Cooper Discoverer A/T3 = Mastercraft Courser AXT ?

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  1. windtrader

    windtrader

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    The excellent tire article on expeditonportal.com sold me on the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 tires. More research revealed Cooper makes Mastercraft tires and markets an exact model: Mastercraft Courser AXT 126R Tire LT285/75R16.

    Specs are identical according to the published data on the respective branded sites. Warranty only varies with Cooper offering an added 5k miles on tread wear. Naturally, the sidewall has different brand.

    The Mastercraft are 20 bucks cheaper, any reason not to get these over the Coopers?



    Tire Size, Service Description, UTQG, Load Range, Sidewall, Approved Rim Width, Measured Rim Width, Section Width, Overall Diameter, Tread Width, Max Load, Tread Depth (1/32")

    Cooper LT285/75R16 126\123R E OWL,7.5 - 9,8 11.6 32.56 8.9 3750 17
    Mastercraft LT285/75R16 126\123R E OWL 7.5 - 9 8 11.6 32.56 8.9 3750 17

    Warranty seem exact same except Cooper includes added 5k miles. Mastercraft warranty language even references Cooper company.

    Cooper warranty
    Standard Limited Warranty
    55,000 Mile Tread Wear Protection
    M+S Rated

    Mastercraft warranty
    50,000 Mile Tread Wear Protection
     
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    hamishpotter SILVER Star

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    Nice find. I also read that review and am contemplating switching to a more (bland) practical AT tire for my reality daily use (vs. fantasy, which would be true MT).

    Post up if you go with either one, I'd be curious what another mudder thinks of them.

    Thanks and happy new year
     
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    gregnash GuiltyByAssociation SILVER Star

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    No reason not to go with them. Unless that is that the $80+ is burning a hole in your pocket.
     
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    mr jits SILVER Star

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    I run the Cooper in 285/75/18 on the Wife's Tundra. They're a great tire. With the latest snow and ice storm (don't get me started on the ****tards driving in the Portland area) they've gotten me all over with zero troubles.
    I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
     
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  5. FineWynsFJ40

    FineWynsFJ40 Eff-Jay-Farty

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    Just saw this. The Cooper truck tires are manufactured in the Texarkana, AR plant. They make the Mastercraft tires and a couple of other brands in the same plant using the same production equipment and everything. The quality standards are the same, methods the same. My good friend from college is the head Quality Engineer at the plant there, which is how I know all this. Since the Mastercraft tires are cheaper, go with them.
     
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    did I hear you say there was going to be a group buy???
     
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  7. windtrader

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    update - bought the Coopers @ $175 each as they were local and avaiable. They are great tires. Quiet and great ride, on road miles only.
     
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    coopers are great tires. I'm half way thru my third set on Land Cruisers. those mastercrafts look tempting based on the info in this thread...now if only I knew when they were going to do that factory direct group buy...