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Bigger wheels for Toyota Camry
July 8, 2013 6:05 AM   Subscribe

I own a 2001 Toyota Camry CSI wagon (MCV20R). Would there be any issues if I replace the original wheels 205/65R15, with 215/60R16 from a newer model?

Any information appreciated!
posted by gttommy to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
 
Would I be able to transfer the rubber from the 15" to the 16" or would that be impossible?
posted by gttommy at 6:08 AM on July 8, 2013


Would I be able to transfer the rubber from the 15" to the 16"...?

No.

Also, if you fit the 215/60R16 size to your Camry, your speedo will be off by almost 3%. Meaning, your speedo will be showing a slower speed than you are actually traveling. This will also mean your odometer will no longer rack-up accurate mileage. 205/60R16 would give you a diameter close to your stock diameter. Is there a particular reason you want to move up to a larger wheel?
posted by Thorzdad at 6:18 AM on July 8, 2013


i just saw a cheap pretty set, which just happens to be bigger. I don't have a preference for size.
posted by gttommy at 6:33 AM on July 8, 2013


TireRack.com shows alternate 16" wheels for the 2001 Camry, so putting 16's on it is ok, provided you get the proper width, offset and bolt pattern. They also recommend the 205/60R16 tire size for 16" wheels. Were these 16's that you found off a Camry, or just some random wheels?
posted by Thorzdad at 6:52 AM on July 8, 2013


I own a 2001 Toyota Camry CSI wagon (MCV20R). Would there be any issues if I replace the original wheels 205/65R15, with 215/60R16 from a newer model?

One issue to watch for is the backspacing/offset. Depending on the shape of the rim, even though it is a larger diameter, it may not clear the calipers if the offset is not correct. Also, I don't know offhand if your car has TPMS; your TPMS sensors may not fit the new rims, or the ones that do may not work with your car.

Other people covered the tire sizing issue.

A camry forum may have definitive answers to those questions.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 7:42 AM on July 8, 2013


I would hesitate to buy a car from you if you replaced the wheels in a manner inconsistent with what was specified in the owners manual.

There's nothing pretty about tires scraping wheel wells.
posted by oceanjesse at 8:10 AM on July 8, 2013


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