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Thread: Cooper ST or GY duratrac
10-05-2010, 04:50 PM #1
Cooper ST or GY duratrac
Ok so to start off I have done tons of searching on tires and have found some good information and reviews and now I am turning to my fellow gmtruckclubbers for further advice. Here are the two tires I am leaning towards at this time. The first is the Cooper discoverer ST (not the STT, a bad ass looking tire but not at this time). and the other is the goodyear duratrac. I have heard nothing but positives out of the ST's (but limited reviews compared to the beefier STT). The reviews on the Duratrac have also been good with complaints about the side wall stiffness even with the E rating. Not too worried about the side wall complaints as over the last 1 1/2 years I have run 315/75/16 Kumhos on the 6.5" wide stock rim. with the tires pinched in as much as they are i am sure anything will be a stiffer sidewall as I will be buying 16x8 rims as well. Tire price is similar as I can get them for between $220-$230 each (315/75/16). I like the fact that the duratracs have an E rating (3890 lbs at 65psi) but even the D rated coopers are 3190lbs at 50psi which is higher than the stock E rated tires. the Duratracs also have the severe weather rating.Here are the two tires with pros and cons from what I have read and just want to know peoples opinions runnig the tires (tread life, off road, pavement, rain, etc). I think I saw redneckarmymp say he has had his cooper's for 65k, but i havent seen much mileage claims or the duratracs as they are still fairly new. Both these tires are AT/MT hybrids. I do mostly highway driving and live in southern California. I dont get to play in the fun stuff except when i make it to Northern California but still want tires that will handle well when I get to play. Dont do a ton of towing but do it occasionally (better to be prepared) Sorry for such a long post.
Load Range D
Section Width 12.87
Tread Width 10
Max Load 3195
Tread Depth 20/32
Pros: Great traction on and off road, good in mud, rocks, quiet on road, good wet traction (better with added siping), good in the snow. 20/32" tread depth. Treadwear?
Cons: Havent found any yet
Load Range E
Section Width 12.3
Tread Width 10.2
Max Load 3860
Tread Depth 18/32
Pros: Has Severe weather rating. good on and off road performance, good snow traction, quiet ride, pretty much the same as the cooper
Cons: soft sidewall. Not sure on mileage (newer tire). On the heavier trucks seems to be a little squirly at first, but seems to go away.
Last edited by dsfloyd; 10-06-2010 at 01:54 PM.David
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10-05-2010, 06:17 PM #2
I have the GY DuraTracs and I love them! I have had them about 15k miles in a 265 70 17 on stock wheel and they have work flawlessly for me. I commute 35 miles 5 days a week and that is 1 way. I am just now starting to see the tires to start showing wear and I rotating them every 3k miles. I have been in clay and mud and the tires clean out like you would not believe. (now keep in mind the most aggresive tire I have ever owned was BFG KO's) In short....the GY's get my vote!
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10-05-2010, 06:21 PM #3
I would also go with the DuraTracs,i've heard alot of good things about them including the fact that they have great traction in the snow.[/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"
10-06-2010, 12:34 PM #4
Also not to divert from the original question, these are the two wheels I am looking at to go with the truck and tires. both are 16x8
top choice: Vision Warrior
Backspace 4.22" Offset -6mm Hub bore 126
second choice: VTECH Raptor
Backspace 5.2 offset +18mm hub bore 126
Backspace 4.22 Offset -6mm hub bore 126
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10-06-2010, 01:37 PM #5
I ran into the same problem when I was doing my research on the GY's. I could not find anybody that had run the tires for more than 5k miles. I did not even see them in person until the day I got them mounted and I could not have been happier.
Is your top pick the Vision Warrior wheel?? I would go with that one for sure!!!
10-06-2010, 01:52 PM #6
yeah its the vision warrior. the second is the vtech raptor (also made by vision wheels) sorry forgot that part. I have found with the GY people love them or hate them almost no in between.
10-07-2010, 05:23 PM #7
ok not gonna lie, this is just a selfish bump to to the top of the front page.
10-07-2010, 08:07 PM #8
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My boyfriend just put COOPER ST's on his truck in the 31" size, and I was really impressed with how much they look and handle like my old BFG's. I just bought a set of 225/75/15 COOPER ST's for my S-10 last week as well, I have yet to put a mile on them but I was happy with the $69 each price tag LOL! I lloked at the Duratrac for my Silverado, and I felt they were overpriced for what was there but that's just me.
10-07-2010, 09:45 PM #9
Dsfloyd, you pick the tire & wheel combo yet??
10-09-2010, 01:13 PM #10
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