Goodyear Buys Cooper Tire

MrSony

Geezer
Nov 15, 2014
6,023
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Des Moines, Iowa
sh*t
 

81cutlass

Comic Book Super Hero
Feb 16, 2009
2,977
113
Western MN
Who buys goodyear anymore anyways? I'm surprised they even have the capital to squeeze that.

Literally every tire I own is Cooper (minus my Hoosier DR's).

Biggest worry I have is Mickey Thompson is owned by Cooper so I wonder what direction that is going to go....
 
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PBGBodyFan

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Mar 3, 2009
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I've been using Cooper's for my DD's for years now and happy with them, feel they are in the sweet spot of price and quality/performance. Would imagine/think/hope things don't radically change with them, at least for awhile.
 
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Anubis

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Mar 30, 2012
2,312
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Who buys goodyear anymore anyways? I'm surprised they even have the capital to squeeze that
Agreed. The last 2 sets of Goodyear’s I’ve owned developed eggs on the sidewalls, wouldn’t hold a balance and wore out prematurely. Hopefully they won’t change Coopers manufacturing process!
 
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Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Gainesville, Fl
I'm sorry to hear that. I'm currently running Cooper Cobras and I like them. I hope they don't degrade the brand. :cautious:
 

Supercharged111

Royal Smart Person
Oct 25, 2019
1,815
113
Colorado Springs, CO
I had one of my Duratracs on my 1500 get an egg on the sidewall. Intent is to nab some AT3s to replace them. Gotta do upper ball joints and align first. I've always gotten my mileage from my Goodyears but this last set has been shjtty with drying out sidewalls and whatnot. Sounds like sooner is better than later.
 

pontiac guy

Master Mechanic
Oct 28, 2016
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Royse City, TX
Yep. Cooper will be ruined. That's all I've been rolling on for years. BFG and Goodyear both sold me garbage. Cooper Cobras were my jam. *Sad trombone*
 

MrSony

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Thread starter
Nov 15, 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
i really dig my cobras. its gonna be a damn shame when they start to suck.
 
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