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#4535099 - 10/06/17 02:51 AM Dean tires
Camprunner Offline


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Anyone run Dean tires? Dean is owned and made by Cooper tire.

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#4535154 - 10/06/17 06:25 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: Camprunner]
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There are so many really good tires for a good price out there in the marketplace that using a private/unknown label tire is really a HUGE gamble. Cooper is a very large tire company that makes a ton of private label tires. However, Cooper themselves have come a long way with several models of tires.

http://coopertire.com/Our-Brands.aspx

Do you have any other information about tires or your vehicle such as:

What vehicle are these for
What size are you looking for
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#4535174 - 10/06/17 06:56 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: Camprunner]
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Don't tell our fleet mgr. The generic tires they shod the cars with now are bad enough.
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#4535206 - 10/06/17 08:03 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: Char Baby]
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
There are so many really good tires for a good price out there in the marketplace that using a private/unknown label tire is really a HUGE gamble.


Huge gamble? I think this is over stated a bit. I think the odds are very good that if you buy a private label made by Cooper, you're getting an adequate, but mediocre tire.
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#4535210 - 10/06/17 08:07 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: Camprunner]
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Huge gamble is only an overstatement IF you place small value on the lives of your loved ones and friends who are occupants of said vehicles.

When given a choice between a recognized and proven namebrand tire vs a BillyBob tire I know where my money is going.
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#4535211 - 10/06/17 08:10 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: Camprunner]
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I'll take the name brand tires that has scored highly by several different testing facilities and I'll purchase them from our favorite online websites(TR, DT, TD, TB) with a local install.
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#4535268 - 10/06/17 09:55 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: Camprunner]
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A lot of times if you can wait for a sale you can get quality name brand tires for only slightly more than the cheap no names.

2 years ago I got Michelin Defenders (205/55R16) for $80/piece after rebates. Originally $120/piece.
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#4535297 - 10/06/17 10:46 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: 2010Civic]
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Hercules and Mastercraft are the best Cooper spinoffs imho.

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#4535345 - 10/06/17 11:48 AM Re: Dean tires [Re: Camprunner]
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Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Anyone run Dean tires? Dean is owned and made by Cooper tire.


Apparently Cooper markets different brands of its private label tires in different regions of the USA. I can get Mastercraft here in NC, but I can't buy Dean, Starfire or any of their other private labels. If the price is right for your needs, go for it. COO is important to me. If the Cooper made tire is made in the USA, that's good enough for me.
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#4535395 - 10/06/17 12:46 PM Re: Dean tires [Re: ArcticDriver]
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Registered: 10/14/14
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Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Huge gamble is only an overstatement IF you place small value on the lives of your loved ones and friends who are occupants of said vehicles.

When given a choice between a recognized and proven namebrand tire vs a BillyBob tire I know where my money is going.



Hogwash-there are plenty of second tire tires that are quite good for the money.

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#4535414 - 10/06/17 01:12 PM Re: Dean tires [Re: CKN]
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Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Huge gamble is only an overstatement IF you place small value on the lives of your loved ones and friends who are occupants of said vehicles.

When given a choice between a recognized and proven namebrand tire vs a BillyBob tire I know where my money is going.



Hogwash-there are plenty of second tire tires that are quite good for the money.



On edit "second tier tires".

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#4535456 - 10/06/17 02:30 PM Re: Dean tires [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 10/17/14
Posts: 964
Loc: SW Ontario Canada
Come up to Canada and get a set of Motomaster Tires at Canadian Tire Store. These are made by reputable OEM brands - just with Motomaster branding.

Back in the 1970's to late 80's if you were a cash poor, low tread Canadian driver, you typically considered a set of Canadian Tire Whippets. Round, black, held air but not much more. The Whippet was about 5% better than a retread. They don't sell them any more.
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#4535458 - 10/06/17 02:33 PM Re: Dean tires [Re: CKN]
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Originally Posted By: CKN



Hogwash-there are plenty of second tier tires that are quite good for the money.


Yeah, but Dean isn't a second tier tire brand unless you literally divide tires into two tiers. At best they would be a rebranded CS-3 and at worst they are a noname china bomb. So little upside and lots of downside, IMO.

I mean, how much are you saving over buying a CS-3 and calling it a day? And even then, what are you even saving over buying a decent tire on a holiday special? My Highlander tires were 220 for four after two rebates from DTD holiday sale. That's a "second tier tire that's quite good for the money".
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#4535484 - 10/06/17 02:58 PM Re: Dean tires [Re: bepperb]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
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Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By: bepperb
Originally Posted By: CKN



Hogwash-there are plenty of second tier tires that are quite good for the money.


Yeah, but Dean isn't a second tier tire brand unless you literally divide tires into two tiers. At best they would be a rebranded CS-3 and at worst they are a noname china bomb. So little upside and lots of downside, IMO.

I mean, how much are you saving over buying a CS-3 and calling it a day? And even then, what are you even saving over buying a decent tire on a holiday special? My Highlander tires were 220 for four after two rebates from DTD holiday sale. That's a "second tier tire that's quite good for the money".



This thread is a rehash of many others. Double Coin-Milestar all Chinese and running on big rigs. You do save money buying so called "no-name tires. To many on here $20.00/bucks a tire is alot of money to them.

They have to pass the DOT tests. Also-at this point Cooper Tire still claims them as one of their brands-
http://coopertire.com/Our-Brands.aspx


Edited by CKN (10/06/17 03:01 PM)

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#4535511 - 10/06/17 03:26 PM Re: Dean tires [Re: CKN]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: CKN
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Huge gamble is only an overstatement IF you place small value on the lives of your loved ones and friends who are occupants of said vehicles.

When given a choice between a recognized and proven namebrand tire vs a BillyBob tire I know where my money is going.



Hogwash-there are plenty of second tire tires that are quite good for the money.


Please try and avoid the foul language grin

If you want to run Dean tires then I would never tell you what to do BUT you might want to hurry because Cooper quit producing them in 2011:

http://www.tirebusiness.com/article/20110602/NEWS/306029998/cooper-phasing-out-dean-brand

Edit:
Looks like you can get them at Les Schwab:

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4354898/who_makes_Dean_tires?


Edited by ArcticDriver (10/06/17 03:32 PM)
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