[xj] Cooper Tires - Comments?

I am after some feedback from our US Jagsters. In recent months on this
list I have noticed a fair bit of comment on popular brand tires for the XJ
such as Pirelli and Michelin etc but no mention of Cooper. 205 70 15
whitewall tires are hard to find in Australia and I have the chance to buy a
set of new Cooper whitewalls which the supplier says are very good quality
at a reasonable price. The car will be a fine weather Sunday cruiser and I
am not in need of a high performance tire, but I do want a soft, quiet ride
with good handling characteristics and a whitewall.

Any comments/feedback or experience will be appreciated before I dig deep
into my pocket to put new rubber all around my baby.

Don Lewis
Jaguar XJC 5.3 1977
Melbourne, Australia
http://donscoupe.xjc.com.au===================================================
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Don Lewis wrote:

I am after some feedback from our US Jagsters. In recent months on this
list I have noticed a fair bit of comment on popular brand tires for the XJ
such as Pirelli and Michelin etc but no mention of Cooper. 205 70 15
whitewall tires are hard to find in Australia and I have the chance to buy a
set of new Cooper whitewalls which the supplier says are very good quality
at a reasonable price. The car will be a fine weather Sunday cruiser and I
am not in need of a high performance tire, but I do want a soft, quiet ride
with good handling characteristics and a whitewall.

Any comments/feedback or experience will be appreciated before I dig deep
into my pocket to put new rubber all around my baby.

I have them on my wife’s BMW and on my '60 VW double cab truck. While neither of these
vehicles rise to the exacting standards of the Jag :-), but I’m happy with the tires on
both. I have a local tire company around the corner from the house and have been going
to them for years. Cooper happens to be a house brand. They also carry the others,
but…
I’ll prob. give them a try when the Jag comes out of the restoration process and needs
some new slippers.

Scott
'79 SII XJ6L===================================================
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I have Cooper snow tyres on the rear of my 80XJ-6. A bit soft and not speed
rated but they do last.

Bill (F)===================================================
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Hi

I Lived in Findlay, Ohio for six years from 1980 to 1986. Findlay
was a fairly small town of 30,000 or so back then. Findlay is
the home of Cooper Tire and Marathon Oil. I worked for Marathon.

Cooper prides itself as being the largest after-market tire maker.
By choice they do not sell to the big three (Chrysler, GM and Ford)
because the fortunes of tire suppliers for the big three go up and
down with car sales cycles. Cooper is a steady supplier to the
after-market community and enjoys not having to sweat the ups and
downs of car sales.

I have never actually used Cooper tires and so can’t give an opinion.

Hope this helps

Brian
95 VDP (with Pirellis)-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xj@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xj@jag-lovers.org]On Behalf
Of Don Lewis
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 12:01 AM
To: XJ Lovers Mailing List
Subject: [xj] Cooper Tires - Comments?

I am after some feedback from our US Jagsters. In recent months on this
list I have noticed a fair bit of comment on popular brand tires for the XJ
such as Pirelli and Michelin etc but no mention of Cooper. 205 70 15
whitewall tires are hard to find in Australia and I have the chance to buy a
set of new Cooper whitewalls which the supplier says are very good quality
at a reasonable price. The car will be a fine weather Sunday cruiser and I
am not in need of a high performance tire, but I do want a soft, quiet ride
with good handling characteristics and a whitewall.

Any comments/feedback or experience will be appreciated before I dig deep
into my pocket to put new rubber all around my baby.

Don Lewis
Jaguar XJC 5.3 1977
Melbourne, Australia
http://donscoupe.xjc.com.au

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Don-

No experience with Coopers on a Jag, but spent quite a bit of time driving a
Ford F-150 with them. No complaints.===================================================
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Don, while Coopers seem fine over here, I’d definitely go to the 215/70
size.–
Alex
79xj6L SII
86xj6 SIII
61 Sprite MkII
Menlo Park, Calif.

Don Lewis wrote:

I am after some feedback from our US Jagsters. In recent months on this
list I have noticed a fair bit of comment on popular brand tires for the XJ
such as Pirelli and Michelin etc but no mention of Cooper. 205 70 15
whitewall tires are hard to find in Australia and I have the chance to buy a
set of new Cooper whitewalls which the supplier says are very good quality
at a reasonable price. The car will be a fine weather Sunday cruiser and I
am not in need of a high performance tire, but I do want a soft, quiet ride
with good handling characteristics and a whitewall.

Any comments/feedback or experience will be appreciated before I dig deep
into my pocket to put new rubber all around my baby.

Don Lewis
Jaguar XJC 5.3 1977
Melbourne, Australia
http://donscoupe.xjc.com.au

===================================================
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