10-10-2007, 09:58 PM
2008 Camry Hybrid
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Winter Tire Size Question: 215/60/R16 vs 215/65/R16
I am looking for a new set of winter tires and separate 16" steel wheels for my 2007 Camry SE V6.
The stock tire size (current) is 215/55/R17. When using the tire circumference calculator found here, I found out that the proper "size down" combo is a tire with specs 215/60/R16 which is also what my dealer recommended.
Tire Calculator Linkage
However, instead of using the recommended 215/60/R16 size, is it OK to go with a profile size up? 215/65/R16 would be better because it would raise my car by 1 inch. And then I wouldn't scrape all the stuff on the underside of the car during the winter.
Aside from making the speedometer display 1MPH slower than I'm actually doing, is there any danger to go with a profile size up? I've received mixed answers from various tire stores.
Thank you to those who read and possibly answered.
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