I wouldnt call the op's 60 series tires low profile. I'd reserve that for a 215/45r17 or other actual LOW PROFILE tires. Also he needs at least 16" wheels to clear his brake hardware. So in this instance I'd say bashing the manufacturer is not warranted. unless we go back to the 90's most cars come with tires with this type of sidewall profile in some cases the sidewall is the same size as that 1990's car with 14" or 15" wheels and 70 series tires. My 2 cents is after checking to make sure they werent aired up by the village idiot last time his car was serviced... he should simply concentrate on finding a good riding tire. His tires have about 4.85" of sidewall. a rolling couch with 195/70r15 tires has... about 5.3" of sidewall.. hardly earth shattering and individual tires may vary. a LOW profile tire such as a 215/45r17 has about 3.8" of sidewall.
Originally Posted By: tommygunn
Yeah I know it varies on a car-to-car basis, but the car in question is a Camry. -snap- Non-performance cars don't need low profile tires.