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Cooper Discoverer CTS
 
Approximate retail price:
$148
Summary: An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile treadwear warranty.
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About - Cooper Discoverer CTS

The Cooper Discoverer CTS is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire models like the Discoverer CTS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

One of the few independent tire manufacturers in the U.S. with origins going back to the early 20th Century, Cooper is among the world's top-10 tire makers. Based in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper Tires offers a full array of tires, including the Avon, Mastercraft, and Starfire brands. Cooper tires are most often sold by independent dealers, though they can be found online. In the past, Cooper has been a standout among light-truck tires.

Features & Specs - Cooper Discoverer CTS
info Size tested 265/70R17
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 70000
info UTQG treadwear 700
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature B
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User Reviews - Cooper Discoverer CTS
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3.0
Great tire for a short time
12/29/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
This is a great SUV tire for Florida weather! No cold weather snow or ice here. But we do have our Rain season and these tires held up great in the rain and hydroplaning. I have them on my Mazda CX-9 for almost 3 years - 30000 miles. The only bad thing I have to report is that it's just about time for new tires after 30000 miles. We mainly drive in the city, don't race or drive crazy, tires get rotated with ever oil change at the dealership. I really expected these to last another 2 years. But now they feel loose in the rain and I cant rely on them anymore.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not worth the low price
12/27/2013
Pros
Cons
Handling
Ride comfort
Best Uses
Comment:
Mounted on 2007 Tahoe. I now have about 25,000 miles on them and they need to be replaced. (Always rotated every 5k miles) After speaking with the tire dealer, it's not worth the hassle to me to get them replaced under warranty. Besides, they will be replaced with same and I do not want another set. Handling is only so-so. Difficult to explain but the tires always feel mushy causing me to constantly check tire pressure. Backing out of my driveway (slowly) and ran over a pine cone, the whole front end of the truck jerked as if I ran over something much larger. Not so great to prevent hydroplaning. We very rarely get snow, so can't comment on that. Gas mileage took a dive, I originally attributed that to my husband using the vehicle more often but after reading other reviews, I'm not sure.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Poor Treadwear
10/29/2013
Pros
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
These are good tires until you figure tread wear. They are quiet, handle well in all conditions including ice and snow. The downside is tread life. We have about 45,000 miles on them and will need to be replaced shortly. The dealer blames it on poor rotation schedule except they have been rotated every 6000. The recommended is 7500 so I guess I rotated them too much. Also, they state Cooper will not honor warranty unless you have proof of each rotation meaning you need a receipt so you can't rotate them yourself. If you skip or are over on one rotation then the warranty is not allowed. Best I can see is these are a good 50,000 mile tire and should be marketed as such. The price is typically about $30 less than a comparable Michelin with a true 65000 wear out so they probably figure out to about the same overall value.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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