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Which Tire Brand Would You Prefer?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ed1948, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. ed1948

    ed1948 G-Body Guru

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    I'm looking for 235/60/15 for the front and 245/60/15 for the rear.
    The choice I have is BF Goodrich TA or Cooper Cobra. The asking price is fairly close to each other within 5%.
     
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    option 3 is MT Sportsman ST thru Performance Improvements. I had a hard time trying to find tires a few years back and picked them up at their midnite madness sale
     
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    The MT Sportsman are roughly $200 plus install. The prices I have on the other tires is $175 installed (both prices don't include the tax and recycling fees)
     
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    I went with Cooper Cobras. I've already gone through two sets of Radial TA's and another generic brand of performance tire.
    So far I kinda like them.
     
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    I bought the Coopers for my Regal and I couldn't beat the price and I thought they were a good looking tire with an aggressive looking tread. IMG_1968.JPG IMG_1757.JPG . I went with 275/60 on the back and 235/60 on the fronts with 15 x 8 rims all around.
     
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    I have 2 sets of the BF Goodrich TA they have been a very good tire but really hard to get in Canada or at least Winnipeg
     
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    PepBoys Futuras are Coopers but different tread pattern that the Cobras (years back it was the same.) They cost alittle less but if you don't have one near by you'll have shipping cost. What I would run has been discontinued, Uniroyals using an older BFG tread pattern.
     
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    Cheapy tires... I bought some Primewells for my regal. Although they were 195/75/14. But then again they were lightyears ahead of the super old, spongy tires that were on the car when I got it. You couldn't go more than 20mph turning or they'd screech like a banshee. For your needs, I second the Coopers. White letters and cheaper than BFG.

    EDIT: fyi the primwells were 168 mounted and balanced for 2 with new longer valve stems. I had to demand longer stems (hubcaps) because the idiot wanted to be lazy and install the little extension pieces that break and leak. NOPE.
     
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    l would usually say BF Goodrich but there is something weird going on with them.

    Lots of there stuff has been discontinued lately.

    I have run Cooper's on a couple of my daily drivers in the past.

    A little noisy but a decent tire.
     
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    BFGs have a reputation for wearing quickly, the coopers are harder and wear longer, at the expense of traction, especially in wet conditions.

    I have coopers on my F350...made in USA. Not sure if this applies to the car tires.

    Cooper also builds MT tires
     
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