cooper tyres

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 10:41
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howdy, havnt been on for a whlie . cooper st 285/75/16, are they any good?currently running bfg, same size but just about shagged. any info would be great . thanks.
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Reply By: Pluto - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 14:30

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 14:30
They as good as or better than the BFGs. You might consider the ST-Cs as they are more chip resistant, which is a notable feature of the STs.
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Follow Up By: srowlandson - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:59

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:59
I agree,

I had the 255/85/16 ST on my patrol

They chipped a little.

found the ST better than the previous BFG Mud terrain i had

Haven't tried the new ST-C yet.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 08:49

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 08:49
Yep they do clear the mud fairly well and at the other end they behave well in soft sand too.

I've only had the ST-Cs on a short time, but the the previous set of STs were wearing very well, except for obvious (but not bad) chipping on the shoulders. They aren't any noisier on the road than BFG ATs.
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Reply By: Happy GU Owner - Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 14:22

Friday, Jun 25, 2004 at 14:22
Haysie,

Both my brother-in-law and I were running Cooper ST's on our Patrols. After 5,000 and 10,000 Kms respectively, we BOTH got rid of them as they fell to peices. Lugs missing and seperating from the tyre carcass, lifting off right through to the steel belts. Great on the Bitchumen, sand and dirt - but no good on rocks...... we both destroyed our tyres in 6 hours of four wheeling, over a long weekend......consequently have not much good to say about them, as the Coopers rep was extremely difficult with our warranty claims. B-i-l sold his privately after two were replaced, and I traded mine in at the dealer, and the dealer was going to take it up with the rep. Ended up costing us both around $400 for the pleasure of owning Cooper tyres.

Stick to the BFG's or for more aggressive tyres try Goodyear MTR's which we now have, same trip....few weekends later and hardly a mark on the tyres.

Mic
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