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Adding rims? #79319 Jan 9, 2:14am Jan 9, 2:14am
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Adding rims?
Putting 18's on my celica, would the car stay the same height or would it raise a little? Cuz I don't want to lower my beast. Oh also what is the biggest size rim one could put on a 2003 Celica Gt? confused

Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79320 Jan 9, 2:40am Jan 9, 2:40am
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If you get the correct size tires for your new rims, the car will stay exactly the same height (well, within 1/100th's of an inch).

As for the biggest size, 19" rims are possible. You have to be very careful with that small of sidewall on the tires though, so most people go with 18". It's far too easy to bend 19"s on potholes or other things, in my view.


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Re: Adding rims? [Re: RevMonster] #79321 Jan 9, 2:55am Jan 9, 2:55am
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Well okay, low profile tires on these 18's would make no difference? Oh and who can help me with the 18x?. I know it means the size accross, but again what is better for handling?

Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79322 Jan 9, 3:02am Jan 9, 3:02am
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The low-profile tires on the 18"s will make some difference... I mean, you can even bend a stock rim if you hit a pothole/dip/whatever just right. The point is that the more rubber you have, the safer it is for the rim.

As far as width, ask some people who have switched theirs... I've just been looking into it for my car recently so I'm not sure.


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Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79323 Jan 9, 3:20am Jan 9, 3:20am
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Check out my profile for some pics. They are 18's on low profiles. I've hit a shitload of ugly potholes driving on Chicago streets for a while now but they are still OK. Sometimes I have to pull over to make sure there are no dents on my wheels after I eat some ugly ones. I feel my rims are good quality cause I've hit some fucked up potholes(excuse my langauge everyone) & they seemed to have survived them. I'm satisfied with my choice. They were special order from Japan. I have to get a new rim though after my accident. Ride is a bit bumpy on 18's. But tell me the Celi doesn't look good on 18's! I think biggest size you can go is 19's with right size tires(I almost went with 19's)

Re: Adding rims? [Re: xmangt1] #79324 Jan 9, 5:41am Jan 9, 5:41am
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yeah, as mentioned above 19" is the biggest you can put on a celica...i've never seen/heard of a celica w/20" as of yet.

most people who are "go" oriented usually go with 16s or 17s (some, more serious racers will choose 15s) while most people who are "show" oriented will go 18s - 19s. (if you go 18" or 19" be sure to keep your tranny in excellent condition. these rims add a lot more strain to your drivetrain).

if you go 18" or 19" you will need super low profile tires Z(obviously) in order to fit them into your wheel wells. as far as width of wheels is concerned, most people tend to go 7.5 or 8. the exception being those with fender flares and opt to go with wider wheels instead of tires.

some people have also gone 8.5 - 9 in the rear. this is totally cosmetic (this is to make your car look like a rwd setup) seeing the celica is fwd.

Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79325 Jan 9, 9:00am Jan 9, 9:00am
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yea you need to drop it. Look at my car with 18s. check out the profile. Right now, i am my stock rims on because of the snow


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Re: Adding rims? [Re: xrage4200] #79326 Jan 9, 12:27pm Jan 9, 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by xrage4200
yea you need to drop it. Look at my car with 18s. check out the profile. Right now, i am my stock rims on because of the snow


what kind of drop to you have (how many inches)? you can really only drop a car with 18s no more than 1", after that...it's better to 'drop' you car with a bodykit.

Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79327 Jan 9, 12:37pm Jan 9, 12:37pm
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someone was telling me recently that if i put bigger rims on then my speedometer is going to be thrown off, isthis correct?

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Re: Adding rims? [Re: slik_gts] #79328 Jan 9, 1:28pm Jan 9, 1:28pm
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Originally Posted by slik_gts
someone was telling me recently that if i put bigger rims on then my speedometer is going to be thrown off, isthis correct?

slik


definately. your speedo is all about rpms. increasing your diameter of tire/wheel will make your speedo read a slower speed than what you actually are. if you decrease your diameter tire/wheel, your speedo will read a faster speed than what you actually are.

Re: Adding rims? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #79329 Jan 9, 1:30pm Jan 9, 1:30pm
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for instance, lets say you have a 16" wheel and with a tire you have 20" all around. that means one rotation of your wheel = 20"

lets say you h ave an 18" wheel and with a tire it is 21" all around. one roation now = 21"

your speedo will not be that off at lower speeds, because 1" is not that much. but the faster you go, the more your speedo will be off. (the faster your wheels/tires are rotating, the more that 1" becomes significant)

Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79330 Jan 9, 2:00pm Jan 9, 2:00pm
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18's will jack the car up like an inch.
you need to drop it.


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Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79331 Jan 9, 2:34pm Jan 9, 2:34pm
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ok that clears up the speedo thing. if someone here has 17" rims with a 45 series profile tire, sould someone tell me wut the diameter is, i buy the tires accordingly, thnx!!

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Re: Adding rims? [Re: ahyoumonkey] #79332 Jan 9, 5:27pm Jan 9, 5:27pm
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hey so say i have my car droped like 1.5 or so...having stock 16's

will 18 inch rims raise my car...with 215/35/18 tires
confused

im thinking nooo...maybe a little confused


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