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what to do about rims #90499 Jan 25, 1:45pm Jan 25, 1:45pm
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what to do about rims
hey guys i need to know what you guys think. Right now im running on the stock 15' doughnuts and im looking to get a new set of rims. Should i buy 15's to save weight and money on tires or should i save up and get some bigger performance rims and have to pay for bigger tires.

Re: what to do about rims [Re: ironracer4130] #90500 Jan 25, 1:50pm Jan 25, 1:50pm
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save ur money and get bigger...u will regret it in the long run if you get 15's again


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Re: what to do about rims [Re: ironracer4130] #90501 Jan 25, 1:50pm Jan 25, 1:50pm
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if you race a LOT, stay with 15s and get some really light ones.

otherwise, i personally think the sweet spot for celica rims is 17"--best combo of tires & rims available.

i think 18"s look better, but they are more to keep up (you have to keep your tranny is excellent condition) and tire prices are outrageous.

Re: what to do about rims [Re: ironracer4130] #90502 Jan 25, 2:14pm Jan 25, 2:14pm
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hey thanks for your replies. I think that i might just save up to get 17' since i have an auto gt and i can't really race with it.

Re: what to do about rims [Re: ironracer4130] #90503 Jan 25, 2:18pm Jan 25, 2:18pm
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Originally Posted by ironracer4130
hey thanks for your replies. I think that i might just save up to get 17' since i have an auto gt and i can't really race with it.


aweomse. 17s will go great with your car..and the tire prices are more affordable.

Re: what to do about rims [Re: ironracer4130] #90504 Jan 25, 6:03pm Jan 25, 6:03pm
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get 17's


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Re: what to do about rims [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #90505 Jan 25, 6:10pm Jan 25, 6:10pm
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
if you race a LOT, stay with 15s and get some really light ones.

otherwise, i personally think the sweet spot for celica rims is 17"--best combo of tires & rims available.

i think 18"s look better, but they are more to keep up (you have to keep your tranny is excellent condition) and tire prices are outrageous.


could you explain the tranny thing more in detail? coz i have 18's

does that ruin the tranny faster or something?

Re: what to do about rims [Re: beans] #90506 Jan 25, 6:13pm Jan 25, 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
if you race a LOT, stay with 15s and get some really light ones.

otherwise, i personally think the sweet spot for celica rims is 17"--best combo of tires & rims available.

i think 18"s look better, but they are more to keep up (you have to keep your tranny is excellent condition) and tire prices are outrageous.


could you explain the tranny thing more in detail? coz i have 18's

does that ruin the tranny faster or something?


they don't do that much to your tranny...
it's just more weight added...i don't see how the size of the wheel can make a difference.


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Re: what to do about rims [Re: VSGTS14] #90507 Jan 25, 6:20pm Jan 25, 6:20pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by beans
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
if you race a LOT, stay with 15s and get some really light ones.

otherwise, i personally think the sweet spot for celica rims is 17"--best combo of tires & rims available.

i think 18"s look better, but they are more to keep up (you have to keep your tranny is excellent condition) and tire prices are outrageous.


could you explain the tranny thing more in detail? coz i have 18's

does that ruin the tranny faster or something?


they don't do that much to your tranny...
it's just more weight added...i don't see how the size of the wheel can make a difference.


I thought as long as the overall size of the wheel and tire doesn't exceed the original wheel and tire size it's fine.

Re: what to do about rims [Re: beans] #90508 Jan 25, 8:19pm Jan 25, 8:19pm
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Keep 15" get a drop and lighter weight wheels if really into straight street line racing other than drag racing at a track. With a nice drop the 15" wouldn't look bad at all with not much gap given the tire size. The tires and wheels will be much cheaper than 18" not only lighter. On the corners you might lose a little. Personally, I would go with 17" 7-8 as said previously, light weight is key, and some good low pro. tires to get the best performance all around, nothing bigger.

Re: what to do about rims [Re: ironracer4130] #90509 Jan 25, 11:20pm Jan 25, 11:20pm
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should i drop it first or get the rims first? Im thinking if i drop it first, then get the rims, the new rims might not look right. i have a rmm body kit and if i do drop it first, im thinking TRD springs would work well. what do you guys think?

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