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#1704673 - 12/11/09 10:46 PM Cooper vs Uniroyal
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
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Help me decide on tires for my Intrepid.

Both of the following tires have 80k mile warranty, and both prices are for a set of four, including mounting/balancing/stems.

-Cooper CS4, $420.

-Uniroyal Long Touring (from WalMart), $438. These also include road hazard, and lifetime rotation and balancing.

The Uniroyals look good because they include the extra goodies for about the same price. On the other hand, I've owned several sets of Coopers over the years, and they've treated me well.

Thanks in advance for any input!
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#1704680 - 12/11/09 10:56 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: zrxkawboy]
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Cooper CS4 is not a bad tire and since you had good experiences with Cooper tires, you should stick with it. Uniroyal in general is not a good brand.
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#1704681 - 12/11/09 10:57 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: zrxkawboy]
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I prefer the Cooper tire.

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#1704685 - 12/11/09 11:00 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: zrxkawboy]
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Uniroyal is owned by Michelin... and they've always been an "economy" tire. I had one set on my truck, and that was plenty enough for me to not buy any more. Of course, their car tires could be different...

Between the two choices presented here, I'd be leaning towards the Coopers. My impression is that Cooper has put a lot more R&D into the CS4, than Uniroyal has put into the Long Touring.

Here's a write up by MotorTrend on the CS4.
http://www.motortrend.com/features/112_0704_cooper_cs4_touring/evaluation.html
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#1704810 - 12/12/09 05:38 AM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: mrsilv04]
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I have the exact type of uniroyal's mentioned above on my honda. they ride excellent, and don't wear fast.
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#1705201 - 12/12/09 02:18 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: zrxkawboy]
Indiana79 Offline


Registered: 05/07/09
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Loc: central pa
I have the uniroyals on my buick.. so far so good. They are wearing very well, ride good and have excellent wet and snow traction. Never been a fan of walmart tires but I would buy again

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#1705330 - 12/12/09 04:48 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: Indiana79]
38sho Offline


Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 446
Loc: North Palm Beach
Uniroyal > Cooper


take it from someone who mounts and balances/ test drives both types of tires on a normal basis

I sell a lot of uniyoral touring tires, the Cs4 I usually use for a cheaper tire in a 17" size.... Not too many Uniroyal's are available in 17"

hold up, I just did some research, that Uniroyal tire model is only available at walmart, I would stay clear of that because I'm willing to bet its not as good as the regular Uniroyal Touring tire that I am very familar with..........

I would keep shopping, you have many options out there besides walmart...... what car is this going on? what size? what do you use the car for? are you an aggressive driver? do you want the longest tread wear possible or would you be happy with trade-off's(I.E. maybe not the longest lasting tire, but a much better riding/handling one)

I also wouldn't be sold just on the fact walmart will give you lifetime warranties and balances.... I can't speak for everyone who works at a walmart, but I've seen and fixed less then ideal balancing jobs done at walmart...... I wouldn't trust those guys to even air up my tires..... thats just me though


you might be able to find the real Uniroyal tigerpaw touring tires somewhere else cheaper then the walmart ones without the pos walmart quality job......


Edited by 38sho (12/12/09 04:50 PM)
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#1705370 - 12/12/09 05:39 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: 38sho]
Jon Offline


Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 369
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin
I have the Cooper CS4's on my '97 Sable.
Honestly, it's probably the best all-seasons I've ever had, and I've had a *lot* of tires on a half-dozen vehicles over the years.

They wet and even snow performance is awesome, and their dry performance is very good.

They are a bit louder than a dedicated "touring" tire, though, nothing to get excited about.

I'd buy them again. They sure are better tires than the Michelin Energy MXV4's I had. They balanced out nice but were practically the worst rain tires I've ever had.

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#1705478 - 12/12/09 07:29 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: Jon]
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Registered: 04/14/09
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That uniroyal has a very "sturdy" sidewall, much stiffer than any other goodyear tire. Even though uniroyal may be made by michelin they are truly nothing alike, michelins(p-metric) tires have a very wierd/flexy sidewall as compared to ALL uniroyals which have a much stiffer sidewall.

Get the uniroyals, you will not be disappointed. Also the uni is a 80,000 mile tire.
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#1705526 - 12/12/09 08:35 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: JT1]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 8476
Loc: Barberton,Ohio
not all tires in the same brand are alike either..

walmart sells some walmart only tires too.

They can buy 10million of them and pay their price for them.

Walmart in general is a horrid place to buy tires..

Sams club is much better.-- honestly


I'd goto a local tire place first but sams has 10x the tire selection of walmart.. better prices etc.


Edited by Rand (12/12/09 08:37 PM)
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#1705530 - 12/12/09 08:41 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: Rand]
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Loc: Michigan
CS4s....though the LTs are okay...
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#1705608 - 12/12/09 10:32 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: Rand]
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Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Rand
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Sams club is much better.-- honestly


I'd goto a local tire place first but sams has 10x the tire selection of walmart.. better prices etc.


Sams is going to have the same corporate structure and acquisition policies. DOnt see how the are any better...

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#1705654 - 12/12/09 11:26 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: JHZR2]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: Barberton,Ohio
you took my words out of context.

I was saying I would shop a local tire store.

BUT if I was going to buy from walmart I would goto sams club instead.. as they are cheaper and have better selection

If you meant something else.. I dont understand what you were getting at.


Edited by Rand (12/12/09 11:26 PM)
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#1705705 - 12/13/09 12:26 AM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: Rand]
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For tires, Sams Club does have more selection than Walmart. Price-wise I don't know which one is cheaper, because most tires sold at Walmart are not available at Sams Club and vice versa.
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#1706559 - 12/13/09 09:09 PM Re: Cooper vs Uniroyal [Re: HTSS_TR]
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 14118
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
For tires, Sams Club does have more selection than Walmart. Price-wise I don't know which one is cheaper, because most tires sold at Walmart are not available at Sams Club and vice versa.



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