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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:42 PM   #31
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Thanks for the feedback on camber but what about caster?
As for "needing" AT's...not really but I do like the look of AT and I do go offroading a few times a year. Nothing crazy though.
I have considered the Toyo's and Bridgestone duelers but got a better price on the coopers. Should I be wary of the coopers? The price difference isn't a ton but I don't want to shell out more $$ than I need to
Cooper was sold to a tire company from India. I would buy Toyo, Michelin, Yokohama or Bridgestone tire over a Cooper or Goodyear any day. How far off is your caster?

You are missing the point the tire contact patch you are riding on is so small the last thing you really want to do is to try to save a few bucks. It isnt worth it. Never buy tires for looks and you dont go offroading enough for A/Ts. I am on farm roads and offroad at least once a week.

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Unread 10-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #32
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Cooper was sold to a tire company from India. I would buy Toyo, Michelin, Yokohama or Bridgestone tire over a Cooper or Goodyear any day. How far off is your caster?

You are missing the point the tire contact patch you are riding on is so small the last thing you really want to do is to try to save a few bucks. It isnt worth it. Never buy tires for looks and you dont go offroading enough for A/Ts. I am on farm roads and offroad at least once a week.
I didn't think I was sacrificing on quality by going with the coopers so if I could save $$ and still have a good tire...why not?? I know what you were saying about contact patch but again, had thought of coopers as decent quality. I didn't know about them being bought out though.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #33
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I didn't think I was sacrificing on quality by going with the coopers so if I could save $$ and still have a good tire...why not?? I know what you were saying about contact patch but again, had thought of coopers as decent quality. I didn't know about them being bought out though.
Oh...and my caster is 4.9 on the driver side and 4.6 on the passenger. Not sure what it should be but its "red" on the print out from my last alignment.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #34
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Oh...and my caster is 4.9 on the driver side and 4.6 on the passenger. Not sure what it should be but its "red" on the print out from my last alignment.
Caster is a non-tire wearing angle,as long as your cross caster is in spec you will not get a pull.More caster the heavier the steering feels at low speed but less twitchy at highway speeds,less caster gives better low speed turing but very twitchy at high speeds.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:22 PM   #35
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Caster is a non-tire wearing angle,as long as your cross caster is in spec you will not get a pull.More caster the heavier the steering feels at low speed but less twitchy at highway speeds,less caster gives better low speed turing but very twitchy at high speeds.
Good explanation. Thanks!
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