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#24 of 268 Air pressure in tyres
Jul 21, 2005 (2:27 pm)
what is the optimum tyre air pressure for toyota camry? i'm very new to cars and their maintenance, so I'm clueless.
#25 of 268 Re: Air pressure in tyres [ekta]
Jul 21, 2005 (7:36 pm)
The pressure recommneded by Toyota in the USA, for the 1997 Camry was 30 psi. The '96 Camry most likely uses the same pressure, although in my opinion, it is used mainly for comfort. I routinely went with 34-35 psi on my former '97 Camry and didn't experience uneven tire wear. (You should find a label giving the tire pressure recommendations on the driver door frame.)
If you look in the fine print in the owner's manual, it even recommends 35 psi when traveling above 75 mph. To me, that's further evidence that 30 psi is for comfort, as opposed to handling/safety/high-speed temperature resistance. It'll provide better fuel economy also.
If your really clueless about cars and maintenance, you should read your owner's and maintenance manuals from cover to cover. Don't have them? Try eBay.
#26 of 268 Re: Air pressure in tyres [210delray]
Jul 21, 2005 (7:53 pm)
Personal recommendation, follow the instructions for the tire given by the tire manufacturer. Often the car manufacturer recomends lower pressures than what the tire manufacturer does. All tires give you a minimum and maximum tire pressure listing. Most manufacturers edge toward the low end of those numbers for ride comfort. Some go lower than that (read that Ford with their Explorers).
Just a suggestion though.
#27 of 268 Re: Air pressure in tyres [toyotaken]
Jul 22, 2005 (6:51 am)
Only problem is by following the instructions by the tire manufacturer, the only readily available source is the molded label on the tire itself giving maximum pressure. Many if not most passenger car tires today have a maximum allowable pressures of 44 psi. That is too high for the Camry.
Regarding the Firestone/Explorer fiasco, it was only during the extensive publicity that Firestone's original recommendation of 30 psi for the Explorer came to light. Ford went with 26 psi, because of rollover concerns with higher pressures, overriding Firestone's recommendation.
Jul 22, 2005 (12:06 pm)
Air pressure is usually stated near driver's door and can be seen when the door is open.
#29 of 268 Bigger wheels for 2003 LE 4Cyl
Aug 20, 2005 (7:40 am)
I have a 2003 Camry LE which came with 15" wheels and one of the worst tires I ever had Goodyear Integrity .Tread is alreay almost 1/2 at 16 K. I am thinking of changing the tires to improve handling and wonder whether I can change the wheel alongwith it as SE came with 16" wheels 215-60-16. This should improve handling and if I get better tires alongwith it ? What are cons of 16" vs. 15" ? Could I go for 17" ? Is this going to affect mileage ? Any suggestions ?
I feel 15" is small for car size of a camry.
#30 of 268 Re: Bigger wheels for 2003 LE 4Cyl [saxe10595]
Aug 20, 2005 (3:19 pm)
Go to tirerack.com and the site will tell you what size tires you need for 16" wheels.
#31 of 268 Re: Bigger wheels for 2003 LE 4Cyl [saxe10595]
Aug 20, 2005 (4:02 pm)
You can use 16" wheels with 215/60R16 tires, as these are the same as those used on the SE and XLE, as you noted. I'd get Toyota wheels to ensure the offset is correct. Your speedometer/odometer will be thrown off a bit as the overall tire diameter will be slightly greater (both will read slower/lower than before).
#32 of 268 Re: Bigger wheels for 2003 LE 4Cyl [210delray]
Oct 12, 2005 (7:10 pm)
Along the same lines.
I was able to get four Toyota 16" rims (8 spoke) from a 2002 Camry XLE. Will they fit on my 2005 Camry LE ? If yes, any suggestions on a long lasting touring tire.
#33 of 268 Re: Bigger wheels for 2003 LE 4Cyl [lunarmist]
Oct 13, 2005 (4:35 am)
The wheels from the 2002 Camry XLE will definitely fit your 2005 LE. In fact I believe the Toyota website lists 16" wheels in the accessories available for the Camry LE. Regardless, no difference between the 02 XLE and your 05 LE that would prohibit this action.
As far as touring tire I've read some great reviews about the Yokohama Avid TRZ and Avid T4 tires ... not really sure if either is classified as a touring model, but I'm certain that Yokohama offers a touring tire. A good place to review tires is tirerack.com. Great reviews of hundreds of tires. Consumer Reports also just finished a review of all season tires that's very informative.