Micky Thompson Tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 16:06
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Hello everyone, I have just completed 106,000 Klm's on a set of Coopers ST's. 80% of that was on the bitumen and the rest was on tracks such as Strzeleki and Oodnadatta twice and various local tracks. The vehicle is a 2001 full time 4wd Landcruiser and I have been advised by a local Coopers distributor, to try the Micky Thompson Ceepek tyres instead. His reason was the fact that he had to send 54 tyres back to Coopers because of a manufacturing fault that weakened the sidewalls. My question is this: has anyone fitted these tyres to their vehicles and how do you rate them? What is the expected mileage from these and are they any good on wet bitumen roads? Also are they any good at self cleaning when in the sticky stuff?
Would appreciate any feedback, Thanks: Phil
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:49

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 17:49
Which MT tires are you talking about? Theres several different patterns and styles.
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Reply By: Exploder - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 18:45

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 18:45
Umm.. Would of that have anything to do with the recall that cooper put out on some selected ST tyres?
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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 20:26

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 20:26
Haven't used Mickey Thompsons but when I was ringing around last week 1 local supplier told me to consider them as they guaranteed 80k .
prices were better than Goodyear MTR's and BFG' s.Talking 285/75/16's.
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Reply By: Member - Steve T (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:36

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 21:36
Hi Phil,
We fitted MT Bob Cepek FCII about 12 months ago to our GU Patrol. Have done 30,000km on bitumen, sand, mud, rocks and everything in between and haven't had any problems with them, they are really good in the mud. I was told they are made by Coopers or they come out of the same factory. I cant give a comparison to other brands as they were our first set of AT tyres on the patrol. I expect to get 100,000km out of them going by the wear rate and type of driving we do. I would recommend them and use them again.
Hope this helps.
Steve
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Reply By: atoyot - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:02

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 22:02
I had a set of Cooper ST's in 2001 and ended up getting a pro-rata refund on them. Always followed best practice running the best pressures for the conditions and rotated them religiously; great tyres apart from the fact that they kept on throwing large chunks of tread. 10000k or so ago, I replaced them with a set of 265/75 Dick Cepek FCII's and we havn't looked back. Done most of that on rocky roads in the Centre and I would consider them as capable as the ST, cept their tread blocks don't fall off. They are a bit noisier than the ST's, and they feel as good on wet blacktop, and I think we'll probably get the 80000k as well. Havn't done much in the mud cause there just isn't any around out our way, but the little that I have done, they seem to clear themselves as well as the ST's, even though they are not as open in the edge tread blocks. Overall, they were about $30 cheaper than the ST's cost me 5 years ago, so I'm impressed.

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Andrew
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