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7 Reasons why you should choose Cooper 4x4 Tyres

Four Wheel Drive enthusiast and head of the New Zealand distribution of Cooper 4x4 tyres, Terry Smith, explains why Cooper Tires are “America’s Most Trusted 4X4 Tyre”. He summarises this into seven reasons that are important benefits for the 4WD tyre buyer.

1. Cooper Tires are Made to Last

Cooper Tires have two warranties for their tyres:-

1 - Unique Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty - New Zealand-wide warranty against manufacturing faults, for the life of the tread or for 72 months. Adjusted on a pro-rata basis.

2 - Metro City Mileage Warranty -  For 35 years in the USA, 20 years in Australia and now in New Zealand, Cooper Tires were the first tyre company to provide 4WDrivers with a mileage warranty, 50 to 80,000 kms, depending on size and pattern. 

3 - Rural Mileage Warranty - Due to the popularity and success of Cooper Tires in Rural conditions we are now happy to offer Rural Cooper customers a mileage warranty. This warranty ranges from 50 to 60,000kms, depending on size and pattern

2. Cooper Tires have Deeper TreadsCooper-Tires-Have-Deeper-Treads.jpg

Up to 30.3% more overall tread than most original equipment brands and up to 46.3% deeper in the shoulder grooves compared to most original equipment brands. This is possible because of wider and stronger steel belts under the tread. That means more grip, more miles and more resistance to damage.


3. Cooper Tires Stand Up Straighter

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Cooper tyres, by design, stand up straighter to deflect objects and have more grip in adverse conditions.

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Most non-American brands of 4x4 tyres have a rounder or belly shape in the sidewalls. The disadvantage is that they are more easily damaged in off road conditions.

4. Cooper Tires have See-through Treads

Meaning the latest tread designs have open straight grooves for wet grip and self cleaning. Cooper tread designs are all the most current designs.


5. Cooper Tires have tread edges to suit the application

Both ‘round’ and ‘square’ edge treads feature in Cooper’s range of 4x4 tyres.

‘Round’ Edge Tread
Cooper’s range of highway tyres feature round edge treads to reduce tracking on rutted roads and give more even tread wear on the edge of the tyre.


‘Square’ Edge Tread
Cooper’s range of off road tyres feature square edge treads to bite in and gives better control when turning on dirt and gravel roads.

6. Cooper Tires are Aftermarket Innovators

In tyre manufacturing there are two types, original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket manufacturers. Cooper produce predominately for the aftermarket so they don’t compromise on quality or performance or meet a price or criteria of a vehicle manufacturer, which means you get more for your money.

7. Cooper Tires have High Quality Inner Linershalobutyl---inner-liner.jpg

The most important characteristic of a tyre is its ability to hold air. Cooper uses high quality inner liners (Halobutyl) combined with the proper liner thickness to give excellent air retention, where others vary the quality and thickness of the compound to reduce cost, sacrificing air retention properties and creating irregular and premature wear.

New Zealand's Largest Range of 4WD Tyres



ZEON XST-A (Premium High Performance)

90% Road & Sand, 10% Dirt & MudThe Cooper Zeon XST-A is a premium high performance sports truck tyre that utilises an asymmetrical tread design to combine ride comfort with all season traction. It has enhanced performance, advanced features, state-of-the-art technology and a distinctive updated style. The Cooper Zeon XST-A size range offers coverage from plus applications to OE sizes for sport trucks and SUVs.

H/T (Highway Terrain)

90% Road & Sand, 10% Dirt & MudIf you are thinking about the Highway Terrain (H/T) then you are probably changing from the original tyres on your vehicle and wanting a better and stronger tyre that will give you more puncture resistance and last you longer, with extra low noise and a nice soft ride.

CS5 (Touring)

90% Road & Sand, 10% Dirt & MudThe CS5 is the only tyre on the market featuring these new leading edge advancements. It has been tested & proven with over 1.7 million kilometres logged during its development. Uniquely crafted, the CS5 surpasses the needs of today?s SUV driver by providing an even wearing, long lasting, quiet ride.

SRX (SUV Premium Touring)

90% Road & Sand, 10% Dirt & MudThe SRX blends advanced technology with innovative engineering to deliver a tyre designed to provide a long life tread, maximise ride comfort and improve tyre efficiency with fitments for a wide range of SUVs.

CTS (Premium Touring Tyre)

90% Road & Sand, 10% Dirt & MudThe Discoverer CTS is a premium luxury touring tyre designed to deliver higher levels of wet traction, ride comfort and appearance. It is especially suited for body on frame sport utility vehicles (SUV), crossovers (CUV) and late model 4WD's.

A/T3 (All-Terrain)

70% Road & Sand, 30% Dirt & MudThe new Cooper Discoverer A/T3 is a direct OE replacement in a light truck construction for some of the most popular 4WD?s on the market today. The A/T3 utilises a balanced combination of technology, compounding and design to produce a tyre that will perform well in nearly all types of terrains.

ZEON LTZ (High Performance)

70% Road & Sand, 30% Dirt & MudThe Cooper Zeon LTZ was developed as a hybrid between a sports truck tyre and an all-terrain tyre. The aggressiveness of the LTZ can tame any road surface while providing excellent ride and handling capabilities.

S/T (Sure Trac)

60% Road & Sand, 40% Dirt & MudWhile America is recognised as the world leader in 4WD tyre design, many tyres are designed for American conditions only. That is, until Cooper's Sure Trac (S/T).

S/T MAXX (Heavy Duty All-Terrain)

50% Road & Sand, 50% Dirt & MudThe new S/T MAXX arrives after three years in the making. Tested in Australia's outback and introducing for the first time in an all-terrain tyre, Cooper's proven Armor-Tek3 carcass construction. There is now a tyre specifically constructed and designed to thrive in New Zealands harshest conditions, while still offering great on-road characteristics.

STT (Armor-Tek3)

20% Road & Sand, 80% Dirt & MudThe new STT is designed for the 4WDriver who wants a tyre with the grip and puncture resistance to drive the most serious of off-road applications.

STT PRO (Super Traction Tyre)

80% Dirt & Mud, 20% Road & SandThe STT Pro is Cooper's latest generation and most advanced extreme tyre to date! Put through its paces by Cooper Tire engineers during testing and developing in Australia's Outback ensures it's ready to provide exceptional traction and performance in some of the harshest terrains on earth while still providing maximum puncture resistance with Cooper's proven Armor-Tek3 construction.
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