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« Reply #15 on: Dec 09, 2003, 07:02:19 pm »
Yea, ive seen a few 3rd gens with the new 17 or 18 inch rice rims and they look awful... if you're gonna put rims on an 80's car, you gotta have 80's rims.
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 09, 2003, 08:20:44 pm »
True that, keep it old school. It's either the Celica Supra rims, or the mesh rims, which I wanted but can't seem to find any.  I've been to many junkyards and can't find the mesh. :(  


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« Reply #17 on: Dec 09, 2003, 10:45:55 pm »
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I want to know if there is a company out there that makes custom wheels in any design you want..... im sure there are... i would like to see the current GTS rims remade in say a 16x8, or even 16x9 for the rear.
There are a couple places that make wheels to your specs, but that would be hella expensive.  I agree that 16" GT-S/Supra wheels would be sweet.  I'd have a set in a heartbeat.
Stay away from the old late 80s Dodge Conquest TSi/Mitsu Starion ESi 16" 5-spokes.  They look sweet, but I'm told they're weak (dent/crack easy).
 


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« Reply #18 on: Dec 09, 2003, 10:58:48 pm »
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Whats wrong with 15" wheels? There are a lot out there that fit our cars, I dont know if you guys have seen my Enkei wheels, I got these wheels at my local junk yard and paid about 20 bucks for each 15x7 with zero offset and they look great on Celicas, and every time I'm the j/y i see more of them on 280's and other RWD cars, even guys driving Hondas and other riced out cars with 17" or even 18" wheels stop and tell me that my car looks good from top to bottom, cause all its parts look like they belong, I dont know if you guys have seen how our cars look with new modern wheels(import wheels) they suck! Looks totally out of place, the only other wheels that look good on our cars are Centerline Coronas, these things are cool, a guy I know has this Coronas in his 84 GT-S coupe and they are 16x8 and they are not too expensive. :D
Nothing wrong w/ 15" wheels.  Just that for a GT-S, which runs 225 width tires, the selection available in 15" sucks.  225/50-16 is a perfect +2 size, so the speedo stays accurate, and it looks killer.

Maybe on a GT w/ the narrower fenders, a 15" wheel still has good tire selection.

I have not seen the Centerline Corona, but I have Centerline Hammers, and have decided I'm *sick* of taking care of polished aluminum wheels.  They water spot & hold onto brake dust stains like you wouldn't believe.  Either have 'em clearcoated, or powdercoated.  I don't like polished/chrome wheels, so I'd choose to have 'em powdercoated silver, maybe w/ color accents to match the body color...

Some current FWD-fit wheels can look good on our cars, you just have to choose straight or angular wheels rather than the swoopy curved stuff.  Angular cars need angular or blocky wheels to look right (plus I don't wanna show off my wimpy looking brakes).  I know Celica brakes are anything but wimpy, but a very open wheel makes the brakes look even smaller.
 


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« Reply #19 on: Dec 09, 2003, 11:08:12 pm »
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the only other wheels that look good on our cars are centerline coronas, this things are cool, a guy i know has this coronas in his 84 gts coupe and they are 16x8 and they are not too expensive. :D
I just looked at Centerline's site.  I personally don't like the Corona.  I like the Thruster, Saber & Scorpion tho (in the billet wheels).  There are no other wheels that fit our Celicas if you look outside the Billet series.  :(  


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« Reply #20 on: Dec 09, 2003, 11:34:02 pm »
Here's a good lookin' Celica with 5 spokes I think?  I think this Celica looks great.  

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« Reply #21 on: Dec 09, 2003, 11:58:57 pm »
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Here's a good lookin' Celica with 5 spokes I think?  I think this Celica looks great.  

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He obviously didn't try to make everything fit together like a package.  3.5" lowering is quite severe.  I don't know what stock tire size is on a GT, so I can't say for sure the +1 size to 15" rims forces you into odd tire sizes.

The wheels do look good on the car tho.  I have never really liked 5-spoke rims, but there are a few good-looking examples.
 


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« Reply #22 on: Dec 10, 2003, 12:05:05 am »
hmmm, those rims are pretty cool, but the rest of the car screams rice..... i like the thruster wheels.. or maybe the pheonix. the rest of them look like SUV rims..
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« Reply #23 on: Dec 10, 2003, 12:21:15 am »
i aree. he shouldnt have dropped it that much. It looks riced out

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« Reply #24 on: Dec 10, 2003, 12:50:17 am »
Yeah, but still.  I think the car look good, but it is dropped a bit too much.  :(  I like it though.  


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« Reply #25 on: Dec 10, 2003, 09:53:01 am »
Guys those are eagle wheels they are chrome and heavy as hell but also very cheap something like 45 bucks a pc. at pepboys, i like anyone that tries to fix up a celi riced out or not but theres something that looks bad on this car, the car has been lower the maximun possible i know cause my car is also lowered 3.5 inches thats as low as celis go safely, plus the gt can be lowered more than gt's, even lowered like this im running 225/50r15's on my 15x7 Enkei's and nothing rubs,the other thing that kills this celi is the chrome fender lip things, thats not rice, also celis look good when lowered plus a body kit......just my two cents.  :D  
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« Reply #26 on: Oct 22, 2019, 03:41:21 am »
I'm on 15x8 MST Time Attacks with 0 offset. Wrapped in Fallen Ziex. The center bore was off by a little bit so I used a Dremel to open them up a hair. They have some nice selection of color options. I'm happy with them. They are cheap, light weight, and good quality. Hope this helps fellas

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« Reply #27 on: Nov 06, 2019, 01:44:49 am »
I'm on 15x8 MST Time Attacks with 0 offset. Wrapped in Fallen Ziex. The center bore was off by a little bit so I used a Dremel to open them up a hair. They have some nice selection of color options. I'm happy with them. They are cheap, light weight, and good quality. Hope this helps fellas

Resurrecting this from the dead huh? I think nowadays Rota makes enough wheels in our bolt pattern with good offsets, and they are cheap. I personally like my Centerline Auto Drags, but they are out of production and hard to find in 4 lug. But no brake dust to worry about!  :heh:

I actually just switched from 0 offset to -12, the extra 1/2" of lip is nice.



(This is an old pic with the 0 offset)
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 10, 2019, 03:25:21 am »
Yea for sure, back in the early 00's there weren't many options for 4x114.3, but now there seems to be a ton of options, it's just tire selection isn't the best for those running 14" and 15".
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« Reply #29 on: Nov 11, 2019, 11:25:23 pm »
Also, even though this thread is WAY old, i believe some turbo z31  hubs use the same wheel bearing on the front, so they probably would work if you wanted to go to 5 lug