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NYTEPSYCE
06-05-2013, 06:49 AM
Now that 215/50-15 are not longer made for the GTS, when size tire can I use with my rims? Do I have to get a new rim size for my Celica?

Galcobar
06-05-2013, 10:13 AM
I suggest reading through the wheel and tire tech section at 1010tires.com, which will explain how the various measurements of tires work and to what degree you can make changes. Then use the tire size calculator to pull out matching sizes. Added bonus to the 1010tires.com calculator is that it will list the tires available in each size.

That said, I thought the 15-inch seventh-gen GTS stock tire size was 205/55 R15?

NYTEPSYCE
06-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Nope, just checked. Mine are 215/50R15. They are the sport wheels. But thanks for the help, but 1010tires doesn't list the Celica GT-S, only the GT for the 1990 model.

NYTEPSYCE
06-05-2013, 06:45 PM
Did find one website(SuperBuyTires) that has Falken tires in my size for $100.00 each.

Shadowlife25
06-05-2013, 10:22 PM
Go read up on 101 like Galcobar suggested man. It is solid info and will answer the majority of your questions.

METDeath
06-06-2013, 03:56 AM
You can do a plus/minus 0 fitment, your tire shop should know how to figure that out... I used the tire calculator on 1010 to figure out what sort of changes my speedometer would go through on several different tire sizes on the stock 15" wheel. I decided on a size, but haven't bought them yet because I have good rubber on them currently, and have good rubber on my 17s (non daily... but it's basically parked five weeks out of six lately).

Galcobar
06-08-2013, 04:06 AM
Nope, just checked. Mine are 215/50R15. They are the sport wheels. But thanks for the help, but 1010tires doesn't list the Celica GT-S, only the GT for the 1990 model.

Okay, not sure why I thought you had a seventh-gen -- considering you posted in the fifth-gen forum...

For some reason, a number of websites use a database for wheel/tire specs that has a hole for the 1990 Celica. I've come across it on several of the larger tire sellers and a few of the smaller ones -- guess it's a popular software. If you switch the year to 1991, the data is correct even though the 1990 and 1991 Celicas were the same revision.

For example: http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculator/215-50R15/205-50R15/205-55R15/225-45R15

Luis C
06-11-2013, 10:34 PM
My former GT-S also had the 215/50/15 but living in Venezuela made it impossible to find that particular size, so I had to get the next best thing which is 205/55/15. They worked like a charm, speedo was off by 1% but no big deal, but got no rubbing or scrapping or bottoming out, hell I even got to use Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs (lowered the car 1.5 in) and still no problems, so yes GO 205/55/15 with your eyes closed.

Nitro_Alltrac
06-20-2013, 03:01 AM
I've run the 205/55's pretty much since I got the car (7 years). Like Luis said, a little variance in the speedo but no other issues. A LOT easier to find than the 215's.

NYTEPSYCE
06-21-2013, 06:41 AM
Arrgggh! Got a flat coming to work tonight. Pulled over and found a set of keys embedded in the rear side passenger tire, should be able to get it patched thought. Thanks to all of you for your advice as for replacements for my 215's. By the way, would 225's work? Or would they be too big for the wheel well? By the way Mike, my 1990 looks almost exactly like the picture of your 92 All Trac. Without the tubo, or the all wheel drive, or the sporty rims (I have the aluminium ones). Otherwise could be a match.

METDeath
06-21-2013, 01:31 PM
The previous owner put 225s on my GTS rims, they fit, but same issue, speedometer mismatch, however, go for the 205s as they are cheaper.

NYTEPSYCE
06-22-2013, 01:13 AM
Do you have the sport aluminum rims? I'd like to keep mine since they look great on the car.

METDeath
06-22-2013, 03:27 AM
Do you have the sport aluminum rims? I'd like to keep mine since they look great on the car.

Yes, they are, if you look in my build thread there should be some pictures with the stock rims.

Nitro_Alltrac
06-22-2013, 02:50 PM
My stock rims were pretty beat up. I let them go when I got the new ones.