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Welcome aboard the board oldpat. I have never heard of the Farm & Fleet line.

You may want to check out Nokian's WRG3 SUV for all weather (including snow) performance. These tires are also Alpine/snowflake rated (severe winter weather standard) that snow tires carry. Also, the Michelin Premier LT tire which was launched this year has tested to have superior wet handling characteristics if that applies to your situation.
 

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TireRack seems to be up on the Continential TrueContact and Michelin Defenders
I put 235/65R17 TrueContacts on my 07 base 4cyl AWD this summer.
 

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If you drive in snow much I would have dedicated snow tires; all of the "all" season tires I have tried suck in the snow...............
 

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I have the Cooper STT Pro on my Defender 90 and love them!
 

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Well - thanks very much to all of you. I'm getting the Cooper Discoverer SRX (H) mounted next week, and I'll see how they do.
 

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I put Cooper Discoverer SRXs on our RAV4 about a month ago. Don't know how they'll do in snow but I only go out in it for the fun of it and they certainly will beat anything as worn out as the old tires. Price was right and they seem to ride just fine.
 

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Thanks Doc. Grew up driving in the N.E. and do well in snow, never have switched to winter tires, esp. now with 4wd.
 

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never have switched to winter tires, esp. now with 4wd.
I'd always take a 2WD vehicle with decent winter tires over any 4WD/AWD vehicle with standard "all season" tires.

The rubber in all season tires gets too stiff in the cold, and without winter patterns (including siping) there's far worse performance for all season tires in the snow.

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I have cooper discoverer srx on my 2011. Rated 75k, just had them rotated and they are almost done after 30k. Fleet farm said never seen that happen before and since the alignment seems fine and rotation has been done they can get me a big chunk of the cost back under warranty.
 

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A bit late to this one but I put Cooper CS5 Tourings on my 06 not quite two years ago. Curently have 18K miles and tread is looking great. Best tires I've ever owned in 40+ years of buying tires. Smoothed out the ride a bunch. Best thing is they are among the few still MADE IN USA.
 

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I am also running the Cooper CS5 Grand Touring 225 /65 R17 102T tires from Discount Tire. They have been very good for the past 2 years. Much better than the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 they replaced.
 

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My sister-in-law has Cooper and likes on her RAV4 and likes them.

As far as winter tires, even though KY sees some snow sometimes (we've had winters with less than three or four inches and single snows of 18" at other times), almost no one gets snow tires as the temperature isn't usually all that cold. I went from a RWD Silverado with a locker, AT tires, and lots of sand in the bed as my daily driver to an AWD RAV4 with HTs, so we will see how it does in snow.
 

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If you drive in snow much I would have dedicated snow tires; all of the "all" season tires I have tried suck in the snow...............
I live in NE Iowa. The last time I had snow tires on a vehicle was a 1980 Chevy Citation. I have been towed ONCE, in 1963. I put a '55 Chevy in an 8 foot deep ditch.
Having a dedicated set of rims and snow tires is a waste of time and money. Unless you try to emulate Tony Stewart on a dirt track, don't bother. Slow down a bit, leave a space, drive with your brain. You'll be fine.
 
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