quote:Stick with the P205/65R15. More selection and they will match the Camry better. The P205/70R15 is almost an inch taller and it would throw off your speedo significantly. I don't think your problem will be solved in tire width and aspect ratio changes. Try a different tire. What kind of tire are you looking for? These tires are the most popular among Camry LE Owners (i chose 2000 as a random year) TireRack's Most Popular Tires for Camry LE (4th generation like yours) The Kuhmos have a repuation for being quiet. Traction T/As are very good in traction aspects but you trade off a little bit of the ride quality and noise but i heard they are still quiet tires. A skinnier tire will change the driving dynamics of your Camry... I wouldn't do it. Whatever tire you buy, make sure it is H Speed rated (or better) or else the driving dynamics will change. Well, I checked again and S rated is the minimum but the tires that come on the Camry LE are H rated to begin with so if you want to keep the same handling dynamics, go h-speed rated. You won't be sorry. [ November 02, 2004, 01:18 PM: Message edited by: JeepZJ4.0 ]
Originally posted by tadaima: Hmm, true. Well I see how more contact patches means more noise, and how the tread pattern gives it the tone. So Looks like I need a thinner and/or higher aspect ratio tire. Currently I have 205/65/15, should i try 205/70/15. I don't think my oo' Camry LE can take 14" since the rotors are larger than the CE version. 195/70/15 exists, but very few selections and seems like they are for older trucks.
quote:The Comfortred is quieter. The tripletred is a better handler and better in terms of traction and is not much louder than Confortred. As for the test drive thing. I know a few tire companies, one of them being Goodyear, that offer 30-day test drives and you can return them no hassle. I would read the fine print just in case. You do know tires get louder as they wear down so any tire quality tire you put on there will be quieter than the worn ones. BTW, Don't let the price on the Kuhmos fool you. They are very very good tires with good quality. My mom drives a Toyota Avalon. The current generation of Camry is based off your generation of Camry. It came with Michelin Energy MXV4+ (touring all-season) tires. They were quiet but after 7500 miles, they were noisy. We replaced the tires with Falken Ziex ZE-512 (high performance all-season). They Falkens were half the price and are better in every aspect, including road noise. They make them in the size of your Camry. Go to sears auto center and check them out. I haven't driven the car lately since I'm at school but my mom and dad are pleased with the tires. Good luck. http://www.falkentire.com/tires_512.htm [ November 02, 2004, 03:33 PM: Message edited by: JeepZJ4.0 ]
Originally posted by tadaima: I actually have a set of Yokohama Avid Touring S-rated tire. They are a lot quieter than the crappy generals taht came with it and they are quiet already, but I want MORE =) Didn't think Kumhos were known for quiet, I generally see them as bang4yourbuck tires without any particular element that it excels. Anyways, I am really curious about the Goodyear Comfortred or Tripletred. I tried emailing Goodyear to the see the difference in terms of quietness and ride quality between the two, and they said they are 2 different classes of tires and no objective research has been made between the two. I noticed that their website shows that the difference between the two for comfort/noise is a factor of 1 (10pt scale), and found that not helpful, probably just a visual marketing tool.