Coopers ST, Mickey Thompson FCII or Maxxis 751?

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Hi there,

I know this topic has probably been flogged to death but I am wondering what people think of the following tyres.
Coopers St, Mickey Thompson FCII or the Maxxis 751.

They are going onto a 94 NJ Pajero.

I currently have the Maxxis 751's and have gotten over 92000Km on them in 3 years, works out at less than $0.06 per Km.

I am going to travel to Poepells Corner later this year and Cape York next year so I need a reliable tyre for the trips.

Thanks in advance for the information.

Cheers
Richard
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 12:58

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 12:58
I will not use Cooper ST's again.

IMHO if you have had a good run out of the Maxxis 751's then why change?? they are probably cheaper than the Mickey T's and Coopers as well.


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Follow Up By: ajd - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:22

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:22
Same here, I wouldn't touch them either.

Now running Mickey T's ATZ (4 rib)

Very happy, had them for about 4 weeks now and just tried them in the wet and they went great.

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Follow Up By: ajd - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:26

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:26
Check thread 66980.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 20:06

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 20:06
I would also NEVER use Cooper tyres again!
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:12

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 13:12
I am running Mickey's and will buy them again. I have the MTZ pattern though
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 14:25

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 14:25
Hi Richard,

I have the Cooper ST's on my Troopy in 285/75 x 16 and I'm not entirely convinced I'd buy them again.

The only reason I am trying this set was I got the 5 of them for under $1,000 off a bloke who's wife couldn't get in the car with them fitted. (Expensive mistake)

I've had one puncture and that would have holed any tyre, someone lost a pair of long nosed pliers on the road near my place. One of the noses went straight through the left rear tyre.

The thing that has concerned me most about them is the fact I removed a fair percentage of a couple of lugs on one tyre just backing my box trailer up the gutter at home!

I'm off to Innamincka, Birdsville and a Simpson Crossing in a month or so time. I wonder how many lugs I'll leave behind me? (A bit like Hansel & Gretel I'll be!)

If you've had a good run out of the 751's I'd personally give them another go!

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Follow Up By: Tony - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 06:52

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 06:52
At least you have some "long nose plires" aye.
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Reply By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 14:35

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 14:35
My Coopers were so bad that Bob Jane gave me my money back. Nearly all the lugs fell off on all 4 tyres and I hadn't really done any hard work in them, just a couple of trips down the track. They tell me it was the fact that they started manufacturing them in Malaysia, and the humidty was a problem, they were fine while they were still put together in the USA. They may have fixed the problem but I wouldn't go back to them, just in case. Stuck with BFG's since then and get a good run out of them.
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Reply By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:48

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 15:48
Richard. I have had no problems with my Cooper Sts. I look like only getting a max of 35k out of them though - they may only do just over 30k. I have had some frond end issues though, but have rotated them every 5k.
I will be doing some serious rock work early next week climbing hills. I will post you back if I too start missing lugs. To date I have not 22k on them now 1/2 of that in Central Austalia and SW Sandstone areas.

I think I will try another brand next time as well. Cheers tony
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Reply By: Dave Thomson - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:48

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 17:48
Richard my next tyres will be Maxxis 751's, again, nuff said mate, find a winner and stick with it,
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:25

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:25
I've had three sets of ST's on two vehicles and couldn't complain with them. I did over 40K km around Oz in the Navara towing a camper trailer and only had one puncture in that time (One of those damn board sections on fraser). Run them on the Patrol and have acquired a set for off road for this years trip. I am also running FC2's which are about 6 months old. I reported on the forum late last year that they developed a radial crack above the bead and visible over the lip of the rim. Unable to identify cause but may have been a compound issue. Replaced without question and new ones are still OK but less than 5K on them at present. Still evaluating. Looked at the Maxxis and they seemed OK but there's not much difference in price these days.

The Simpsons a good run and shouldn't cause any problems for the tyres. Personal choice I suppose. Many blokes bag the Coopers but then again you get blokes like Equinox who do REAL off road work and wouldn't be without them.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:38

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:38
Mick,

I just got a price on Mickey T FC11 for 265 x 75 R16 at $320 each fitted and balanced
Compared to BFG AT LT in the same size for $340

I am very tempted to try these as well. It would be interesting to hear if anyone else has had them on for a bit longer to get a decent evaluation on them.


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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 20:01

Sunday, Apr 12, 2009 at 20:01
Kev,
just clocked up over 60,000k on our FC 2's, and will prob get another 10k out of them,only one puncture in all that time, cheers unc.
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Reply By: Gossy - Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:26

Thursday, Apr 09, 2009 at 15:26
better late than never but busy at work :(

I use to have Cooper ST's and did many trips away including birsdville, innamincka, flinders, robe, Gawler Ranges etc. I noticed that chipping was quite bad (yes I am fanatical with pressures). Took them back and got an exchange for ST-C's. No chipping at all and very pleased with them. These are my bush set so they have a hard life (old AT's for around town). Two Simpson trips under their belt now (the desert is the easy part, it's the roads going up and coming back to Adelaide that will test the tyres) as well as numerous trips to the flinders etc

Softer compound so wouldn't recommened them if you are using these tyres running around town also. If so I would steer you away from the Coopers only for this reason.

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Reply By: kyle46 - Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 20:10

Friday, Apr 10, 2009 at 20:10
Tried cooper st ,pulled lugs out from shoulder of tyre x four. tried fc 11 had one repaced under warranty for "flow crack" round bead with another two going back soon !! 20k done. might stick with wrangler silent armour stick what you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: allanmac856 - Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:29

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 18:29
Think about the Mickey Thopmson MTX. I run them & the MTZ's & have found them both to be very very good. In regard to the MTX's, they have been the best all terrain tyre I have used; & I have used a few. Have never run the Coopers but have only heard dissapointing stories from mates who have.
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