Dick Cepek trail Country Exp

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Wondering if you pulled the trigger on these I'm looking at them now. I have used the Extreme Country but now I need a more AT tire. Opinion?
 

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I to have used the extreme county before and really liked them but am also looking into the exp . Not a lot of reviews out there on them unfortunately sense they are a newer tire design . If you do get them post up Some pictures of them
 
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I have the exp. They are an awesome tire so far. I have about 8k on them. They are quite on the HWY and have worked for me in sand and gravel.
 
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I have the exp. They are an awesome tire so far. I have about 8k on them. They are quite on the HWY and have worked for me in sand and gravel.
Willing to take some pictures maybe give a bit more of a review: what you have them mounted to and how do you use your rig, what tires have you used in the past how does the EXPs compare? to help others decide if they are worth giving up for the known leaders?
 

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I to have used the extreme county before and really liked them but am also looking into the exp . Not a lot of reviews out there on them unfortunately sense they are a newer tire design . If you do get them post up Some pictures of them
Yeah I will need to pull the trigger on tires before the end of the year if I go with the DC EXPs I'd be happy to do a write up.
 

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I will try and snap a pic alittle later today or tomorrow.

Here is a more in depth review. They are mounted on a 1st gen tacoma. You can see them alittle bit in this thread:


I am a huge cooper fan St maxx and at3. Dick Cepek is made by cooper (which is one reason I like them).

Like alot of us, my rig is DD and I just dont love mud tires on a DD, I also dont love the weaker sidewalls of mud tires. This is why the last few years I have really enjoyed the cooper's. For the terrain I encounter and the HWY miles I see they seem to be the perfect fit.

When I picked up this 1st gen, I knew i wanted a 32" skinny. I didn't want to go up to a 17" wheel or a 33" tire, just me. When I was reading about tire specs, it turned out that dick cepek exp. 265/75 /16 was more of pizza cutter. It is 32" x 10.2 " and not to heavy which is a concern with these little toyota's.

So far I have used them in sand, gravel, rutted out logging roads, rocky desert roads in NM and Utah and alittle snow. I have had zero issues, they clean themselves well. They don't throw huge rocks and they seem to be durable.I dont think they are loud.

Hopefully that helps.
 
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I had the Coopers and now have the DC Extreme Country on my Jeep and have to say that the Coopers were better. They lasted significantly longer (almost 80k miles with a 5 tire rotation vs. 37k on the DCs today and I might just get another 10 or 15k out of them).

Even though both were formally the same size (285/75/16), the DCs had the same height as the Coopers when they were almost bald - about an inch less..

But, the Cepeks are cheaper initially and you can do the math when comparing the life expectation. When I need a new set i might go back to the STT, or try an AT. I am currently running the Falken Wildpeak ATs in our pickup truck and like them.
 
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Really liking the tread pattern so far , should work great . View attachment 128089
Those look like the Extreme Country but the lugs are closer together, I've had a set of those and liked them a lot for a hybrid MT but this time looking for something quieter since they will be mounted on my daily driver. I was really happy with the pavement performance and off road they never disappointed but did have a good buzz, not as bad as KM2s but louder then I want this time around. I am hoping the EXPs are a lot quieter or at least as quiet as the KO2
 

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I will hopefully get them mounted on the rig by Tuesday , have a bit of trimming and metal shaping to do , it’s a tight fit .
Those look good, I have a buddy with an Xterra small lift and put on 33s sill needed to do some fenderwell heat bending to keep them from scraping. Afterwards it was fine, highly under rated truck!