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.
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.
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.
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.