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Goodyear has been dead to me for a while and I have had OK dealing with Cooper. I completely understand don't throw out the baby with the bathwater but Goodyear made their moves and it alienated many of their largest customers and they did it more than once blatantly. Good idea to see what organizations do that you spend your money on. I know more companies just aren't vocal about it and i'll never know. But do what you can with what you know at the very minimum.

Goodyear started a bad taste in my mouth when they started getting more reject tires on our fleet that we could deal with. One or two hear and there fine. But when you have 6+ trucks with a batch of tires that are out of round and Goodyear starts saying "its how we drive our trucks..." Made the switch to BFG/Cooper and they have been great.
 

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I hear ya loud and clear on that, the problem is that the average consumer cannot afford to take a stand.
By the time most need tires its off to costco/discount/tire rack to pass inspection.

Good for you on holding the line.
 

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Goodyear is going to ruin cooper i bet. While cooper is a middle of the road tire, they are consitant and priced accordingly.

Goodyear has been overpriced junk for a long time now. Especially in the truck market.
 

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I鈥檇 buy a cooper over a Goodyear every day of the week. Maybe Goodyear will learn something but I doubt it. They鈥檙e schills that knowingly and maliciously put out unsafe tires and pay up to hide it. Look into their RV tires that killed dozens of people.
 

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I stopped buying Goodyears a few years ago. Their "Assurance" tires were junk. I bought them for my wife's car. The local dealer had a "sale & rebate" from Goodyear. Had a leaking tire through interior desalination. Another one delaminated and it felt like a bad wheel bearing. I thought they were made in America... Made in Chile... I've been buying USA made from Hankook, Falken, Yokohama & Coopers for the F350. As previously stated by others. They're bad tires. Typically, anything that's heavily advertised like Goodyear isn't very good. No need to advertise all the time when you have repeat customers. And whatever happened to our Anti-monopoly rules & regulations ?

Every good startup that threatens Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. is bought out, eliminating competition.... Now, Goodyear buys out Cooper ? Expect the these results. Less competition. Higher prices. Lower quality. Fewer choices. There's a major deck waterproofing product that is heavily advertised... Its not a good product... You pay for the marketing, not the product. Cheap ingredients...

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Well that鈥檚 disappointing. I just switched from being a Goodyear customer to Cooper tires, because I disagreed with Goodyear on some of the things they鈥檝e done over the last four years. It鈥檚 especially disappointing because I really like my new Cooper Discover AT3 XLTs I just put on my truck, and I would鈥檝e bought them again. It鈥檚 a good thing I don鈥檛 drive my truck much, I won鈥檛 need to replace these tires for probably 10 years...I鈥檒l need to replace them due to age before I need to replace them due to miles. But it looks like I won鈥檛 be purchasing Cooper鈥檚 again.
 
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I hope they retain the Cooper brand.
Cooper produces more tire brands than just Cooper. I really hope they just take ownership and leave the business to the folks that have been running the business. Hard to say if they will.... But this reduces the number of American tire manufacturers by 25%, leaving just 3.

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Cooper sold out to china years ago. I think michelin is the only one left that is owned and built in usa and their truck tires are crap too.
 

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That鈥檚 unfortunate news. I rather like cooper tires. I have a set on my 250 that work well. Gave up on wrangler 15ish years ago. Before that they were my go to tire. Couldnt get any decent mileage out of them anymore. Don鈥檛 know what they changed, but they changed something.
 

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Cooper produces more tire brands than just Cooper. I really hope they just take ownership and leave the business to the folks that have been running the business. Hard to say if they will.... But this reduces the number of American tire manufacturers by 25%, leaving just 3.

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Thanks for letting me know. Admittedly, I am only familiar with Cooper tires.
 

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I've noticed Cooper tires being advertised heavily in the last week on the tele. It could be because I've been recovering from a surgery and watched more TV in the last week than in all of 2020.
 
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For giggles, I took a look at my tires. Toyo AT3 made in the good ol US of A!
 
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