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Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body #2892041
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Well my favorite Muscle car tire isn’t by Cooper called the ‘Cobra’ just got bought by Goodyear and the prices went up within a few days that he same set of tires I was about to buy will now cost $100 more! down

Still prefer Conra’s to the BFG’s as those were quieter, rode nicer, had a better grip and cost MUCH LESS. So I’m in the process of getting new tires for my 1972 Charger and was trying to consider tire sizes. 15X7 rims, may go bigger in the rear. Thinking tire size, what would look good and drive nice on it. 235, 245, 255 and is it worth putting 275/60R on the rear? Anyone with some ideas or example pics? Planning on getting 5 tires now as I will need one for a spare.

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Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: migsBIG] #2892045
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That is a nice color on the car.

Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: migsBIG] #2892054
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That may be the tip of the iceberg. Cooper owns M/T tires.

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15" X 8" Rear - 275/60

15" X 7" Front - 245/60

With the 8" rim , no one makes a decent trim ring that fills in the extra gap

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Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: bee1971] #2892065
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Yeah, it’s 1972 EB5, factory color option.

M/T owned by Goodyear owner? Dang

That tire profile looks good on it, the rear looks good. I’m planning on colored steel wheels with dog dishes, so not worried about trim rings. Thanks for posting a pic. up

Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: bee1971] #2892072
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Originally Posted by bee1971
15" X 8" Rear - 275/60

15" X 7" Front - 245/60

With the 8" rim , no one makes a decent trim ring that fills in the extra gap


Very nice up


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Originally Posted by 340Cuda
That may be the tip of the iceberg. Cooper owns M/T tires.

Well there goes two more tire companies to sh!t. Damn shame but damn good looking Charger. I love the idea of painted steelies and dog dishes. That is going to look good.


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Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: Guitar Jones] #2892113
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I run Coopers a lot and like them. Not only have they been good tires but Cooper was about the last source for quality 14" tires. Now that Goodyear bought them three things are going to happen (one apparently already has) 1) the price will go up, 2) all manufacturing will be moved overseas, and 3) the quality will sink to the rest of the crap Goodyear sells.


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I've used Coopers in the past. Great looking tire, good price and wide selection of sizes. Best thing is they are well made right here in the USA!


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I have Coopers on my 71 Bee

My 11 Ram 1500

My 17 Jeep Renegade

And now looking for my wife’s 18 Outlander Sport

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Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: 340Cuda] #2892158
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Cooper owned Mickey Thompson, Mastercraft, Avon, Dick Cepek, Dean, Roadmaster, and Starfire tire lines. Goodyear picking them up may wipe out a lot of value line and specialty competition in the market.

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Originally Posted by 6PakBee
I run Coopers a lot and like them. Not only have they been good tires but Cooper was about the last source for quality 14" tires. Now that Goodyear bought them three things are going to happen (one apparently already has) 1) the price will go up, 2) all manufacturing will be moved overseas, and 3) the quality will sink to the rest of the crap Goodyear sells.


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Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: TC@HP2] #2892165
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Starfire

Fleet Farm was selling those - Every once in awhile buy 3 get 4th free

Man I ran SETS of those on my wife’s 2001 Pontiac Sunfire for the last 200,000 miles

Car got crushed with just under 300,000 miles - Best car I ever owned as far as maintenance

Man those Starfire tires where cheap and honestly was pretty damn happy with them even in WI winters


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Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: migsBIG] #2892186
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Saw this on the news last night. The fact that MT is going to Goodyear has me concerned. I run the PBR by MT and hope Goodyear doesn't screw them up.

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Originally Posted by cudatom
Saw this on the news last night. The fact that MT is going to Goodyear has me concerned. I run the PBR by MT and hope Goodyear doesn't screw them up.


Me too but there is a reason they have been nicknamed goodlucks.

I quit buying them years ago because they went to crap.

Re: Bummer, Goodyear buys Cooper tire. Need tire size for b-body [Re: TC@HP2] #2892248
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Originally Posted by TC@HP2
Cooper owned Mickey Thompson, Mastercraft, Avon, Dick Cepek, Dean, Roadmaster, and Starfire tire lines. Goodyear picking them up may wipe out a lot of value line and specialty competition in the market.


A sign of the times, Goodyear didn't need Cooper, Goodyear wanted less competition.


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Originally Posted by cudatom
Saw this on the news last night. The fact that MT is going to Goodyear has me concerned. I run the PBR by MT and hope Goodyear doesn't screw them up.



Same here! We run M/T's and would hate to go to another brand.

We bought Goodyear Assurances a few years ago for the wife's daily driver and those were the biggest pile of a tire I have ever owned!


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Originally Posted by bee1971


Man I ran SETS of those on my wife’s 2001 Pontiac Sunfire for the last 200,000 miles

Car got crushed with just under 300,000 miles - Best car I ever owned as far as maintenance


Had three Sunfires/Cavaliers around this house that the kids drove the wheels off of!! Great little beater cars. Youngest daughter beat hers all the way to Norfolk,ran it around there for 2 years while in school and beat it all the way back here! Paid 4k for that one with 40k miles...sold it for $1800 120k miles later.

I also am bummed about the Cooper deal....I need to buy tires for 3 of my 4 cars and was looking at Cooper(I have had many sets before and really liked them) now I'm unsure because I haven't had a "good" set of Goodyears in a very long time.

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Local Fleet Farm has there buy three get fourth free on Cooper Tires

Also Starfires are on sale for $60.00 per tire for the Jeep Renegade

Looks like I am spending money for my wife’s Outlander Sport this weekend and buying the Starfires and putting them in the garage


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Originally Posted by TC@HP2
Cooper owned Mickey Thompson, Mastercraft, Avon, Dick Cepek, Dean, Roadmaster, and Starfire tire lines. Goodyear picking them up may wipe out a lot of value line and specialty competition in the market.
One of the reasons Goodyear gave for the purchase is that it would immediately start adding to profitability. In my opinion as long as these brands remain profitable they will be around.

That being said it anything is possible.

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