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kenaneu
08-29-2006, 06:21 AM
Ok sorry if this is a lame post, but I am new to my 91 GT, and wanted hear from you guys what wheels will work best.

I have 3 stock ones and one steelie that looks like shit. I need to do something about this! I am looking for general driving use, not racing, and am looking to leave the car as unmodified as possible, yet looking nice. So what size/brands, etc will work best?!

Also, I am open to those of you who have wheels (preferrably with tires on them) that you'd like to sell for a decent price, so long as you KNOW they will fit my car without a major headache.

Oh BTW, the car is black (will post pics soon) so looking for chrome, gunmetal, black, etc.

Thanks!

Cavanagh
08-29-2006, 02:43 PM
get some bronze/gold ones, those would look sick.

Sorry, I know that doesn't help, Eh...have you looked at Enkei Rims? Or5Zgien? Good SHEET. As for tires, well thats up to you. I would personally say all-seasons. But thats your call. As for size 16s or 17s will do the trick.

Correct me if im wrong, but im pretty sure your bolt pattern is 5x100.

ciento44
08-29-2006, 04:35 PM
Ok sorry if this is a lame post, but I am new to my 91 GT, and wanted hear from you guys what wheels will work best.

I have 3 stock ones and one steelie that looks like shit. I need to do something about this! I am looking for general driving use, not racing, and am looking to leave the car as unmodified as possible, yet looking nice. So what size/brands, etc will work best?!

Also, I am open to those of you who have wheels (preferrably with tires on them) that you'd like to sell for a decent price, so long as you KNOW they will fit my car without a major headache.

Oh BTW, the car is black (will post pics soon) so looking for chrome, gunmetal, black, etc.

Thanks!

Gah, if this had only been posted like..... 4 days ago.

Go on Ebay and check out a brand called "Nippon."

You're looking for 5x100, i think they make some nice 17x7s that should fit without a problem, and their prices are good.

kenaneu
08-29-2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the suggestions so far - I will check out the nippons and the enkei's. So 16s or 17s, eh? What width? And yes, I am looking for 5 bolt.

ciento44
08-30-2006, 05:09 AM
Thanks for the suggestions so far - I will check out the nippons and the enkei's. So 16s or 17s, eh? What width? And yes, I am looking for 5 bolt.


Lol... i should hope you're looking for 5 bolt. :P

I wouldn't look any bigger than 17s.

16s are a nice all around size... see if you can find some 16x7s that you like, it'll be a good compromise, and shouldn't be too expensive.

Cavanagh
08-31-2006, 03:58 AM
:noob: :stupid: :madfawk:

Hahaha just playin with ya Cientopoo. Well said above. ^^^

angryyoungnpoor
08-31-2006, 04:24 AM
16 inch rotas! I think I'ma get the grids.. which are a knockoff of the Volk TE37's. I think that's their name. Hot as shit wheels.

kenaneu
08-31-2006, 09:17 PM
Hey what do you guys think about these?

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pts/200757852.html

Think they'd fit? I am a little concerned since they're 17's, but the price is not bad for having usable tires on them as well... Thoughts?

KoreanJoey
08-31-2006, 09:56 PM
Stock Subie wheels... 15-16inches... 04 or older STi/WRX/Impreza/Outback/Forester/ETC.

kenaneu
09-03-2006, 10:24 PM
So the 17x7's were WAY too big. I am thinking like KoreanJoey said about some 15-16's.

kenaneu
09-06-2006, 09:49 AM
Ok so my buddy at work happens to know the guys over at http://www.modwheels.com/ so I just scored a set of their 16" vision rims in gloss black and silver w/ 205/45 R16's on them (look at their site under "01 modwheels" to see pics) for an amazing price. Using their tire calculator, I am only about 0.86% off from stock size, which should be pretty negligible. The wheels come in on Thursday, so I will post some pics and impressions once they're on the car!

kenaneu
10-04-2006, 08:28 PM
In case anyone cares, here's the wheels I ended up choosing:

http://www.kmdevelopment.com/graphics/graphics_misc/celica_001.jpg

Murgatroy
10-04-2006, 08:40 PM
Look good.

ciento44
10-04-2006, 08:42 PM
Damn that's a clean car. Those wheels look pretty good. :) Congrats!

Fuelish
10-04-2006, 09:38 PM
Nice !!!!

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 06:18 AM
nice... It looks like Im goin 17

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 06:37 AM
i got a question... most of the rims ive been lookin at are 17x7 but, sum of them only have the bolt pattern for the celica in 17x7.5... my question is, will 17x7.5 rub in the front when turning?
I dunno the numers in tire terms (ie. 235/35/16)

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 07:23 AM
17x7 48=offset 5 x 100=bolt pattern 73=bore diameter 15.6 lbs

would these rims fit in the front without rubbing?

'90 CeLicA Aus
10-05-2006, 07:41 AM
Nice wheels man, looks good!

kenaneu
10-05-2006, 07:44 AM
17x7 48=offset 5 x 100=bolt pattern 73=bore diameter 15.6 lbs

would these rims fit in the front without rubbing?
17's eh... Well all I can say is two things:

1) I am sure someone here is running them just fine.

2) I tried 17x7.5's wrapped with 40's and could not fit the rears without rubbing. Didn't even try the fronts.

So I would caution against 17's unless you KNOW they're going to fit, or someone else is running them with no probs on the same car. And seriously don't order wheels online that you're unsure about fitting. I liked a lot of 17" designs, but after actually checking things out on a tire/wheel size calculator, I decided 16x7's were a better way to go. They look pretty good (imo) and are wider than stock, so there's a noticeable improvement in handling. I would suggest you play around with a tire/wheel size calculator before you go any further:

http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCalculator.asp

Good luck!

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 08:00 AM
wat siz tires would you need to fit on 7" wide rims??? wat would be the first number (ie. xxx/40/17)???

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 08:04 AM
2) I tried 17x7.5's wrapped with 40's and could not fit the rears without rubbing. Didn't even try the fronts.

So I would caution against 17's unless you KNOW they're going to fit, or someone else is running them with no probs on the same car. And seriously don't order wheels online that you're unsure about fitting.
I'm talking about 17x7... shouldnt have as much of a problem as 17x7.5

'90 CeLicA Aus
10-05-2006, 08:16 AM
I have 215/45 fitted with my 17's.

Murgatroy
10-05-2006, 08:24 AM
I have 205/40/17. I have seen 225/40/17. I don't know the offset though/

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 08:26 AM
17x7 48=offset 5 x 100=bolt pattern 73=bore diameter 15.6 lbs
what size tires would I need to get for these rims width wise? like the firs 3 numbers?

Murgatroy
10-05-2006, 08:32 AM
I currently run a 205/40/17 tire (Toyo Proxes FZ4/Hancook Ventus HRII) on a 17x7 Enkei wheel.

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 08:37 AM
is the first 3 numbers the width?

Murgatroy
10-05-2006, 08:42 AM
Yes. In mm. A 205/40/17 is 205mm wide, with a sidewall 40% tall as it is wide, that fits on a 17" rim.

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 08:50 AM
ok see I was confused, I thought the rim width determined specific tire width... I just read that you can have diff combinations of tire/rim width

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 08:52 AM
and the 205 on the 17s clear no problem?

and also wondering how the offset of the rim will effect the fitment... like on a 7" wide rim wat offsets would fit?

Slider
10-05-2006, 04:18 PM
17x7 48=offset 5 x 100=bolt pattern 73=bore diameter 15.6 lbs

would these rims fit in the front without rubbing?

Yes, but the rear might rub on the struts. I wouldn't suggest going this way unless you can test fit them before buying them. I have 45 offset on a 17x7 rim and the tire barely clears the strut.

As for offset on a 17x7 rim, I would personally go with anything between 45 and 35. Might need to roll the front fenders with 35. You can see in my pics what 17x7 with +45 offset looks like.

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 11:22 PM
So the front would fit without rubbing but the rear might rub on the struts??? Is there anyway I could get a small wheel spacer for the rear to ensure they dont rub??? the real wheels coming out a slight bit Im not too worried about, as it doesn't look bad at all

GlHlOST
10-05-2006, 11:23 PM
I like the size of your rims also... you say their 17x7? wat offset? do they fit fine? ie. no rubbing?

91GTurbo
10-06-2006, 12:19 AM
I ran 17's for yrs, but I hated the way they rode. I could feel every bump in the road. I ran Enkei RF-11's i think they were 17x7's w/Nitto Nt450 205/40/17. I even upraded my struts and springs. Still felt crappy. So now I have 16" Enkei RS-6's and they ride SO MUCH SMOOTHER. Probably gonna go back to 17's though b/c I'm mainly gonna go show now, only gonna it a couple days a week.

Slider
10-06-2006, 04:08 AM
I like the size of your rims also... you say their 17x7? wat offset? do they fit fine? ie. no rubbing?

They're 45 offset, they fit fine, I could use a spacer in the rear though to make them more flush. The diameter of the wheel and tire is pretty close to stock. No rubbing at all and I push the car pretty hard at autocrosses. I'm not lowered, it shouldn't be a problem even if you're lowered.

If you go higher than 45, it won't clear the rear strut. If you go lower than 35mm they will extend out too much. 40 would be perfect, and then throw in a spacer in the rear to make it look nice.

GlHlOST
10-06-2006, 07:34 AM
sooo if the wheel is 48 offset thennnnn could you throw a spacer in the rear to make them clear strut??? and we're still talkin about 17x7s just to be clear right?

KoreanJoey
10-06-2006, 07:39 AM
I don't knwo about you guys... I'm running 225/50/16s V710s on the front of the car and doesn't seem to have any clearance issues... and the 215/45/16s on the rear just JUST barely rub on the strut a little spacer should do good on the back.

Slider
10-06-2006, 04:57 PM
sooo if the wheel is 48 offset thennnnn could you throw a spacer in the rear to make them clear strut??? and we're still talkin about 17x7s just to be clear right?

Yes and yes.