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Cooper's or BFG

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 16metallicCM, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    Cooper discoverer At3 xlt or ko2?
     
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    I had AT3’s on two different trucks, rotated every 5-6000 miles and I enjoyed them when relatively new. However, both sets I had trouble with uneven wear. My last set (2015 F-150) ended up “chopped” after only putting about 30K miles on them. I bought twice because you can always find a good price on them... but I wish I had gone with something else.

    I only have 3000 miles on my KO2’s at the moment so I can’t really speak to their durability but they seem to ride Ok, not too much noise and they look 1000 times more badass.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    I would go with cooper AT3 XLT I had toyo Mt and now I have coopers I think these coopers are a better ride and also a few pounds lighter not as heavy
     
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    LOL, I was just looking at both of those this morning. I am still undecided also....

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  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    St Maxx if you go off road
     
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    Also I should note, I didn’t have the XLT just the AT3 all terrain. My friend with ‘14 tundra had the AT3’s as well and complained about them wearing uneven and riding rough once the tread gets down about halfway.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    I went with the new Cooper AT3 4S (mountain peak symbol) in a P rated tire. While the grip is great, I am not at all happy with the puncture resistance, time will tell. In 6,000 miles I've had 2 punctures on 2 different tires. The first was a screw within the first 500 miles and was patch-able. The 2nd was a 7" long piece of rebar (you heard right 7"!!!) that resulted in having to have the tire replaced under the road hazard certificate (Thanks Discount Tire, you rock!). To me these seem fragile and that's not acceptable to me for an all-terrain tire. I will most likely be going with BFG K02 or Toyo Open Country AT2's when they need replacing.I "Might" go with the Yokohama Geolander G015 as well, idk, but I've heard good things.
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:58 AM
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    I think that a 7in piece of rebar would destroy just about any tire if it hit right.
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    How many miles on the xt?
     
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    I agree....but to me these still aren't yet impressing me. Time will tell

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    Not sure I would call the tire fragile if it lost a fight against a 7" piece of rebar. Any tire would have lost that battle. I have had punctures on all kinds of tires - sometimes two in one month and then go years without getting one. That is not really an indication of tire quality.
     
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    I'll keep giving them the benefit of the doubt for sure. Both punctures were in the same areas, the open tread grooves. We'll see what happens. The grip on em is really good though so far which I'm happy with. Snow performance has been good.
     
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    Look at General Grabber ATXs. Mine are awesome. Got them for $220 a tire in 275/70/18
     
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    AT3s, I believe, are only a 2 ply. I feel the KO will be a much more durable tire.

    I ran the AT3 and gotta say I did like them. So when I decided to step away, I stayed with Cooper and went ST Maxx.

    But between your 2 choices...I personally feel the KO will be more durable. AT3 will be much better if you do more street.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Does it have to be sidewall lug worthy? It seems to me that form over function is prevalent in the trucking community and the bigger and nastier the tire appears gives more credence versus what the actual application.

    You do not state your intended use or where you live so that has a huge fooking bearing on any recommendation from the seasoned pros on this forum. I not being one of them as I am a student of the mighty Tundra.
     
  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    The XLT.....Also as mentioned the ST Maxx if you go off the road at bit. The Maxx's have ArmorTek3 side walls. By the way...I have a set of SST Pros and a set of the Maxx's. Even tread wear. I do have a very good alignment by @LOTSOFTOYS. Uneven treadwear is usually alignment issues. Proper rotations of course.
     
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    There are 4 versions now with the new AT3's instead of one. I think AT3's are 2ply sidewalls but the 60K mile treadwear warranty is damn good.
     
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    Out of those two choices, I vote for the KO2. I’ve ran them before and they were very good in every condition except deep mud. We have the AT3’s on a couple of trucks at work and they just don’t seem to be wearing well at all. I also run a set of ST Maxx on one of my 4runners, they are fantastic off-road, in deep snow, mud, rocks, even sand, they are so-so on dry pavement, very quiet for how aggressive they are but I’ve had issues getting them to balance and the wet pavement /ice traction isn’t very good. The KO2’s were far better in those conditions.

    FWIW, I run Ridge Grapplers on my other 4runner and my Tundra and they seem to be very good in just about every condition, quiet, easy to balance.
     
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    I’ve ran bfg all terrains for years. Loved them except the last set I had. They wouldn’t balance, only 1 of them.
    Truck turned out to be a lemon so I ate the cost of those tires.
    Just put at3 4s on my Tundra for a ski trip to Utah. The did great in wet, snow, and on ice. So far very impressed with them. I’ve taken them in rocky and sandy terrain and they did great. Only have about 2400 miles on them so far.
    I wish they were available in more sizes though.
     
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    Falken Wildpeak AT3W’s! I ran the KO2 on my Tacoma for 20k miles. They wore quickly and were not the best on trails and snow IMO. Traded those off for some Cooper ST Maxx. Those tires were badass but heavy....ATM love my Wildpeaks. Cheap and they are great in snow;)
    Here was the KO’s and Coopers for comparison

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    I have the ko2 tires now. Looking to get the cooper st max next not to impressed with the life from the ko2 but I do haul alot so that's what I will blame it on .O and I'm not light on the gas peddle. I will add I love the look of the ko2 but the st max would be more of a comparable tire to the ko2 .
     
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    This will be a highway truck. Pulling a bass boat. Not alot of offroad. Just want an at tire for rain, snow and occasional Muddy condition
     
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    I have had the KO2s in multiple trucks, my Tundra and my last superduty. They seemed to be wearing very well with no issues.

    With my new truck, I went with the Cooper AT3 XLTs. Time will tell how they do but so far I love them. Very quiet going down the road.
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    I think you should go for the ko2 bass boat is not that heavy to worry about tread life .They will last a long time for ya
     
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    I will agree my Coopers have had great traction...and they are SUPER quiet on the highway. Took the truck from MT to CA and back, then down to Park City, UT for New Year's and back and they are just as quiet as any street tire. Great for the highway.
     
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    The ST Maxx's have ArmorTek3 ply sidewalls and combined with load range E does make them heavy. For good reason..depends on use. We have wet slushy road conditions today in Denver. The Maxx's are performing decently. The Cooper AT3 LXT's are lighter and would also do quite well today.Lots of decent tires to choose from. Depends on what OP is going do driving wise..
     
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    The LXT's
     
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    AT3’s are my vote
     

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