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Rims, when is Big... too Big? #76582 Jan 2, 11:58am Jan 2, 11:58am
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Rims, when is Big... too Big?
I'd love to throw some 19"s on my GTS, but how much modification to the wheelwell would that entale?

How much do 18"s effect your turn radius?

Should I just settle with 17"s???

I would like to find a unique set of chrome rims. Have some "show" along with the "go" ... What do you think? happywink

Re: Rims, when is Big... too Big? [Re: anGeLLe] #76583 Jan 2, 12:03pm Jan 2, 12:03pm
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well tuckin 19's isn't an issue trust me and as far as 18's go thats a good size to go for show with out losing to much go but chrome is gonna make ur go..go slow unless you have a great turbo setup but chrome for show will be fine. on the 18's i'd go with like a 40 series tire and if you decide 19's and i mean you should consider ur surroundings like speed bumps and pot holes and just shitty roads then i'd say don't go 19's. but it with 19's then u'd need to look at a 35 series tire

Re: Rims, when is Big... too Big? [Re: anGeLLe] #76584 Jan 2, 12:14pm Jan 2, 12:14pm
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ide say go with 17's, 19's will take all the go and then some out of your car, it will be just show, my opinion dont get chrome rims, i cant stand them, save crome for luxury cars and big SUV's


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Re: Rims, when is Big... too Big? [Re: anGeLLe] #76585 Jan 2, 12:14pm Jan 2, 12:14pm
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Stick with a smaller wheel if you live in a rough neighborhood (as far as roads go)

There is this guy who drives this riced out integra who works at a grocery store near me, and I see him riding a doughnut at least once every 2-3 months from blown tires on his chome 19" rims


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Re: Rims, when is Big... too Big? [Re: NorwayGT] #76586 Jan 2, 12:16pm Jan 2, 12:16pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
ide say go with 17's, 19's will take all the go and then some out of your car, it will be just show, my opinion dont get chrome rims, i cant stand them, save crome for luxury cars and big SUV's

Re: Rims, when is Big... too Big? [Re: Gen7fan] #76587 Jan 2, 2:01pm Jan 2, 2:01pm
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i think that 19's would be just a little to big

Re: Rims, when is Big... too Big? [Re: anGeLLe] #76588 Jan 2, 3:11pm Jan 2, 3:11pm
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19"s ride great on my car and its still fast

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Re: Rims, when is Big... too Big? [Re: celicaboy] #76589 Jan 2, 3:12pm Jan 2, 3:12pm
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17" and 18" or fine. 19" will fit but i wouldnt get them unless you have a kit. also you'll have to spend an arm & a leg on tires because you'll have to go super-lo pro.

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