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Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 22:35
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i am looking at replacing my bfg all terrains for possibly something different,anyone riding coopers st maxx,At-3, or maxxis At 700? i am interested in hearing any feed back in relation to road noise wear etc.cheers
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Reply By: xtragrouse - Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 23:43

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 23:43
I needed to replace my tyres before a Kimberley trip last year, and because I could NOT get BFGs due to to supply problems, I fitted Bridgestones. Drive well, quiet enough, and handled the Gibb River Road vicinity (2500 kms) using around 28-30 psi over rock, sand, gravel tracks and corrugated roads with one hole in a sidewall being our one loss…….. I have to wonder whether I would have got that hole had I still been on BFGs. The walls are strong, and I have survived a number of sidewall attacks that other tyres would not have handled.

So I guess my question is, you are on the best, why change ……?
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Follow Up By: the bromz - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 00:47

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 00:47
i guess its just the price,theres been alot of hype over the coopers range but the general feedback doesnt seem to live up to the hype,now theyve come down in price theyre a bit more affordable,but i reckon you might be right,cheers mate
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 08:52

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 08:52
Agreed - there is merit in "staying with what you know" - I'm getting to know Cooper St's at present, but still using BFG's too - prices can vary significantly between the two, depending on where we are when a change is needed. So far, both makes have served us well (but we take it very easy). Agreed too, re the Cooper hype, baloney and 'that' warranty.... steadfastly ignored here ! I tried them purely on specifications (comparable to BFG) and $50 cheaper at the time.
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Reply By: Gossy - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 18:17

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 18:17
I got 80,000 out of my last Coopers. 80% off road but because they were nearing 10yrs old and tread about half gone I replaced then with a new set because we have a 7 week trip away this year and didn't want to risk it.

I needed a good reason to go away from Coopers due to the good service I got out of my last set.Well I found the reason :)

Kelly Safari MSR had an aggressive AT tread and $150 per tyre less in price. Same stats for load/speed etc. Across 6 tyres that is alot of money.

I had a Cooper rep there at the shop and gave him the opportunity to match the price but he didn't.
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 23:23

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 23:23
let us know how you go with the quality/durability of the Kellys
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 09:54

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 09:54
They are fitting Kellys to the Nissan Patrol mine vehicles here & getting good results.
I have just ordered a set.
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Reply By: Happy Frank - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 19:40

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 19:40
If you have BFG I think you have the best so why change
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Follow Up By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:11

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 10:11
2nd that!
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 11:14

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012 at 11:14
x 3, I have BFG At's on my kamper and plan to change the tyres on my recently purchased 80 series to match. The 80 series has come with 6 (only 5000km on them) Cooper STT's and I dont like them. I will probably off load them before they wear out and replace them with BFG AT's.

I have had the coopers on a number of patrol (work vehicles) previously and always found that the lugs got easily damaged and would tear down to the carcase. Talking to my local tyre guy (cooper dealer) he admitted that they had heaps of issues with them and lugs being damaged at low km's. He like BFG's also and has them on his personal vehicle.

If anyone want's to trade some BFG AT's for some Cooper Muddies let me know :)



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