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Old 01-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #81
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Wow, interesting thread. I was this.,.close to getting AT3s for our Sequoia because I like a neat looking, nonboring tire. However after a few reviews and from my past knowledge of poopers, I decided to go with the boring, expensive best LTX.
This may partly be due to the last 2.5 years of fighting vibes and hums from my Duratracs. Amazing performance and badass looks, but hey the most important element of performance may be smooth and quiet ride.
Mike I wonder if your dramatic negative experience of returning to the AT3 was partially due the inherent contrast between a HT vs AT.?.? Kind of an apples to oranges thing. But true I've ran Revos, BFG A/T ko, Terra Grapplers, generic all terrains, and as mentioned duratracs and they ALL get louder and vibrate and start to chop despite frequent rotation (3k intervals).
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i work at a copper dealer and we sell alot of at3 on just about everything and people really like them. i have several friends that run them and they love em. i do recamend regular rotation every 3000 miles also never expect full treadlife on a tire always expect a third what the tire says atleast around here in the mountians. we see verry few people that come into the shop that get full treadlife out of there tires of any brand.
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Wow, interesting thread. I was this.,.close to getting AT3s for our Sequoia because I like a neat looking, nonboring tire. However after a few reviews and from my past knowledge of poopers, I decided to go with the boring, expensive best LTX.
This may partly be due to the last 2.5 years of fighting vibes and hums from my Duratracs. Amazing performance and badass looks, but hey the most important element of performance may be smooth and quiet ride.
Mike I wonder if your dramatic negative experience of returning to the AT3 was partially due the inherent contrast between a HT vs AT.?.? Kind of an apples to oranges thing. But true I've ran Revos, BFG A/T ko, Terra Grapplers, generic all terrains, and as mentioned duratracs and they ALL get louder and vibrate and start to chop despite frequent rotation (3k intervals).
You may look at the Michelin AT2. I've got a buddy who has those on his 4x4 Tundra Crew Cab that likes his. He says there is road noise from them, but they do have 85k miles on them. He says next time he will go with the LTX since he's not off road much. Also, check out the Hankook Dynapro ATM. Those get good reviews on TW from Tacoma owners.

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i work at a copper dealer and we sell alot of at3 on just about everything and people really like them. i have several friends that run them and they love em. i do recamend regular rotation every 3000 miles also never expect full treadlife on a tire always expect a third what the tire says atleast around here in the mountians. we see verry few people that come into the shop that get full treadlife out of there tires of any brand.
See the above about the Michelin AT2. Granted he rotates every 5k and we're not in the mountains. I also got 55k out of the BFG Rugged Trails that came on my Tacoma (not sure what is good for those tires). Probably could have gone to 60k, but the Coopers deal come up and couldn't pass. I don't necessarily think they are a bad tire, just aggravating at this point. If I get 50-60k out of mine I will be happy for the price I paid.
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Mike I wonder if your dramatic negative experience of returning to the AT3 was partially due the inherent contrast between a HT vs AT.?.? Kind of an apples to oranges thing. But true I've ran Revos, BFG A/T ko, Terra Grapplers, generic all terrains, and as mentioned duratracs and they ALL get louder and vibrate and start to chop despite frequent rotation (3k intervals).
I actually went from the Dunlops to Cooper ATRs (predecessor to the AT3) and really liked them. The sidewalls of the ATRs starting splitting, so Cooper warrantied them for me. Since the ATR was no longer in production, I went with the AT3 so I actually am comparing the AT3 against the very tire it was meant to replace. Since I sold off the AT3s, I went back to a set of Bridgestone Dueler H/Ts and it's night and day difference (they ride and handle better than even the ATRs did but, like you mentioned, that's expected when comparing H/Ts vs. A/Ts.
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One thing is for sure, I'm never completely happy with any one tire. Is asking too much for a gnarly aggressive looking tread pattern with HT manners on hiway while boosting mpgs 10% and lasting 60k miles???
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One thing is for sure, I'm never completely happy with any one tire. Is asking too much for a gnarly aggressive looking tread pattern with HT manners on hiway while boosting mpgs 10% and lasting 60k miles???
If only such a tire existed
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Love mine in 265/75r16. Had then just over 5,000 miles now. More dry traction than I could ever use. Wet traction is also very good. Haven't found mud that gives them a fit though I generally avoid the stuff. Love to explore and haven't found a situation they can't handle. Not saying I couldn't push it and find one.

They are slightly noisy though not too bad. Mine wander a bit at speed. Mileage might have taken a hit compared to my 245 dunflops but winter gas hit at about the same time so it is hard to pin down why my MPGs have dropped slightly.
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I've had mine for about 8000 miles now. Tire is wearing just fine. For me, it seemed to perform well in the mud but was just OK in the snow. Had a bunch more road noise than my H/Ts, but not an irritating amount. They are fine in the rain. Really no big complaints so far.

The main reason I got them is because they were one of the few tires available in 275/70R17.
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OK, here are the pics!
The truck with the old ATR's in 265/65R17

New Cooper AT3's in 265/70R17


Initial review, I only drive about 25 miles home from the tire shop but here it goes: The ATR's I had got louder as they got older. They were never a loud tire but you knew you weren't on a highway touring tire. I can't see these being quieter, they do have a very very low howl from them. It's not bad at all but they won't be quieter than the ATR's as they age. They are very smooth tires and track better than the ATR's. They don't seem to wander like the ATR's did. Overall, I'm very happy so far and will update this once I start really putting some miles on the tires.



I have a question , did you have to purchase new tire pressure sensors with these new set of tires?

Im really liking these tires
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I have a question , did you have to purchase new tire pressure sensors with these new set of tires?

Im really liking these tires
negatory, you'll probably have to calibrate them once your new tires are on. just follow the steps in the owners manual
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i had the at3s on my ranger and loved them. In the year i had them they didnt appear to wear.
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negatory, you'll probably have to calibrate them once your new tires are on. just follow the steps in the owners manual






Kool! so i dont need new ones since there like $20 a piece at tire shops. yeah going to go from 265/65/17 to 265/70/17 in the future just doing some research before i do go and make that change. Thanks man
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I'm in the market for some new Coopers and wanted some opinions on tire selection and size. First, does anyone have the AT3? It seems like a decent enough tire, I had the ATR but it's been discontinued. The AT3 is new and I was hoping one of you had this tire? I'm torn between the AT3 and the H/T at the moment, any suggestions either way? Mostly on pavement, but it has to perform regardless of weather (snow).

Second, I'm debating switching tire size because of the warranty issues I just went through.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...e-dry-rot.html
I'm thinking maybe a 255/70R17 or possibly a 245/75R17. I'm leaning toward the 255 because the 245 seems to force me into a high load rating as far as I can tell. Is anyone running a narrower tire on the TRD Sport rims than stock? If so, what are you running?

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SEE MY COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. GREAT TIRE... Highly recommended!! : http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...t3-review.html
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I have a question , did you have to purchase new tire pressure sensors with these new set of tires?

Im really liking these tires
Sorry, didn't see your post, kws is correct, no need for new sensors. You'll have to get a TPMS rebuild kit but they're cheap, like a buck/wheel. Otherwise, just reset the system to your new pressure and you're all set.

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SEE MY COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW. GREAT TIRE... Highly recommended!! : http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/whe...t3-review.html
Too late, I already got rid of mine. Couldn't stand them but I seem to be the minority. I'm glad Cooper is still making decent tires, just sucks I got a crappy set.
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I put some 275/70R17 Cooper A/T≥ on my 2009 tacoma in October 2012. Put them through a good test for highway, dry, mud, slush, snow, and ice here in Alberta.

They are a good all purpose tire. Get good mileage on highway and did not notice any noise after a few days of use. They are good in mud and slushy conditions.

They were pretty good in deep soft snow. I pulled out a few 3/4 ton Chevy's while ice fishing this year. Hahaha.

In deep sticky snow or deep hard snow, without the weight, I had some problems..............but without proper weight, that can happen with almost any tire.

As far as driving on hard packed snow and ice, do not mistake these for winter tires like some people do. Of course, cannot compare a winter tire with any kind of all-season or all terrain tire. I found these tires do not have great traction on hard snow or ice. Did a few stopping tests at various speeds and will be getting winter tires for next winter.

With that being said, I am very happy with this tire for spring, summer and fall conditions with any on or off roading I do during those seasons in Alberta and would recommend them for that.
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twenty thousand mile review, tires wore very unevenly likley have half life on them at this point. 95% highway miles. Severely wobbly and very difficult to balance, certainly not very good on snow/ice road conditions comapared to others Ive owned. Definitely not the standard cooper tire. Going with a different tire for sure next
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Iím currently looking around for a new set of tires. Right now I have Duratracs. I have 40k on them now, plus one just went flat, so I definitely need a new set. I loved my Duratracs but have been looking around for a cheaper option. Everyone seems to love these AT3ís until they get passed 20k on them. Hopefully Iíll come across more reviews that state otherwise because the price is pretty decent.
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I'm going to go with the AT3's , having them put on Sat. I have the BFG AT K/O's now so we'll see how they measure up
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I'm going to go with the AT3's , having them put on Sat. I have the BFG AT K/O's now so we'll see how they measure up
Good luck and I hope your experience is one of the positive ones!
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