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Hey guys,

Its technically not an L-type but body wise it's no different. I'm looking at rims for my Celica XX. Basically what I'm curious about is the smallest offset that would be possible with a 7.5" rim? I'm open to the idea of rolling the guard slightly to fit if that is going to make a huge difference.

Anyone have any ideas? I've read the other threads I found, but I didn't find exactly what I was after.

Thanks,
Nathan
 

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Nathan, Mel L from the MK2 list had 16 X 7s Epsilons on a L-type but I cant remember the offset??

Anyone from the MK2 list remember??


justcallmefrank said:
Hey guys,

Its technically not an L-type but body wise it's no different. I'm looking at rims for my Celica XX. Basically what I'm curious about is the smallest offset that would be possible with a 7.5" rim? I'm open to the idea of rolling the guard slightly to fit if that is going to make a huge difference.

Anyone have any ideas? I've read the other threads I found, but I didn't find exactly what I was after.

Thanks,
Nathan
 

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7.5 inch wide rims will be nice on the rear, but they may be pushing it on the front. Here's some info that I put up in another thread a while ago.

Here's my experience on what works on L-types. These are all tire/rim combos that I've personally seen on L-type Mk2 Supras.

On my white 83 L-type, which is lowered with Eibach/Tokico setup...
P-type rims fit fine with 225/60R14's on rear and 215/60R14's on front. No rubbing issues.
Aftermarket 15x7 rims with +20 mm offset fit fine with 225/50R15's at all 4 corners. No rubbing, and the fronts sit nicely inside the fender lips. Rears would look nicer with about a 1/2 inch spacer to bring them out and fill up the rear fenders a little bit more.

On a friend's 84 L-type, also lowered...
P-type rims with 235/60R14's work fine on the rear. They rubbed badly on the front outer fender lips on bumps so he got 215/60R14's for the front. No more rubbing.

On another friend's 82 L-type, not lowered...
P-type rims with 245/50R14's fit fine on all 4 corners. Fronts stick out a bit past the fender lips, but they never rub on his car, probably due to the overall tire diameter being about 1 inch less than a 225/60R14 would be.

Hope that helps.
 

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Dean is the person who would know about the Ltype stats.

Dean

How would you like to try my 17s on your Ltype to see how they fit?
 

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Good to try though, just to get a better idea. Hard to give those up. Too much time and money to put together.
 
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