I believe Cooper still has 3 US plants, Findlay OH, Tupelo, MS,
and Texarkana, AR, but I believe they also source some of their
tires from China, India, and England - you have to look at first 2
characters of DOT code to see where made.
I don't know if India is still in the picture, but at one time there was a proposed merger or acquisition of/by the company they were affiliated with in India that fell thru. England is combined with Avon and China with Kenda.
Problem is availability of sizes for older cars. 14's rare as
hens teeth, 15's going that way. 16 inch is kind of minimum in
current OE use with 17, 18, 19, 20 more and more. And whitewalls
even harder to find.
Older P225/75R14 Trendsetters I have were made in AR, but they
were discontinued about 10 years back. Cooper internet site shows
Trendsetter SE still made in P235/75R15 in narrow white but the
Trendsetter is a low end tire (low priced tight margin) and I had
heard these had been off shored to Chinese factory due to cost of
manufacture - but if they are low production they may still be run
in batches here like the old big 14's before they were
Don't have any newer P235/75R15 to check, can anyone provide DOT
code on recent Coopers? First 2 characters after DOT is plant
code: U9 is Tupelo, MS; UP is Findlay OH; UT is Texarkana, AR;
Edward Mills Antique Tractors 1930-1960 Antique Cars 1960-1985
On 9/25/2016 11:47 AM, Ray Jones wrote: