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I have been using Cooper Tires for years without problem.  I like the
way they look on my DeLorean.  My wife likes their ride, which is more
comfortable and quiet than higher-performance tires.  Of course I don't
drive on a race track.

The same Lycos site has similar reports about Goodyear.  Both companies
have been around a long time (Goodyear 1898, Cooper 1919).  I expect any
manufacturer in business that long will have lawsuits, quality problems,
and disgruntled employees somewhere in its history.

A few years ago all Cooper tires were still made in the USA.  That may
not be true anymore.  Does anyone know how to find out where Cooper's
DeLorean-sized tires are made?

- Mike Substelny
  VIN 1280

From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of captain_hydrogen
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 12:19 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] TIRE ALERT!!!

I found a series of web pages reporting issues with sibling tire brands
under the Cooper Rubber & Tire Company umbrella: Avon Tyres, Cooper
Tires, Dean Tires, and Mastercraft Tires. All have different tread
patterns and are therefore not the same tires, but may be manufactured
at a common location. Unfortunately these are the only brands that I
could find with matching tire sets for the DeLorean's 195/60R14 &

Not very glowing reports:

I don't know if these quality issues have been resolved, but perhaps
someone on this mailing list can let us know if the Cooper brands are to
be avoided or if they are safe for us to use now.

Thank you,
Ben Ferguson
Mesa, AZ
VIN's 6477 & 10365 (selling 6477 to Scott Stricker, Little Rock, AR)



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