I bought STT's for the trip and I like them

Submitted: Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 01:04
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Got back last week from a 2 month trip and thought I would give some feedback on how the Cooper STT’s had performed. They are 245/70-17’s and are on a 120 series Prado TD that was loaded up and towing a 1.4 tonne (when loaded) camper.

So far I’ve done 3,000kms on tracks and 10,000 on the black top and I’m quite pleased with how the STT’s are going. The off road traveling from Melbourne included the Flinders ranges, the east and west MacDonnald ranges, the Plenty hwy and central Qld, with no punctures on the dirt. I did pick up a nail in Burleigh Heads. I ran 30 rear and 23 front (cold psi) on the Plenty hwy.

The tyres are showing some stone cuts in the tread and have the odd small bit of the tread missing from the sharp stones but they still have all the lugs attached. If they continue to go as well as they have so far, I’d buy them again.

Cheers Anthony

And btw, I don’t have any interest or affiliation with Cooper, or any other tyre brand or reseller etc etc…
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 08:34

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 08:34
Anthony, bagging Coopers is the game to get reads here. LMAO Actually aside from two early punctures in one tyre we have had a very good run on Moses with them too.
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Reply By: Gronk - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 08:52

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 08:52
Good to see someone getting a good run out of Coopers !!!!

I ran approx 28psi on the Plenty ( also towing a CT and doing approx 80 k/ph ) and I thought that was a bit low ?? Didn't like the way they were heating up even at that speed......maybe I was a bit paranoid because at the time I was running Coopers !!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Anthony (Vic) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:17

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:17
G'day Gronk,
I would of liked to run lower than 30psi on the rear but with the load I was carrying I didn't it wise. The front tyres had a lot less cuts and small bits cut out than the the rear tyres.
cheers Anthony
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 09:00

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 09:00
Good to hear a your happy with your Coopers.

Sounds like a good trip.

Got itchy feet yet to get going again :o)
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Follow Up By: Anthony (Vic) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:10

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 22:10
Yep, I've only been back a week and I'm already thinking a trip to the Kimberley around mid 2009 sound like a good idea.
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Reply By: Footloose - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 12:16

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 12:16
"I did pick up a nail in Burleigh Heads"
There are many tyre shops there. I'm still trying to catch them throwing out nails onto the road for business. LOL
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Reply By: Member - Hugh (WA) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 14:33

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 14:33
Hi Anthony,

How did you find them for noise? The reason I ask is that I was considering changing to STs and a friend that had STs and went to STTs reckons that they are not any noiser. Not that you got them for bitumen travel but that comes with the territory, as noted with your 10,000 km.
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Follow Up By: Anthony (Vic) - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 21:57

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 21:57
G'day Hugh

They make very little noise.

I think its because the STT is a silica compound tyre. While the main reason for getting STT's was for the trip, I was told that silica STT's give better grip on wet tar than the ST's, which are not a silica compound.

One thing I have notice is than you do need to rotate the tyre around every 5,000km to keep the wear even. That is on a Prado with 3inch raised springs.

cheers Anthony
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 07:30

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008 at 07:30
Well done Anthony,,

When we did the Plenty, Oodnadatta, Birdsville track and Walkers Crossing road in '06, I was running 22-25 psi in mt Cooper ATR's, and 15 psi, in sand.
Never had a issue with punctures, sure there are a couple of cuts, and chips, but look at the service I have had out of these Coopers, and I cannot bag them, only the ride in the Navara.
Just clocked over 100,000 on them,,

Doing fine

Check out my post,,, ThreadID: 53295

Cheers MAte
Bucky
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