cooper sst 285/75 16

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:11
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hows it.are they a good tyre,or not...any info please
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Reply By: howesy - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:39

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:39
I think a more relevant question is are they good enough to justify theextra cost above and beyond other brands and will they really give that extra dollar value.
And the answers to these will be a personal thing.
i have my opinion but thats only just that, my opinion. (incidently I'm not running coopers)
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Follow Up By: hokimac - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:51

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 19:51
i used cooper mt's for three years travelling around west qld without getting a flatty..then i was talked into buying bf goodrich at's..too soft for out here.so i will go back to coopers but just trying to decide which one's..any cooper user's out there..
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Reply By: Mark - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 20:04

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 20:04
I run the 285/75 R16 ST Coopers (not SST's) on my 3.0TD GU patrol. I had them put on the vehicle from brand new and have only done 6,000kms on them. Apart from being slightly noiser than the original tyres, they seem to have about the same on-road grip. Off-road they are great, but as the vehicle is still very new, have not "pushed" too hard yet (but it will happen :)

Overall, a bit early to make a final judgement from me, but I am happier with the Cooper ST's than the BFG's like the 33"x10.5 R15 BFG TA's that I had on my previous 80 series cruiser.

Cheers

Mark

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Follow Up By: 10 Para- Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:52

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 11:52
Hi Mark,
When you fitted the Coopers did you do any other changes to compesate for the size of the tyres, ie low range, speedo, up hill and hill starts etc.
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Follow Up By: Mark - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 12:24

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 12:24
My speedo was way optimistic. After changing to the 285's, the speedo now reads 100km/hr at a real 101km/hr (Garmin V GPS). Thats about as accurate as you could ask for.

As for the gearing change, its "only" 7% different and I reckon that the higher gearing on-road is good, except when taking off uphill with a load (I have a 1.6T off-road van). Low range is too high for my liking anyway, compared to my old 80 series cruiser, but I don't reckon the tyre change made a noticeable difference.

Overall, I MUCH prefer the significantly better off-road performance of the larger tyre size for the minor sacrafice of gearing change. Increased on-road gearing is an advantage IMHO, except as mentioned earlier. I am very glad I made the change to 285's.

Cheers

Mark
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Follow Up By: 10 Para- Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 13:15

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 13:15
Hi Mark thanks for that i have a patrol TI and am thinking of fittin the same tyres at the moment have BFG 275/70/R16 A/T are your tyres legal as some place up here in Qld they say they will not fit them, also what size tyre did you truck come mine were the Bridgestone 275/70/R16.
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Follow Up By: Mark - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 16:16

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 16:16
Mine originally came with 265/70 Bridgestones (31") but I changed them on the way home from the dealer. Cost me $600 for 5 brand new tyres, reckon it was a good price for changeover (but the missus reckons I just got new tyres already!!!)

The tyre dealer (Tyrepower) reckoned there was no problem, I specifically asked them as my 3.0TD GU came with ABS. He reckoned that 31" to 33" was legal as the model also came out with 275/70 (32") thus it was only 1" (25mm) increase on max available tyre size (apparently also came with 275/75 on certain models).

To my way of thinking, IF anything ever came of it insurance wise, I would handball it to Tyrepower. But as mentioned in other posts, there is a whole lot of talk about the legality of tyre sizes, but who has actually had a REAL problem with insurance because of it. I am not talking super size tyres, just a 285 that looks like the Patrol guards were made for. Too much govt red tape on minor issues IMHO.

Anyways, I am happy with the 285's and happy with my ignorance of legal issues.

Cheers

Mark

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Follow Up By: 10 Para- Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 18:09

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 18:09
My Wife should met with yours i did the same with the tyres, Bull Bar, front diff rear diff fuel tank rear bar side steps and the rest before it got home " what are you doing with it she said its in bits and we have not had a ride in yet" they just don't ubderstand mate but just want it to get them home.
I have tested my speedo with the gps and it reads true so is there a difference to the 3.0 and the TI or maybe its as you say all Patrol should have been fitted with 285/75 to start with. Anyway thanks for all that think i will make the change when the Patrol gets back to Aussie.
Great to be able to speak to someone whao has experienced the same thing with same vechile.
Good driving
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Reply By: Will - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 21:10

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 21:10
i'm running the Copper AT's, and am very happy. Cost $200 each fitted and balanced. Did +6000 kms in the kimberley last year with no probs whatsoever on all the usual road GGR, Kalumburu, etc etc etc. Very little wear in them over the first year also. Quiet too, although the ST's and others will be louder.
Will.
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 09:24

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 09:24
Do you mean STT ?? Cos I have them... 285/75/16... Very happy with them. Only done 1000km so far, mostly dirt and mud. Can't report on how longh they last yet, but traction very good. Might not flex as much as softer tyres. Depends what you want out of them and where you are going.~
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Follow Up By: hokimac - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:09

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 10:09
yeah sorry.i mean STT..THANKS
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Reply By: Moose - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 15:18

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 15:18
Great tyre. Have a set now and had one a while back. In between I had ST's and they were crap - chipped something fearful. Original STTs lasted well over 50,000 km before they started wearing unevenly. Finally gave up the ghost at between 60 & 75 so I consider that a bloody good run from a mud tyre. Mine are/were on an 80 Series. Plenty of real offroad, touring, as well as running around town. If the current set last as well as the first I'll be buying them again. Noise isn't too bad - I've heard lots worse. Bugger all punctures. Good grip offroad. My assessment = excellent.
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Follow Up By: hokimac - Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 22:25

Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at 22:25
cheers mate.just what i wanted to hear.catch ya later
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