Just put on some new shoes yesterday. Dropped the stock dunflops at 15K (wish I could have sooner). Terrible wet traction thought they never let me down off road though I can't say I pushed them too hard. All the trails I've driven have been dry for the most part. After quite a bit of internet research and shopping around my local shops, I decided my best value was the Cooper Discoverer AT3s. I picked up a set in 265/75R16. BTW, my truck is an 4cyl AC 4x4.
One day of driving on my new tires and here is what I have noticed:
1.) Ride quality is WAY better
2.) Road noise is up slightly but not bad at all. Doesn't affect how high I have the radio.
3.) Acceleration response does seem slightly hindered. Steering weight seems to be slightly heavier though I like that.
*Both the above things are obviously due to tire weight. I'm not sure the exact difference in weight, but I'm sure it is enough to make a difference
4.) They look 100X better!
This is really all I have right now. Hopefully I can get them off pavement soon and provide some additional review. I will update this periodically for those interested in AT3s. Anyone with these tires that would like to let me know what you think I would appreciate it. I'm just a newb with them so I'm curious.
Here's a quick before and after iPhone shot. Will try to get better pics up.