Cooper tyres or other

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 18:23
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I pull a 3.5 ton full size offroad caravan running Cooper Discovery STs on the LC TD. I need some new tyres for the van and thought that Cooper ATR LT265/75/16's would be the best around. Anyone have an opinion on this ?
Dave
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 18:31

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 18:31
Just bought Cooper ATR's in 305/70/16 and couldn't be happier with their on-road performance. Whisper quiet, stick like poo to a blanket and even look cool BUT....I haven't taken them on anything more serious than a limestone track. Will be putting them properly through their paces in the next couple of weeks and report to follow.
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Reply By: desert - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:04

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:04
You need to have your rig weighted when it is loaded for holiday mode. Pointless recommending a tyre if you do not know how much weight they must deal with. Load ranges are extremely important, however, you could still be "overkilling" your needs and wasting money on expensive Cooper tyres when a lesser-priced tyre would do exactly the same job. I have a couple in mind, but as I said, unless you can state the loads needed to be carried, it's pointless. Research your tyres, have a look at the load indexes and then make an informed choice.
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Reply By: MrBitchi - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:31

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 11:31
Are the wheels on the van the same size as the ones on the LC? If they are you should maybe think about getting matching tyres on the van. That way if you have a flat you can use the van spare on the LC and vice versa.

Cheers, John
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Reply By: Cobradave - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 14:27

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 14:27
My LC has 17" rims, I carry 2 spares for each vehicle.
I have taken the caravan weight into account,see above. I omitted to mention that it is tandem axle van, ie, the weight is shared by 4 wheels.
Dave
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