[DML] Re: Tires
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[DML] Re: Tires



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dan" <djdanwilson@...> wrote:
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "therealdmcvegas" <dmcvegas@> wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> Cooper Cobras were at the bottom of my list as my last resort. Reason
> being Cooper had some very serious quality control issues in the not
> too distant past. I have no problem with the technology that went into
> the development of that tire, but their reputation for poor
> manufacturing practices left me with little confidence in their quality.
> 
<SNIP>
> Dan W.
> VIN 16192
>


I know exactly what you're talking about. For those who don't know,
back when Firestone had to recall all their tires off the Ford
Explorers, Cooper was one of the replacement brands chosen. As it
turned out, there were manufacturing defects from two of their
worldwide plants in Texarkana, and Tupelo, MS. In order to meet bonus,
managers at these two plants would use expired rubber and other
ingredients, along with managers approving known defective tires as OK
to be shipped out. In the end, the tires got recalled, and I believe
those managers got fired.

Every tire manufacturer, and I do mean everyone of them, including
Pirelli LESS THAN 2 MONTHS AGO themselves even had a recall for tires
involving chunking and tread separation.

http://tiny.cc/awei8

Cooper in the mean time is still used on Formula & Champ Car racing,
as well as Drifting competitions. If people investing money in these
teams, and their drivers who are risking their lives and everyone
elses' livelihoods by driving at sustained speeds over over 100mph are
doing it on Coopers, then that tells me that even the professionals
have grown to trust them. So they must know something about Cooper
making a decent tire.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"


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