Originally Posted by GreenSE
I'm looking for cheap tires because I'm currently working at a construction site.
I've noticed that in tire stores the 55 sizes are considerably pricier than the 60 sizes. The cheapest 55 tire I've found is a Hankook Ventus for $90. In 60 sizes I've found tires in the $50-60 range.
Has anyone here used 215/60-16 tires? What is your experience?
Will it look ugly? Will it feel unstable?
I've been looking at that size as well. I have 16" OEM rims from a 5th gen GXE but haven't bought tires for them cuz A) I drive 25-30K miles a year and have never had a set of tires last much longer than that and B) cuz of the whole price thing that you mentioned...tires become an expensive maintenance issue when you buy a decent set every year. I've checked on the size comparisons and the 215/60/16 is a tick more than 1/2" overall diameter taller--less than 3% difference and they'd get closer in size to a stock 205/65/15 with wear. As long as someone else is thinking about the same thing, that makes me feel better!