The drive train isn't a factor here; the Goodyear's on this vehicle are crap IMO :cheers:sjsjedi said:
The Coopers are holding up well so far this winter and have done well for the partly to mostly covered roads (after being plowed) in the last 12 inch snowstorm and 8 inch snowstorm (AWD Outlook) with minimal wear (2 months old) we'll see as they get older. On dry pavement they seem to stop a bit longer than the Goodyear's but I have noticed they gain better traction and shorter stopping driving around in the snow and several inches of sleet that is around here at the moment if my memory serves correct from when the Goodyear's actually had tread on them a couple years ago. The tires seem to handle the curves (dry pavement) a bit better too (wife has lead foot). No real loss of air yet.doropallo said:How are the Coopers holding up? Bridgestone has a Blizak winter tire that is the right size but I am not sure how a winter tire would fare in the summer months.
The Blizak is strictly a winter tire, not meant for summer use. I suspect they'd perform quite poorly and wear prematurely. Best bet is to either swap tires on the rims each spring/fall or buy a second set of wheels to mount your winter tires to. The base Traverse LS comes with 17" steel wheels which will likely fit our Outlooks (all Lambdas use the same brake pads, so brake size shouldn't be an issue) which might be a good choice for snows.doropallo said:How are the Coopers holding up? Bridgestone has a Blizak winter tire that is the right size but I am not sure how a winter tire would fare in the summer months.