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I am getting a 17x8 wheel, I think the correct tire size for that would be either 225/40/17 or 215/45/17...? there's not much selection in the 225/40/17 size and I'm scared of scratching the lip with the 215/45/17 size (should I be?). So I started looking at 225/45/17 and 235/40/17 and there's lots of choices in those sizes...which one should I get? or more specifically which one would offer the most contact patch?
 

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You might want to ask this in the Wheel & Tire Forum instead.

However, in my opinion, don't go over a 225mm width, or you will have fenderwell rubbing. Of course, I hope you made sure the wheels will fit properly, with the correct offset.

Please note that most real autocrossers would not use such a large wheel as 17x8 on the Celica. I assume they are just for show and you don't really want to improve your car's handling. Unless they are Volks, the wheels will be way too heavy. Enjoy.
 

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35mm offset should be enough I hope. they actually weigh in at 19lbs, a tad bit over stock, but I haven't got $2000 for some advans. and no not for autocross but rather time trials. the stocks are for the "smaller" events.

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