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Old 02-27-2006, 08:40 PM   #16
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i think black rims with a chrome lip would look pretty sweet on your car
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:48 PM   #17
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UPDATES....
Friend that installed a new suspention on his celica (brothers celica) said hell install the suspention for 200 and i dont know if he knows how to balance them. PAINTING the wheels will cost me 100 for the whole set. I will need to get them touched up every year or so because the paint might start chiping...this is according to maaco. I will look around a bit, but seems reasonable. They are alloy wheels, and I cant find used rims with tires anywhre, so Ima drop the car first and see how it looks and then I might paint them.
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:49 PM   #18
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No they're wheels, you guys haven't obviously aren't on enough to hear him bragging about the Neon jp, but I know he told me they were wheels that came with the Sport package...

Sounds pretty sweet, tell us what happens
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:52 PM   #19
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No they're wheels, you guys haven't obviously aren't on enough to hear him bragging about the Neon jp, but I know he told me they were wheels that came with the Sport package...

Sounds pretty sweet, tell us what happens
Yea hopefully I can find another shop because I heard maaco does a shitty job on paint.
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:00 PM   #20
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Dr. Photoshop went ahead and lowered my car too....i think thats a lot more than 1.5 inches (more like 3) but looks nice. Even half of that with the black wheels wil be nice
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:58 PM   #21
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OK by end of summer time i am hoping to drop around 1k into the car. Here is what I am thinking. Get the wheels painted... Get the car dropped, and get a muffler (chrome for looks not power)
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You sound like the next Dr. Rice

How can you call him that for wanting to make a fast 0-60mph car, and then talk about painting wheels and putting on a "for show only" muffler?
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:16 AM   #22
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As you once said to someone (and he was actually talking about performance mods):


How can you call him that for wanting to make a fast 0-60mph car, and then talk about painting wheels and putting on a "for show only" muffler?
Because I dont plan on racing people. He sounded like he thought it would make his car fast. I KNOW it wont make my car any faster. Suspention will be beefier, but other than that itl be the same.
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Because I dont plan on racing people. He sounded like he thought it would make his car fast. I KNOW it wont make my car any faster. Suspention will be beefier, but other than that itl be the same.
He sounded like what would make his car fast? He wanted to know what sort of car he COULD make fast. He never mentioned ricey mods - or any mods at all actually.

You just made your mind up about him with a prejudiced, hypocritical attitude.
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He sounded like what would make his car fast? He wanted to know what sort of car he COULD make fast. He never mentioned ricey mods - or any mods at all actually.

You just made your mind up about him with a prejudiced, hypocritical attitude.
OOoo...ma bad then. What do you think about the suspention kit and wheels. The pic I got is what its gona look like in the end...1.5 inch drop and black stock wheels (just gona paint them). The link is in one of my posts on this page and you can see it here.
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:25 AM   #25
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Personally, I think it would look better with black wheels if the car was a lighter colour (as previously mentioned). I'd say do the suspension lowering but save your money and don't paint the wheels, it shouldn't be too hard to find a nice but cheap set of alloy wheels (Wal-Mart, etc.. or even the local scrap yard maybe). Self painted wheels don't usually look as good as stock painted wheels (bought already painted).
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:27 AM   #26
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I still think they're fugly(your photochopped wheels), but to each his own. Oh, have you looked for wheels in the classified ads of your local newspaper??? Or did you just google rims, found nothing, and gave up??
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:31 AM   #27
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I still think they're fugly(your photochopped wheels), but to each his own. Oh, have you looked for wheels in the classified ads of your local newspaper??? Or did you just google rims, found nothing, and gave up??
I went to tirerack, ebay, local speed shops, and all dont have used and want 800 for intstalled balanced wheels tires etc.
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:33 AM   #28
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You might want to make sure those tires will still fit if you lower it. I see someone else mentioned that earlier. Here's a formula that will give you the tire height to help determine if you can keep your tires.

((Tread Width * (Aspect Ratio / 100) * 2) * 0.0393700787402) + Wheel Size

Or

Using the tire size of 285/75/16:

((285 * (75 / 100) * 2) * 0.0393700787402) + 16

= 32.83 for the height

Edit: That's to give you the height in inches
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:37 AM   #29
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If that can fit, im sure mine will. Thats like a 2.5
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Hey, it's your car.
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