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Date Registered: 01-2010
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Got a set of 4 General Grabbers GT in 225/55R18 for $1011 fitted, balanced and 4 wheel alignment done. Also included was a free wheel alignment within 5,000 km / 3 months time. Not that it should be needed in that time, but i'll get it done anyway as it's free. The tyre place (Bob Jane, Carina) i used went above and beyond as they couriered the tyres in for me the same day i rang up for a quote, whereas other places said there would be a 2-3 day wait. They were quite busy too when i rocked up 4pm on Friday, with a couple of other people getting tyres fitted, even though it was late.

Most of my driving is around city but these tyres are asymmetric with fairly deep treads, deeper i think than the original Toyo tyres that shipped with the car and certainly more than the Hankooks that replaced them at 40,000 km. The Generals went on at 85,000 km so it'll be interesting to see how long they last. So far they stick to the road like a dead toad in the dry and are fairly quiet. Can't wait till the next bit of rain to give them a bit of a workout.

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Date Registered: 01-2013
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Hey Big Red,

Yeah i got my maxxis tyres from Bob Jane as well, but in WA. Pretty much the same treatment for me, they didnt have them in stock but the guy jumped in the ute and went to another bob janes and brought them in for within the hour. Went and had lunch then got the tyres fitted all within 3hrs of calling into the store.

Ill be going in for the 5000km wheel alignment as well.

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Date Registered: 12-2013
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Hi all,

So I've had my replacement Dueller 697s now for 6 months and done 12,000km.

Had them rotated and balanced at first 5,000km. Unfortunately, the Bridgestone place failed to incorporate the spare at the 5,000km rotation as I requested.

Now, I could possibly do another 5,000km until I make it back to Brisbane at the place which will do my rotation and balancing for free. Should I rotate the spare in myself at the now? Although I'm not sure what the Bridgestone's tyre rotation pattern is. I could assume the usual 'Z' pattern where new tyre goes front left which goes to front right which goes to rear left that goes to rear right which goes back as spare?

Or simply call and ask what they did, but they probably wouldn't remember unless they keep the same consistent pattern for all their rotations.

Thoughts?

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Ben,

I'd just continue to rotate front to rear so that you can keep almost identically worn tyres on each axle and not bother rotating your 5th (spare) tyre.

I've never been a fan of running tyres with big differences in mileage on the same axle as it can affect handling and with the XTtrail it can cause dif/gearbox issues too.

Just make sure when you get your next set of tyres that the current spare is put on the road and 1 of the brand new tyres becomes the spare.

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Date Registered: 12-2011
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Hi all,

Reading back through this thread, it appears most posts are regarding A/T's. I'm after a set of H/T's for a 2010 T31 Ti, which is still running the original Toyo 215/55/18 having driven 55k kms. This vehicle is driven 99.9% on suburban roads/highway by my wife.

I was close to ordering the Coopers CS5, due to the popularity on this thread, however, two contacts in the auto/tyre industry recommended against Coopers.

What are currrent tyre suggestions?

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Mike,

Have a look at the Good Year Wrangler HT. Not sure about sizes for the X-trail, but if they do, they are an excellent all round tyre.

I would agree with your contacts that told you to stay away from Coopers, that said many in here seem happy, i just could not recommend them to anyone.

It really depends on your budget, Maxxis do a good HT in the lower price bracket, and the likes of Yokohama and Bridgestone will have something in that bracket to suit the X-trail i would think.

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Date Registered: 12-2011
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Thanks, I'll take a look. At this stage i'm leaning towards the Yokohama Geolander H/T-S.

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Date Registered: 10-2011
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I was close to ordering the Coopers CS5, due to the popularity on this thread, however, two contacts in the auto/tyre industry recommended against Coopers.



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I would agree with your contacts that told you to stay away from Coopers, that said many in here seem happy, i just could not recommend them to anyone.



Gents, I'm interested in the comments above. My Cooper CS5s are already 2000km old and they're terrific, in both wet and dry conditions. Stick like the proverbial S to a B. And they still have the moulding marks from brand new. I've never had such great directional stability out of a tyre.

Why the adverse remarks about Coopers? At my workplace there are a lot of SUVs, a lot have Coopers and nobody's said anything bad about them. Could the bad comments be from those who don't know how to properly look after tyres, perhaps?

I got 67,000km out of my Dunlop 7000s through careful management and rotations...I suspect most of the bad comments about any good name brand tyre are more about the operator, rather than the product.

My thoughts only...but in 32 years of driving I've never had less than 50,000km out of tyres and in my older years I've reached as far as 78,000 on a set of Michelins.

So, please indulge me...what have you heard or experienced with Cooper Tyres that turn you off them?

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Hi Mark,

Am glad you're happy with your tyres and they're behaving exactly as you expected them to.

The thing that made me choose Pirelli over the CS5 Coopers is their reputation of being a very basic and budget tyre brand in the US (and being super-marketed here in Australia as a top brand) that plus the numerous tyre places who all said that Cooper tyres are inconsistent in terms of quality. Now don't shoot the messenger here, but that is what every single tyre shop told me when I was shopping around to replace my 4 tyres.

There are more interesting reviews and photos about Cooper tyres HERE but not all of them about the CS4/5 type of tyres anyway.

I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying Coopers and the decision would have to be made by yourselves. I made my decision and I don't think I am regretting it as the Pirelli Scorpions have been awesome in every aspect.

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Date Registered: 11-2014
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The thing that made me choose Pirelli over the CS5 Coopers is their reputation of being a very basic and budget tyre brand in the US (and being super-marketed here in Australia as a top brand)





Never knew that little bit of secret info, A few of the people I come across rave about Coopers, probably for the very reason you just mentioned, Good to know.

My Tyres however are Coopers........

On the car when I bought it



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