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jodeb720

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My good friend in CA has decided that it's time to replace his tires.
He's looking at:
Hercules (12 Ply)
Endurance (10 Ply)

Hercules is made by Cooper Tires
Endurance is made by Goodyear

Other than the Hercules has a higher weight rating does anybody have an opinion of either of these?

He's not going with anything made offshore - after my stories of "china bombs" on my 5er -

Thanks in advance!

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No opinion, someone did say Cooper is owned by Goodyear. I have Cooper AT3 on my truck and they have a very good reputation. GY is involved in a major recall of motorcoach tires that may have caused 8 deaths.

A 12 ply tire would be expected to have a higher load rating than a 10 ply.


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agesilaus wrote:

No opinion, someone did say Cooper is owned by Goodyear.


Correct as per Wikipedia;On February 22, 2021, the American Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Cooper Tire for approximately $2.8 billion in cash and shares. The transaction was closed in June 2021, and will result in Cooper shareholders owning approximately 16% of the combined company


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Ply rating is obsolete. Use the load rating such as D,E,F. Also best to post the exact tire size and type such as P, ST, LT. And verify the max pressure to achieve the max load to compare with the wheel rating for pressure.


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Your missing some critical information - trailer info - weight? Does he need a larger load rating?

I have a Hercules tire as my spare... Goodyear on the ground. I went the LT route vs ST, which works within my trailers weights.

The dealer that sold me the Hercules said they run them all the time on construction trailers and people like them. He would have told me the same for Trailer King or any ST tire they had available for me to buy. At the time, I just needed a tire to get me home until I could replace all 4.

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The GY ENDURANCE line has been on the market for around 5.5 years with ZERO reported non road hazard blowouts.

Not much more needs to be said.


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agesilaus wrote:

GY is involved in a major recall of motorcoach tires that may have caused 8 deaths.


For a tire that has been out of production for 19 years.. Hardly relevant to anything on the market today.


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Thanks guys for the prompt response!

I really appreciate it!

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jodeb720 wrote:

Thanks guys for the prompt response!

I really appreciate it!


Let us know what he decides and WHY.

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