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Taking care of transmission #84894 Jan 17, 12:26pm Jan 17, 12:26pm
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Taking care of transmission
I want to get 18's but I've read that you have to take care of the transmission if you get 18's. How exactly do I go about doing this. Am I going to have to get a new transmission down the road.
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Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: Spanish_celica] #84895 Jan 17, 12:34pm Jan 17, 12:34pm
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confused I don't know why 18" rims would affect your transmission at all.


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Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: Spanish_celica] #84896 Jan 17, 2:29pm Jan 17, 2:29pm
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?? confused confused
you're transmission won't affect the size wheels you have.


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Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: Evan] #84897 Jan 17, 2:32pm Jan 17, 2:32pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
confused I don't know why 18" rims would affect your transmission at all.

yea i dont think it effects it

Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: Spanish_celica] #84898 Jan 17, 2:38pm Jan 17, 2:38pm
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Thanks guys

Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: Spanish_celica] #84899 Jan 17, 5:25pm Jan 17, 5:25pm
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it will effect ur Performance fo sho tho!!


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Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: Spanish_celica] #84900 Jan 18, 1:49am Jan 18, 1:49am
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Taking off will drag a bit if U ask me.

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Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: Spanish_celica] #84901 Jan 18, 2:00am Jan 18, 2:00am
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It can, depending on the weight of the rims put more stress on the tranny, just by creating more rotational inertia. It's not really that big of a deal, though. The only real problems you might encounter, is that heavy rims increase your braking distance, and I assume that you'll be putting some timres on that have good traction. This can put some added strain on your clutch, because in hard launches, your cluth may be more likely to slip than the tires will be to spin.


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Re: Taking care of transmission [Re: carbon_blue_gt] #84902 Jan 18, 3:10pm Jan 18, 3:10pm
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please do not listen to anyone who says "18's will not stress your tranny"--completely false.

as mentioned above, almost all 18" rims are extremeley heavy (some are exceptions). because of this it takes X amount of extra power to turn the wheels--which adds stress. if you get 18s you will DEFINATELY need to take care of your tranny. don't miss checkups, oil after 3000 miles every 3000 miles, do NOT let your transmission fluid run low, etc.

18s look very nice--but they can DEFINATELY cause death to your tranny if you don't take good care of it.

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