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post #1 of 6 Old 03-15-2009, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Ive decided on tire size. Going to put 265/75/16 on stock steels, on stock 08 X Manual with 3.21 gears. Trying to decide on brand, (Toyo open country A/T, General grabber AT2, Cooper Discoverer A/T, Pro Comp Xtreme A/T). Anybody have any experience with any of these? What were your Pros & Cons? Would you purchase again... Or do you have a different brand and models you would suggest. Pics of tire on stock steels would be nice, if anyone has any.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-15-2009, 06:32 AM
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I have had really good luck with Coopers and the AT's have a really great reputation in the snow and ice. When the time comes to replace the OEM times that's what I'll go with. Right now, Cooper has a $50 rebate when you buy 4 AT's and you will find they are pretty inexpensive to begin with.
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My experience with the coopers has been just the opposite. The only good things I can say about them are they were relatively cheap and the tread wore well. Wet traction was so-so. The bad side is they sucked on snow and ice and I had the tread come apart on one when I was on vacation - on the freeway. These tires had about 40000 miles on them. They were mounted on a fullsize Chevy conversion van and saw 100% street use. I was so displeased with them I did not even look into warranty replacement for them. Here are pics of the tire.




Most of the other tires I've had experience with were Goodyear (OEM on new cars and trucks), Michelin (OEM and my choice for street use) and BFG (My choice for Off Road). I've also had some General Grabbers.

I will never buy another set of Coopers. The Generals were OK, nothing memorable good or bad. Right now my favorite off road / street combo are BFG's. I'll stick with Michelin for primarily street use. After 36 years of buying tires, I can say without doubt, you get what you pay for.

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my favorite off road / street combo are BFG's. I'll stick with Michelin for primarily street use. After 36 years of buying tires, I can say without doubt, you get what you pay for.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-15-2009, 11:24 AM
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BFG AT's are a great all terrain; wear well, easy to balance, smooth ride, and have a reasonable amount of traction off-road for an AT.
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Yeah, go with the BFGs...Phil basically summed it up perfectly...

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