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#225 of 267 15" to 16" or 17" wheels for a 2005 Camry LE
Jan 30, 2010 (9:33 pm)
We recently purchased a 2005 Camry LE with the stock 15" metal rims and want to replace them with something bigger but don't want the wheels/tires to hit the body or shocks or cause other problems.
What size tires would be best with 17" rims, or if 17" is too large, what size tires for the 16".
The reason I'm asking specifically about the 17" is that a neighbor has a set of 17" factory wheels taken off 2008 Toyota Avalon for a very good price. Would these fit my 2005 Camry?
#226 of 267 Re: 15" to 16" or 17" wheels for a 2005 Camry LE [djdoyle]
Jan 31, 2010 (8:05 pm)
My advice would be to skip the 17s. 16-inch wheels were standard on the XLE of that year (I have one), and the proper tire size is 215/60R16. The speedometer and odometer will be minimally affected by this change, and there obviously would be no clearance issues with the tires.
#227 of 267 2007 Camry XLE w/50,000 miles
Feb 09, 2010 (9:05 am)
I am now on my third set of tires on this car. The good news is the car came new with tires that had a warranty, and the follow on replacement tires have also had a warranty. I will not put tires on any of my cars without it.
The previous sets were both Bridgestone Turanza's, and now have Yokahama Advan S series on the original 16" rims. I live in Texas, so snow and ice aren't a factor. The tires ride well, aren't noisy, and perform well in the rain. So far, after 10,000 miles I am happy with the Yokahama's, and when they wear out, I'll get another set with a warranty. My Toyota dealer was right on top of the wear on the previous sets, and replaced them without any issue. I have had the car lined up after each set has been mounted. The alignment has never been off that far, at least according to the shop that performed it. Hope this is helpful...
Feb 23, 2010 (7:37 pm)
Alright, thanks for the advice on sticking with the 16" rims.
BUT, if I were to move up to the 17" rims what would be the consequences and what would be the best bet for tire size? Yeah, I'd rather not have to worry about changes to the speedo but it's hard to pass up 4 essentially brand new rims for almost free. I know the tires will be more expensive than 15" or 16" but that's a given.
#230 of 267 Re: need to replace my tires after 18,000 miles...that's crazy [kiawah]
Feb 24, 2010 (8:23 am)
I had to replace mine a week ago. Had 18,343 on my 2007 XLE.
It's been a known issue for a long time. Manufacturers do NOT put 70,000 mile tires on cars. They put on tires that will last, on average, 2 years with average driving. It's economics. They base MSRP on what the car costs to make and what they want as profit. Why would they put $400 tires (for 4) on it when they could put a $100 set.
#231 of 267 Re: need to replace my tires after 18,000 miles...that's crazy [planomike]
Feb 24, 2010 (8:48 am)
It also depends on how and where you drive. My co-worker has the exact same Michelin MXV4 S8 tires on his '04 Camry and gets only about 27K miles out of them. But he definitely drives more aggressively than me, and he doesn't rotate the tires. He still likes the Michelins for their ride, handling, and lack of noise. Note that these still are OEM tires on some Camrys.
I have the same tires on my nearly identical '05 Camry. Two have been on the car since 21K miles and they only have minimal wear going on 44K miles. I managed to nurse 3 of the 5 the reportedly notorious Bridgestone Potenza RE-92 original tires on that car to 41K miles, with regular rotations (the other 2 were punctured earlier on -- hence replacement with the 2 Michelins). Now I have the Michelins all around.
#232 of 267 Re: need to replace my tires after 18,000 miles...that's crazy [210delray]
Feb 24, 2010 (5:53 pm)
My 2010 SE came with Toyo "Summer Performance" tires. I don't expect that they will last more than 15 to 20K miles, even tho my wife and I are not aggressive drivers.
I will replace those with either the Toyo Versada or the Michelin Primacy. I have had good luck with Michelins on all of my other cars.
#233 of 267 Re: Defect Struct?? [busterbunny]
Feb 25, 2010 (12:05 am)
Update: Mediation Center could not do anything for me. Did I metion on my last post that Toyota said that leaking struts is "By Design". And now with these recalls...I'm staying away from Toyota. To you all Toyota associates, lawyers, etc that's reading my post. Please advise Toyota to build better cars and don't give customers the "by design" BS for a defective parts/automobile.
#234 of 267 Re: need to replace my tires after 18,000 miles...that's crazy [silvercoupe]
Feb 25, 2010 (8:12 am)
Yes, summer tires aren't expected to last more than about 20K miles, because they have soft tread compounds for maximum grip. Downside of course is that the soft rubber wears down much faster.