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Old 12-03-2006, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wintercat SST Tires....any opinions?

Went looking for snow tires in the stock size at the local Les Schwab.
They have these Wintercat SST tires that they say are made by Cooper Tires
I couldnt find any good info on the web on them, so I ask you, my fellow forumites for feedback, before I pull the trigger.
Does anyone have experience with these tires without studs?
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Wintercat SST Tires....any opinions?

Hey, most of the forum seems to be located in warmer climates my man. I tried getting info on the Toyo Open Country G-02 Plus, they come in stock size and get this, have ground up walnut shells in the rubber to real slice into ice, also great siping. I heard good things. Just got a set of factory FJ rims of Ebay, so tires are next. In Yellowknife, the eight months of winter grinds up all season tires. Never heard of Cooper tires myself.
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Re: Wintercat SST Tires....any opinions?

Check out the pro-comp all terrain radials, they are severe weather rated, it can get you out of tire chain requirements that some mountain passes require.

They work awsome in snow and ice and have a 50k mile warranty.
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Re: Wintercat SST Tires....any opinions?

They sound similar to my Les Schwab D!ck Cepek Mountaincats which are also made by Cooper.

Does the tread look like these?
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If so, the ride is great.
As smooth as the stock crap tires that came on the rig.
They have a nice howl to them.
Not to loud, not to soft.
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Re: Wintercat SST Tires....any opinions?

My wife has those on her lexus rx. They work fine in the snow.

I went with the TXR tire from Les Schwab. Had them studded and sipped. They are great. I used this tire on my TJ prior to getting the FJ and they worked well and lasted at least 5 winters prior to selling the Jeep. I also have a set of studded and sipped TXR's on my Suburban.
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I ran two sets of the TXRs siped on my '91 4Runner for many a year.
They wore like iron.

They had 6 years on them when I traded in the rig, and they looked brand new still tread wise.
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Re: Wintercat SST Tires....any opinions?

Thank you all for your help! I still have not made a decision.....
It would be a slam dunk if I went for the Wintercats with studs, but without them I doubt their winter performance.
It looks like the Toyo's are the ticket.
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