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Submitted: Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 01:31
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looking at cooper st tyres for 250 each . is this a good deal and are there any compaddable tyres around the same price?
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Reply By: Peter - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 02:19

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 02:19
getting ripped off big time. Bridgestones are $100 cheaper each?
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Follow Up By: Diamond - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 10:00

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 10:00
how can you compare a bridgestone to a cooper might be $100 cheaper but they last quarter of the time no good off road hopeless on road and i wont even mention wet weather.i work in a tyre shop and we dont sell coopers just see lots coming in for rotations ect.70000-80000 not a problem.
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Follow Up By: Peter - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 13:39

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 13:39
if coopers are so good why dont you sell them? how much of the $250 is import duty? I have had 75000+ km from 604 desert duellers @ $145ea 30.5 10R15 twice and now have done 53000km on D693AT in 205R16 @$152 ea
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Follow Up By: Kezza - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 02:12

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 02:12
Desert duellers last so long because they are hard rubber- totally useless on wet bitumen + can fail (get funny bulges in the steel belts) on very rough rock work - far better tyres around if you need them and want to pay for them.

my 2 bobs worth

Kezza
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 02:57

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 02:57
Have to agree, we had the "super tough" D693's on an LC100 and Hilux, and they were the ones that kept puncturing. Interestingly none of the OE tyres did though which were on the other 4WD's. The D693's don't seem to grip up much either.
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Slunnie
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Reply By: Truckster - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 09:43

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 09:43
What size tire you talking about???
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Follow Up By: Bonza - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 11:55

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 11:55
Good question Truckster, how can someone say they're $100 too much if they dont know the size
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Reply By: Thommo - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 12:17

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 12:17
DC,
The Cooper ST tyres are a good choice for all round conditions. The price does depend on the tyre size, however I know from when I purchased my set 235/85/R16, the 265/75/R16 were $10 each dearer.
That would make them around $235 fitted.
Get on the phone, and ring as many listed dealers (website )http://www.coopertires.com.au/dealers/index.htm as possible. Even try Tyrepower etc.
A few calls should get the price down well below $250 each.
The BFG All Terrain are also good, and usually a bit cheaper.

Thommo
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Reply By: Truckster - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 13:07

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 13:07
$250 should get you a 33 or 35inch

35 BFG MT is $275...
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Reply By: Michael - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 14:21

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 14:21
HI all, Just buy BFG A/T, i get 100,000 kilometres plus out of them, all for $200 ea, cheers Michael
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 08:09

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 08:09
The latest version of the BFG AT, the KO has lots softer rubber than the older ones, thus less klms out of them.

most I know are changing to ST's....
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Reply By: dc - Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 15:33

Saturday, Jan 25, 2003 at 15:33
rechecked figures and 250 was for 16 inch tyres im after 15 inch tyres at 265 70 or 75 r15s. also what brand are the bmf or bmg,s /sorry forgot what you called them. also how good are the kellys and yok geolanders. cheers dc.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 08:10

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 08:10
BFG is BF Goodrich.
Yokos = expensive, they are ok, but $$
Kellys = ok, same as every tire on the market, good and bad stories.
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Reply By: Froilan - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 18:15

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 18:15
DC...Just got yoko geolandar at-II on my pajero NM, 265/75r16. Not the size your looking for but i'm very happy with it so far. As quiet on-road as the OE geolandar ht and goes very well off-road. Handles rocks, dirt and mud quite well. Paid $265 including fitting, balance and wheel alignment at beuarepairs eastern creek, nsw. same price as the bfg's i got quoted on, but was told yoko's are quiter..
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Reply By: Luke - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 19:21

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 19:21
When shopping around for the Cooper AT's I found that most of the dealers closed ranks and sat at the recommend price when queried on the phone ($268).

When I did some shopping around in the flesh, I got the price down to $235. I know this is not the same tyre. I ended up with the 265/75 R16 BFG’s for $220 each (down from $244 best price on the phone).

At the end of the day all that put me off was the extra $100.

To obtain the warranty for the Coopers you have to use a Cooper’s dealer for the rotation and wheel alignment every 10000km (so I was told by the dealer). The total life cost of the tyres is thus more expensive. Treat any premium tyre with the same respect and you should get 80000KM plus.

Luke

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Reply By: Tim - Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 09:46

Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 09:46
dc - i cant help with price, but im onto my second set of coopers and theyre fantastic, forget about wear rates as were talking a/t's, they all go similar distances in similar in similar circumstances, ive used 265/75/16 and now 285/75/16 now on a gu3 - my first set lasted around 40000 klms on very hard wearing surfaces and have a friend that has not been off road and done 60000klms and still looking good, but i buy mine for their superior wet weather bitumen handling, the extra side wall strengh and the good off road wear, i hope that all those knockers of coopers one day get to ride in a car with them on and find out how good thay are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 23:51

Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 23:51
I run the ST, and find that when the going gets tough, the side lugs fracture and break off. They are great if you drive dirt roads and bitumin, but fragile after that. I spoke to the Cooper rep, who told me that off road, including trails, I should be running 20psi! I guess that just told me the warranty isn't worth the paper its written on (which you don't get anyway!). The distributor though had heard of the lugs breaking off though.
Regards
Slunnie
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Reply By: Member-John - Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 20:20

Saturday, Feb 01, 2003 at 20:20
Have heard nobody talk about Pirelli.

I have a set of Pirrelli Scorpion A/T 31x10.5x15 on my 4x4 and they have proven tough off road with unbelivable traction on bitumen and in wet.Also quiet as a mouse.I,ve been across aussie and back with c'van + numourous camping trips off road in both rocky terrain and also sand terrain.

Have had no problems so far in almost 40,000 km

All for $175 each.

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