Coopers and warranty- should I say no Warranty

Submitted: Friday, Nov 07, 2003 at 22:58
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Check the thread on outerlimits on them.

Mate the guy at Tirepower told me that as soon as you go "off road" the warranty is null and void , so i checked the "fine print" and yep he was right , since then Coopers don't hand out warranties on the STT.
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Reply By: Member - Foxer - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 09:00

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 09:00
Hi Truckster
We did two tyres in the Tilpa/ Louth /Wannaring area. The tyres were 15000Kms old and I took them in to the Tyre dealer in Bourke and asked his thought on warranty. He just laughed and said good luck 5% of claims get thru according to him.
I bought the tyres back to where i brought them and their response was on a par so the warrenty is not much chop once you go were all good 4wd's go.
They also seem to be wearing faily quickly. One tyre on the back is down to the last wear bar before becoming unroadworthy. Has done 20,000Km's.
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Reply By: Phil G - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 10:38

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 10:38
THere are some good stories as well. A friend damaged some Bridgestne desert dueller 604V on his 80 series. Spoke to the Bridgestone people in Adelaide and after a bit of negotiation, they exchanged them for some new 693's. Very reasonable IMO. Perhaps the local companies look after their customers a bit better than Coopers and BFG.
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 12:28

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 12:28
by the looks of the tyre they were nearly boldback by popular demand
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 14:02

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 14:02
nearly bold? you mean they go where bold men fear to tread? When my BFG AT's snatch it in probly three years, i will be looking at Cooper ST's in the 285/75 size I guess they'll have this sort of stuff sorted by then.Laterally Literal
Seriously Cerebral
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Follow Up By: diamond(bendigo) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 17:04

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 17:04
gday bonz.
they have the st-c out now in bigger sizes but all sizes coming out soonback by popular demand
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 21:57

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 21:57
Does the C stand for Crap? :P If it was Q I would understand Quality!!!

did you get prices on Simex's?
:) JT2's and Extremes IM lookin at...
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Reply By: Patrick - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 18:50

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 18:50
I have Cooper STT's on my 2000 Troopy. I have noticed that they are wearing rapidly I have only done 8000k's and they are 50% at best (Mind you I live in the Tanami Desert) I brought Coopers because i wanted extra protection for the Tanami Track and the CSR, I haven't had any flats but am not impressed with the wear rate. Are you sure you void your warranty if you go off road? Why would you want a Super Traction Tyre for the Highway?? When I brought them the dealer was well aware of where I live so believe me he will give me warranty if I need it or talk for a considerable amount of time to my Lawyer as I was not made aware of the fact? that I would void the warranty just by driving home.
All the best
Pat Erceg, Balgo Hills WA
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Follow Up By: Moose - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 14:31

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 14:31
I've never had a problem with off road warranty on Coopers. May depend on the dealer. Your wear rate is atrocious. Something wrong there. Too much weight? If not then faulty rubber compound. Suggest yougGet back to dealer asap.
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Follow Up By: Patrick - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 00:47

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 00:47
Hey Moose are you calling me Fat? LOL. I do carry a lot of weight but within the vehicle limits. I see a lot of claims of high mileage but out here if you get 30,000 k,s you are doing very well indeed, I run BFG 33" muddies on my personnel car (60 series with a 6.2 chevy) and so far they have done nearly 10,000k's and are looking a lot better than the Coopers on my work Troopy but the Troopy does a lot harder work (but is nowhere near the same fun) than the 60 series, weight is a big issue for sure but if I didn't need to carry a big load I would buy a Suzuki and have even more fun. Maybe I will talk to the dealer anyhow.(Tyre Power Kununnura)
All the Best
Pat Erceg
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Reply By: duncs - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:44

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 22:44
I have avoided the talk on tyres because it has been a long time since I ran a set of Cooper muddies on my GQ.

I was told the warranty did not apply to the Muddies only after they had been fitted, but was assured that they would go to 80000km.

On my first outing with them I was very impressed by the grip they offered over all types of road, especially very wet and poolng bitumen near Walcha.

When the tyres were about half tread depth they started to cause concern. On one trip I had 10 puncturses in 8 weeks when the guy I travelled with got none.

The entire set was junked in just over 40000km.

Will I buy Coopers again? NO!

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