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Goodyear VS Cooper

Go with the Goodyear or the Cooper?

Poll ended at May 31 2013, 2:16am

Goodyear DuraTrac
4
36%
Cooper Discoverer STT Tek3
7
64%
 
Total votes : 11

Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby Gators [OP] » May 21 2013, 2:16am

Ok so nowthat i have my 2013 Silverado 1500 4x4 with a RC 2.5" suspension kit I have made the trek to my local tire shop to take rubber. After them being very cool and mounting a few different tires to my factory 20's we have found that a 305/55/20 fits very well with no rub and no mod needed. I am mainly in the pavement jungle but want the ability to traverse the muddy one as well. I also dont want to be rumbled to death or havethe tire drone that will send me to wanting to drive with headphones on. After looking at a few brands i have narrowed my search to two. In no particular order number one is the Goodyear Duratrac and number two is the Cooper Stt Tek3.
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby StarsnBars » May 21 2013, 2:24am

The Coopers are going to have alot more road noise. I have run them both and currently am running the MT/AT hybred DuraTracs. By far alot less road noise . You wont be disappointed offroad either.
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby Gators [OP] » May 21 2013, 3:01am

More opinionssssssssss......give it up!
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby dbrandt2009 » May 21 2013, 3:04am

I have no experience with either tire, but when my Terra Grapplers are done (probably 30,000 miles or so) I'm going with Duratracs.
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby retg » May 21 2013, 3:10am

The Duratracs are not in the same class as the Cooper STTs. The Coopers are extremely good off-road tires for rock crawling, sand, etc. The Duratracs are more of a high end AT tire, but with, from what I have heard from others, great snow traction. I would say the Cooper ST Maxx is more of a closer comparision to the Duratracs. In that case, I would go with the ST Maxx, unless you travel in a lot of snow. The Tec 3 tire carcass is one of the strongest made and the ST Max is also based on that same carcass.
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby richcory » May 21 2013, 5:58am

I have run both tires. STT's on my 2006 & the Duratrac's are currently on my 2009. I loved the STT's, they looked great and were incredible off-road & in wet heavy snow. The Duratrac's have been very good in the rain and towing my trailer, I haven't been off-road or in the snow with them. Noise level between the two of them, STT's were louder. I never thought they were annoyingly loud but they had a little hum at highway speed. The Duratrac's are a bit quieter. I was going to get a set of Cooper's for my 2009 just the other month, but the tire guys talked me into this Goodyear (I've never liked Goodyear tires of any kind). He made me a smoking offer that I couldn't pass up. I think you will be very happy with either. I was looking at the STT's or the ST MAXX in the Cooper's.
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby moto529 » May 21 2013, 11:22am

I haven't run either type of these 2 tires, but I have run Goodyear & Coopers. My Goodyear experiences have led me to the decision that I will Never Ever buy any type of Goodyear tire again.
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby FuzzyB » May 21 2013, 11:58am

yeah, I've run both also....big Cooper fan here.
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Re: Goodyear VS Cooper

Postby cyclepuck » May 21 2013, 12:27pm

Like stated above the Cooper St max is a better comparison. From my days of managing a tire shop 10 yes ago I've been a Cooper fan. Best bang for the buck, last long and a 100% American company. And on the St max a friend currently has 45+k on them on his f350 and should make it through the summer. With that being said I have heard great things about the duratracs.
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