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Cooper AT/3s on 2013 TRD Sport DCSB

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by charcharias, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Jun 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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  2. Jun 7, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    Boost, armor, lights, big tires, no savings.
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  3. Jun 7, 2016 at 8:45 AM
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    I have a few thousand miles with these tires on my DCSB TRD OR and a 4wd Chevy Avalanche. I highly recommend.
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2016 at 8:49 AM
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    Are you going to install them yourself?

    Not sure if you have a sears around but I just checked its 144 per tire(265/70/16 my tire size) and 83 installation for 4 so it is like 680 for the set installed plus they have a 100 dollar rebate right now.

    The tire looks like its MSRP is 174. I am in need of a new set so i might go this route. Discount tire also has rebate offers just have to watch for them. Might want to shop around if you need installation. Plus most of the shops will offer road hazard stuff if your interested in that. Might be able to get a better deal that way.

    EDIT: It might depend also on if the tire is the LT version. That is quite a bit more. The Amazon link doesn't really specificy.
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2016 at 8:57 AM
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    I have 265/75/16 at3's with about 15000 miles on them now. No problems at all, very good tire. Bought from @Discount Tire Direct and I highly recommend it.
     
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  7. Jun 7, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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    Hairy Taco

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    There are tons of guys on the site who have been running them for some time. Most speak highly of them.
     
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  8. Jun 7, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    what ply are you guys running? ive heard the p rated wear quicker is the true or a myth? thanks
     
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  9. Jun 7, 2016 at 2:54 PM
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    Not knowing any better, and not wanting to reduce my truck's ability to get up hill at a decent clip, I was just going to keep the same tire size as the stock TRD (265/65R17). The only AT3 I see with those dimensions are the LT version so I am assuming that the Amazon one is the same.

    LT265/65R17
    SERVICE DESCRIPTION 120\117R
    LOAD RANGE E
    SIDEWALL OWL
    RIM WIDTH 7.5 - 9.5
    MEASURED RIM WIDTH 8
    SECTION WIDTH 10.7
    OVERALL DIAM 30.51
    TREAD WIDTH 8.7
    MAX LAD 3085
    TREAD DEPTH 16/32
     
  10. Jun 7, 2016 at 3:02 PM
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    ya sorry I just used the tire size of mine. I was lazy. But there are different versions. Is the LT at $190 vs the previous link someone posted as $148.

    The load rating maybe the tell all. I.E LT is 120R vs the Amazon version is 112R

    Id shop around. Seems there are better offers especially if you can get rebates.
     
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    For a Cooper AT-3 price check....on my DCSB OR I payed my local independent tire store $140 a tire, installed with road hazard. Tire size is 265/75R16 116T.

    For my 4wd Avalanche, same store, I payed $191 a tire, installed with road hazard. Tires are much larger, 275/60R20

    Both purchases were in March of this year.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Jun 8, 2016 at 12:40 PM
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    OK, thanks for all the input guys. There are apparently 2 different models of AT3s for 265/65R17, one that is load rated at 112 and one at 120(the LT version). I don't see myself as having too great a load on these tires, and the heaviest load would be when I tow an aliner pop up, so I'm thinking the LT version with the 120 load rating won't be necessary.
     
  13. Jun 8, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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    The lighter sidewall of the Standard Load tire will give you a much nicer ride quality than the LT. The nice thing about the LT tires is that they come with a deeper tread.
     
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  14. Jun 8, 2016 at 4:21 PM
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    I recently bought my second set of A/T3's when I replaced my wheels.

    2 1/2 yrs ago - (4) LT245/75/R16 mounted and balanced for $480

    March 2016 - (4) LT265/70/R18 off of ebay from Direct Tire store (including certificates for replacement) for $800 minus $100 promo code, with a $70 MIR, for final price of $630. In comparison, the same tires from a friend with a wholesaler's purchasing ability were $159.14 each, or $636.56 for the set, without the possibility for the $70 MIR


    But to compare to what you're looking for, on Ebay, from Direct Tire:
    $592 plus a $70 MIR
     
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  15. Jun 8, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    I have these in the LT version. Phenomenal tire. I had them for 30k miles and they look like they haven't been used. My only gripe is that they are not hater proof. I got two of them hit with an ice pick on the sidewall.
     
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  16. Jun 9, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    I emailed Cooper and got the following response...
    "Thanks for your email and for your interest in the Cooper Discoverer A/T3. Based upon the vehicle information you provided, we would recommend that you go with the 265/65R17 112T. The 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport is a half-ton truck and we feel that the 10-ply LT version may be too much tire for the truck and will affect your ride."
     
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  17. Jun 9, 2016 at 8:49 AM
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    They only thing that I would add to this is What are you using the truck, and therefore the tires for?

    If you're using it as a grocery getter, then the P-rated tires will likely do you just fine. Towing or off-roading? Then get the LT tires. You'll take a hit on the MPG's, but it's piece of mind that you're not going to have a blowout while doing either.

    These are questions that we can't answer for you... you've got to answer them yourself.
     
  18. Jun 9, 2016 at 9:16 AM
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    I have been running P rated tires down de-commissioned logging roads and dirt trails for years without issue. Personally, my flats always seem to happen when I am in town and are always caused by nails and screws.

    My personal experience would dictate that an LT on a Tacoma would be preferable if you are intentionally in the rocks a lot, in adverse conditions most of the time or simply have an aversion to changing a flat. Changing out a flat is not a big deal to me, but daily ride quality most definitely is.
     
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    I don't disagree with you at all, however I haven't noticed a change in my ride quality and 99% of my driving is highway and surface streets... my off-road use is pretty much limited to 10 days in May when I go hunting with a group of friends.

    Changing a tire isn't a problem for me... my problem is that I don't have an appropriate size spare yet. Hopefully the LT 10ply tires will provide me with just enough "armor" to prevent those nails from causing a problem lol
     
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    It really comes down to personal preference. My buddy always ran smallish diameter E load tires on his Taco. I just found the ride way too harsh for my comfort.That said, our roads up here are shit. The harsh climate and their shitty quality has them heaving and cracking like crazy. The issue would obviously be way less noticable on better roads.
     

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