Thinking about buying Advanti SA15's. Yes or No? *Pics*

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Postby fuel » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:49 pm

rollaholic wrote:if you can keep fuel from talking about euros and mitsis he actually makes some sense :P


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Postby BZG Wagon » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:06 pm

I like how it makes the car look like an older saloon race car.
But then I think the newer mags make make it look a bit more refined.

Hard to decide -have you thought of keeping both?
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Postby ~SlideWays~ » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:23 pm

BZG Wagon wrote:

...have you thought of keeping both?


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Postby Bling » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:02 pm

Stick with what you got

Alex B wrote:I need to see them in HDR


I chuckled. Needs more extreme HDR
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Postby Lloyd » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:22 pm

BZG|Bling wrote:Stick with what you got

Alex B wrote:I need to see them in HDR


I chuckled. Needs more extreme HDR


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Postby Al » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:59 pm

RobertC wrote:these with say 15mm spacers all round.


20mm spacers with some camber bolts. You will have trouble certing 15mm bolt ons.
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Postby Kiwi-Corolla » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:02 pm

BZG Wagon wrote:I like how it makes the car look like an older saloon race car.
But then I think the newer mags make make it look a bit more refined.

Hard to decide -have you thought of keeping both?


Yeah, it certainly gives it more of a track appearance with the SA15's. I would like to keep both, but I'd need to sell my current ones to recuperate the cost of buying the new wheels. Thanks for your input man.
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Postby TRDWGN » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:33 pm

Go the SA15's and give them a lick of charcoal or bronze
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Postby Kiwi-Corolla » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:49 pm

TRDWGN wrote:Go the SA15's and give them a lick of charcoal or bronze


Hmm, yeah I think I'd like them even more if they weren't white. I saw a Corolla with bronze wheels today and it wasn't really my taste, but I wouldn't mind going for a silver or gunmetal. Maybe the same colour as my TRD strut brace.
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Postby Snoozin » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:08 pm

What about some kind of rare special limited edition factory OEM spec wheel to carry on the theme you have running?
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Postby Kiwi-Corolla » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:08 pm

Snoozin wrote:What about some kind of rare special limited edition factory OEM spec wheel to carry on the theme you have running?


The only type of rare special limited edition factory OEM spec wheels I can think of would be the ones that came on the insanely rare TRD2000 model (factory 3S-GE engine), but since there were only 12 TRD2000's ever made, the chances of finding them are next to impossible. They're only 15's anyway, which is a bit small for my taste.

I like to think of my Corolla as OEM+, as in I've taken parts from other Corolla models (such as the headlights and front bumper etc) and enhanced the look of mine, so there isn't really a 'theme' as such, but when it comes to wheels I prefer aftermarket styles as opposed to OEM :)

Here's a pic of the TRD2000 wheels that I was talking about:

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Postby rollaholic » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:35 pm

form follows function, IMO - and big wheels were originally to allow bigger diameter brakes. without the big brakes its just un-needed extra unsprung mass no?

anyway, i too would be in favor of something more suiting the style of the car. TOMs perhaps?
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Postby GTTpower » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:53 pm

rollaholic wrote:form follows function, IMO - and big wheels were originally to allow bigger diameter brakes. without the big brakes its just un-needed extra unsprung mass no?

anyway, i too would be in favor of something more suiting the style of the car. TOMs perhaps?


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Postby rollaholic » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:45 pm

something like this

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or these praps if you prefer the 5 spoke look

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not a fan of pretend dish personally. could paint either in any color you like! i'd suggest a fluorescent orange but dont think that'd be your style ;)
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Postby Mr Revhead » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:56 pm

rollaholic wrote:form follows function, IMO - and big wheels were originally to allow bigger diameter brakes. without the big brakes its just un-needed extra unsprung mass no?

anyway, i too would be in favor of something more suiting the style of the car. TOMs perhaps?


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Postby Snoozin » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:56 pm

In that case I'd go huge, and get it low.

Super tourer spec.

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Something like the above could be had in an Enkei RS-Evolution

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Either way, huge wheels looks awesome. So do this.
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Postby Kiwi-Corolla » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:42 am

^ Yeah they look awesome. The AE100/AE101 Corollas definitely suit big wheels 8). Speaking of going low, here's a Photoshop a mate did for me:

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rollaholic wrote:form follows function, IMO - and big wheels were originally to allow bigger diameter brakes. without the big brakes its just un-needed extra unsprung mass no?

anyway, i too would be in favor of something more suiting the style of the car. TOMs perhaps?


Very true. However, for me, when it comes to wheels it's preference over practicality in terms of the size. If I was using the car on the track I'd go for some lightweight 15's, but since it's my daily driver and is unlikely to see a track in the immediate future, the 17's are more to my liking :)

Would love to get some TOMs wheels. Really liking the 5-spoke ones you posted a photo of. In a way they're a similar design to the SA15's. I'd definitely be keeping with either silver or white though, as fluorescent orange certainly isn't my style :lol:
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Postby fuel » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:35 pm

just don't get weak width and offset 17s.
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Postby rollaholic » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:10 pm

agree, +35 or so absolute max offset. the less offset the more man points :P
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Postby ch4ng » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:53 pm

15's are cool but the car does need to be very low for them to look great, imo go for the 17's and you can keep your street drivability
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