Cooper tires are well known in the world of tire manufacturing. It has carved a niche for itself in motorcycles, sedans, SUVs, off roaders, etc. In fact, Cooper tires is the mother corporation of other tire brands like Avon Tyres, Dean, Mastercraft, Sears Guardsman, and Starfire.
Cooper tires are famous as endorsers and sponsors of A1 Grand Prix. This tire brand’s notable contributions to the world of competitive racing includes but is not limited to:
A review on some of the more popular tire makes and models made by Cooper tires. The enumeration is not exclusive. The review is based on consumer feedback and expert opinions.
The average sedan utilizes 14 to 16 inch rims. More exacting drivers use tires as big as 19 to 21 inch rims. The tire width is also a factor to consider when determining performance. For example:
This was designed for all seasons. As the name suggests, this was built for old school muscle cars like the Cobra. Average price is $95 to $100.
The Primacy is top of the line in the 15 inch category. The MXV4 is made for grip, comfort and durability. The groove designs make it usable for all seasons. It is especially designed to handle wet conditions including braking. The average selling price is $125 - $130. The specs are:
Small pickup trucks and SUV’s come standard with 16 to 18 inch rims. The section width is also a bit wider, especially on the back end of the truck. This increases load carrying capacity. Some of the best selling light truck tires are:
The Ventus provides a quiet ride, sufficient grip, and durability. Most consumers find this a cheaper but competitive alternative to the more expensive Falken and Dunlop. These are usually installed in smaller pickups or SUVs. The specs are:
This model is specially made for use in sedans with high specs and plenty of horsepower. This is popular with lowered automobiles. It is made from a single shoulder block. As a result, it increases the stability of lowered automobiles. Tread flex design also ensures that wear and tear is evenly distributed. Other specs include:
The Discoverer is built for heavy duty off road use. The specialty of the Discoverer is mud. It is readily apparent just by looking at the grooves. The specs include:
18 to 21 inch rims are mostly used on modified sedans, pricey sports cars and SUV’s. High specs are either highly specialized or extremely well made all around tires. This includes:
The Continental was made for all around use in sedan, coupes, SUV’s. The design is pretty extreme. One side is designed for dry conditions and the other is designed for wet conditions, even snow. The compound used is especially durable. Cooper tires also market this to provide better mileage. The specs are:
The Touring line was built for everyday use, but especially designed to be quiet, comfortable, and durable. The special compound used also provides extreme grip even in the wettest conditions. The specs are:
Bear in mind that rim size depends on the car make and model. The one that the automobile came with is supposedly the best fit. Unless the car specifications are modified, there really is no point changing rim sizes. It would be better to pay more attention to the compound, treading, and the pressure on the tires instead of the rim size.