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Unread 04-05-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default Cooper tires: your thoughts?

I'm not impressed by them. The '96 van we have has three of them on it...well, it did. So far two of them have shed their tread in the span of two days when they should have at least another 10K in them. Thankfully, my parents bought a warranty on them at Discount Tire when they had them rebalanced(It was like 25 bucks for all four or something stupidly cheap), so replacing them isn't costing any money. Lots of down time, though.
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1985 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci OHV inline six | 4-speed OD manual | 310K | No power brakes | Running 100% - It hasn't driven this good in 15 years!

1984 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci six | granny four | 3.55 rear end | 210K | Brakes shot. Rear drums are doing most of the work. Not fit to drive due to that.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
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Unread 04-05-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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cooper makes a really good tire for the price but the Technology is getting pretty old school compared to modern tires. Just like dino oil has worked forever but why use it when the new stuff is so much more advanced.
Please help reduce our mini van population and wear condoms!

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Unread 04-06-2010, 02:31 AM   #3
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We have cooper tires on the Volvo 940 GL. Excellent tires for economy. We don't spend so much money on tires with extra grip. They wear down, and don't affect performance enough for the price. Taking into account that this car isn't meant to win money in races of course.

The tires are very quiet, and get great grip. Better than the Toyo Premium Touring 600's did (if that's what they were, can't remember)

Good tires for the economic approach
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