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Stacey007



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Cooper Discoverer A/T3 Sport V BF Goodrich TA 2

OK so looking at changing my wheels / tyres


After 3 years of the OEM continentals in 16" and 235 I'm looking to change to 18"


I'm looking at a wheel package that comes with either the Cooper or BF tyres in 265/65/18


Don't get me wrong I do like the 'look' of the BF tyre however realistically I do 95% tarmac trips... I've just put into google a review and the coopers 'Drive' all over the BF tyres? I was very surprised, I don't want to be looking backwards on some of my favourite roads in the wet (while looking good with chunky knobbly tyres) Rolling with laughter


Does anyone use them rate them in the real world.


Comparison


BF Tyres








Cooper


Post #762305 7th Mar 2019 12:29pm
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Scotm



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Scotland 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Orkney Grey

Not sure you have the right comparison graphs - that looks like the one for the BFG ATKO and not the latest BFGATKO2.

Have to say I am not that impressed with the BFGATKO2. Mine are a couple of years old with about 30k miles. Hardly any visible wear but find them locking up easily in the wet and cold. (Sometimes dry). I have no ABS. They look good on paper for grip but I am not seeing it in reality.

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Stacey007



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Think your right.... oops







However the new ones not that much better on paper? Wet Grip concerns me as we live in a wet country Laughing


I think for off roaders maybe or looks but actual performance.... It's not looking good (plus they are a fair bit more)

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Zed



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

Groundhog day.

Post #762310 7th Mar 2019 1:16pm
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Stacey007



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Zed,


Not sure what you mean? I'm literally about to choose these and it's a fair price so would rather have views on actual users rather than paper graphs.


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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

My research taught me its impossible to compare tyres. Every website/article/opinion was different and polar opposite to another.

I think you'd be more than happy with either tyre. My KO2's have never given me any concern in the wet, you are after all driving a brick which should be driven accordingly. For me KO2 wins hands down, but only on looks. Embarassed oh and snow! Very Happy James
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Post #762333 7th Mar 2019 3:12pm
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Stacey007



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^ On looks 100%


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Post #762348 7th Mar 2019 4:11pm
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Widget



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I have the Coopers on my D1 and have run many sets of BFGs.

My experience is that the Coopers are much cheaper but are less robust. I had two flat Coopers on the same lane back in November caused by a sliced sidewall from the same rock. The Defender behind with BFG ATs had a light cut in comparison.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpujYeMlraY/?u...hare_sheet

The Coopers were scrap as a result... also only got 2 lanes in on the whole weekend Sad JB

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mick



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BFGs for me an excellent all round tyre from deep mud to snow and ice

Post #762436 7th Mar 2019 10:15pm
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