COOPER TYRES

Submitted: Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
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WANTING SOME FEED BACK ON COOPER TYRES ARE THEY
ANYGOOD ALL AM I BETTER OFF STICKING TO BRIGESTONE
PLANNING A TRIP THOUGH CENTRAL AUSTRAILA AND UP TO
BIRDSVILLE
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Reply By: Member - Sam - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
Rob, from my own personal experience with a set of Cooper ST's, I can vouch for them and say they are a fantastic tyre. But with tyres its a case of each to their own. Others will swear by the BFG's, Bridgestones etc etc. I did the research and comparisons and was happy with what the Cooper's offered. Others will say the same about the tyres they have.

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: ROBERT - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
THANKS SAM ANY INFORMATION I CAN GET WILL HELP ME TO DECIDE
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Robert,

We recently fitted a set of Cooper AT Discoverers to our GU after shopping around and much research. Mileage since fitting is still low and only a small amount of offroad work so can't really comment on wear, durability etc yet. What I can tell you is that we have been VERY impressed with the feel, handle and lack of road noise.

:o) Melissa
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Reply By: Tim - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
robert
we're onto our second set of coopers discoverers a/t 165/75/16 on a NL Pajero and now 285/75/16 on a GU3 and have plenty of friends with the same tyre - low noise on highway - grippy in the wet - been to cape york/east kimberlys/mitchell plateau and heaps of melbourne bush trips and have not dissapointed - regards tim
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Reply By: Drew - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
I have had Cooper ST on my 100 series now 10000klms, no visible wear at this time and the road noise etc is very good. I had previosly had Coopers on my Jeep and they were great. Only drama that I am aware of is being able to get them in some remote ares may be a problem. Search of Michelle Jackas trek notes had some issue concerning this but I think Coopers sorted it out for them, somewhere near Alice Springs.
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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
Search the archives, this has been touched on several times..

only heard one bad story on Coopers, one bloke 4 flats including 2 at once! This was on a weekend up the high country, towing a trailer.
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Follow Up By: Prado - Saturday, Dec 21, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 21, 2002 at 01:00
Hey Truckster,

I have a question for you? and yes I have searched the archives,but I value your opinion. As you know I have recently put Cooper 225/75R16 A/Ts on my 98 Prado.The supplier told meto run them at 40psi all round.The car seems to handle well,but the rear tyers seem to be bubbling a bit on the side!I have asked around and the advice has gone from 38 to 45.I"m now very confused What is your advice on this very frustrating topic

The girls have decided they want to call the car Boy Magnet,as all their friends want to come camping with us!! I think were going to enjoy being 4WD owners!!!

Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas

Prado.

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Follow Up By: John@fourbys - Saturday, Dec 21, 2002 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 21, 2002 at 01:00
To Prado:

I consider 40psi too high. Suggest dropping to 34psi for general use and rears up to 40psi when fully loaded only. This will ensure you get best wear/performance. The bubbling in the sidewall is probably a cosmetic issue but would like to know more. Please email me directly at:
johnp@fourbys.com.au with more information and I will try to help you out. We sell Coopers and can assess your issue.

John
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Reply By: David_NSW - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
Having just spent my second saturday morning in row at the tyre shop trying to get my 12 month old set of Cooper ST's balanced I'd advise against them. After alot of frustration it's been discovered two of my five tyres are out of round, apparently coopers have a bit of a reputation for doing funny things as they wear. I also had one tyre develop several deep splits in the wall with in the first week of use. This tyre was replaced free of charge, but did give any confidence in them. If you study this forum you'll find several storys similar to mine.........do yourself a favour, buy another brand.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
David
I,ve got cooper S/Ts and am more than happy so far. I can't find your "similar" stories of woe anywhere in the forum.
Ray.
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Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
David,

Just curious, what vehicle were they fitted too?

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: David_nsw - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
Check out PostID 328 Ray.........Have a half decent look you'll probably find more
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Follow Up By: David_nsw - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002 at 01:00
GU Patrol, Melissa
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Reply By: colin - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
Have not long ago got back from a 12000k trip through central out back. Seven vehicles all towing camper trailers, i had cooper st on my GQ and aussie brigestones on the trailer. All the flat tyres we got where on the jap made bridgestones, kumos and hankooks. I was very impressed with the coopers, comfortable ride and when i got back they looked like they never have been off the black top. I have never had any problems with balancing, they now have about 30,000 ks up and still on the origanal balance. The only gripe would be even with the pressures down i feel they are not as good as the bridgies on the beach, soft sand. I would recommend coopers to any one. Col
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Reply By: georg - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
The " best " tyre debate once again, price vs longevity vs grip vs ascetics vs plain and simple bias,, only know one thing for sure , you will be hard pushed to replace a cooper at the Mungerannie roadhouse on the Birdsville track should you need to,, only had brigestone in sept,,$250ea for the most common sizes,,,,with a new set of coopers , their warranty and mileage garantees you should be able to do your trip twice over,
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Reply By: David_NSW - Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 16, 2002 at 01:00
Ray
I'd like to draw your attention to the reponses to PostID 328. A quick scan of the forum archives reveiled this one. The replys are both for and against, but shows ours have experience my problems with coopers.
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Reply By: Ernie - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 11:12

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 11:12
My GU ST had Coopers fitted when purchased. Went for a drive on a gravel road and got three punctures......not a happy chappy. Had to eventually call for help on UHF. Now have Toyo Opats. A friend put Coopers on his 6x4 patrol and got 9000ks out of the driving wheels. Overpriced junk.
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Reply By: Slunnie - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 13:15

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 13:15
I currently have the Cooper ST and they are all about to be replaced under warranty. If you use them for bitumen work they are brilliant, wet or dry, and also half decent tracks they will also be fine, but when you get into territory that allows some degree of wheel slip on hard surfaces then they are junk. Cooper have recently realised that there are compound issues with the tyre that causes the side lugs to break off. It seems this has happened on a few sets now (along side my own) that I have heard of. I have been told they are less puncture resistant than the BFG's, though I have not punctured these tyres.

With respect to the Bridgestones, we used to run the D693 I think, which is supposed to be the heavy duty tough tyre, and I thought they were not very good. These tyres were punctured regularly, where OE tyres went through unscathed. They did have a lot of road holding power either.

Regards
Slunnie
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 23:13

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 23:13
Oops, I meant to say the Bridgestone D693's do not have a lot of road holding power either.

Slunnie
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