the wheels freely. As you go larger, you move the weight further out on the wheel, but aslong as you go with a forged or light weight wheel, it wont affect your performance 'cuz you're losing weight.

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Mar 26, 1:02am - #424913 
Since we're on the topic of rims, can I get all of your opinions about these rims on my celica. I like them but I need another opinion...

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Mar 26, 1:49am - #424914 
^^^no.


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Mar 26, 1:55am - #424915 
no to chrome thumbsdown.. yes to 18's... thumbsup


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Mar 26, 7:26am - #424916 
Ewww... Id have to say hell no...

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Mar 26, 9:36am - #424917 
I don't know if this will help, but, I bought 18's and they do seem to tug abit,
feels like a power loss... confused thumbsup


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Mar 26, 2:32pm - #424918 
I don't want to get chrome I am thinking about the brushed aluminum, would that be ok? you can see it in the small pic on the lower right...It's mainly the style Im looking at

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Mar 26, 5:35pm - #424919 
I just got 17 (215/45) and noticed a slower acceleretion. So 18" will be even worse. That is the price to pay if you want to look good.

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Mar 26, 5:41pm - #424920 
you could keep your 16" or 15" in the Front and put the 18" in the back that would help your acceleretion

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Mar 26, 6:10pm - #424921 
thats always a tough decision frown id say go with 17's


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Mar 26, 6:26pm - #424922 
18's. thumbsup

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Dec 15, 6:08am - #449099 
IMO 17" are better, because of 2 reasons:
>Cheaper
>Better handling

Celica is pretty low car and if it has 18" wheels, well, bye bye suspension laugh

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Dec 17, 5:20pm - #449100 
I have 18's on my widebody and they work perfectly with my suspension upgrades. They are a more expensive tire to replace though !! I've actually been thinking about going down to 17's for the track just to save some money on tires !!


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Jul 18, 11:55pm - #449468 
I have 18'' Hella Tease rims and my suspension is lowered too. You'll be fine. Just watch for pot holes....

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