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Old 06-14-2010, 11:10 PM   #1
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Anyone have any luck with the Cooper CS4 tires? I put Cooper on my 03 and had real good luck with them. The D o Ds on my 08 Vue are getting real close to needing replacement (40K) and I want to get it done before our summer monsoons hit. One reason for the Coopers is the price - 4 for the price of 3 out the door with everything. I am also planning on having a 4 wheel alignment done. Just by my tread wear, I know it needs a little adjustment.

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Old 06-15-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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never have used the cooper cs4, but I do like the looks of it. I have had cooper tires on other vehicles in the past and believe them to be good quality tire.

our '09 Vue has the original factory equipped Firestone Destination LE tires on it. I really like them, both in performance and looks. A few years back, I owned a Ford F150 and had put a set of Destination LE tires on it.... I really liked them as well. They performed well in all weather situations here in Oklahoma... wet, dry, snow, ice.

If you decide to purchase the Cooper tires, please follow up with a report and let us know how you like them.

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Old 06-17-2010, 11:19 PM   #3
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I've run the Coopers on both my old saturn and my wifes car. They are a really good tire in all climates and the wear is great. They worked great for the Winters here in Minnesota. They are a harder tire so the tire noise is bit higher. My only complaint.

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Old 06-18-2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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Anyone have any luck with the Cooper CS4 tires? I put Cooper on my 03 and had real good luck with them. The D o Ds on my 08 Vue are getting real close to needing replacement (40K) and I want to get it done before our summer monsoons hit. One reason for the Coopers is the price - 4 for the price of 3 out the door with everything. I am also planning on having a 4 wheel alignment done. Just by my tread wear, I know it needs a little adjustment.

Many thanx,

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American made tire from an American company. I have 5k on these replacement tires (2008 VUE XR) and got them installed by a local American dealer. They work great and Motor Trend also gave them a good review. Much better wet traction than the OEM Bridgestones.

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:04 AM   #5
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I have them (CS4's) on my car. They are not bad overall ...but the wet traction on them went downhill after about 17k miles.

I replaced the Vue's Bridgestone Duelers early bacause did not like them especially in bad weather.

Switched over to BFG Long Trail Touring 235/60/17.
They have been really good and very satisfied.

Plenty of good reviews on them over at Tire Rack too.

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Old 07-13-2010, 07:59 PM   #6
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I have them (CS4's) on my car. They are not bad overall ...but the wet traction on them went downhill after about 17k miles.

I replaced the Vue's Bridgestone Duelers early bacause did not like them especially in bad weather.

Switched over to BFG Long Trail Touring 235/60/17.
They have been really good and very satisfied.

Plenty of good reviews on them over at Tire Rack too.

Goodrich Corporation exited the tire business in 1988. The tire business and use of the name was sold to Michelin. Tires could be made in one of several places in USA or Foreign factories.

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Old 07-14-2010, 07:10 AM   #7
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I looked at the CS4 model in the spring when I was switching from my snow/steelie set to all seasons and could not get any kind of a decent price here in Western NY. So, a set of 4 Conti Cross Contact LX was the choice. WOW! Much better than the the FS Dest LE in every regard. The best feature is that my 08 Vue XE tracks like it is on rails, and they are a touch quieter.

But given a B3G1 free deal, I'd go for that.

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Old 07-14-2010, 07:58 AM   #8
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When comes time to replace OEM tires, a lot of factors are to be considered. Among them, the kind of "normal" weather conditions and driving habits.

In Tucson, AZ, I suppose snow is not really a concern... even if sometimes it may happen! What about heavy rains? If 1 day out of 3 is rainy, then a good "rain" tire is mandatory! These two factors played a lot against Bridgestone Dueler, since this tire is bad in those two weather conditions!

The CS4 thread looks a lot like the Dueler's one... But maybe the gum is better, not evident! Any tire will be better than Bridgestone Dueler!

Now, driving habits: do you drive at 75 MPH agressively everyday, or simply cruising at speed limits, taking care not to accelerate too fast and leave free space with other cars? The CS4 is a luxury passenger touring tire, not a high performance tire. Therefore, driven to its limit, this tire will suffer from lack of adherance in tight cornering and rapid accelerations. But in "normal or light use", it can be a good choice, given the fact that touring tires are usually designed for quietness and smoothness.

Other good choices (more expensive, tough...) are Firestone Destination LE (OEM on some 2009 like mine), Continental ContiContact LX, Kumho Ecsta series, Yokohama Geolandar, Toyo Open Country, and more.

I had Yokohama Geolandar HT/S on my former 2005 VUE (V6 FWD) and they were correct, but not perfect. Better than Dueler, of course!

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Old 07-14-2010, 10:02 PM   #9
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I don't really push it and drive fairly defensively. Although the speed limit between here and Phoenix is 75, I usually stay in the 70 to 75 range as it gives me a far better gas mileage. I have also noticed that a lot of the semis have slowed down to the same range, maybe even a little slower. I don't need to worry about snow as we don't go to snow country. Granted the monsoon season is getting ready to start and if it gets real bad, I just stay put.

Luckily I can wait a little bit on the new tires. hen we go out, we usually take my wife's Vue. Her tires have quite a bit more tread than mine.

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Old 07-24-2010, 12:51 AM   #10
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Continental Extreme Contact DWS... Best tire I've ever had on a car. Good luck finding them in stock though.

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:04 PM   #11
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Hey Homerec130,

There are 4 rib T rated and H/V rated 5 rib designs. I had the 4 rib on my 2004 Vue RL in 225/55/18. I loved the wet traction and the look. An 80,000 treadlife warranty is also a plus.

Those were left on the RL when I traded it in for my 09. Sad to see them go. Of course I should have known better. When I sold my 02 Vue AWD V6 I left 4 perfectly good Goodyear Fortera Triple-Treads on it. LOL I sold it to an older couple so I feel good that they are safe riding on good tread.

If you haven't pick those CS4s up!

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Old 09-18-2010, 09:38 PM   #12
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When I traded my 03 in I had about 40,000 on the Coopers with plenty of tread left. That is why I am looking at replacing the DoD on the 08 with another set. Just have to wait until I can afford it.

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Old 09-22-2010, 05:27 PM   #13
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I just replaced my tires with Michelin MXV4 Primacy tires, WOW, what a difference. Much quieter. Expensive, but these are a top rated tire, something you find on Mercedes, now my 08 Vue XR. Even coarse roads sound muted. Hope this helps.

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