Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Rate Thread
how low? #79450 Jan 9, 11:15am Jan 9, 11:15am
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 38
florida
2000 silver Toyota Celica GTS
silvergt0079 OP
Member
2000 Toyota Celica GTS
silvergt0079 OP
2000 silver Toyota Celica GTS
Member
2000 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 38
florida
how low?
I just bought a set of tenzo mean6 wheels with 215/35/18 tires, and was wondering how low should I lower the car. I was looking for the fender wall to sit some where close to the top of the tire. Thanks for any info.

Re: how low? [Re: silvergt0079] #79451 Jan 9, 11:17am Jan 9, 11:17am
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
Evan
Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT
Evan
Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
35 series tires? Hope you don't have any potholes


[Linked Image]
Re: how low? [Re: silvergt0079] #79452 Jan 9, 11:17am Jan 9, 11:17am
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
1.4 to 2 inches...

Re: how low? [Re: skdmorse] #79453 Jan 9, 11:45am Jan 9, 11:45am
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,371
New Orleans, LA
Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica
Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,371
New Orleans, LA
i wouldn't drop 18s much more than 1", after that, you can "drop" it more with a kit if you like.

Re: how low? [Re: silvergt0079] #79454 Jan 9, 1:04pm Jan 9, 1:04pm
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
VSGTS14
05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi
VSGTS14
05 WRB
2005 Subaru WRX STi

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,123
Milford, NJ
Hotchkis or anything above that drop will be good.


SUBARU TECNICA INTERNATIONAL
Re: how low? [Re: silvergt0079] #79455 Jan 9, 1:09pm Jan 9, 1:09pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
I have 18's and a 1.5 drop and I still have some fender gap... Looks good though..

Re: how low? [Re: skdmorse] #79456 Jan 9, 1:46pm Jan 9, 1:46pm
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,371
New Orleans, LA
Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica
Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,371
New Orleans, LA
Originally Posted by skdmorse
I have 18's and a 1.5 drop and I still have some fender gap... Looks good though..


wow, thats great. what size sidewall does your tire have? super lo's most likely, right?

Re: how low? [Re: silvergt0079] #79457 Jan 9, 2:46pm Jan 9, 2:46pm
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 753
Southeastern, Illinois
blackcel
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT
blackcel
Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 753
Southeastern, Illinois
I have the eibach sportlines, and am getting ready to get some 18's, i heard that looks fabolous!!!


[Linked Image]
Re: how low? [Re: silvergt0079] #79458 Jan 9, 2:54pm Jan 9, 2:54pm

A
Anonymous
Unregistered
Anonymous
A
Unregistered



Get Low!

Re: how low? #79459 Jan 9, 7:50pm Jan 9, 7:50pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,226
New Jersey
H
hephaestus
Specialist
hephaestus
H
Specialist

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,226
New Jersey
18's and close to a 2" drop no problem for looks and ride on flat surfaces. But be carefull! I know there are many here w/the same and they don't tell U about a stiffer ride and the curbs and the potholes. U have to be cautious. Just to put it into perspective, I use to have 17's on 45's and changing back to 15's and 55's what a difference in comfort. I love the 17's and low profile for performance and will be going back. I don't mind a stiffer ride or the potholes (I just slow WAY DOWN), but some people are not aware of this. Then again I do live in Jersey and all the roads are S**T.

Re: how low? [Re: hephaestus] #79460 Jan 9, 8:07pm Jan 9, 8:07pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
Originally Posted by hephaestus
18's and close to a 2" drop no problem for looks and ride on flat surfaces. But be carefull! I know there are many here w/the same and they don't tell U about a stiffer ride and the curbs and the potholes. U have to be cautious. Just to put it into perspective, I use to have 17's on 45's and changing back to 15's and 55's what a difference in comfort. I love the 17's and low profile for performance and will be going back. I don't mind a stiffer ride or the potholes (I just slow WAY DOWN), but some people are not aware of this. Then again I do live in Jersey and all the roads are S**T.


Exactly... You do have to be careful because if you are 1.5 to 2 inches lower you will scratch your body kit on curbs and coke cans... Yes coke cans... My ride is a little stiffer but really not bad at all. The Celica has such a good suspension that it is still great when modified...

Re: how low? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #79461 Jan 9, 8:08pm Jan 9, 8:08pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
skdmorse
Member
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 359
Columbus, Indiana
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by skdmorse
I have 18's and a 1.5 drop and I still have some fender gap... Looks good though..


wow, thats great. what size sidewall does your tire have? super lo's most likely, right?


My tires are 215/40/18 Falkens... Ride smooth...

Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
gts_drew
gts_drew
2000 Toyota Celica
Nc, Usa

Posts: 218
Joined: December 2004
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
stock radio hardware
by 97celica. 12/12/2017 12:12 PM
FS: 2000 Toyota Celica for sale Los Angeles area
by LaRN. 12/10/2017 9:52 AM
Toyota Celica Upgrades
by FlawlessGamerYT. 12/09/2017 11:06 AM
Why did my tachometer stop working
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/08/2017 6:20 AM
Gauge cluster board aftermarket
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/07/2017 5:06 PM
How would I go about giving my steering wheel a facelift
by NinjaMasterShaw. 12/06/2017 2:22 PM
Hard to press cluch pedal?
by Arve2afm. 12/05/2017 6:40 AM
Hello! New Member here :)
by Kizmo_JW. 11/29/2017 2:30 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171122)