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View Poll Results: Which tire is best?
Dick Cepek Fun Country 3 37.50%
Cooper ST Maxx 5 62.50%
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Unread 09-05-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Agressive All Terrains - DC Fun Country vs Cooper ST Maxx

So I'm in the market finally for some 35-inch tires. With my driving and where I go, an aggressive all-terain is really what I'm wanting. I want something that is capable on snow and ice because surprisingly despite being in Arkansas, we get some crazy packed snow and ice in the winter at times. The two tires I've narrowed it down to are the Dick Cepek Fun Country and the Cooper ST Maxx. Tires I have ruled out are the Goodyear Duratrac (read too much about weak sidewalls and bad wear) and the BF Goodrich AT (I have these now and don't like them).

Here are the specs for the two tires:

Dick Cepek Fun Country
Size: 315/70r17
Tread Depth: 18.5/32"
Weight: 66lbs
Service Description: 121/118Q
Load: D
Sidewall: 3-Ply
Price: $288 @ TireRack
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R7FC&tab=Specs
Pros: More Siping than the Cooper Maxx, ???
Cons: More Expensive, ???
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Cooper ST Maxx
Size: 315/70r17
Tread Depth: 18/32"
Weight: 67lbs
Service Description: 121Q
Load: D
Sidewall: 3-Ply
Price: $265 @ TreadDepot
http://www.treaddepot.com/tire/90000019906.html
Pros: Cheaper, ???
Cons: Less Siping than the DC Fun Country, ???
cooper-st-maxx.jpg

I've spent the last two days looking and looking at tires and these seem to be coming to the top in the "aggressive all-terrain" category. There's a ton of good reviews on other non-jeep forums about these tires but really wanted to see if there are anyone running these on their JK (hence putting it in this forum). If you have any experience with these tires please share. They both seem neck-and-neck with each other.

Thanks!


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Unread 09-05-2014, 12:32 PM   #2
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I ran the Fun Country II for a year and really liked them....very solid all around tire.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 01:04 PM   #3
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I ran the Fun Country II for a year and really liked them....very solid all around tire.
Thanks! If I understand it right, the current Fun Country is the update to the Fun Country II, correct?
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Unread 09-05-2014, 01:09 PM   #4
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Also check out the Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 all terrain. Excellent tire with 3 ply side wall.

Have a few friends that run these and love them. They did really well on the rubicon.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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Thanks! If I understand it right, the current Fun Country is the update to the Fun Country II, correct?
Yes, they supposedly made a few tweaks. I was gonna go with a second set of FC, but got a deal on my MT2s that I couldn't pass up.
You'll be really happy with those tires.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #6
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Also check out the Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 all terrain. Excellent tire with 3 ply side wall.

Have a few friends that run these and love them. They did really well on the rubicon.
I did look at the MT Baha ATZ. It seemed so close to the Cooper ST Maxx that I didn't see the point in paying more money for the MT Baha. It is a good looking tire though.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 04:06 PM   #7
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Yeah, the MAXX's and the P3's look identical.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 05:04 PM   #8
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I wouldn't be surprised if cooper makes both.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 05:18 PM   #9
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Cooper makes a lot of stuff, including my ProComp MT2s
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Unread 09-05-2014, 05:26 PM   #10
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Looks like Cooper bought Mickey Thompson in 2003.
http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/about.php
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Unread 09-05-2014, 05:52 PM   #11
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I'm running the Coopers right now and love them. They ride smooth on the highway do great on the trails. I'll find out this winter about the snow and ice. As for the DC tires, not sure about those ones, but the old DC tires I ran wasn't that great. Rode some what smooth on highway until they got about half worn down.

Best of luck.
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Unread 09-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #12
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Mickey Thompson tires are cooper's top tier line. The STT looks and is sidewall/grip wise the same as the MTZ.
All L/T tires are made in the USA mickey or cooper. But they do have mexi and china cheaps too. Not the case to DC/M/T and most of cooper LT and truck tires.
You will only save $60, But will get the best tire with the D/C. They are still built to different spec's and wear great on jeeps if rotated correctly. To each their own, But id look into the new atz and if you don't like it, The D/C is the next best for what you listed. Good luck either way
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Unread 09-06-2014, 08:01 AM   #13
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Well the poll is tied 3 to 3. Anyone else have any experience with either of these?
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Unread 09-06-2014, 08:19 AM   #14
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Toyos A/T if your stuck on an A/T tire or BFGs new A/T is the cat ***
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Unread 09-06-2014, 09:44 AM   #15
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Toyos A/T if your stuck on an A/T tire or BFGs new A/T is the cat ***
The Toyos do look like a good tire. Only thing is the 35x12.50r17 is an E rated tire. From what I've read, E rated tires have a stiffer ride.
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