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Re: WK2 Possible Tire Choices

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A little update. Very pleased withe the Coopers after some miles. more solid feel, no noise.
I've got a '09 Liberty Limited and am getting the Cooper Discoverer HTP's 245/65/17 next weekend. Looking forward to it as I have heard lots of positive comments on these tires.

I drive my Jeep to work everyday and it's about an 80 mile commute round trip so I definitely spend a lot of time on the interstate racking up miles. I need a tire that is going to be low noise, provide a comfortable ride and give me the traction I need when I have to get to work in snowy/icy weather. The Coopers seem like the ticket to me. I don't go off road much, occasionally to get to a fishing spot but thats about it.
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Re: WK2 Possible Tire Choices

That's about the same application I was looking for. I'm very confident that they will be great in all kinds of snow. The tread is really deep. That confidence comes from using these cooper wintermaster snows for years on my Kia. They were really good in deep snow, wore like iron and I can see a similarity in the tread design. The new ones are light years ahead in technology, though. Keeping the good stuff and moving more in the highway direction.
I was a little apprehensive about switching tires on a brand new car, because the lattitude is a good riding, very quiet tire for everything but snow. It also is pretty tame looking. I was very pleased to find getting a more aggressive tire really didn't compromise anything. Only time will tell about wear, but I think proper care , maintenance, and driving skills outweigh a lot of other factors.
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Do a search. There is much discussion here about alternatives to the Latitudes.
Don't you love these replies? Unfortunately, the search feature is anything but efficient or effective.

From what I've been reading, many people are swapping out the latitudes for the Michelin LTX M/S2. I'm looking to do the same once I take delivery.
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I replaced the stock Michelin Latitudes with Hankook AS RH 07's....
An awesome tire. I ran them on my Daytona pu so I had experience with them already. I highly recommend them ....

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Good choice. Coopers are some of the best tires out there. And they're made in the U.S. I put nothing but Coopers on my vehicles.
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Good choice. Coopers are some of the best tires out there. And they're made in the U.S. I put nothing but Coopers on my vehicles.
But just purchased by an Indian company.
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Re: WK2 Possible Tire Choices

I did not like the stock Michelin's. When they wore out at only 32,000 and sucked in the snow, and mud I replaced the with Hankook Dynapro ATM's in the oem size. No snow yet, but in the dirt and mud, they are excellent. I also commute quite a bit, and notice no appreciable degradation on the highway.
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Re: WK2 Possible Tire Choices

Cooper Discoverer AT3 265/60 on Dub Phase 5,18x8 +38 wheels.
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I went back and forth for a while. If I did more off road that would've been my choice too,but I'm mostly on the highway and up close the AT's looked a little too much for my use. I just need something when I have to go out once in a while before the plows hit the hill I live on. I also play drums and I've had the experience of getting to a gig and having it snow for 4 hours while I'm working. It's then 2 AM and I want to get home!!

I saw this thread a little to late to help you out.......... but next time if your looking for a tire to replace the crap OEM Hwy tires that are more capable in a rough offroad environment, still ride smooth and quiet on the Hwy, & most importantly are excellent winter snow and ice performers, w/Snowflake on the Mountain winter tire rating take a look at these Nokians;

Nokian Rotiiva AT

The Coppers you picked up are better than OEM for your type of expected use but probably not really well suited for winter ice and snow, like a Snowflake on the Mountain winter rated tire would be. The AT3's someone recommended might be a better winter tire choice that would also do the others things you want out of tire well.

I have the Nokian Rotiiva's in the P275/55R20 size on my '12 Summit and couldn't be more happy with them. They are quiet on the Hwy, can handle my offroad excursions very well, and are excellent ice/snow performers.... They handled the biggest snowstorm we've every had here in NY this past winter (31") when many roads weren't plowed for days and many, many, 4WD vehicles got stuck with Hwy tires mounted!
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Re: WK2 Possible Tire Choices

Love the Cooper AT3's on my 2011. Fuel mileage appears to be better and not much difference in road noise.
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