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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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BFG AT vs Cooper Discoverer STT

Well guys, im stuck between these 2 tire choices. Heres a couple pros/cons of each

BFG AT:


Pros:
  • Available 295/75 for a little larger tire
  • 3700 lb 10 ply rating for 285/75
  • Fully warranted where i work for any problems
  • Dealer pricing at 181.00 a piece for 285/75 in a 10 ply

Cons:
  • Everybody and their brother runs them
  • not overly aggressive/tough looking
  • pay a lot for name



Cooper Discoverer STT



Pros:
  • Nice aggressive styling for our trucks
  • Similar tread pattern to Toyo MT
  • Beefy treaded sidewalls
  • Advanced Armor Tek 3 carcass

Cons:
  • Quicker wearing tread
  • only avail in D load range @ 3300 lbs on a 285/75 (265/75 load range E is only 3400 lbs)
  • Not as many size options
  • Louder on the road (not always a bad thing depending on driver)
  • Priced at 188.00 a piece with road hazard only on a 285/75




Please give me all your feedback on both tires and/or show me some other tires to look into. Would prefer pricing under 200 per tire and readily avail. tire as i need a set ASAP
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Well I have run them both on my truck. I have put alot of miles on it between the two of them.

The STT's are alot louder going down the road than the AT's.

Both tires look good on the truck. Both tires wore good on my truck.

Both are slicker than **** on wet roads. By that I mean if it's wet and i leave a stop light in a hurry at all the tires are spinning.

I would put either one on my truck again.

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I am a big fan of both i dont really think you will be upset either way

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Ok from a person that sells tires for a living.

The BFG will last alot longer, Less noise, Better handleing and better on road,wet, sand traction.

The cooper is a cheaper tire. Thats just it. Its cheep. I have had tunes of customers come back and want a refund cuz they have eather 1. blew out 2. wore out with in 12K miles Or 3 some of the lugs have came off the tire.

Now this is just with the cooper stt, Now cooper had a tire called the discoverer atr which i have sold ALOT of. And never had a complaint about. They are seeming to get about 50K out of them. and are a less expencive tire then the bfg.
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Well I'll give my .02 and slammedSI this is not aimed at you :Thumbup: ,just my experience. I am suprized at your findings though as I heard a lot of bad stuff about AT/R's :shrug: .
The Cooper STT is a very good tire and if rotated proberly some guys are getting 50K or better. I ran 285"s personally on my D-Max {475-500RWHP} and got 22K out of them. I did a lot of burnouts, 4wheeled them in rocks,and sledpulled with them.What ruined them was I lost a idler and tierods and didn't catch it in time and they cut their life short. Had the front end not gone south on me I would have easilly gotten 30K even with all the burnouts I did.
Coopers make no road noise that I could hear in my truck and are a real smooth riding tire. I towed as much as 37,500lbs on my gooseneck and never had a problem with blowouts or lugs coming loose.

The Cooper S/T is a tire I've had issues with and did have bulges and splits in the sidwalls.

I've never run BFG A/T's but I don't run A/T tires cause they don't get me where I want to go.

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cool deal, only thing is, will the coopers hold up to me towing a car trailer with a 3760lb truck on it?
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Well I'll give my .02 and slammedSI this is not aimed at you :Thumbup: ,just my experience. I am suprized at your findings though as I heard a lot of bad stuff about AT/R's :shrug: .
The Cooper STT is a very good tire and if rotated proberly some guys are getting 50K or better. I ran 285"s personally on my D-Max {475-500RWHP} and got 22K out of them. I did a lot of burnouts, 4wheeled them in rocks,and sledpulled with them.What ruined them was I lost a idler and tierods and didn't catch it in time and they cut their life short. Had the front end not gone south on me I would have easilly gotten 30K even with all the burnouts I did.
Coopers make no road noise that I could hear in my truck and are a real smooth riding tire. I towed as much as 37,500lbs on my gooseneck and never had a problem with blowouts or lugs coming loose.

The Cooper S/T is a tire I've had issues with and did have bulges and splits in the sidwalls.

I've never run BFG A/T's but I don't run A/T tires cause they don't get me where I want to go.

Its cool. Its really strange, i get a 50% rate. Some love then, And like i said some really hate them.:shrug:
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cool deal, only thing is, will the coopers hold up to me towing a car trailer with a 3760lb truck on it?
{I towed as much as 37,500lbs on my gooseneck and never had a problem with blowouts or lugs coming loose.}

01 2500 Duramax/ZF6,returned to daily driver590/995
03 3500 Duramax/Ally S/C IV EFI Live {Brothers truck}
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06 4500 Duramax/Ally 4x4 Monroe,EFI Live,Danville turbo, CM flatbed
11 2500 Duramax/Ally 4x4 H&S tuned and deleted {GF's truck}
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if you like the looks of the bfg then consider the general grabber at2(look at them on tire rack's site). they look identicle, but are cheaper. ran a set on my previous truck and liked them very much. wore real well. were still on the truck when i sold it. :givemebeer
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yeah i know about those, boss t work has em, however in a Load range C i think i will let em pass............in my size anyway
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