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    Default Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX tires

    While in Moab, I discovered that one of my Cooper STT's had a damn 'boot' in it, right on the corner of the tread/sidewall.

    Not a good place for a patch when you air down and wheel.

    Not being able to source a pair of STT's, I went with the ST MAXX on all four corners.





    Only ran one trail after getting them installed, Porcupine Rim, but they worked great.

    Made the 1400 + mile run home with no problems, and they run extremely quiet on the road.


    Tonight, I had to run up to my oldest kids place, in the middle of a blizzard/ice storm.


    I have a Detroit full case locker in the rear, and an Aussie up front, so I normally run in 2WD, unless the snow is over a foot deep.


    Had great traction in the ice, both taking off, driving, and slowing/stopping.

    Only have 1500 miles on them, but so far, I'm loving them.

    I really liked the STT's, but the ST MAXX's I like even better.

    Best part? 4 new 35x12.5-15's, mounted, was only $1100 !!

    And that was having them overnighted from Denver!

    Kudo's to Chip's Tires out in Moab, Utah, for running a tight ship and a great biz.

    I watched and listened to his other interactions while waiting, he truly cares about his customers, whether they are repeat, or only there one time.

    I can't touch a 35" Cooper here for under $300, so to get them for $248 including mount/stem/balance** was sweet!

    ** I run balance beads, Chip had his guys save the beads from 3 of my tires (used one good STT for the spare) so I only had to buy 1 bag of beads @ $20.

    He could have easily just charged me $80 for beads in all 4 new tires.


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    Looks like a good multi purpose tread pattern, and sounds like you found a great place for repeat business if needed. Thanks for posting!
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    under $300 for good tires is nice. The ones I bought 3 years ago for $350 are now over $400 (37" Pittbulls). I am dreading the day. I did have one get 3 holes in the sidewall @Fred .... there is 2 places in Springfield MO that Vulcanize (off road only tires) and they looked like new afterwards for $45.00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost00TJ View Post
    under $300 for good tires is nice. The ones I bought 3 years ago for $350 are now over $400 (37" Pittbulls). I am dreading the day. I did have one get 3 holes in the sidewall @Fred .... there is 2 places in Springfield MO that Vulcanize (off road only tires) and they looked like new afterwards for $45.00.
    Leave Fred loose with a drill this time? LOL

    I have had tires vulcanized, runs $65 here (includes take off/remount, stem and balance)

    But I don't like running them aired down.

    This plug/boot thing looked like this:



    And was right where the edge of the tread and sidewall meet.

    On top of that, there were 2 more patches (flat ones) so it obviously didn't take the first time.

    Here's what the inside looked like:




    I still have 3 good STT's, so even if I ruin one of the new ones, I can at least run the same tire on each axle. (STT's in front and ST MAXX's on the rear)

    Just hoping not to ruin any tires this season!


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    I'm looking at those Cooper s/tt's for my dually, Just don't know how tight
    they will be in the rear w/out spacers.
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