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post #1 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Cooper/Kelly tires ??

The tires that I wanted to get (Toyo open country MTR) are on backorder and none of my local tire shops can get any soon. I need tires this week. A guy at 1 of the tire shops mentioned cooper STT or Kelly safari TSR. What is the general opinion of either of these tires? These tires are going on my CJ5 and will be used for hardcore rock crawling, trails, around town on occasion and on the highway to and from the trail.

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post #2 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 08:13 PM
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While I don't have any experience with the their MT's I can tell you that cooper makes an excellent tire and they price them right. I run a tire shop and I put cooper ATR's on my wife's 4runner...if that tells you anything. This truck was difficult for me to choose tires for because she didn't want noise or vibration but I wanted something fairly aggressive in an AT. We both ended up happy and it pulls like crazy on the beach. Good luck with your decision.
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post #3 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 08:22 PM
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It's hard to beT BFG's, but they are high! U get what you pay for in this instance
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post #4 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 08:23 PM
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post #5 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I am just worried that the cooper or Kelly's will not be aggressive enough for the type of wheeling I plan on doing with my rig
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post #6 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 09:01 PM
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I have Cooper STT's and love them! They're very aggressive tread, work great off road, and aren't very loud (for an off road tire).

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post #7 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 09:17 PM
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Cooper STTs here:








Good grip in mud sand and rock. I've scrubbed the sidewalls along sharp rocks and sticks. they ride nice and are surprisingly quiet. I can't say how they will wear yet. Oh and I only paid $157 each, at a local tire shop for 32x11.5-15s, a real plus when I might tear one up and have to replace it.
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post #8 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Huh looks pretty good
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post #9 of 30 Old 06-02-2014, 09:42 PM
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I noticed that on really steep rocky/dusty trails I dont slip where others do, notably my sisters TJ on Firestone destination MTs and an early bronco on Swamper thorn birds. seen others struggle on some climbs I have walked up but dont know how much is tire/ vehicle set up. so far I'm happy.
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post #10 of 30 Old 06-03-2014, 05:56 AM
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Cooper all the way. I have them on darn near everything I own or am responsible for.

Our 04 Grand Cherokee has the ATR's. It turned it into a snowmobile with rubber tires.

Grammys 04 Grand Cherokee Limited and our 4Runner have the AT3's

My truck and Grammys CJ have the Discovers.
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post #11 of 30 Old 06-03-2014, 06:02 AM
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I have ran Cooper tires for many years without issue, just get the tread you wish to run.
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post #12 of 30 Old 06-03-2014, 08:03 AM
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Another vote for the Coopers. I had the STTs and will have them again once I need tires.

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post #13 of 30 Old 06-03-2014, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Talked to my tire shop today they will be 1300 out the door
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post #14 of 30 Old 06-03-2014, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cookingguy
Talked to my tire shop today they will be 1300 out the door
That's enough, wow! Talk to another one
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post #15 of 30 Old 06-03-2014, 07:23 PM
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If you are going to spend that much, in my opinion, get the BFG's mud terrain. They will ride smoother, less noise and last longer
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