The Cooper Tires Hilux was used as a recovery vehicle in the 4WD Action Ute of the Year 2009. Where the most popular 4WD utes performed a series of grueling tests to determine who would become 4WD Action's Ute of the year.
All vehicles were fitted with Cooper Tires to keep a level playing field. Due to the nature of the terrain the pattern of choice was the Cooper S/T (Sure Trac).
You can catch the article and DVD of all the exciting testing in issue 133 of 4WD Action.