Cooper Discoverer ST Recall

Submitted: Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 00:01
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Just caught up with this.

Can't locate these numbers on the outer face of the carcase.

"Serial numbers 3D YU68 0904 through to 3dYUC68 0306 with the last four digits being the manufacture dates."

Are they on the reverse face? Or am I just needing new specs!
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 20:08

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 20:08

They are on the opposite side to the white writing about 1 inch in from the bead.


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Reply By: Member - G N (VIC) - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:04

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:04
whats the problem with the bacth of tyres?
from my experience last yr i would rate them as a poor tyre indeed but perhaps i had bad batch, met yet another bloke today who had a shocking run with ST's and now wrapped with MTR's.
i also noticed yet another lug missing of my ST's
should see how many with lugs ripped off out the back of local cooper dealers shed!!! i think they are doing well to keep up the image of these tyres at all
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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:50

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:50
What batch giving problems ?? These tyres ...sorry 'tires' ... are all so overrated that it is next best to the biggest rort that ever there was !! IMHO they are just a bloody expensive unit that is so over priced that the dealers stick together like bleep to a blanket deals remember ...and warranty that costs the earth to fulfill...wheel alignment every so often and balances and rotate must be kidding !!!... My Toyo has never been 'out' in alignment in over 150,000 kms of outback travel !! When one reads all those flash Harry's that promote their tires and ask them how much they are paid to plaster their name on the bill board ? Or should I be so bold !!!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:52

Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 22:52
I would also rate them poorly!
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Follow Up By: RustyHelen - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:03

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:03
Just remember guys these are your opinions only and we are all entitled to hold opinions.
My opinion is that after 50,000 kms our ST's are about 30% worn (started 15 mm now 9 to 10 mm) no lugs missing, no rips, no flats, no nothing. I know they won't go to 0 mm tread but even to 5 mm will still give us 100,000 kms at the current rate. If anything, the wear rate has slowed as the tyres age. Almost boring. And yes balanced and rotated every 15,000 kms along with car service (no charge for rotation). And cheaper to purchase from our local bloke than other brands were from their distributors.
And yes, they have been off road-- nothing serious as in rock climbing etc but off road touring and the odd mountain trip.
I would rate them highly. And will replace them, when necessary, with Coopers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:17

Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 21:17
You can add me to the list of disgruntled ST owners who has swapped to MT/Rs and I'm very pleased now. The ST's are on the wheel carriers of the Patrol plus on my box trailer and a spare for the camper. That's about all they're good for.!!! IMHO
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 08:59

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 08:59
i too thought coopers were great after 30 000k of malle country, river clay, beach sand, lime stone country and bitumin: had hardly worn one bit and not one flat , was expecting around 80 000, then 7000km later 2 were worn (rather chiped) to the point of un road worthy, plus luggs missing and internal fracture, the front two not so bad, still had 40% tread anlthough still pretty chipped, now 500km later i see some lugs starting to come off these too.
did get $120 back on rear tyre as a claim, but if i hadof done a 15000 out back trip i would of needed another set 1/2 way.
dealer recons i shuld be running 4WD all time on dirt so got all energy going to 4 wheels, he thats why lugs tear off as the coopers are so good at gripping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he lost me there, i went else where to buy MTR's as i had had enough dribble and BS
sorry but if you give the coopers a real test they WILL let you down.
mate who saw mine after 30 000km bought a set also ST's and did 30000km trip in highlux and they would be struggling to do another 10000km.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gomax (VIC) - Monday, May 15, 2006 at 12:32

Monday, May 15, 2006 at 12:32
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Tyres were on vehicle bought secondhand. Have @ 10,000 km, v. little wear
Found serials on unpainted face of tyre. Not within recall range.
Happy with bitumen wet/dry and smooth gravel performance, untried in heavy going.
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