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david in germany
03-25-2005, 09:41 AM
Ok I just got offered a set of 17"s for the Celica... (free)
I was looking for what size to run if I get them.. I figured out to match the stock Height I will need a 205-35/17.... :owned: lol What is my stock size you ask 185-65/14... I have a set of 16's with 215-40/16 I am thinking it won't be worth the hastles... Whatdoyathink?
David

Adrian Avgerinos
03-25-2005, 03:50 PM
205/40/17 would be the closest OD to 185/65/14.

david in germany
03-25-2005, 04:38 PM
205/40/17 would be the closest OD to 185/65/14.
Yep your right, I don't think It would have that nice of a ride though...
Anyone running 17's?
Anyone running 17's and have there car lowered?
David

Adrian Avgerinos
03-25-2005, 05:53 PM
Lots of folks on this board have 17" wheels. If the outer tire diameter remains the same, you chose a correct offset, and the wheel isn't too wide, you should be fine.

The ride quality will be terrible compared to the tires you have now.

roman
03-26-2005, 03:55 AM
Yeah, don't expect a better ride quality. Not only will the smaller sidewall make the setup a bit harsher, but the overall increase in weight with the wheel/tire combo will make you feel every bump on the road. Aside from that? Your your car will probably feel like it lost a few ponies.

But if you are dead set on having 17's, strictly for looks, then go ahead. I think the Yokohama AVS ES100 in the 205/40R17 will be a good affordable choice. Just don't drive them in the snow.

Tommy91GT
03-26-2005, 06:47 PM
Dave, I'm running 17's, 7.5 with 205/40's. on GYBs and a GC Coil and I love the ride. Only complaint I have is I need a camber kit cos I'm tired of wearing out D/S wheel bearings. lol

SilverCel
03-26-2005, 06:58 PM
NO NO NO

Yoko AVS ES100's BLOW!

I've had two sets.....the first set wasnt that bad, but the second set. ... once installed i noticed two huge bubbles formed on one of them, and then the other one got a bubble also. one was a defect, and one was because the sidewalls bubble easily.

david in germany
03-26-2005, 07:45 PM
Thanks all for the replies.
I am actualy partial to Toyo ts-1's but I probably won't do it. May just get them to give to Tommy... lol (got him excited) (another Karma but local!)

roman
03-26-2005, 10:46 PM
Sorry you had bad luck with your Yoko's, SilverCel. I know a lot of people that run them and they do so without issues. Maybe you just got a bad batch? They're not the greatest tires, but for the price they're better than anything else you can get. The Toyos are awesome tires, but they're expensive. If you got the money, go for it ;)

ray_sir_6
03-26-2005, 11:59 PM
225-45-17 Falken Azenis. Slightly taller tire setup, but not enough to throw the speedo off.

Tommy91GT
03-27-2005, 04:26 PM
Thanks all for the replies.
I am actualy partial to Toyo ts-1's but I probably won't do it. May just get them to give to Tommy... lol (got him excited) (another Karma but local!)

Now that's my kinda deal. I really need a some liter wheels for when I'm not showing. I like Toyo's too. You can always keep them for spares, I mean with all the storage places in German homes :laugh:

deuce
03-28-2005, 12:16 AM
i've got sportsline with 17 inc 215/40/17 and i think its the perfect tire size!

david in germany
03-28-2005, 06:27 AM
You can always keep them for spares, I mean with all the storage places in German homes :laugh:


Now that's funny! :laugh: