Anyone running Cooper Discoverer A/T tyres 265/75/16

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 18, 2003 at 23:13
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From previous forum discusions, it seems to come down to BFG's and Cooper's. I think I'll get the Coppers in 70% road/30 dirt and mud for my 3.0TD patrol..any comments, any one got the same tyre????
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Reply By: JackLivesHere - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 09:26

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 09:26
Will NEVER buy another set of Coopers. Experienced interior case wall seperation at around 60,000 km, which the distributor refused to acknowledge.
Only discovered this potentially dangerous fault during a regular 10000k rotation. The mechanic refused to put the tyres back on because they were too dangerous.
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Reply By: Member - Alex B - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 10:36

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 10:36
Andrew, sorry to add to your confusion but I would recommend you look at Toyo’s Open Country OPAT 70/30 tyre before you spend your money. I have had the BFG’s and was pretty happy with them until they got down to 50%, then they suffered very badly form punctures on sharp stony tracks. The Toyo’s OPAT rating is equivalent to a 10 ply. I have found them an excellent tyre so far- good grip, comfortable and very quiet….and cheaper!
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Follow Up By: Dean - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:21

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:21
Alex, What size tyre are you using, as my size in the TOYO OPAT 265/70/16 is only rated Passenger, not even close to a 10pr, you're certainly right about them being cheaper, almost $100 less than the BFG.
Dean
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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 16:23

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 16:23
Hi Dean, I have the Toyo's on my troopy - the details on the casings are
LT235/85 R16 120/116Q 10 P.R.
Hope this helps.
Cheers
alex
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Reply By: Will - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 12:20

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 12:20
Andrew,
I got BFG All terrains in my patrol, I have been to the cape, and numerous other tough trips and they are still going strong after 95000kms

They are a bit worn by now but still no punctures, one coped a nasty cut to the side while up on cape melville and it is still OK...

I have already purchased my second set which is on another set of rims ready to be installed...

I swear by BFG now, I always carry a second spare just in case and it is still brand new, never been used... (never had to)

Get 265/75 16 for the patrol and it will correct your speedo which reads 10 over on the 70 series tyres

Will
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Follow Up By: Diamond - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 17:50

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 17:50
lots of bfg used to get high mileage but most are made in japan now so not getting half the ks when you do get bfg make sure there made in the usa not japan
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 18:15

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 18:15
Thanks Diamond & Will

I will look at the BFG's and Toto's a bit closer I think

Appreciate your input
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Follow Up By: Diamond - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 23:11

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 23:11
mind you i use cooper st and wouldnt use anything else
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:05

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:05
Hi Andrew,

We're running Coopers AT Discoverers 265/75/16's on our GU Patrol, much the same as you about 80% on road, 20% off road. So far we've only done 15K on them but have been very impressed. Also running the same on our offroad campertrailer.

We found the the overall feel and handle very good, and surprisingly very little road noise.Shop around though, we saved $130 on 4 tyres fitted and balanced by driving 20km's down the road.

Also recommended that you drop your tyre pressure to about 35 on gravel roads. I think the ExplorOz team had something to say about that in one of their trek notes (Gunbarrel Hwy???).

As was said above, you will also find the 265/75/16's fix the speedo to within a couple of km/h, which running standard BFG's was reading about 10km/h too fast.

:o) Melissa
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 18:13

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 18:13
Thanks Melissa, sounds good
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Follow Up By: Will - Thursday, Feb 20, 2003 at 09:52

Thursday, Feb 20, 2003 at 09:52
By the way Andrew and Melissa,
I reduce my tyre pressures to 26psi when on dirt, run about 35psi on the bitumen.
On long bitumen drives I may pump up to 40psi.
Will
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Reply By: jason - Thursday, Feb 20, 2003 at 23:53

Thursday, Feb 20, 2003 at 23:53
have you considered bridgestone 693 AT or dunlop grandtrek AT2
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Friday, Feb 21, 2003 at 00:47

Friday, Feb 21, 2003 at 00:47
Jason

Not sure about these tyres!!! Im looking for long mileage, quiet on road performance and reliability.

How do these stack up against Coopers???? and price????
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Reply By: jason - Friday, Feb 21, 2003 at 12:03

Friday, Feb 21, 2003 at 12:03
I fitted a set of Bridgestone 693's to a friends range rover and he got 80000km out of them. They were about $20 a tyre cheaper than BFG's and he was very impressed with their on and off road performance. He got no punctures and the tread didn't chip out on rocky terrain. He also wore them right out which you can't do with BFG's as they tend to get slippery as they get low in tread. He must have liked them coz' he put another set on after the first lot wore out.
Another friend fitted a set of grandtrek at2's to his 100 series cruiser. He tows a large caravan and is very impressed by them so far. The dunlops are a little dearer than the bridgestones.
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Follow Up By: Rickwagupatrol - Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 00:35

Saturday, Feb 22, 2003 at 00:35
gotta agree with you on this one jason. our patrol has the 693's as stock tyres. the punishment i've put them through should have killed them, but it hasn't. 30,000km and still going strong, so they must be an ok tyre.
by the way have a look in the march issue of 4wd monthly, there's a comparo of 17 different tyres. makes for a good read!

rick
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