Winter tires for Camry SE

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Old 17 Oct 2003, 04:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
Dave Kemp
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Anyone have comments to make on winter tires for 2002 Camry SE ?

Have been contemplating Michelin Pilot Alpin. Anyone have experience with
these ?

Have found that the original all-season tires are not very good here in
Canadian winters

Thanks


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Old 17 Oct 2003, 05:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Winter tires for Camry SE

I would suggest Nokian WR as a good winter tire for Canadian Winters. Here
is the product info:
http://www.nokiantires.com/newsite/tires_popup.cfm?id=6

If you are in the Toronto or GTA, I would go to Steelcase Tires and Mags in
Markham. Ask for Dave or Jim and they will get you a great deal on them.
Keep in mind that the lineups now for winter tires are not too bad, but the
longer you wait, the more you will pay for the tires and the longer it will
take to get them on your vehicle.

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> Anyone have comments to make on winter tires for 2002 Camry SE ?
>
> Have been contemplating Michelin Pilot Alpin. Anyone have experience

with
> these ?
>
> Have found that the original all-season tires are not very good here in
> Canadian winters
>
> Thanks
>
>



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Old 18 Oct 2003, 09:17 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Winter tires for Camry SE

The OEM tires on the SE are classified as Performance tires
not All-Season (at least on the 03/04 models). The other
models (LE, XLE) come with the All-Season radial.


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Old 19 Oct 2003, 08:58 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Winter tires for Camry SE

Dave;

Here are Some useful comparisons. The Alpins ranked 6th in the survey.

Winter Tires:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/winter.jsp

Ultra High Performance All Season:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/uhpas.jsp

--Ibrahim


"Dave Kemp" <d.kemp@ieee.org> wrote in message news:<VkZjb.115650$6C4.21157@pd7tw1no>...
> Anyone have comments to make on winter tires for 2002 Camry SE ?
>
> Have been contemplating Michelin Pilot Alpin. Anyone have experience with
> these ?
>
> Have found that the original all-season tires are not very good here in
> Canadian winters
>
> Thanks

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Old 22 Oct 2003, 09:11 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Winter tires for 4 cyl. Camry SE, 15 ou 16 inches?

Hi,

I am in Canada, and I want to know if I can put 15 inches winter tires
on my SE with 4 wheel disks brakes?
My dealer told me that I have to go with 16" but another dealer say
that I can put 15"...
TIA

Martin
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Old 23 Oct 2003, 08:29 am   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Winter tires for 4 cyl. Camry SE, 15 ou 16 inches?

Going with a 15 inch tire would give you better winter handling. Its
better to get a narrower tire that digs into snow then a wider tire that
goes over it.

As long as the tire can support the vehicle weight and the vehicle dynamics
do not become adversely affected by this, I don't see the harm with going
with a 15" tire.

If your in Canada and have avg amounts of snow, I would suggest the Nokian
WR tires. If you want extra grip, go with the Nokian Hakka 1's.

Tire information can be found at www.nokiantires.com . For price and
availability, check out their dealer locator link.

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> Hi,
>
> I am in Canada, and I want to know if I can put 15 inches winter tires
> on my SE with 4 wheel disks brakes?
> My dealer told me that I have to go with 16" but another dealer say
> that I can put 15"...
> TIA
>
> Martin



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