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Sep 29, 9:55pm - #49469 
New rims in 2 weeks!

Had to get them ordered:( 18" TSW STING's wrapped Yoko's parada spec-2's...What do you guys think? These rims are hard as hell to get...lots of waiting involved.
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I was able to get out the door for a decent price...it was either these or the Voxx Matrix's.
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Did I make the right decision guys? I have 02 silver celica gts...I will post pics when they are installed. Had to open the piggy bank a little bit for these bad boys.


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Sep 29, 9:58pm - #49470 
i like them. thumbsup where did you find them?

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Sep 29, 9:58pm - #49471 
nice man... it'll look tight in silver. thumbsup

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Sep 29, 10:02pm - #49472 
Originally Posted by silver
i like them. thumbsup where did you find them?

Discount Tire...they are awesome to deal with and you can barter them down. I had 2 bald tires when I pulled up and they lent me 2 new tires till my rims and new tires came in. Great service thumbsup


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Sep 29, 10:47pm - #49473 
u made an excellent choice, that is exactly the still i am lookin for, clean 5 spoke lookin rims. i want something like that in gm or black with a polished lip.

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Sep 29, 10:55pm - #49474 
looks really tight...parada 2's are sticky too. Good job thumbsup

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Sep 29, 10:57pm - #49475 
Good Choice, those go good with your car thumbsup

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Sep 29, 10:59pm - #49476 
I am hoping to pair these rims with this future R2 body kit and BRS fender flares. Might have to get some spacers in the back to get the 18"s to fill the wheel wells properly though? Hopefully it will look half as phat as this celi looks...
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Sep 30, 8:50am - #49477 
That'll look nice. does discount tire have a website? that body kit is pretty phat with the fender flares, looks mighty tasty! thumbsup

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Sep 30, 8:52am - #49478 
Why was it so hard to find those? There are lots of places that sell those confused

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Sep 30, 9:45am - #49479 
ya, i dont see why it was "hard" to find em. ..

i got em easily .. . i also scratched the hell outta 2 of mine, called the retailer up and got 2 more 7 days later.


Phat rim though thumbsup

what size did you get, the 18's or 19's. . . i dont think they come in 17s.


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Sep 30, 10:11am - #49480 
wow I like those thumbsup...do they come in any other colors?

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Sep 30, 11:34am - #49481 
Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
That'll look nice. does discount tire have a website? that body kit is pretty phat with the fender flares, looks mighty tasty! thumbsup

Ya, I am pretty sure it is just www.tires.com


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Sep 30, 12:06pm - #49482 
Originally Posted by trog2233

Why was it so hard to find those? There are lots of places that sell those confused

Well, for me it was a pain in the butt to get them because about 6 months ago I wanted them and went into discount tire to get em. After about an hour of them searching their sources they came up with the outcome that none of their distributor's had them in the states in size 18x8 except for 2 extra ones and that doesn't help me when i need 4. They found the rims were on backorder to TSW overseas. They estimated a new shipment in 2-3 months. I wasn't too excited with news cry. The guy helpin me didn't even ask if I still wanted them...just assumed that was too far away. I then called all the places that sold the rims on the internet and none of them had any either...it seems that most of these places don't actually stock the rims at there business but rather are just a middle man for TSW angry. They all told me the same story as Discount Tire...out of stock...new shipment in few months...I gave up for the time. While many may advertise them...doesn't mean they actually have them. Then finally yesterday with my tires totally bald in the front I was able to order the rims from overseas and will with any luck have them in 2 weeks. It was "hard" for me anyhow...I am glad others found it easier though.
I ordered 18" s...and i am glad you guys approve. thumbsup I am pretty sure they only come in hyper silver...but you could always get them powdercoated.


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Sep 30, 7:23pm - #49483 
those look very nice thumbsup I love a simple clean looking rim

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Sep 30, 7:32pm - #49484 
Originally Posted by SilverGT
u made an excellent choice, that is exactly the still i am lookin for, clean 5 spoke lookin rims. i want something like that in gm or black with a polished lip.


how about these. r1 riko-5 in BLACK. too bad i cant find any pics of them actually on a car... cry

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Sep 30, 7:49pm - #49485 
Originally Posted by silver
Originally Posted by SilverGT
u made an excellent choice, that is exactly the still i am lookin for, clean 5 spoke lookin rims. i want something like that in gm or black with a polished lip.


about these. r1 riko-5 in BLACK. too bad i cant find any pics of them actually on a car... cry

I liked the simpleness of those rims but couldn't get used to how the bolt pattern wasn't incorporated in the spokes. To me it just kinda looks like they slapped a circular disc on the back to hook the rim up...still an interesting rim though.

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Sep 30, 8:12pm - #49486 
Originally Posted by Ferris
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Originally Posted by SilverGT
u made an excellent choice, that is exactly the still i am lookin for, clean 5 spoke lookin rims. i want something like that in gm or black with a polished lip.


about these. r1 riko-5 in BLACK. too bad i cant find any pics of them actually on a car... cry


I liked the simpleness of those rims but couldn't get used to how the bolt pattern wasn't incorporated in the spokes. To me it just kinda looks like they slapped a circular disc on the back to hook the rim up

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yup. i have had the same thoughts. but i still want to see them mounted...

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Sep 30, 8:27pm - #49487 
Nice choice on the rims, it will look hot. The Parada's spec 2 are an awesome choice as well, i have them on my celi with 18's, and i've hit a couple of potholes, jersey, and no damage to the rims or tires, also sticky as hell. Good luck and enjoy


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Sep 30, 9:33pm - #49488 
Originally Posted by RP137
Nice choice on the rims, it will look hot. The Parada's spec 2 are an awesome choice as well, i have them on my celi with 18's, and i've hit a couple of potholes, jersey, and no damage to the rims or tires, also sticky as hell. Good luck and enjoy

Thanks for the approval on the rims and it is good news to here that the parada's can perform...you definitely pay for it rofl What kind of drop do you have on your celi with 18's? I am thinking eibach sportlines should go well and give it that mean "ready to pounce" look.


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Sep 30, 10:04pm - #49489 
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