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17's will give slightly better handling, lower profile tyres have less flex in the sidewall so tread contact is better maintained during cornering, 16's will give slightly better acceleration but the differences are slight so its down to choice really yeah 17s look better if you have lowered your rolla? 16s tyres are cheaper to buy :thumbsup:

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And also just to add that generally smaller wheels tend to tramline less than bigger, but then it is also down to tyre width.. generally larger wheels means wider tyres.. the main concern more than size is weight of the wheel.. the lighter the wheel the better accel, braking, handling.. all negligable differences but it adds up I guess when you are pushing the car..

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Im rocking 17" rota Torque - massive difference in handling

Not sure about accelaration yet, I'll find that out at santa pod on saturday

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Looks very nice, are they with standard springs on?

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I have TTE springs fitted so its 15mm lower than a standard facelift

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See that ride height works for me, I plan on getting a set of 17's eventually and that height looks good I dont want it slammed.

how much are those springs then mate?

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Think they are around £140 mark from MR T, I ordered them from Parts king who is a member on here, you get a discount.

I would go for these over the other cheaper brands.

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Think they are around £140 mark from MR T, I ordered them from Parts king who is a member on here, you get a discount.

I would go for these over the other cheaper brands.

Cool cheers mate, noticed you've got the tte rear skirt, how much can I pick one them up for? are they mega bucks?

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Ha I think they are £245 in primer from toyota so abit expesnive to be fair. Looks really good with the TTE back box tho.

Have you got a pre facelift or facelift?

Im sure there is a rear skirt on eBay been sold buy a genuine toyota dealer

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Ha I think they are £245 in primer from toyota so abit expesnive to be fair. Looks really good with the TTE back box tho.

Have you got a pre facelift or facelift?

Im sure there is a rear skirt on ebay been sold buy a genuine toyota dealer

Ye it does look nice but thats expensive for what you get lol

Iv got a facelift mate.

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oh no its gone up!!!

rear skirt

I think the facelift looks pretty tidy standard so there isn't too much to do to it really.

Im after a new clutch for mine soon :crybaby:

Thats very expensive when you take into account you've still then got to get it sprayed. I think i'll be leaving that one alone.

Think positive once it's done it's done, shouldn't need to worry about a new one all the while you own the car.

I want to sort out the vibrations coming through my clutch pedal at higher rpms, starting to annoy me a bit.

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17 inch tyres are cheaper than 16's due to the amount of cars coming with 17's as standard and 18 inch tyres are now cheaper than 17...

also on the your car wont be any slower on take off with 17's as the over all size of the wheel/tyre stay the same as you drop sidewall size ie 205 50 16 will be very close to a 205 45 17

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