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17 or 18 rims? #64659 Dec 4, 1:22pm Dec 4, 1:22pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64660 Dec 4, 1:23pm Dec 4, 1:23pm
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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

Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64661 Dec 4, 1:24pm Dec 4, 1:24pm
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Get some really nice 16" rims ... I say this just because of your predicament

Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64662 Dec 4, 1:26pm Dec 4, 1:26pm
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18's, you won't regret it!


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64663 Dec 4, 1:28pm Dec 4, 1:28pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: JBing] #64664 Dec 4, 1:36pm Dec 4, 1:36pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64665 Dec 4, 1:51pm Dec 4, 1:51pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64666 Dec 4, 2:04pm Dec 4, 2:04pm
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ok here are the pics...

1862381471-gracingkobe.jpg

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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64667 Dec 4, 2:06pm Dec 4, 2:06pm
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it wont let me post 2 pictures...

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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64668 Dec 4, 2:09pm Dec 4, 2:09pm
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this one too..

1862381481-HPTypoon.jpg

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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64669 Dec 4, 2:45pm Dec 4, 2:45pm
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get the 18's you'll be happier in the long run grin


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64670 Dec 4, 2:52pm Dec 4, 2:52pm
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Originally Posted by browneyedchikk
this one too..



I'd go with these in wht.


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64671 Dec 4, 4:07pm Dec 4, 4:07pm
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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)

Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64672 Dec 4, 4:11pm Dec 4, 4:11pm
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17's...NOT bad at all in person - pics make it look smaller.

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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64673 Dec 4, 4:43pm Dec 4, 4:43pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: VSGTS14] #64674 Dec 4, 4:45pm Dec 4, 4:45pm
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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.


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64675 Dec 4, 4:47pm Dec 4, 4:47pm
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19'S BABY!!!! thumbsup grin


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: sappemall99] #64676 Dec 4, 6:00pm Dec 4, 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by sappemall99
19'S BABY!!!! thumbsup grin


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64677 Dec 4, 11:55pm Dec 4, 11:55pm
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i like the 2nd ones, get 18s...


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64678 Dec 5, 7:35am Dec 5, 7:35am
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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64679 Dec 5, 10:08am Dec 5, 10:08am
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: trog2233] #64680 Dec 5, 10:42am Dec 5, 10:42am
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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 ...

Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #64681 Dec 5, 11:19am Dec 5, 11:19am
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If your not getting a body kit or dropping your car I would go with 17's thumbsup


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64682 Dec 5, 5:49pm Dec 5, 5:49pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64683 Dec 5, 6:12pm Dec 5, 6:12pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64684 Dec 5, 7:30pm Dec 5, 7:30pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: element_celica] #64685 Dec 5, 7:34pm Dec 5, 7:34pm
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go with 17's they looks good.

Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64686 Dec 5, 7:46pm Dec 5, 7:46pm
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i say go wwith some 18's thumbsup [color=red][/color]


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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64687 Dec 5, 7:50pm Dec 5, 7:50pm
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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.

Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64688 Dec 6, 1:49pm Dec 6, 1:49pm
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18"s may look nice, but will make your car slow. Keeping the stock 16" on my ride. grin



Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: Spread Eagle] #64689 Dec 6, 1:54pm Dec 6, 1:54pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64690 Dec 6, 3:41pm Dec 6, 3:41pm
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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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Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64691 Dec 7, 7:06pm Dec 7, 7:06pm
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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!

Re: 17 or 18 rims? [Re: browneyedchikk] #64692 Dec 7, 7:09pm Dec 7, 7:09pm
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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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