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I'm going to buy tires today, and can't decide which to get. I'm putting them on the stock OR rims and by searching the threads I see I can do 315/70R17's. My Titan has a Top Gunzs leveling kit but no rear blocks. I do mostly on road driving but volunteer with a local search and rescue group so I do need an AT tire. I'm between the Cooper ATR and the Mastercraft Courser AT. The Coopers will be a bit over a grand with the road hazard and the Mastercrafts will be about $900. Anyone have any advice?

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http://www.coopertire.com/html/products/tires_lighttruck.aspx?page=discoverer_atr
 

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A tire guy in my town told me that the mastercrafts were made by Cooper when I bought a set for one of my old cars.
 

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walleeme said:
A tire guy in my town told me that the mastercrafts were made by Cooper when I bought a set for one of my old cars.
This is true. Never really been a fan of cooper tires but there are lots of them on the road.
 

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From what my tire guy says, the mastercrafts come with a free road hazard warranty that is awsome.
 

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I've head good and bad, the guy at the tire shop really likes the Mastcrafts and they are really priced well. Not the cheapest available but I just can't see spending $300 more for BFG's. There's not alot of 315/70R17's to choose from. I'm also a bit concerned about Coopers recall earlier this year, the Matercraft's were also affected. Cooper owns Mastercraft, ProComp, a few other boutique tire brands.
 

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I am a huge Cooper fan, have owned 5 or 6 sets of them now and haven't had any problems with any of them. I would feel comfortable buying the Mastercraft's as well, basically the same thing. If it were up to me, I'd go with the mastercraft's.
 

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Thanks 54 I'm leaning towards the Mastercrafts, they have a bit more aggressive look and look to have some more sipeing so I'm betting they will be better in the winter.
 

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Thanks 54 I'm leaning towards the Mastercrafts, they have a bit more aggressive look and look to have some more sipeing so I'm betting they will be better in the winter.
Have you considered the Cooper S/T's Click on the link in my signature in my last post for more info. They are slightly more aggressive. I got 45k out of the last set that I owned. My 35x12.50-17's should be only slightly larger than the size you're looking at. I paid less than $900 for them, mounted and balanced.
 

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I ordered the Courser AT's I think they will suit my driving well. I did look at the ST's but kind of thought that they would be a bit wide on the stock OR rims. It ended up being $789 out the door. The road hazard would add $60 but I'm not sure if it's worth doing.
 

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I use Mastercraft exclusively on about 15 out of 25 trucks in our fleet, and all our small trailers. Our large trucks don't fit their sizes. I'm real pleased with them. Good value, mileage decent, we blow them from underinflating sometimes, or hitting curbs. Not a fault of Mastercraft at all.
 

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Just got back from getting the tires put on. They look great I'll have find my camera and take some shots. They did a "free" alignment check and the toe in on my left front wheel reads .02deg off... I told them not to do the alignment. I kind of felt like they were just trying to bump up the bill. The truck drives perfect and .02 is not very far off. And its a good thing I didn't go any bigger these just barely fit.
 
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