Help me make a decision, please vote.

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:40
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I’m after 285/75R16 size tyres for a 100 series. Do I take a punt and try a set of the new Cooper STT or go with the tried and tested Goodyear MTR?
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:46

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:46
Diesel or petrol.
If diesel go for the 265/75R16.
Cheaper than the 285's and not a great deal of difference and you won't lose the low down grunt.
My opinion is go the MTR's
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Follow Up By: ChrisB - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:51

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:51
Diesel - live axel (non turbo). Will there really be a noticable loss of power?
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Follow Up By: Brian - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:58

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:58
I second that

Brian 4.2 TD Wagon 2001

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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:19

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 20:19
Best if you go 7.50 x 16 on split rims ...plenty of options in the tyre range ..both price wise and performance...and a marked improvement in MPG..Were they not the original equipment on this unit ?
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:30

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:30
Chris,

I have a set of Cooper STT 285/75/16 on the Troopie and so far so good.

In th e past I have always run BFG and had a good run out of them, but was given the chance to try the Coopers.

So far I have done 3321 klm in 28 days and have been on the black top 2730 klm and dirt road 591 klm. 82% road 18% dirt.

The main part of the dirt driving was in the Vic High Country and they were great. 3.5 t of Troopie and the tyres never looked like they were going to slip.

As for the Goodyear MTR I have not had a set so I can not give an opinion.

I had 265/75/16 on the Troopie before and I have not noticed that much difference in performance but have an extra couple of inches in diff clearance.

Wayne
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:41

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:41
MTRs
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Reply By: Exploder - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 23:15

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 23:15
Gday Chris

At the end of the day they r both good top of the range MT tyres one may have 1 or 2 extra ply’s or a 2mm thicker side wall but if you r going to stake a tyre 2mm will not save you. IMO anyway

Both will have horror stores about them. Take on bord what people say on hear and why they use a particular tyre. Then go and look at each tyre and buy the one you like because it’s you money.

From what Jeff has said about the MTR’s they handle very well on gravel and off road in general post (22386).

P.S I use cooper my self and no complaint’s as of yet.

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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 23:57

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 23:57
before you go ahead and spend big money on your tyres make sure they will be legal in your state they are not legal in most states with out an engineers report
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 13:07

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 13:07
Depends on the roads you are doing...
Go to a tyre shop that has both and compare the rubber compound- MTRs are extremely soft, and hence more prone to ripping off blocks if you drive it hard on rough rocks, but they have stronger sidewalls and excel on gravel and smooth rock.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:40

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:40
"MTRs are extremely soft, and hence more prone to ripping off blocks if you drive it hard on rough rocks,"

They are?bleepall those trips up Toolangi Rocky Track, Vic Range, the Steps, + Gembrook + Murray Sunset, + Robe, + numerous Highcountry, and Heyfield region trips, 40,000 odd klms of others have done 0 to my MTRs...

You think MTR's are soft? You havent seen the STT have you?
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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:58

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 16:58
I have seen them- havent directly compared them to STTs though- thats why I didnt say anything about STTs.
Comparing MTRs to other rubber -BF muds and other muds, there is a definately noticeable difference. You can twist and bend the blocks on the MTRs more than you can any other rubber I've tried.

My Right rear after 10 months of butchering:
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Reply By: fatz - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:17

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 18:17
MTR's 285/75/16. On my second set and cant fault them apart from the noise when they wear down. If yours is a standard dx model put one beside the orignal 7.50 X 16 and see how much difference in height. Bugger all when fitted to an 8 inch rim. I put them on before the turbo was fitted and couldnt tell the difference.
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