November 27, 2008 in Carina GT-R by banpei
Found these 15 inch Carina GT-R rims (also featured on the Celica Supra and Soarer) on auctions.yahoo.co.jp which look exactly like mine:
Immaculate Carina GT-R rims on auctions.yahoo.co.jp
Details of the Carina GT-R rims on auctions.yahoo.co.jp
Clean Carina GT-R rims on auctions.yahoo.co.jp
These rims are 15 inch, ET +20 so they are actually exactly the same as mine! I took the gamble that the 15 inch Celica Supra rims would be the same size/offset as the Carina and apparently I guessed right!
They cost about 37000 yen (300 euros) so I think the price of these rims are spot on!
October 17, 2008 in Carina GT-R by banpei
Yesterday evening I mounted the Celica Supra rims on the car!
As you can see, the offset on the front is good, but on the rear the wheel hides in the fender. This is probably due to the axle being not wide enough for the car. Remember that the solid axle Carinas were featuring the same axle as the AE86 (Corolla) which is less wide than the Carina. I think I need some spacers now.
As you can see I need some lowering springs as well. The front has positive camber (!) and the rear is also a bit too high…
July 1, 2008 in Carina GT-R by banpei
The Celica Supra rims are almost on the car! I dropped them off at the address where the tires were delivered and I could pick them up three hours later (at 20:30) with tires and fully balanced.
I didn’t have the time yet to put them on the car or even shoot some pictures of the rims, but that will be very soon! Then we’re going to see how much the car resembles the Carina GT-R
Edit: now with picture!
June 19, 2008 in Carina GT-R by banpei
Yesterday I finally brought the Celica Supra rims to Hil Coatings to get them sandblasted and powdercoated.
They are going to be silver-grey, just like the OEM rims of the Carina AA63 GT-R had:
I can pick them up next thursday!!