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Tires*Tires*Tires*Tires !!!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by neontrail, May 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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    The Geolanders definitely have smaller voids. IMO, the ST.Maxx and Duratrac are mud/all terrain hybrids. If you are significantly more on road than off, and your off roading is dirt roads and light trails the Maxx and the Duratrac are overkill. If you are off road a lot they are more suitable.
    They certainly look cool.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    I had the GeolandArs on my '04 then my '08. They were a bit quieter than the Duratracs but not by much. The Duratracs were a much better tire than the Yokos.

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  3. Oct 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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    I am beginning to think that the S/T Maxx and Duratracs might be overkill, but I would agree, they look cool, but I have to think past the cool factor to performance for my type of driving. Most driving is on logging roads with an occasional foray off road, but I usually avoid mud if I can.

    Ah yes. That’s what I remember my Geolanders looking when they were new. Can’t say I was real impressed with tread life. The Discoverer S/T seems to have a more aggressive tread than the S/T Maxx by looking at photos on the Cooper web site. The Discoverer AT3 looks like something I should look at also. Any experience with those?
     
  4. Oct 24, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    getting my new duratracs on saturday , wondering if any of you have studded them for winter?
     
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    I have no experience with Coopers other than Weather masters. But, I hear the AT3 is a good tire.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    I run the AT3 now and no issues at all and have also run the ltz on my previous truck with no issues. Both have been great tires.
     
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    It’s not a tire I’ve seen mentioned here before, but looks like it might work. I really wish I could see some of these tires in person rather than trying to make a decision online. Some of them look great, then I see a post someone made, and they are too aggressive, then I see another photo that makes them look great. I’d like to figure this one out in the next couple of weeks at the latest while the money is still in my pocket.

    Does anyone have any photos of the Cooper AT3 on their Tacoma?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    did you try here?
    https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&....0....0...1ac.1.29.img..0.17.1260.UDnb2ZpK9vc
     
  9. Oct 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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    i was looking at the at3's as well until i seen them up close . i went with duratrax because they are more aggressive looking and better on ice and snow.
    i guess different strokes for different folks
     
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    here are my tires[​IMG]
     
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    url=http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/362916/cat/500][​IMG][/url]
     
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    I got to see some AT3's that were just installed and not even driven on yet today, and to me, the tread looked a tad bit too aggressive. The salesman thought I’d be better off with some BF Goodrich All Terrain tires he showed me, but the tread didn’t look aggressive enough, but he said it was their best selling AT tire they sell. I dunknow, but I thought I wanted the AT3's, but now I think I have to rethink the whole thing all over. Yep. Different strokes for different folks. The AT3's were nice and quiet when the guy drove his truck off.

    So, what are opinions of the BF Goodrich All Terrain tires? Anyone with experience with the Cooper AT3's and the BF Goodrich All Terrain Tires?
     
  14. Oct 30, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    in my opinion the AT3's don't look aggressive at all. They look like street tires with sidewall protection. BFG AT's are owned by more people and tacoma owners for that matter, than I can count. If you want a street tire that can be used off road do the BFG AT and call it good.
     
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    Well, I’ll have to admit, when the guy drove off in his truck with the AT3's they didn’t look aggressive at all, but up close and putting my fingers in the grooves, they seemed aggressive. I don’t even remember noticing the sidewalls.

    The salesman told me the same thing about the BFG AT’s. They are owned by more people than any other AT tire they sell, and now I hear it on the forum, so I at least need to add them to the list of tires I’m looking at. Tread depth was much less than the AT3's and not nearly as aggressive looking as the AT3's.

    He also told me there is no millage warranty on the BFG AT’s because they are such a good seller and not needed, but the AT3's have a 55,000 mile warranty. Have to wonder what that is all about. What does a 55,000 mile warranty do for you anyway? Does that mean they replace them if the tread has less depth left in them at 55,000 miles than specified in their warranty?
     
  16. Oct 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    At3's are definetively not an agressive tire
     
  17. Oct 30, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    Compared to what I used to run 20 years ago, I would agree, but to me at this point in time in my life, they look very aggressive. At least in person vs looking at them in photos, which is all I’ve been able to do till yesterday. Comparing the AT3' to my stock highway tires that came with the truck, they are Very aggressive. I have to choose what is right for me, and it won’t necessarily be in agreement with everyone on this forum. I’m just trying to get as many opinions from people with experience with the tires I’m looking at. I’ve been driving 4x4's since 1974 and my days of off roading for fun and buying big knobby tires have been in the past for a long time. I just want the traction when I need it and I want a tire that will last for a few years. I put about 6,000 miles a year on the truck, most of it on logging roads.
     
  18. Oct 30, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    Might want to look at the michelin ltx at2
     
  19. Oct 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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    I can appreciate what you are saying. Some AT tires are clearly more suited to extreme recreational offroading while others are more utilitarian for a mix of logging roads, bush trails and highway. You want to buy a tire for it's function and not get caught up in it's aesthetics. I have never run AT3's, but have considered it. What I like about them is that they appear to have relatively open channels to keep them clear of water and debris.
    x2. You might also check out the Firestone Destination AT.
     
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    Yes, function is most important, but aesthetics is part of it. Years ago I used to run the biggest badest mud tires I could get, and the selection of tires was not the mind boggling selection it is today. Last time I bought AT tires for my last truck, I just got what the local guy recommended and had in stock. Times have changed. My head is spinning at all there is to look at. Every time I make a decision, a monkey wrench (another tire I haven’t heard about yet) gets thrown into the mix. The AT3's look so much different in person than they do in photos. Had I not had the opportunity to see them in person the other day, I may have ordered them already.

    I started this by asking the guy at the local tire place for some ideas and quotes back on October 19. He started me off with the Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx, the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac, and the Hankook DynaPro MT. I’ve added 4 more tires to that selection. All priced close enough so that cost doesn’t enter the factor. My head is spinning. :frusty:
     
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