cooper tyres on gq efi

Submitted: Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 20:53
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Im thinking of trying out Cooper ATs on my gq.What I would like to know has anyone use them on their gq 4.2 efi.What kind off wear did you get from them etc...
thanks uppy
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Reply By: 4X4Treker - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 00:11

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 00:11
Uppy
Dont know about the AT's but I had Cooper ST's on my GQ and I had done 40,000km on them when I took them off and they were still at half tread, I was very happy with the overall performance and wear, based on the wear I would have expected at least 80,000km out of them, only took them off as I bought a new GU 2005 STL and put the Mags and Coopers off of the old GQ onto my Camper trailer, bit of over kill on the camper trailer but they do look good, the only down side of the ST's was the road noise but they are an aggressive tread pattern.

Cheers
Treker
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 09:54

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 09:54
Thanks .Treker,We decided to go for STs .Did you have to get yours rotated every 10,000 kms for the warranty?How are they off road
thanks Uppy.
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 09:42

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 09:42
Coopers are fine ......... unless you go off road, in which case ... forget it!
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 09:51

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 09:51
I plan to go off road,thats why Im going for the STs .What problem did you have with them
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 10:06

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 10:06
Very bad chipping, & cracking at the base of the edge lugs, also excessive wear rate, after 23,000km. Tyre service said they were fine, until I said, OK I'll trade them in then ....... reply was ... they are stuffed & not worth anything!
I have now got Firestone RMT, 2/3 the price with no chips, no cracking, wearing well & grip well, although slightly noisier, but hey, at $175 each, I can put up with that as it is only marginal!
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 10:31

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 10:31
Shaker,which cooper tyre did you use?because the ST is design for off roading.You have got me very worried
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:12

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:12
ST Light truck!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:15

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:15
Forgot to mention that I rotated & balanced them every 5,000kms & alignment every 10,000kms!
I was also very conscious to air up & down as required off road.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:34

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 15:34
awill4x4 also has ST's that are only round 12 mths old, they are cracking at the BASE of the lugs, and he does 80% onroad and towing a van.

Note: no idea on the ST-C's if they are any better
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Reply By: 4X4Treker - Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 19:10

Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 at 19:10
Uppy
Sorry I haven't got back to you sooner but I have been away in the Flinders Ranges, my experience with the ST's so far has been all good, great off road in all types of country and no cracking as mentioned in previous threads most of my off road is in the rocky country in the north of Sth Australia and I rotated them every 10,000 but never worried about getting them balanced or wheel alignment as the wear was even and slow wear rate as I said before done 40,000 and still at half tread, All good for me so I would not get too worried
Happy Off roading.
Treker
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Follow Up By: Uppy - Member - Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:07

Monday, Jul 18, 2005 at 19:07
Treker, thanks for your reply.We went for the ST, which Im happy with , only time will tell if I made the right decision
regards uppy
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