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Also meant to ask how do the st coopers compare off road to bfgs mudders.to me they look less aggresive than the mudders but better than bfg a/t,s .thx again.
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Reply By: Pluto - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 13:38

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 13:38
There ia a review in the current issue of Western 4WDriver that discusses the Cooper STs and touches on the ATs. In the article they describe the STs as a "Soft Option Mud Terrain" tyre.

I realy don't know what that is supposed to mean, but in my experience, they have better tread clearing capabilities than the BFGs.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 15:01

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 15:01
Yer westozal, you read them like I read them, I don't think they'd be equal the BFG Muddies offroad, but better than the BFG AT's. I am thinking of going to 285 ST's when I replace the 265 AT's on my Patrol, trouble is I have a set of 265 BFG muddies in teh garage for "those" trips away, its expensive to go to 285 for those also, good thing is I have lots of spare 265's at the moment
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Reply By: Member - Roachie- Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 16:09

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 16:09
Westozal,
I changed from BFG Muds to Cooper ST about 4 months ago. I also had a set of BFG ATs before the muds.
You're right on the money.....the S/Ts are "in between" the BFG muds and ATs. The STs handle wet bitumen better than the Muds.
Also, the STs are good in the mud; although it's hard to say whether they are equal to the BFG muds as you can never really replicate the conditions you find yourself in......so what seems like similar conditions may not necessarily be the same.
Hope that makes sense?!?!?!?!
Anyway, so far I'm real happy with my STs. All my tyres have been 265's. I'd love to go to 285s but think the old 4.2 donk might feel the strain too much!!
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 18:13

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 18:13
If you want aggressive have a look at the Cooper STT
http://www.coopertires.com.au/tyres/index.htm
They cost $250.
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Reply By: westozal - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 18:27

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 18:27
thankstro all for input.Still undecided though
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 19:13

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 19:13
GO with MTR's.. eat BFG's offroad.. and BFG eat ST's offroad.

All comes down to what you want from the car.
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:26

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 20:26
Hi Truckster,

I take it you mean the BFG mudders eat the Cooper ST's offroad?

Having had Cooper ST's and BFG T/A's, the ST's eat the BFG T/A's offroad. But i am sure the BFG mudders would perform better in mud than the ST's (never had BFG mudders myself).

IMHO the ST's are a good compromise for those who want a fairly aggressive off-road tyre, but find a mudder too much for on-road use every day.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:22

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:22
Yea, wasn't clear after I read it...

MTR better than BFG MT and AT,

BFG MT better than AT or STs

ST better than BFGs ATs
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Reply By: westozal - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 19:29

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 19:29
Thx truckster,i go out with our local 4wd club and whilst only need mudders for a very limited time i dont like geting stuck(not that nissans get stuck mind you).I guess i was hoping the cooper st tyres would be a good compromise bearing in mind most club cars have bfg mudders.
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