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Cooper Discoverer M+S?

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#1 herb


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

Looking for a good, durable (14") tire for my ea82 daily driver and I stumbled across these. Anybody have any experience with these? I can't decide between these, the bighorns, or grabbers. My only concerns are the stock motor's ability to push the new (bigger) rubber up the hills of my commute. I don't plan on any SERIOUS off roading, but it is the camp rig as well so mild trails and spirited forest road outings will be seen regularly. Any input is appreciated, thanks!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:09 PM

I only have experience with the Bighorns. I would say they would be overkill for a mostly street rig. They make a little noise as most mud terrains do. I would say the grabbers would be good. Dan, one of the guys we go wheeling with has a set of 235/75/15s and he keeps up with everyone else pretty well. They seem to be a good balance of street and off-road capability.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:33 AM

I had a set of cooper snow tires for my 88 dl on 14" Peugeots. I would recommend a 195/60 size as it will be very close to the diameter of a 185/70 13 and only throws the speedo off by 8%

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

I had good luck with the snow tires...
an old shot from firebreak 5 at TSF...
They work great on tough trails..

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

I would run 205 75s on a 14. I run them on my carbd ea82 with a welded rear diff and the engine turns them just fine. Speedo being off is easily checked via gps on your phone

#6 92loyale59


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

i have had 27x8.5r14 grabbers and i just got 195 70/r14 coopers. the coopers are far far far better for daily driving . . . and getting sideways in snow/ mud/ anything . i have yet to get stuck with them but i dont even dare go into the mud pits that i go threw with my generals. the generals i have are studded though. they are over kill unless your wheeling threw lots of snow or mud. and my car only powers the generals half as easlily .

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