All things being equal as far as speed rating, temp. etc... how do the rubber compounds compare between the two? I'm not impressed with the TA's as far as grip, especially if the road is wet. I've had them on two cars now. They're about as bad as the SkidYears GM puts on their trucks. Horrible tire. I want to replace them and was looking at the Coopers, but I can't find any data on either tire as far as how they handle wet roads (or lots of horsepower). I already know from experience that the TA's are hard as a rock. I'm not looking for Nitto auto-cross grip, just tires that are less prone to break lose should I get caught in bad weather or add more horsepower. Any suggestions for better tires that aren't $200 a piece? I like white letters to show, but that's not a deal breaker. .