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    I figured I would tell you what I did for my snow tires because I couldn't find much information on it when I was looking. I just got 4 new snow tires on rims. They are 215/60/R15. I basically guessed that the tC would be able to fit what ever the stock Toyota Camry's would fit. They fit fine and work great, no rubs or anything. They only cost about $450 for wheels and tires too!
    What brand? Where did you get them?
    Their just some black stock steel rims, 15's, with cooper studded tire's. I live in southern oregon and just went to my local tire shop. The first place quoted me a grand. Then I went to another place and they gave me that deal. I am pretty happy with them, they will get me though the next few months great at least. The only thing that sucks is my baby doesn't have her beautiful 18's on any more.
    [Are the steel wheels for a Camry? If so what year?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
    jeffmazz wrote:
    [Are the steel wheels for a Camry? If so what year?

    Thanks,
    Jeff


    I think ElementSk8r was referencing the fact that the Camry came with 15" and would fit over the stock caliper on the tC since our car is basicly a mix between the Camry and the Celica. Aftermarket snow wheel setups are a big problem now days with alot of cars coming with oversized calipers OE. (i wholesale and hate these calls)

    To answer your question jeffmazz if you want Camry take-offs the 86-91 Camry was 5x100 HPO

    ElementSk8r did you buy from Advantage Tire? Does the wheel you bought look something like this?

    Thanks for the reply Greddo. I will order me up a set of steel wheels for a 91 Camry. I'm wondering if there is a narrower tire I can run instead of the 215/60R15. I do approx. 50,000 miles per year on this car and I need to use it wether it's snowing or not. The wider tires are much tougher to deal with when the snow gets slushy not to mention that narrower tires are better in the snow anyway. Do you know of a narrower tire that may work on the TC?? Thanks again.

    Best Regards,
    Jeff

    I think ElementSk8r was referencing the fact that the Camry came with 15" and would fit over the stock caliper on the tC since our car is basicly a mix between the Camry and the Celica. Aftermarket snow wheel setups are a big problem now days with alot of cars coming with oversized calipers OE. (i wholesale and hate these calls)

    To answer your question jeffmazz if you want Camry take-offs the 86-91 Camry was 5x100 HPO

    ElementSk8r did you buy from Advantage Tire? Does the wheel you bought look something like this?

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    I've been quoted between $650-$1000 for 4 Blizzack tires -the LM-25's mounted on my stock 17's. I want to put them on the stock so I can put my old tires on new rims come spring. I think your idea of going with a smaller steel rim with a more common sized snow tire, might be the way to go as far as price is concerned (even though that would scrap my original plan to use the stock rims) Anyhow, thanks for the idea.
    jeffmazz wrote:
    Thanks for the reply Greddo.....


    No problem...

    Here are some tire size options for you.

    215/45R17 OE od 24.8" tw 6.7" Bridgestone Potenta RE040 or RE92 (Yokohama S32A on some same as Lexus IS300 OE)

    195/65R15 od 25.0" tw 6.4" Bridgestone Blizzak REVO1
    205/60R15 od 25.1" tw 6.1" Bridgestone Blizzak LM-18
    185/65R15 od 24.4" tw 6.1" Bridgestone Blizzak REVO1
    185/60R15 od 24.1" tw 5.5" Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50
    195/60R15 od 24.1" tw 5.7" Bridgestone Blizzak LM-18
    MountScion wrote:


    I would do what your doing as well if I was planning on buying new wheels..
    Just ordered some snows/wheels from tirerack.com - This way i dont have to worry about screwing up my stock rims or driving through the snow since the stock tires have terrible traction.

    4 15x6 5-100 54cb et45 st new In Stock $42.00 $168.00
    20 Required lugnut for vehicle In Stock N/C N/C
    4 Mount and Balance (No Charge) N/C N/C
    4 195/60QR-15 Bridgestone Blizzak REVO 1 In Stock $77.00 $308.00
    1 BS/FS Registration Card In Stock N/C N/C

    Some products above selected for the following vehicle(s):
    Vehicle: 06 Scion tC

    Shipping: $82.00
    Tax: $.00
    Excise Tax: $.00
    State Disposal Fund Fee: $.00
    Order Total Including Shipping: $558.00


    Tires.com quoted me at $332 the the X-Ice's in 195/65R15. They had no Bridgestone available. The REVO are supposed to be a lot better in ICE. The WS50 is about the same as the X-Ice with snow/ice.
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    Here are some tire size options for you.

    215/45R17 OE od 24.8" tw 6.7" Bridgestone Potenta RE040 or RE92 (Yokohama S32A on some same as Lexus IS300 OE)

    195/65R15 od 25.0" tw 6.4" Bridgestone Blizzak REVO1
    205/60R15 od 25.1" tw 6.1" Bridgestone Blizzak LM-18
    185/65R15 od 24.4" tw 6.1" Bridgestone Blizzak REVO1
    185/60R15 od 24.1" tw 5.5" Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50
    195/60R15 od 24.1" tw 5.7" Bridgestone Blizzak LM-18



    Will all of these fit the 91 Camry rim?
    Lynn_tC wrote:
    Will all of these fit the 91 Camry rim?


    Yes
    Needed snow tires for School (go to school at Appalachian State University up in Boone North Carolina. I thought I would tell you what I did because I did not find much before on this topic. I went to discount tire and order a set of 16' steelies (one size smaller so it would give me taller treadwall height- better traction in the- tires would give a little more)
    With those I ordered a set of General Altimax Artic snow tires in 205/55R16.
    They work amazingly well in the snow and on ice. They gave me enough traction to get out of a uphill parking lot covered in ice. I drive 200 miles from home to school. A the ride is very comfortable. Almost smoother than my stock 17s with Kumhos. (softer/smoother in a sense) Still handles fairly well. But responsiveness has been softened slightly. Great all around performance snow tire. Got them for a great price. The complete total I believe was somewhere from 500-600 total for rims and tires, balanced. (i put them on myself) Gas mileage has not suffered and road noise is as quite as stock. Braking feels secure when slow and hard stopping.
    heres some pictures. You can also look on my profile for more.
    Hope this helps.

    [IMG]http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/5640/n1402320550304156689448tk7.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1325/n1402320550304156702678qe0.jpg[/IMG]
    If possible, open a thread in the REVIEW section b/c this thread is about 3.5 years old. I'll pm you the information with your pictures so you can just copy and paste it.
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