Has anyone seen or purchased the new Cooper S/T Maxx? It is supposed to have an improved tread compound. It has a block type tread and is capable of being studded. I'll work on putting a picture up.
those things look pretty aggressive! your dog looks intimidated. hahaRather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post here. I have had my Cooper ST Maxx (265/70/17 on stock rims) for a few weeks now and mostly had them on road until today. On road I'd say for a realatively aggressive AT they are pretty quiet, my girlfriend didn't even notice the difference from stock although I did. They are not uncomfortably loud and hold dry bitumen pretty well, haven't had a chance on wet bitumen yet. Today I had them off road for the first time, pretty sharp rocks and mixed rock/dirt terrain and I'd say they did very well. Coped with everything I threw at them (which given my relative inexperience was probably not too much) only aired down to around 30psi from the standard 37psi, all worked well.
I'd say they are a good tyre although admittedly my experience is somewhat limited I thought you guys might be interested.
Here's a pic of one of the tyres close up with my workshop manager keeping tabs on me!