In my opinion the BFG Mud ta's are hard to beat. Between myself and a few friends we have owned every brand and type of mud tire, and I keep coming back to Bfg. Toyos are good, Super Swampers are ok. It just depends on how much offroad to highway driving you will be doing.
I have the the cooper wildcat ext on my tacoma right now, and those things are gripping machines. I have about 44,000 on them now and will go at least till the end of next summer. If you can stand the noise i would highly recomend
Hopefully those work out for you, but I would not use a Cooper if it were the only tire available. Cooper is alleged to be as bad of tires (responsible for as many deaths) as the Firestones from 10 years ago. The 8 deaths of the USU students were found to be caused by the Cooper Tires: http://hjnews.townnews.com/articles/2007/03/20/news/news02.txt Do a search on Google of "Cooper tires suit," it is incredible to see the number of deaths direcly linked to the lack of using the nylon band to avoid tread separation. I would guess that many manufacturers have several cases but this article is startling: http://www.tiredefects.com/defective-cooper-tires-unsafe-production.cfm
Obviously these cases are fairly rare, but the practices of the company seem apparent that quality is an afterthought.
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