LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Wheels & Tires

Notices

Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx tires

Reply
 
* Tire Finding Tools Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-18-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
Member
The Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
The Woodsman's Avatar
Name: James
Joined: Oct 2012, #89965
Location: Batesville, IN
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
The Woodsman's Tacoma Gallery
Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx tires

These tires were given a very good review in the latest issue of 4wd Toyota Owner. I had already decided to purchase them but the article reinforced my decision and, coincidentally, I ordered them the same day I received the magazine.

These are Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx LT285/75R16E tires installed on 16" x 8.5" wide Level 8 Guardian wheel. This will be the same size combo as on the white Discount Tire FJ. The wheels look great and the tires look to be a great "in-between" for those wanting something more aggressive than the typical AT and less aggressive than the typical MT tire. I think they will become very popular. I have no input yet on noise, smoothness, balance, handling or affect on mileage since they aren't installed yet.





Tread compared to my old Nitto Terra Grappler LT285/70R17E tires. The St Maxx are much more aggressive. The height of the Coopers will settle down once I lower the pressure and get the FJ's weight on them.


Here are some more pics after installation.

For reference,
- the old wheels were 17 x 9 American Racing 4 1/2" BS with -12 offset
+ new wheels are 16 x 8.5" 4 1/2" BS with -6 offset
- the old tires were Nitto Terra Grappler LT285/70R17E
+ new tires are Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx LT285/75R16E

Driver's side before

Driver's side after

Front view before

Front view after

Rear view before

Rear view after

Passenger side before

Passenger side after

Front and rear fender edge to tire edge remained very similar

  Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
Weapon Mechanic
Maticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shedMaticuno is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Maticuno's Avatar
Law Enforcement: Ranger, Firearms Instructor, Firearms Inspector
Joined: May 2011, #57287
Location: California High Deserts
Gender: Guy
Posts: 1,872
Maticuno's Tacoma Gallery
Looking great! Report back after a few miles with a review and I'll add this to the TW Tire Review thread.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
taczilla is on a distinguished road
 
taczilla's Avatar
Name: Marc
Joined: Jul 2012, #82874
Location: Picton, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 136
taczilla's Tacoma Gallery
Are you expecting total Earth devastation with no navigatable roads available?

I live in Canada, and in the boonies, and my Cooper AT3's work just great!

... even through snow, slush, ice, mud, and even sunny pavement!

You guys are insane!

  Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
I'm your huckleberry
skidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shedskidooman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
skidooman's Avatar
Name: TJ
Joined: Apr 2011, #54438
Location: Elko, NV
Age: 29
Gender: Dude
Posts: 3,918
skidooman's Tacoma Gallery
I had regular Cooper STs in 285/70R17 on my old Dodge diesel. I tortured those tires, and they chunked out a little, but that was a heavy truck(7500#), and I wheeled the crap out of it. I thought they did pretty good as an in-between tire and I almost bought them for the taco, but I couldnt pass up the deal I got on my Toyos. Looking forward to see how they do for you.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
Road rage is a hobby
Oowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant futureOowen has a brilliant future
EMS:
Name: Owen
Joined: Nov 2011, #66326
Location: Elko, NV
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,069
Oowen's Tacoma Gallery
I've been running those tires (235/85/16) for a while now. They perform awesome in mud, super quiet on pavement, but snow and ice they are terrible. I've seen a dodge truck with bfg ats go up an icy hill which I couldn't even make it up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 06:49 PM   #7
505 Member
white toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhite toy taco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
white toy taco's Avatar
Name: Gian
Joined: Dec 2011, #69296
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,809
white toy taco's Tacoma Gallery
subd. i like the idea of more aggressive than an A/T but less aggressive than a mudder so im curious to see how you like these
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 04:53 AM   #9
Member
The Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
The Woodsman's Avatar
Name: James
Joined: Oct 2012, #89965
Location: Batesville, IN
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
The Woodsman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by taczilla View Post
Are you expecting total Earth devastation with no navigatable roads available?

I live in Canada, and in the boonies, and my Cooper AT3's work just great!

... even through snow, slush, ice, mud, and even sunny pavement!

You guys are insane!

I understand what you are saying. I was once on a trip with my Nitto Terra Grapplers where I was the only one to not get stuck and everyone else was riding on BFG KM2 and BFG KO. These are a little more aggressive in-person than they appeared on-screen. However, I think they are reasonable and yet still quiet. I do most of my wheeling in Colorado and Utah so every trip is includes over 1200 miles of getting there and getting back on highways. Personally, I would never go full MT tread unless someone could guarantee they would be quiet and not affect my mileage.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 04:58 AM   #10
Pro skier
skiomax is on a distinguished road
 
skiomax's Avatar
Canadian Army:
Joined: Oct 2012, #89411
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 181
skiomax's Tacoma Gallery
Nice tire I was always debating between those tire and the Duratrac's has anyone had both and would like to tell me what they think about them?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 05:41 AM   #12
Good Job!
Me Taco Too Much is on a distinguished road
 
Me Taco Too Much's Avatar
Navy: VF-51 Hydraulics
Name: Dennis
Joined: Oct 2012, #89093
Location: Apache Junction, Arizona
Gender: Male
Posts: 81
Me Taco Too Much's Tacoma Gallery
I think I found me a nice, new, inexpensive tire...
Thanks for your show and tell. FJ looks nice.

Here is a tire review
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #13
Member
The Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
The Woodsman's Avatar
Name: James
Joined: Oct 2012, #89965
Location: Batesville, IN
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
The Woodsman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Me Taco Too Much View Post
I think I found me a nice, new, inexpensive tire...
Thanks for your show and tell. FJ looks nice.

Here is a tire review
Thanks for the link.

I haven't had them on the trail yet but they feel great on the road. They ride smooth and quiet even at interstate speeds (though a tiny bit more noise than my Terra Grapplers) and track well. Each tire wheel combo weighed about eight pounds more than what they replaced but not sure how much of that was the wheel vs the tire). I think I lost about 1 mpg over the Nitto setup but the look is great and the slightly taller rubber should help on rough trails too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
Señor Fresco
DannyBFresco is on a distinguished road
 
DannyBFresco's Avatar
Name: Danny
Joined: Jan 2011, #48625
Location: NorCal (Martinez) & LA
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 184
DannyBFresco's Tacoma Gallery
any testing in the snow/ice by chance? i'm really digging these tires
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #17
Member
The Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
The Woodsman's Avatar
Name: James
Joined: Oct 2012, #89965
Location: Batesville, IN
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
The Woodsman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyBFresco View Post
any testing in the snow/ice by chance? i'm really digging these tires
Sorry but no. The only snow or ice we've had so far has been during the holidays . . . and I was up in British Columbia skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling during that timeframe.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #18
Member
Walker is on a distinguished road
Name: Walker
Joined: Nov 2012, #90625
Location: Weippe, Idaho
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
Walker's Tacoma Gallery
I have these tires also, they are really quiet on the highway, have good traction in the mud and dirt, and I drive these tires year round and have had no problems on the snow packed roads or on ice.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 10:06 PM   #19
Senior Member
Marcoc has a spectacular aura aboutMarcoc has a spectacular aura about
 
Marcoc's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2012, #91857
Location: Connecticut
Gender: Male
Posts: 205
Marcoc's Tacoma Gallery
Like em, but decided to get the Duratracs instead a few days ago from Discount Tire. Why? The Coopers are a load E so too heavy, can't remember off top of my head but about 60lbs each?, the Duratracs in a load C are 45lbs. Big difference. Obviously the Coopers are stronger but the effects on mpgs outweigh that to me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #20
Señor Fresco
DannyBFresco is on a distinguished road
 
DannyBFresco's Avatar
Name: Danny
Joined: Jan 2011, #48625
Location: NorCal (Martinez) & LA
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 184
DannyBFresco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker View Post
I have these tires also, they are really quiet on the highway, have good traction in the mud and dirt, and I drive these tires year round and have had no problems on the snow packed roads or on ice.
That's really good to hear. I've been hearing mixed reviews for snow and ice and since I go snowboarding a lot, it's pretty important for me. What size do you run?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cooper ST Maxx myamada1230 Wheels & Tires 5 02-13-2013 06:10 PM
Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx eric3187 Wheels & Tires 2 09-25-2012 09:18 AM
Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx TacomaChris Wheels & Tires 10 02-07-2012 06:28 PM
cooper st maxx tires steve103 Wheels & Tires 8 01-09-2012 06:43 AM
Cooper ST Maxx? Fightnfire Wheels & Tires 6 01-07-2012 07:50 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.