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New Product Release

Product Release: Offroad Tires

Ready for another quality product from Cooper Tires?

 

The Axleboy team is pleased to introduce and offer the newly engineered Discoverer STT Pro M/T tire from Cooper Tires©.  This tire was designed specifically for enhanced trail performance and comes in sizes ranging all the way from 30×9.50R15 to 37×13.50R22.

Features of the new STT Pro include:

  • Three-Ply Radial Construction using Armor-Tek3 Technology
  • Deep Tread Designed with Ample Siping
  • Aggressive Modern Design
  • Mud Release Dimples Molded into the Outer Lugs
  • Alternating Scalloped Tread
  • Built from a Combination of Materials to Provide Enhanced Traction
  • Location Specific Flex Groove for Low-Pressure Crawling
  • Smooth and Quiet (for a Mud-Terrain) on the Highway

The off-road community has waited a long time for a performance tire designed specifically for them.  Cooper Tire has heard their demands and responded by creating this all-encompassing champion that promises M/T performance with A/T ride quality.

 

As of June 1, 2015, this all-new STT Pro has stepped up to replace the recently discontinued Discoverer STT.  Want to see what this new tire looks like? Check out an in-depth review of the STT Pro’s performance and handling capabilities in an article (with pictures) by off-road enthusiast, Scott Brady: Click Here.

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

When it comes to keeping your vehicle on the move, choosing the right tires is a major decision.  There are so many brands with different tread styles, speed ratings and seasonal ratings that it may seem like a daunting task.  When you think about the fact that those four little tires are the only thing keeping you on the road, there is a lot riding on your choice of tire.  Consider the following 4 points before you purchase your next set of tires:

How do you drive?

When choosing tires, the first step is to determine what kind of driving you intend to do.  Will you be going off-road, spending a lot of time on the highway, just tooling around town or perhaps a little of everything?

Define your expectations.

From there, determine how long you expect the tread life to last (i.e. 40,000-60,000 miles). When you start looking for that perfect set of tires, one thing you can look at for assistance is the UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grading). The U.S. DOT requires every tire manufacturer to grade its tires based on UTQG to establish ratings for tread wear, traction and temperature resistance.

What’s in the budget?

The cost of a high quality tire can be intimidating.  One way to cut costs and reduce your “sticker shock” is to purchase tires with a lower speed rating.  Rather than getting tires that are “V” rated, for speeds up to 149mph, consider going with an “H” or “U” rating.  Let’s be honest, how often do you plan to drive at speeds over 125 mph?

Better handling or a smoother ride?

Finally, consider what kind of ride you expect.  While low-profile tires have become a popular trend and the stiffer sidewalls improve handling, they don’t offer the same amount of cushion as traditional tires when going over bumps, and they make the rims more vulnerable to damage.

When you walk into Axleboy, our top priorities are your safety and satisfaction.  Come in today and let one of our experts help you find the perfect set for you and your vehicle.

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