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Old February 9th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Cooper AT3 Tires

Anybody have these? I need new tires for my truck and the local tire shop is pushing these. I guess they were number 1 Consumer Reports rated all-terrain tire. 285/75R16 going on a Stock 2003 GMC Sierra Z-71. I assume they will rub but all charts say they will fit.

They have a 55K mile warranty so I figure they are a pretty good tire. I just have some apprehensions about Cooper Tires. I have a set of ATRs now and I got maybe 20-25K out of them. I had just rebuilt the front end of the truck too so I know all the parts were good.

If I could find another set of SSRs for a good deal I would probably go with them again. I loved them and got a smoking deal.

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Old February 9th, 2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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I am not impressed with the 265/70/16 at3 on the ex gfs suburban. They get fine traction but they have only been on it around six months and seem to be going away quick.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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I'd like to know about the cooper at3 as well. I've been looking for a tire to get to replace the ones on my colorado; smaller truck but I still want something thats a little aggressive

Any other reason your looking at the coopers? I've been debating between Firestone destination a/t, Falken wildpeak a/t, dick cepek fc-II and the coopers. Just the price of them has me waiting to find the right one, especially the fc-IIs
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Old February 9th, 2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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I am not impressed with the 265/70/16 at3 on the ex gfs suburban. They get fine traction but they have only been on it around six months and seem to be going away quick.
Were they LT265 or P265? If I keep proper records and they don't last very long then I can try to use the 55K mile warranty. I imagine the warranty is a pro-rated deal so I would still have to pay something.

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I'd like to know about the cooper at3 as well. I've been looking for a tire to get to replace the ones on my colorado; smaller truck but I still want something thats a little aggressive

Any other reason your looking at the coopers? I've been debating between Firestone destination a/t, Falken wildpeak a/t, dick cepek fc-II and the coopers. Just the price of them has me waiting to find the right one, especially the fc-IIs
I wasn't even considering the Coopers until I went to the tire store and they showed them to me. I like the look, online reviews are good and the Consumers Reports rating is #1 so I figured they might be good.

I was originally wanting to go with the Goodyear Duratracs.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 06:50 PM   #5
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/have had mine for a couple of months and love them 265/75/16 on a 95 Tahoe a coworker has had them for 6-8 months and his show no wear his are on a 96 Tahoe 4x2
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Old February 9th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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I have at3s on my Cherokee. I didn't buy them new but they were not that old when I got them. They seem to be wearing fast. Traction in snow is decent but like most all terrains there horrible in mud. I work at a tire shop and if I could afford duratracs, I'd by them over any tire. Check the mastercraft courser ct. Built by cooper and there kinda like the old cooper discover st. I know a few people who have these tires and love them
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Old February 9th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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I ran the cooper at3 on my tj for a summer and a half and loved them put about 7ku on them and showed very little wear then i sold them for bigger tires
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Old February 9th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #8
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I put a set of them (I can't remember the size, but they are 18's) on my 04 F-150 4X4. Curious to see how even they wear. They start and stop VERY well in the snow, but are super shitty in the snow when loaded down. Like towing a trailer or having a load in the bed.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #9
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What about courser axt?

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Old February 10th, 2013, 10:23 AM   #10
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I work at a tire shop, we have put on a lot of AT3's. I have driven on them, and from talking with customers they seem like they have great traction especially in the snow. However they do seem like they wear a little on the faster side.

The LT rated tires come with a little more tread depth. But I seen more than a few 2500 trucks get 20,000 miles +/- from a set (Beat down work trucks, no rotates probably bad parts)

The Mastercraft is the same tire.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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I see alot of suv's/trucks with the At3's so they must have a decent rating or are cheap, but i will say check out the Cooper ATP's, a 265/75/16 was like $130ish a tire, and seem to do pretty good as far as conditions. Thats what i put on my 4runner and like them so far.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 03:00 PM   #12
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A set of P-rated 265s AT3's were put on my dad's tahoe and for ride quality, traction, stopping, and general running around they've done great. Can't say for mileage, there's about 10k on them and don't appear to have considerably worn. Truck sees occasional tow duty up to ~4klbs, and has done fine.

I still yelled for him to put LT rated ones on, but what do I know.

I am considering a set of E range AT3s for my 3500 when the ST's have lived their life out. Currently at ~20k miles and LOTS of life left.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #13
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I have a set on our Blazer. We've put 20k miles on them and they're wearing nicely. They are excellent in the snow. All my years of plowing, I've never drove on a set of tires that grip the snow and ice as well as these.

I will be purchasing a set for my truck when its ready.
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Old February 12th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #14
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I had 265/75/r16 at3s on my 2000 silverado, and I loved them, I made the mistake of driving through a field and ended up in a pricker bush and the was enough to put a pin hole in the side wall . I would recommend them any day though. They only had about 5k on them when I did this so I can't speak for wear.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #15
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Great tire, but wear fast. I have about 25-30K on mine and by next winter I'll need a new set.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #16
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I run the LT275/65/20 AT3's on my DD truck and I am quite happy with them. I've only put about 3k on them so far so I don't know about wear, but the traction seems to be good in all conditions and they ride good. I didn't want an MT type tire on my tow rig because it never goes off road more than some greasy fields or 2 tracks, and the AT3 seems to work well, and still look decent.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 08:51 AM   #17
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I have a set on my 3500 in a load range E. 265/75/17's. So far I love them. Great wet/snow traction. I haven't had them on while towing yet. I don't have enough miles to comment on wear either. They are a little louder than the Rugged Trails I was used to as well.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #18
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I know they're not the same tire but I bought the Cooper ATR's for my 2001 F-250 Super Duty and have not been very happy with them. One weather checked so bad it had to be replaced in less than a year . It was right on the sidewall about 1" away from the rim all the way around the tire. Cooper granted us a $50.00 rebate that's it. My son bought 2 more to replace the weather checked one and the other rear tire as it was wearing fast. Now one of these doesn't want to keep air in it and we can't find a leak but it keeps losing air slowly. I bought them as i know several guys with Cooper tires and they all swore by them but I'm not impressed. My next set will be GoodYear Duratracs.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:58 AM   #19
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I have a set of 315/70/17 at3's on my Cummins for about 10-15k so far and they are holding up great. Awesome traction, and they still look brand new. They ride great down the highway with very little noise. Overall a great tire in my book.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 03:17 AM   #20
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I have had nothing but bad experience with Cooper tires in the past and will not buy again..I have had great experience with Yokohama Geolander A/T-S and they are favorite All Terrain tire. I use them on plow trucks and daily drivers.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....landar+A%2FT-S
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