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Old 05-16-2006, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I use 205/70 R14 tire on my 1996 DX I4 Camry?

Manufacturer recommended 195/70 R14 but I want them a little wider for nicer look...

Nobody is helping. The tire shops won't put/recommned any other size on.. May be because of liability issues... they give me bull crap that the V6 has different suspension and bigger tires are possible. The wheel well is designed for 15 inch wheels so putting a little wider tire should not hurt...

I want to force somebody to put my size on once I VERIFY that my 14 inch steel (DX) wheels can take a 205/70 size..... Ideas?
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They can take those 205s but why? Most tire places will put on whatever tire you want but they will not guarentee it.
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It depends on the width of the wheel. I'd say it's probably 14x6 or 14x6.5 so I'd stick to a 195 or 205, don't go ANY wider than a 205. My winter wheels are 16x7 and I've had 205 and 215. By next winter Im going with a 225. My summer wheels are 18x7.5 and I've always stuck with a 225. If you do decide to go wider then you have to compensate with sidewall. If you do decide to go wider go with a 205/65 14. I suggest Yokohama Avid H4's or Yokohama Avid V4's. Jon.
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i used to have 205/70/14 yoko tires.... should be able to work....i dont see whats the problem other than its going to be a bit wider.....
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205/70R14 tires should work, but your tire diameter will change.

Have you considered upgrading to a larger size wheel?

You can find used Toyota Camry 15" steel wheels for really really cheap. Install 205/60R15 tires and your handling will sharpen up a bit and your tire diameter will be nearly the same.

Check out the tire calc.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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Yes. I have considered the V6 XLE wheels but have not been able to find any at good price. I will take them in a heart beat if somebody has them.

The only thing I don't want to sacrifice is fuel economy on a TALLER tire. My wheel wells are designed for a 205 size tire so I thought may be I should consider it... I LOVE WIDE tires...

Thank you for all your inputs...

May be I should start my V6 XLE wheel search again......


PS.. thanx for the tire size calculator... It is going in my bookmarks...
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Your wheel well will hold anywhere from a 195 to a 225 with no problem. The problem is the width of the wheel you buy. The wider the tire the wider the wheel should be. Call tirerack and they can tell you specifically if you have a 15x6.5 you shouldn't put narrower or wider than _____. Jon.
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