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browneyedchikk
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browneyedchikk Dec 4, 8:22pm - #64659 

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17 or 18 rims?

ok...i like the ADR tension in white but now im not sure what size to get...i searched some topics but some people say 18s are ok and some say they aren't. i am not gona get a body kit and i cant drop my car cause i live on a hill and my driveway is way to steep and it would scratch the bottom...i read that the car looks to high like a 4x4 if you get 18s and dont drop it...so i duno...i just don't want it to look bad...should i just get 17s?? help?!?!?!

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trog2233
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trog2233 Dec 4, 8:23pm - #64660 

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I love my 18s...would recommend them to anyone...inless ur goin for performance then NOO..

But they look the best by far thumbsup
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RicePowered Dec 4, 8:24pm - #64661 
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Get some really nice 16" rims ... I say this just because of your predicament
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Chiller
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Chiller Dec 4, 8:26pm - #64662 
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18's, you won't regret it!

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JBing
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JBing Dec 4, 8:28pm - #64663 

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Im tellin ya right now if ya get white your gonna have to wash the rims at least once a week to prevent them from gettin stains

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celicaTRDgts
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celicaTRDgts Dec 4, 8:36pm - #64664 

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Originally Posted by JBing
Im tellin ya right now if ya get white your gonna have to wash the rims at least once a week to prevent them from gettin stains


yup..thats gonna suck unless you wash ur car once a week like me ha then ur good to go

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browneyedchikk
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browneyedchikk Dec 4, 8:51pm - #64665 

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yeh i know i have white rims right now...actually mine don't get that dirty i wash my car like every 2 weeks... ok i think im gona get 17s...just so my car don't look like a 4x4...ill post pics of what ive narrowed it down to later... thanks guys!

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browneyedchikk
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browneyedchikk Dec 4, 9:04pm - #64666 

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ok here are the pics...
1862381471-gracingkobe.jpg

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browneyedchikk
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browneyedchikk Dec 4, 9:06pm - #64667 

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it wont let me post 2 pictures...
1862381474-drag5.jpg

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browneyedchikk Dec 4, 9:09pm - #64668 

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this one too..
1862381481-HPTypoon.jpg

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JBing
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JBing Dec 4, 9:45pm - #64669 

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get the 18's you'll be happier in the long run grin

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CID498 Dec 4, 9:52pm - #64670 

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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
this one too..



I'd go with these in wht.

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 4, 11:07pm - #64671 

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i'd get 17's if i were you. not having a body kit and/or not dropping your car will make your celica look too high.

otherwise, there is nothing wrong w/18" rims and they should fit and perform fine (just be sure to check your transmission fluid regularly..the added stress has a negative effect if you don't take good car of your car)
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VSGTS14 Dec 4, 11:11pm - #64672 

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17's...NOT bad at all in person - pics make it look smaller.
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browneyedchikk
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browneyedchikk Dec 4, 11:43pm - #64673 

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aite i changed my mind when i saw the g-racing nikos. it was love at first sight smile

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element_celica Dec 4, 11:45pm - #64674 

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17's for performance, 18's for looks... or go with rice powered and get really good 16's with really good tires and a low drop.

rip celi...
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sappemall99 Dec 4, 11:47pm - #64675 

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19'S BABY!!!! thumbsup grin

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MptGlw69 Dec 5, 1:00am - #64676 
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Originally Posted by sappemall99
19'S BABY!!!! thumbsup grin


thumbsup thumbsup
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jgmx Dec 5, 6:55am - #64677 

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i like the 2nd ones, get 18s...

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booyaolian Dec 5, 2:35pm - #64678 
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Marco_L Dec 5, 5:08pm - #64679 
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Without bumpermods a 30mm drop shouldn't give any problems I think. So get the 18s and lower it.
I lowered my car 30mm, but with the tiresize I have (225/40 ZR18) I only lost 20mm of clearance (diameter of the wheel is 20mm bigger).

Here are 2 before/after pics to show you the difference:

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Justice Dec 5, 5:42pm - #64680 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
I love my 18s...would recommend them to anyone...inless ur goin for performance then NOO..

But they look the best by far thumbsup
i'm shooting for 19's by the summer ...
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Sara Dec 5, 6:19pm - #64681 

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If your not getting a body kit or dropping your car I would go with 17's thumbsup

Some of the ugliest things took the longest time to make
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CooKie_MoNsTeR2k Dec 6, 12:49am - #64682 
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I love my 17's...either way you go i think u'll be happy...I actually get stopped by people now, just so they can compliment me on the ride smile...Big ego booster.
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browneyedchikk Dec 6, 1:12am - #64683 

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ok i decided im gona get the g racing niko 17s in white.. but what size tires should i get now? so it won't look bad and it will drive well...my friend said 215/40/17 is the best for the celi...is that ok?

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element_celica Dec 6, 2:30am - #64684 

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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
ok i decided im gona get the g racing niko 17s in white.. but what size tires should i get now? so it won't look bad and it will drive well...my friend said 215/40/17 is the best for the celi...is that ok?


yes 215/40/17 is good..and will fit
i have 215/45/17's on mine.

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DaBigTickett Dec 6, 2:34am - #64685 

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go with 17's they looks good.
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celicaTRDgts Dec 6, 2:46am - #64686 

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i say go wwith some 18's thumbsup [color=red][/color]

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hephaestus Dec 6, 2:50am - #64687 
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I had heard that you should go no bigger than 17" for performance. So good chose for performance and looks. I have 215 40 waiting for the spring. I wish I had gotten 45's instead just for more tire because my ride is stiff and the tires I have for the spring are not racing tires just for looks and added performance. If your into looks (I hope your ride is dropped either way) and not racing get 45's you won't be disapointed. My dropped Celica on 15" stock equals almost the same height on 17" 205 45 and it looks amazing with that much added wheel instead of tire but be carefull of getting too small of a tire for people forget that a tire is an important aspect of your overall suspension.
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Spread Eagle Dec 6, 8:49pm - #64688 

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18"s may look nice, but will make your car slow. Keeping the stock 16" on my ride. grin


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LinkTallica Dec 6, 8:54pm - #64689 

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Originally Posted by Spread Eagle
18"s may look nice, but will make your car slow. Keeping the stock 16" on my ride. grin

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Pete00 Dec 6, 10:41pm - #64690 
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lightweight 18's with lightweight tires and proper specs = can look and performs better than 17's rice

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Diesel Dud Dec 8, 2:06am - #64691 

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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
ok...i like the ADR tension in white but now im not sure what size to get...i searched some topics but some people say 18s are ok and some say they aren't. i am not gona get a body kit and i cant drop my car cause i live on a hill and my driveway is way to steep and it would scratch the bottom...i read that the car looks to high like a 4x4 if you get 18s and dont drop it...so i duno...i just don't want it to look bad...should i just get 17s?? help?!?!?!


imo, the drop is the first thing you shoudl do to the car
the celica is made to look ridiculous on stock suspension, and new aftermarkte rims will just bring out the wheel well gap even more..

you would not like the look of 18"s with no drop and no bodykit..trust me!
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Diesel Dud Dec 8, 2:09am - #64692 

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so what you really need are 18"s with a drop, bodykit, and turbo

i doubt you will have issues with this combination cheers
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