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18" Rims Disadvantages? #59067 Nov 9, 5:18am Nov 9, 5:18am
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18" Rims Disadvantages?
Hi

can you guys tell me the disadvantages of 18" inch rims??
if there is any?? is it good for racing? autox??


thanks

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59068 Nov 9, 5:42am Nov 9, 5:42am
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heavy thumbsdown, possible fender rub, bent rims cause there isnt to much tire to take impact if you hit something.


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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59069 Nov 9, 10:20am Nov 9, 10:20am
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You can get 18's that only weigh 18 lbs. It's true that you can dent a rim, but if you buy rims that have a lot of spokes, it's less likely to happen. I hit so many pot holes when I first got 'em that the only damage that I got was scuff marks grin I can get ya pic later if you want me to

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59070 Nov 9, 10:33am Nov 9, 10:33am
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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59071 Nov 9, 10:45am Nov 9, 10:45am
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the ride will be a tad harder


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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59072 Nov 9, 10:55am Nov 9, 10:55am
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dont worry about it, GET EM' ! thumbsup car rides fine, you wouldn't want to hit any desent size hole w/ any size rim 15" or 18" just watch where you drive!


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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: JBing] #59073 Nov 9, 12:07pm Nov 9, 12:07pm
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Originally Posted by JBing
dont worry about it, GET EM' ! thumbsup car rides fine, you wouldn't want to hit any desent size hole w/ any size rim 15" or 18" just watch where you drive!

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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59074 Nov 9, 1:41pm Nov 9, 1:41pm
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its true, you can dent any size rim pretty easily. the reason i got my 18s is cause i bent one of my stock gts rims on a pothole. youre gonna have to be careful no matter what size you get. the major downside is that you lose torque with bigger wheels. it takes more power to rotate a bigger wheel than it does for a smaller one. if youre racing your car, get no bigger than 16s.

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59075 Nov 9, 6:50pm Nov 9, 6:50pm
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The one advantage of 18s is top top end(+100mph).

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59076 Nov 9, 10:10pm Nov 9, 10:10pm
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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59077 Nov 9, 10:33pm Nov 9, 10:33pm
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By having a larger rim, the motor has to work less to spin it at high speeds as opposed to a smaller diameter rim which the motor can turn faster but has to work harder at higher speeds.

You guys shouldn't have to worry about this because hitting triple digits isn't very important. It's fun though.

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59078 Nov 10, 12:12am Nov 10, 12:12am
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so wat you guys are saying is that you can dent a rim becoz the tyre profiles are too 'thin' and so when you hit a pothole the tyre cannot absorb all the impact and hence the rim gets dented? Wouldnt that just be on the inside of the rim covered by tyre anyways? and thats gotta be a pretty big/deep pothole...we dont have many of them around here...

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59079 Nov 10, 10:42am Nov 10, 10:42am
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If you are doing the +1 or +2 sizing correctly your rolling dia. is the same, isn't it? So how would this have an effect on anything?
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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: RAWGTS] #59080 Nov 11, 9:40pm Nov 11, 9:40pm
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Originally Posted by RAWGTS
If you are doing the +1 or +2 sizing correctly your rolling dia. is the same, isn't it? So how would this have an effect on anything?
RAW


the overall size might be the same but the rim is much larger...thus much heavier...slows down acceleration

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59081 Nov 12, 12:24am Nov 12, 12:24am
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First of all.. ride quality is much different...
I have the Volks TE-37 with 215/35/18 tire(kind of thin)
It's kind of noisy.. and ride is little rough...
You can kind of feel the road more...

As long as you go with light weight rim, there isn't much different from your stock...
My 18's is pretty much similar to the stock 16 GTS rim...
But I have to dyno it to see the true power difference...


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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59082 Nov 12, 11:20am Nov 12, 11:20am
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I have 225/40/18
Only problem is the tracks in the road (don't know if you call it "track"), because of the wider tires.
People who drive behind me on those bad roads must think I'm drunk. The car tends to go it's own way sometimes.

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Octaandy] #59083 Nov 12, 12:21pm Nov 12, 12:21pm
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Originally Posted by Octaandy
Originally Posted by RAWGTS
If you are doing the +1 or +2 sizing correctly your rolling dia. is the same, isn't it? So how would this have an effect on anything?
RAW


the overall size might be the same but the rim is much larger...thus much heavier...slows down acceleration

couldnt be father from the truth my acceleration on my 18"(225/40) is so slow. the other day i put back my 16" gts rims and i tell you there was a huge diffrence!! its all good though 18" are more for show which is the way iam going for thumbsup

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Marco_L] #59084 Nov 12, 12:47pm Nov 12, 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by Marco_L
I have 225/40/18
Only problem is the tracks in the road (don't know if you call it "track"), because of the wider tires.
People who drive behind me on those bad roads must think I'm drunk. The car tends to go it's own way sometimes.


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Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #59085 Nov 12, 12:49pm Nov 12, 12:49pm
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Mine rides like crap...especially over bumps...handles Sweet as hell though thumbsup

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #449223 Mar 24, 7:34pm Mar 24, 7:34pm
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hey im new to this, and i just bought 18 inch rims but im not sure what size low profile tire i need to get to fit. my rim is 18x8 i believe. but i noticed you guys were talking about 225/40/18 and 215/35/18. im just sooo confused. people told me to just go get them sized at a shop lol

Re: 18" Rims Disadvantages? [Re: Volatile] #449224 Mar 24, 7:38pm Mar 24, 7:38pm
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oh btw i have a 2001 celica gt to add to the info lol

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