[DML] Re: Tires
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The Coopers only have Raised White Letters on one side. On the other
side, it's all black, but also has a picture of a cobra snake ready to
strike. The Cooper Cobra G/Ts are also reversible, meaning you can
mount either sidewall on the outside. So if you flip all the tires
around, you'll have a perfectly matching set.

If you can order them from a local Cooper tire shop, do that! It'll
take a week or so for them to come in, but there is no shipping charge. 

Also I'm sure that Michelin and others make a good tire, but I would
rather place Coopers on my car based upon my experience with them. I
won't count the rotten NCTs, but before Coooper, I was using the old
Yokohama AVS Intermediates. Complete and utter crap. They were speed
rated @ Z with an A Temperature rating. Twice in traffic I flipped my
car around 180° on dry pavement in the summer time because they just
would not grip. Turning from a dead-stop doing about 5MPH, I
fish-tailed into the other lane with them. I installed the Coopers
after a recommendation from a buddy who had driven on them in various
cars through snow and ice storms. Amazing difference! Stopping
distance was reduced, and wet gripping was far better. Since they are
a B temperature rating, they're stickier. And if you lose traction in
them, you'll feel the whole car "lock" back into place when they bite
back into the road. I found that out on a rainy night when someone
pulled out in front of me on a street. Hit brakes and swerved hard.
The rear started to come around, and then the tires griped with a
strong shutter and stopped squealing. Car just snapped right straight
again.

I know that Coopers are not quite as *prestigious* as some other
brands, but they're some great tires that do an amazing job. They're
pretty much what we put on any of our family's cars now. And they're
allot quieter too.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jedimasterglenn"
<jedimasterglenn@...> wrote:
>
> I see that tiresavings.com still offers the Cooper Cobra GTs.  You 
> can get matching front & rear tires with raised white letters for 
> just under $300 plus shipping.  You can also get fronts with a 
> blackwall (no white letters), but they don't have the matching 
> rears.  I'm using Cooper Cobra GTs and think they're great.  I 
> ordered my fronts from tiresavings.com & was happy with their service.
> 
> Good luck!
> 
> -Glenn
> 5391
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Colby Knight <jck_dmc12@> wrote:
> >
> > In the quest for tires for my car (195 60/14 front; 235 60/15 
> rear), I am continuing to come up short.
> > Every place I call has the same reaction: 'Good luck with that!'
> >  
> > I would LIKE to have a matching set for the front and rear, but it 
> doesn't look like it's an option.
> >  
> > What are you running and more importantly... WHERE did you get them?
> >  
> > Colby Knight
> > (reuniting with 15596 in 48ish hours)
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >       
> > 
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>



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