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Old 11-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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So with winter weather just around in on the market for new tires for my Dodge Dakota 2wd. I stopped by Big O Tires this afternoon and looked around and got a couple quotes. My truck currently has 235/75R15's on it. First quote was $455 for a set of 4 Cooper tires. The second was $527 for a set of 4 Goodyear Wranglers.

I'm leaning more towards the Goodyears because they are 50k mile tires whereas the Coopers are 40k. The goodyears also have a more aggressive tread pattern.

My question is has anyone had or currently have these tires?

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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The Wranglers have been good for mud/snow conditions, sounds like the way to go but if the weather is not that bad you may save a few more bucks with Cooper's. You might ask about the road noise too, bigger aggressive tread will give you more road noise on highway.

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I have been happy with the GoodYear Wrangler RTS on my 1992. Suburban. This is my third set of the Wrangler RTS I will keep this suburban forever, and ever.

Have not tried the Coopers.

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I have set of the goodyears on a 3/4 ton 4x4 chevy and have had them up pawing around in the rocks and dirt in the mountins and they grab real good in the snow as well. Cant say much on how they are going to to wear . I only have about 3000 miles on them. I always have liked coopers though and ran them for years.I was down in nevada where no cooper dealer was close so I bought the good years after friends told me they had real good luck with them.

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I've not had good luck with Goodyear at all...Had a set of Cooper Cobras on a Camaro years ago and they were craptastic...

I've had 2 Dakotas and when it came time for new shoes I use the BFG's seen here...http://www.sears.com/bfgoodrich-all-terrain-ta-ko-tire-lt235-75r15-cs-rwl/p-09566542000P

I'm sure you can do better on price, (I get them much cheaper at wholesale clubs like BJ's/Sam's, IIRC they were $90 each) just a visual for you...

Have used BFG's for 20+years and they are always the best value by far. IIRC a set I bought was rated for 80K and by the time I was done, they had 120K on them...bald as an eagle but still usable, like I said, value...

The tread pattern seems like overkill on paved roads but the difference in the ride is negligible at best, it's the foul weather/road conditions that brings out the best in these skins and that difference is HUGE!!!!

They're the only replacement tire I will ever use!! Happy hunting, hope this helped!!

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I've have a set of Dunlop mud terrains on my Toyota. Does great in snow. Have damn near full tread still. Bought in early 2010 and have many many miles on them.

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Quote:
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http://www.sears.com/bfgoodrich-all-terrain-ta-ko-tire-lt235-75r15-cs-rwl/p-09566542000P
Have used BFG's for 20+years and they are always the best value by far.
+1 my older ZR2 came with these from the factory, and I've always replaced them with the oem BFG's. on road pretty damn good/ off road excellent for a all-terrain, plus as mentioned they last forever (well past tread life). Go for the BFG's ...
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Big O Bigfoot XTR.

had them on both 4runners, Ranger and Chevy flatbed.

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I would go with the Goodyears. I have a set on both of my trucks (a 1997 Dakota 4X4, and a 1992 Ford F150, 4X2) and have not found the ditch with either one. The set on the Dakota is 3 years old, asnd will probably get replaced in the spring (odometer don't work on that one, no clue on the milage). The set on the F150 is 5 years old (winter set) and is at 65% tread with aproximately 30,000 miles on them.

Where the wranglers really do well is in the snow. 2 years ago, I had to go to the county seat for jury duty. Mayville NY, is at the middle of some serious hills, and on the day I went there the roads were snow covered. My 2WD F150 climbed up the hills with no issues at all. A month after, a friend of mine had to do the same. He had to pit his '02 Dakota into 4 H to make it up the same hill. Both of us used the same route, both of us had winter weight in the back, and driving conditions were the same. The only major differences (aside from make and model) were transmission type and tires. He had a less agressive set of tires and an auto "majic" trans.

Quick tip for a better price, Check the tire and lube express at walmart. Last time I checked, they had the wranglers, in the size you need, for about $100 each out the door. Either way, the 2 options you are considering are decent tires, I just lean more towards the Goodyears. YMMV.

BTW, The Coopers have a slight advantage over the Goodyears. Being 40,000 mile tires, they will have a little more grip. Softer rubber wears faster, but grips better.

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Goodyear has to be one of the worst tires on the market. You might get 50k out of the tread but the rest of the tire will never make it that far. As a retired mechanic I couldn't even tell you how many goodyears I've seen that failed. The belts get all knotted up and they are a noisey tire to boot. They suck in the rain.

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