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17" rims on 2000 Corolla

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    loci New Member

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    Question 2000 Corolla Le on 17 inch Alloys
    Hey Guys,

    From reading the many different threads on here, I understand that 17-7 +42 alloy wheels are a good fit on the '00 Corolla. I currently have stock steelies (185/65/14). I want 205/40/17 and I don't want to lower the car just yet. Given that, I believe I will not have a problem with rubbing the tires on the struts or the wheel wells. Can someone confirm - or should I look at 205/45/16 (16/7 ET40)?

    However, for the folks that have this setup (17" wheels w/o dropping the car:(

    1. Is the ride significantly more rough?
    2. Is the steering wheel much harder to turn?
    3. Was it worth it from a handling perspective?
    4. Any rubbing?

    I only plan to have this setup for the warmer weather as I have winters for the snow. I installed new struts and coils last year (just maintenance) and the handling improved but I'm sure wider wheels will make more of a difference.

    Let me know. Thanks!
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    Yes those tires will make the ride much more firm, even with stock suspension. Going from a 65 series to a 40 series sidewall loses a lot of rubber.
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    loci New Member

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    My winters are actually 195/55/15 and I enjoy that it is a little more firm. What are the go-to tire sizes (without lowering and rubbing) for 16"?
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    205/40/17 should fit... I'm on 195/45/16 on stock struts w/ lowering springs.
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    I'll fit but it might rub
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    I have 1993 corolla with 16 inch rims but I have a issue choosing lowing springs or finding interchangeable springs for it using regular shocks. I would like to know the spring rate for the stock springs that come on the 1993 corolla I have?
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    I have 1993 corolla with 16 inch rims but I have a issue choosing lowing springs or finding interchangeable springs for it using regular shocks. I would like to know the spring rate for the stock springs that come on the 1993 corolla I have?
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    Why 17's? They're way too big for our cars. 16's are perfect.
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    I never had any luck with my 16s they always scrubbed in the rear I had 205/50s on em. Now I'm running rota slips which are 15x7s with 195/50 tires and they do good especially with the new suspension.
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    i have 205/40/17 17"s on mine and it rubs sometimes in the rear or if i have more than one person in the back and i have a 2" drop
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    You'll definitely have some slight rubbing

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