Possible to have 15" tires on Camry 2007?

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Old 21 Aug 2006, 10:10 am   #1 (permalink)
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Hi! I own a Camry 2007 which has a 16" michelin tires on it. Since I had
previously a Camry 2002 with brand new winter tires on it, however, 15"
only, I was told that it is possible to buy 15" rims and put my 15" tires on
it. Would this fit my 2007 Camry? Is it something you would not recommend
me or is this ok? Any advise?

Many thanks!!

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Old 21 Aug 2006, 06:19 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"cimetiere" <cimetiere@spammoncanoe.com> wrote in message
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> Hi! I own a Camry 2007 which has a 16" michelin tires on it. Since I had
> previously a Camry 2002 with brand new winter tires on it, however, 15"
> only, I was told that it is possible to buy 15" rims and put my 15" tires
> on it. Would this fit my 2007 Camry? Is it something you would not
> recommend me or is this ok? Any advise?
>
> Many thanks!!
>


The larger the wheels, the better the ride. Why would ANYONE in their right
mind want SMALLER wheels?


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Old 21 Aug 2006, 06:29 pm   #3 (permalink)
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sharx35 wrote:
> The larger the wheels, the better the ride. Why would ANYONE in their right
> mind want SMALLER wheels?


I think there is a point where the ride becomes bone-jarringly harsh
because the sidewall of the tire gets too low to absorb road
irregularities. Bigger isn't always better.
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Old 21 Aug 2006, 06:36 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Nobody Important" <Dr.Xenon1@gmail.nospam.com> wrote in message
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> sharx35 wrote:
>> The larger the wheels, the better the ride. Why would ANYONE in their
>> right mind want SMALLER wheels?

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> I think there is a point where the ride becomes bone-jarringly harsh
> because the sidewall of the tire gets too low to absorb road
> irregularities. Bigger isn't always better.


That's what your wife tells you to save your ego.


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Old 21 Aug 2006, 06:58 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"sharx35" <sharx35@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:GbrGg.12139$Nz6.9490@edtnps82...
> The larger the wheels, the better the ride.


What kind of science is behind this statement ?
In other words: how do you define "better ride" ?
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Old 21 Aug 2006, 07:41 pm   #6 (permalink)
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cimetiere wrote:
> Hi! I own a Camry 2007 which has a 16" michelin tires on it. Since I had
> previously a Camry 2002 with brand new winter tires on it, however, 15"
> only, I was told that it is possible to buy 15" rims and put my 15" tires on
> it. Would this fit my 2007 Camry? Is it something you would not recommend
> me or is this ok? Any advise?
>
> Many thanks!!
>
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> http://perso.dromadaire.com/cimetiere/spirituel.html
> http://perso.dromadaire.com/cimetiere/psychophilo.html


Look in your manual, it should tell you acceptable subs. Also, I would
suggest talking to a good local tire dealer. If you want to avoid that,
go to www.tirerack.com and follow the winding path through the menu and
see what other tires they tell you would fit.

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Old 21 Aug 2006, 08:11 pm   #7 (permalink)
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sharx35 wrote:

> The larger the wheels, the better the ride. Why would ANYONE in their right
> mind want SMALLER wheels?


The larger the size on any given wheel, the more it will weigh. Add 100
pounds to your back seat and you probably won't notice it.
Add that same, now-unsprung weight to your wheels and it will feel like
you are driving a tank.

Still, there is not going to be a big difference in either weight or
ride quality between the same model 15 and 16 inch wheels.
The profile and flexibility of the tire sidewall is far more important
to ride quality, whether you are going for performance or comfort, when
talking about such a small wheel size difference.

My last car had 15 inch wheels with 195/50/15 tires. Now I have 16 inch
wheels with lower profile 215/40/16's. Ignoring the fact that so many
other factors affect what is "better" in a ride, there is no question
that the 15 inch wheels with the higher profile tires was more
comfortable to drive on, which only makes sense.

One reason to want smaller wheels is cost. There is a really big
increase in price on most tires when you go from 15 to 16 inches. I used
to be able to buy high-performance tires in my size for $60.00 a corner.

Now I am looking at closer to $125.00 each, and they are not that much
wider than the tires I had on the 15 inch wheels.

Pat
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