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Thanks, that's not too bad
Hi schmelz. Did you end up getting the coopers? How are they?
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Hi schmelz. Did you end up getting the coopers? How are they?
Just got my Eco diesel a week and half ago. I'm trying to find a place that will give me something for the stock forterras. Right now I'm choosing between the coopers, the new wrangler all terrain adventure and an equivalent firestone one. All in the 275/55R20 size. I'm looking for a tire with better traction in the snow.
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Re: Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20 Review

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Just got my Eco diesel a week and half ago. I'm trying to find a place that will give me something for the stock forterras. Right now I'm choosing between the coopers, the new wrangler all terrain adventure and an equivalent firestone one. All in the 275/55R20 size. I'm looking for a tire with better traction in the snow.
Get a set 18in wheels and winter tires. ATs will never perform as well in the snow as winter tires or even in the wet on the highway in temps below 40 degrees
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Get a set 18in wheels and winter tires. ATs will never perform as well in the snow as winter tires or even in the wet on the highway in temps below 40 degrees
I used to have a set of studded snow tires when I lived in Colorado. They were great. Now my garage is kinda small. I was hoping to find something that works well enough all year and I'm pretty sure the forterras don't
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I run these year round and they are good
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Re: Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20 Review

So would the 275/60/20 or 275/65/20 not work?

I am looking to do a trip to Mozambique with plenty soft sand driving and a little not too extreme rocky terrain. I am concerned about lowering the tire pressure on 55 profiles and possibly causing sidewall bulge and tires "popping" off the rim as a result.

(I have just purchased (this week ) a 2013 GC Overland with low mileage) - looking forward to the Jeep experience.
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I have Cooper Zeons on my truck and don't like them for winter driving at all. I wouldn't buy them again.
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Re: Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20 Review

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So would the 275/60/20 or 275/65/20 not work?
Nope, far too big.

The 55's are a big tire. You won't have any problem on the soft stuff.

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I am looking to do a trip to Mozambique with plenty soft sand driving and a Leo snot too extreme rocky terrain. I am concerned about lowering the tire pressure on 55 profiles and possibly causing sidewall bulge and tires "popping" off the rim as a result.
They definitely won''t "pop" off the rim. You can safely go down to pressures between 12 and 15psi. Just don't be silly when driving and you'll be fine.

They aren't an LT tire, but the sidewalls are still pretty thick and strong.

I'd start off lowering them to 20psi, and if you get stuck, then lower them as far as you need to (I wouldn't personally go any further then 10psi), to get out.
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Re: Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20 Review

Thank you - much appreciated. The Coopers seem to have an excellent reputation over here as well.
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I have Cooper Zeons on my truck and don't like them for winter driving at all. I wouldn't buy them again.
And why would you say that? I have them and think they do just fine. They are no winter tire but they get me over a mountain and a 1500 elevation change without an issue, even in my QT1 WK2. Please explain.
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Re: Cooper Zeon LTZ 275/55/20 Review

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I've run the LTZs ~18,000 miles as I use them only fall/winter and still run my stock Forteras in the summer. There is ~85% tread left and admittedly I do quite a bit of highway driving although I'm a bit aggressive when running the LTZs. They're NO louder than when I put them on and the tread is wearing evenly at ~32psi and no chunks out of the tread either. The tires are still compliant and rubbery feeling even when it's cold. I still love the LTZs!

If there is one nitpick, it's that they're not a good ice tire like a Blizzak, but what is? They're better than other AT tires I've run except for one so far: the Goodyear Duratracs I run on my Wrangler are noticeably better traction-wise when it's icier. It's not a fair comparison, Wrangler vs WK2, but I've driven enough on both and even tried the Zeons on my Wrangler.

Yeah, for some style faux pas embarrassment, I put the Zeons onto my Wrangler (yes the 20" wheels and needed spacers) temporarily to compare winter grip to the Duratracs. They're close in road snow conditions except on the ice where the Duratracs edge them out. Maybe additional siping could help? I could not put the 17" Duratracs on my Grand, so this was an unscientific trial.

If I was going to want pure winter/off-road performance over looks and handling, I'd run 18" wheels and Duratracs because 17" wheels don't fit over Hemi WK2 brakes. If Duratracs came in a 275/20-55, I'd have to think a bit as the ZEON LTZs are better on dry roads and overall handling.

Any way I look at it, I'd certainly buy the Zeon LTZs again. Hope this helps.
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