My Jeep in the snow

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I purchased Cooper Discoverer STT Pros (37x13.5R17) right before my Moab trip this fall so this is my first winter with them. The previous two years I've had Kanati Trail Hogs which were excellent on snowy, icy roads. The Cooper's are decisedly not excellent. When I bought the Coopers STT Pros I realized they don't have as much sipping as the Kanati's therefore probably wouldn't match the Kanati's on ice,

The parts shown below have seen just TWO Wisconsin winters, they are about 2 years old.

axle rust

Dana put almost no consideration into the finish of the Ultimate 60 axles. They are painted with a cusory amount of paint that probably washes off in the car wash. Only the differenctial cover has a durable finish, the rest of the axle, including the rear hub bearing housings have almost not protection.

I took some pictures of my new Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires next to my Kanati Trail Hogs. The STT's are 37x13.5r17 and the Trail Hogs are 37x12.5r17 so the STT's should be a bit wider. The Trail Hogs have about 30,000 miles on them when the pictures was taken.

I got new tire and wheels for my upcoming road trip to Moab & Ouray! Cooper Discoverer STT Pro 37X13.5R17LT and KMC XD231 beadlocks in black powder coat. More information about how I selected these and reviews of both are coming.

I hate to admit it but my Jeep has never seen a trail. It's been in 4-wheel drive for snow and pulling people out of the ditch, but never on an actual challenging trail. I am about to fix that. I will be in Moab Utah for the Red Rocks 4 Wheelers Labor Day Safari September 1st thru the 3rd. My Jeeps first pilgrimage to the promised land.


I might be hanging out a few extra days so This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your in the area or are participating in the event, I'd love to meet you.

My plans aren't set yet but I might also be in the Ouray / SIlverton / Telluride area of Colorado the following Thursday and Friday. I've never been there but I've always wanted to check it out. I'd love to hook up with a group if possible. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are in the area or have suggestions.

sail jeep

Found this on Reddit