Cooper AT/R report

Submitted: Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 16:28
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Just replaced my 265/70/16 Cooper A/Tr's after 71000km on the Prado..still got 3.5mm tread depth. They copped a mix of everything from freeway to city to gravel to mud/rocks etc. Very happy with their on-road performance, particularly in the wet.
Picked up 2 punctures, one from driving over a piece of barbed wire I didnt see in a paddock, the other not sure what the cause was. A few gouges in the lugs from some very sharp rocks, but nothing too bad.

So there - a good purchase.
Rich
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Reply By: On Patrol & TONI - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 19:07

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 19:07
G'day Rich,
Ditto, no problems other than a bit of lug chipping and 80,000+

Replaced with another set of ATR's
Colin.
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Reply By: PradOz - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 20:58

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 20:58
how did you get on for price?? and was there much variation between dealers?
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard K (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:58

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 19:58
Think I paid $279 a couple of years agp. I know I could have got them cheaper but I had to go with a dealer close by purely for reasons of time...
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Reply By: Kroozer - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 00:14

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 00:14
Flat tyre from barb wire? My old pushbike could roll over barb wire no probs. Must of been a pure stroke of bad luck mate.
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Reply By: donks1 - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:33

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 08:33
G'day Richard.

Thats good to hear. I've got them on the Triton.
Done about 15000k's so far and am also happy
As you said there are a few gouges here and there, but nothing to worry about, and mainly my fault for not "airing down"

They're nice and quiet on the road too

I'll be happy with 70000k's

Donks1
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard K (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:03

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:03
I replaced them with Wrangler AT/R's I had on spare set of rims - they are soooo much noisier but guess that comes with the more off-road-ish tread pattern
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 17:23

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 17:23
71,000? i'd be dissapointed, as i'm looking at replacing my 265/75/16LT ATR's this week after 148,000km :-) down to the wear indicators.....

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard K (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:00

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:00
Hmmm thats pretty good mileage - have you told Mr Cooper about this?
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:31

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 20:31
No, I would think that this milage is the exception rather than the norm, and as such should not be used as public advertising.

Though, thinking about it, this is from 5 tyres rotated as required. I would summise that the milage would be 20% less if 4 tyres were used ie. 118, 000km which is achievable in some cases.

Hope that helps.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard K (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 11:45

Sunday, Mar 15, 2009 at 11:45
Agreed on the rotation factor - I have a theory that cornering on bitumen scrubs tyres out, due to the outer edge travelling a larger radius than inner edge, same effect as inner/outer wheel in a locked diff situation,to a lesser extent, but if living in the city/suburbs and doing lots of corners/intersections/roundabouts, it might all add up to more wear...
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