Cooper Tyres

Submitted: Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 21:01
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After reading post#29920 from Willem about his tyres I thought it was about time for an update.
Since 1st April 2005 the 285x75x16 STT tyres have done 45,000klm which included, 1x Canning, 3x Simpson, 1x Flinders, 2xSnowy, 3x Vic High Country, plus a lot of black top driving. This is a bit more than the average tyres do in 9 months.
The tyres are now down to 8/10mm in tread depth and all 6 are being rotated about every 5000klm.
There have been some big chips taken off the blocks as the photos will show but to date there has not been any punctures.

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Wayne

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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 22:48

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 22:48
Sounds like good kilometres to me. The only gripe I had with the Old style Coopers was that they weren't all that good in thick mud. But for the rest they handled well in a variety of terrain.

I tried to access your pics but could not find them.
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Follow Up By: cookymonster - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:02

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:02
got to be happy with those KMs - that's great. I'm getting STTs tomorrow - I'm upgrading (IMO) from Cooper ATs - got just over 40,000kms out of them - only a few left in rear tyres. My tyres get a tough life and no I haven't bothered getting them rotated - apart from being let down and pumped up a few times I haven't had to touch them and I'm very happy with the value.
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 03:16

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 03:16
Willem. to view photo's copy and paiste but leave off the [/IMG] that appears begining and end of web page address.

LIKE THIS...
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f204/Troopie52/tyres20.jpg

NOT LIKE THIS...

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:58

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:58
Thanks Muzzgit

Hmmm thiose tyres look a lot more damaged than mine but they do have 15,000km more to their name.

Mine do have some cracked lugs and scuffing but nowhere near as bad as yours, Wayne. My tyres have lots of hairline cracks in between the lugs however and now the cracks along the bead.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:42

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:42
I think Wayne has made a great point here, possibly without even realising it. Wayne is one the few blokes who uses his vehicle MORE on gravel-type roads than he does on bitumen. The STTs are designed for use in these harsher conditions.
I firmly believe that those of us who buy these sorts of tyres and use them say 75% on bitumen (or more) and 25% on gravel/deserts/high country tracks etc) are asking more of these tyres than they were designed for.
I include my Goodyear MT/Rs in this type of tyre category; hence my expectation that 40,000klm will probably pull them up given that I (unfortunately) spend more of my driving time on bitumen than off it. I was aware of that when i bought them and don't mind compromising on life-expectancy (the tyres', NOT mine!!! haha) in order to have good traction when I do go off the black stuff.
Cheers
Roachie
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