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Alex3
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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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Feb 21, 6:56am - #450482 
Lowering the Celi!

Ok just got new rims 17x7.5 +40 waiting to mount on some 225/45/17 tires. But I also am going to install new shocks and lowering springs. Lowering the car about 1.4 all around. Opinions? Will my car need rolled fenders? Will my wheels rub?

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MikeBudzinski
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2000 Toyota Celica GT-S

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Jul 7, 4:49pm - #450678 
I have 18in rims on mine right now and want to lower my car. I was wondering the same thing! Any updates with yours yet? Lowered?

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novadark2000
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Aug 10, 12:11am - #450713 
may i ask why you guys went with big wheels? just curious.. i bought 16in wheels just yesterday

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CaffeineKid
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Aug 10, 12:33am - #450714 
Originally Posted by novadark2000
may i ask why you guys went with big wheels? just curious.. i bought 16in wheels just yesterday


Performance-wise, when pared with the proper suspension system; Among other things, larger/wider wheels provide more grip to the ground while the suspension lowers the center of gravity, and may adjust the wind-flow dynamics.

Visually; It gets rid of the wheel-gap when also pared with lowered suspension.


Stock wheels and stock suspension:

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Larger wheels and stock suspension:

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Larger wheels and lowered suspension:

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Celipra
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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Dec 22, 4:33pm - #450907 
put your rims on it, and get a couple of these. ride around with them for a bit too see how you like it lowered before shelling out for a lowering kit you many not like or that might not work
www.ebay.com/itm/Coil-Spring-Adjust...ar-Truck-SUV-Lowering-Tool-/141697053351

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