Cooper 305/35-20s? Ordered me a pair to try out.

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    I found these online for $175 each. They're summer tires that look pretty good. I'm giving them a shot on the rear. Much cheaper than anything else I've found, especially in a 305.

    Cooper Zeon RS3-S

    I don't want to put a 315 on the factory wheel. 305 is pushing it enough width wise.
     
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    Are you just looking for a wider tire cuz it's not sticky like a drag radial? If so fine and let us know Cooper tires aren't bad.
     
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    They'd make some good burn 'em down tires for a burnout contest at a car show...hopefully the winner wins a much more expensive set...drag radials maybe!
     
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    I would love drag radials but need the car to be safe in the rain. There's going to be 2 baby seats in the back after all.

    Haha! I'm serious. Coolest dad ever.
     
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    Yep. When my son was tiny, he loved riding in my 600rwhp twin turbo Mustang and the Chevy 454SS pickup (that was a 534SS when I got done with it), airbagged, billet Budniks, 742hp on pump gas, 1350 with the direct port NX setup with progressive controller, switch-pitch TH400. Now he's grown but still a hot rodder. I know when I was growing up, I didn't have money to spend on drugs....I pumped every nickel in to my hot rod(s).
     
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    I've had decent luck with them on my truck. I've had a couple sets of STT's and Zion's on a couple of trucks, they wore quickly but had good traction. An Indian company bought Cooper out a few years ago and I haven't had a set since. Hopefully the quality is still decent.
     
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    How are these tires? I'm thinking about grabbing a pair for the rear. Or the Mickey Thompson Street Comps?
     
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    Sorry, I guess I left this thread hanging a bit. The Coopers were terrible for traction. There's another thread or two on the subject. I ended up burning them up in about 5000 miles and going with DRs for summer use and some all seasons for winter.
     
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    Mickeys or Nittos?
     
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    275/40-20 555Rs

    I can still break them loose, but theyre MUCH stickier than any non-DR street tire.
     
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    Only reason I don't grab a pair of those is the speed rating
     
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    Wow. I've had them on for about 5000 miles and I'm cool with them. Running a 275/40, 305/35 setup. The only time I had traction issues was when the temps were below 50 degrees but that was expected.
     
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    How do they compare to the pirelli summer tires? I've been also considering those in a 295/40
     
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    I had them in 305/35s on the rear and my 0-60s increased by .6 seconds over the Pirelli summer factory tires. It was downright annoying trying to move quickly from a stop. This was all in summer weather (80-100 degrees).

    I have my "winter" tires on there now, Continental ExtremeContact DWS06s in 275/40s. They're rated for long life (50 tread life rating), not dry traction, so I don't expect them to do well at all 0-60. I haven't tried that yet. Maybe I will for comparison sake.
     
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    The Pirellis were slightly better as far as handling. My issue was that the tread life wasn't very long for a tire that expensive. I needed a better balance of cost and longevity. Plus I really wanted a 305 for the the rear.
     

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