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cummins2014

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Big1 wrote:

I love these tires I'm on my second set the only thing that I don't like about them is they do pick up rocks so every time I ride on a road that have rocks I have to stop and pop them all out. They are great in the snow also.


The worst tires I have run for rocks were the Goodrich Ta's. These Toyo's I have don't seem too bad . These Cooper AT3 XLT's look like pretty much the same 5 rib AT tires that most of them are like the Toyo's.

I think I will give these XLT's a shot, is it the XLT's you have had or just the AT3's ?

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Buy American Cooper tires. Buy China Sailun tires.

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I'll be replacing the Cooper AT2's on my truck next winter. Compared to the previous Toyo AT's, they have a better ride and better grip in the rain. Got caught in a surprise snow storm on a pass in Oregon (weather forecast = no snow) and they kept my truck and trailer (17K# combined) rolling up the hill without drama (and w/o chains). I was absolutely shocked by their performance.
I like them enough that I will be getting a new set of AT3's to replace them. I've had a lot of different tires on our RAM over the last 20 years but these are my favorites.

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I have no experience with these particular tires but in general I think Cooper makes a solid tire. In fact I've got Coopers on my wife's Pilot right now and they've held up and performed really well.


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I run the NITTO RidgeGrapplers on my 01 RAM Sport and they are holding up well, ride quiet and don't hold rocks. They may be more aggressive than you want. They are US Made also. My Son runs them and he tows a 21k dump a lot and easily gets 50k.

Never heard a bad thing about Coopers!

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Nitto Dura Grappler worked well for me in the past, but the rating was /is less than the Terra Grappler G2
When I need to replace the truck tires - I've been looking so far at Michillen Defender LTX 295/65R20 at #4080 pound OR the Nitto Tera Grappler 2 295/65R20 with their 4080 pound rating


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Over the years I've had several sets of Cooper tires on different vehicles.
I can't say a bad thing about them.


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ford truck guy wrote:

Nitto Dura Grappler worked well for me in the past, but the rating was /is less than the Terra Grappler G2
When I need to replace the truck tires - I've been looking so far at Michillen Defender LTX 295/65R20 at #4080 pound OR the Nitto Tera Grappler 2 295/65R20 with their 4080 pound rating


I took a look at that Terra Grappler G2 , Its a toss up between the two that ,and the Cooper AT3 XLT ,both the same price for my tire size . The G2 slightly better rating at 65K , Cooper 60K. I buy most of my tires locally from the same shop for a number of years . Going to talk to them about the two . They shouldn't have any dog in this hunt ,both the same priced tire .

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specta wrote:

Over the years I've had several sets of Cooper tires on different vehicles.
I can't say a bad thing about them.


Thats good to hear ,its always nice to hear from whoever has run a tire you are interested in .

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Had literally 40 Coopers on different trucks, trailers, spouses Astro Van in the 90's. I have yet to have a blow out due to a case issue. Micheblows on the other hand. Wish I would have put the AT3 on my truck last summer vs the GY Duratrac. Nothing wrong with the GY's. BUT the AT3 is quieter on the freeway etc. traction snow wise in maybe a bit less to more depending upon Type and style of snow/slush you are in. Utah should not be an issue with AT3's.
I too found the BFG AT to be the worst snow tire I've had. Both sons are running AT3's too. Probably because I've been buying them since the early 90's.

Schwab is selling a private brand Salun tire. Seen a bunch running around the Seattle area. Thought about that option last summer too.

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