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Weasel
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Weasel Apr 15, 11:44am - #442969 

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225/40/18...will they fit with Tein H-Techs...?

I'm going to be ordering some new rims soon (next week or so) The rims i'm looking at are 18 x 7.5 I plan on running a 225/40/18 tire. The overall diameter is going to be a little larger than stock so i plan on droping it with Tein H-techs (0.8" all around) I don't think I should go any lower because of the Kaminari Kit i have (don't want to scape all the time).

How does this set-up sound?

What kind of Shocks should I get?

Do I even need new shocks with this low of a drop?


Thanks for the help guys,
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zugzug12 Apr 15, 1:03pm - #442970 

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You'll have plenty room. You can drop up to 1.5" with those size tires. thumbsup

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Weasel Apr 16, 12:30am - #442971 

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Thanks! Will the H-Techs take me to about the stock height after the larger tires are put on? Keep in mind i have a Kaminari body kit so i don't want it to get too low.

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SoccerSummit Apr 16, 12:50am - #442972 

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i'm sure you wont scrape much at all with that set up
also i dont think you will need new shocks
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chrissi24 Apr 16, 3:59pm - #442973 
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I have Eibach Sportlines (which lower a bit more) and those size tires and rims and the Carcept Kit. Until the tires wore in a little (after a few months), I had problems rubbing when I would pull uturns. But now that the tires have gone down a litte, I've got no problems at all. But I do have problems with not being able to drive everywhere that I want, forget about speedbumps. The car is very low, but not as low as when I had the 17s on there. And the Carcept kit sits lower than the Kaminari, so you shouldn't have too many problems.
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Elec-FuYu Apr 16, 4:01pm - #442974 
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ive heard that the H-Tech is SOFT...

it would be nice if you could try out on the riding quality on cars with H-Tech b4 you invest it.

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Weasel Apr 16, 4:25pm - #442975 

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So what other springs only drop about and inch or so?

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fonz182 Apr 16, 5:24pm - #442976 

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TRD right?
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2002_GTS Apr 16, 5:41pm - #442977 

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Yeah man you should be fine ihave 225/35/19 on my and with eibach sportline springs which is 1.8" in the front and 2.4" in the rear! and my tires never rub!
You should be fine!

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SurgicalRizz Apr 16, 7:35pm - #442978 

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Yeah TRD is a 1 in. drop

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v3n0m Apr 16, 10:21pm - #442979 

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Tanabe has a 1.5" drop too, but you wont rub with that set up. I have coilovers and my front is slammed and I don't rub at all.
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Weasel Apr 17, 3:16am - #442980 

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Thanks for the help guys!

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silverOOgts Apr 17, 5:39am - #442981 

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i have 225/40/18 with hotchkis drop, no problems at all, not even lock to lock turning

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GTS_Rosh Apr 18, 4:40pm - #442982 

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Weasel, you might as well get the TRD/Eibach Pro-kit springs instead of the TEIN. The drop is mild, but it will look better. Also, the TRD 18" tire/wheels set is exactly what you are planning to get, they 18x7.5 using P225/40/18 tires. That is the perfect size for 18s for the Celica.
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