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Old 11-07-2005
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local shop here only charged me 13 buck to mount and balance one tire.
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If those are the Coopers Christian has I saw them in person the other day and I say they are one of the best looking tires I have ever seen!
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Well here is my story on this one.... I was looking into buying a set of BFGs, I have always liked the look and knew that they are great tires. The overall price is where I made my decision. I went to the BFG dealer in town and they quoted me a price of $710.00 on my 265 75 R16 tires.... I was as you would expect really surprised to hear that they would be that much, so I wasn't sure which way to go. My Dad encouraged me to look into the Coopers because, for many years he has ran them and always had good service and wear out of them. I went to the Cooper dealer and saw the STs and thought they are a good looking tire, so I went up to the counter and got a quote of $540.00 and that was with everything including lifetime balance and rotation. Easy decision for me!! LOL :)
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Thats only the P-metric cooper s/t. Meaning that the sidewalls are thinner than the LT version. You probably paid about 127 per tire. Thats what I paid and I am happy with my p-metrics. For the amount of wheeling I do a 4 ply tire is enough. The LT version run about 156 a tire. Enjoy what you got they are still really nice.
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http://www.coopertire.com/us/en/Prod...ht+Truck+Tires

So these tires don't come in a 33x10.5R15 size?!
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no 33x10.5's, no 32's either
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Am I the only person running Toyo's?
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Actually my Coopers are the LT tires, you had me questioning what I bought, so I went outside and found out what they are.... They are the C Load rating 6 ply.....
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I'll swear by my BFG A/T's.
Have had them for 33,000 miles and just checked at the local shop, rotated and balanced again, tread left is 11/32...I'm very impressed and pleased!

I might go with Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos next time tho for a better onroad ride.
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what u fail to reconize is BFG AT and ProComp ATs are both snow rated tires. therefore they can be considered snow tires.

directly from BFGs site:
The fact that an AT tire is snow-rated does not make it a true snow tire. A true snow tire is made of a softer compound than an AT, MT, all-season, or summer tire. Because of the softer compound, the tire grips better on ice and hardpacked snow. I'm not saying that AT's won't give you good traction on ice and hardpacked snow, just that as a class of tires, the snow tires give you better traction than the AT's. I've alway lived in Minn., Vt., and Montana, where you often go for days with the roads covered with ice and/or hardpacked snow before the sun and warm weather clears the roads. And you often get winters with lots of storms and snow. I want the BEST traction I can get, and feel that the added traction and safety is worth paying for. That means a true snow tire, not a snow-rated AT, and a snow tire that gets good reviews and ratings for traction, and one with studs and a lot of sipes. I've tried various AT's in the winter (the one's I ran in the warm months) and they simply are not as good as the better snow tires with studs and lots of sipes.
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If those are the Coopers Christian has I saw them in person the other day and I say they are one of the best looking tires I have ever seen!
He's running the STT's.
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Cooper S/T
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I'll stick to the BFG's... had them for almost 2.5 years now and they still look brand new..
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