I hate my 17" low profile tires. A couple of years ago I needed a new tire and when they balanced it the tire shop informed me that I had a bent rim. Rather than buy a new rim, they sent it in to a company that could straighten rims. Now 2 yrs later, I just bought 2 new all season tires for the front and whala...the same story. Different tire shop. Slightly different story. Repair person noted that both rims are bent but the bead holds air OK so replacement is optional. It's a little tough to change to 15 or 16 inch rims after you've just bought & mounted 2 new 17 inch tires. Anyhow, before buying my next set of any new tires I hope to buy new rims in either 15 or 16 inch sizing.
My question is: Has anyone run into problems when switching to smaller wheels & taller tires and interference issues with brake calipers, rotors or struts? The technician at the tire shop just mentioned that this could be a problem on some vehicles. Since the GT package I got with my car upgraded the tires from 16" to 17", I wouldn't expect a problem but it seems every time I don't check on things like this, it comes back to bite me in the ass.