Hey Guys - I'm in the market for a set of tires and have been researching my butt off on what to get. I live in SoCal, and my rig is also my daily driver (2002 Chevy Avalanche 1500 4wd NFE). I was pretty convinced on getting these Cooper's as they sound great, but then a few things happened:
1) Cooper was manufacturing the Pro Comp tires (which I currently have - the X-Treme Terrain's that they no longer make) and they wear like crap and won't stay balanced (Pro Comp is going to warranty them out) - in all fairness they have performed pretty great in all of the terrain we have been in (sand, silt, rock, dirt, mud) - well due to these types of issues - Pro Comp fired Cooper and pulled their molds to Maxxis - now the quality is so good that Pro Comp is now offering a full 60K 100% warranty on them. However, they don't make my tire anymore, the new AT Sport is a street tire and their MT2 tire - I'm not a fan of the sidewall.
2) Recent comments (increasing in frequency) out on the internet are starting to complain about the Cooper Discovery STT Pro and how it wears and that it won't stay balanced (my exact same issues with my current tires).
I'm wondering if you guys are starting to see these issues now that folks should be getting some use on them.
Also, I'm heavily considering the new General Tire Grabber x3. I am even consider the General Tire Grabber Red Letter - as that was born and bred in my terrain. Any input you guys have on those two - or other considerations would be greatly appreciated.
I'm currently running 285/70-17 but moving to a 35x12.50-17.