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Well, they will be driven all year, I've read about them and compared them to others until I got confused. One of my managers has them on his truck and he said they performed great for him with the ice we got and the road noise is minimal. ... and they are a pretty tire!
 

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Al I’m saying is that they may be more tire than you need
 
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I see. I have to wait until tax time to get them, I'm still studying all of them.
 

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I see. I have to wait until tax time to get them, I'm still studying all of them.
If you haven't already, check out Tirerack.com. They're the best source I've found for reviews and comparisons of different tires. You can prioritize what you want the tires to be (quiet, wet handling, wet stopping, dry handling, snow, mud, etc..) and pick the right ones for you. I ended up choosing the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 in 295/70R18 for my Titan and I absolutely love them. They're an All Terrain tire that lean more toward on-road use. Quiet, smooth riding and amazing traction in the wet and good traction in light snow. My advice is to get absolutely the best tires you can afford. Cheap tires wear out quicker and compromise your safety.
 

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NITTO Ridge Grapplers are the absolute best A/T tires I have ever had on my trucks. Jus my .02 cents.
 

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I will tell you that I am super impressed with the Falken Wildpeak AT3W that I had installed on my 2013 this past fall. Quieter than the Nitto Terra Grapplers I put on 40+k miles ago, way better in snow and off road. Although the Nittos were good on the road, had good steering manners and wore the way they were supposed to. But they definitely got louder as time went on.

For a 2WD, it may not matter as much, but the Falkens are terrific tires on my 4x4.
 

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I changed out the Pirelli’s that came on my ‘22 Laramie 4x4 in anticipation of driving 900 miles from northern California to Chilliwack, British Columbia on January 15 to pick up a new travel trailer

I bought Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLTs. Of the 2,000 miles we traveled, about 200 miles were on hard sheet ice as a result of an arctic ice storm throughout much of the Pacific Northwest. The only time the Coopers gave even a hint of lateral movement was when we encountered an unexpected 30 mile stretch of new ice at 8 pm after 50 miles of clear and dry highway on Interstate 5.

There were suddenly several tractor trailers jackknifed and we were in 2WD. The fronts drifted slightly before I engaged full 4WD and all four wheels settled into traction.

We live in the Sierra Nevada foothills and get snow every year. The Coopers are easily the best performing tires in snow/ice short of full blown winter tires that I have run. And they actually performed as well as the last winter tires I ran under considerably more demanding conditions.
 

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Great question, everyone has their favorites. I have gone through multiple sets of 20" on my Rams and here is my honest opinion. Toyos (because you mention them) I had on my first Ram, replaced the stupid stock tires. I loved them until I realized how much road noise they made (found that out when I replaced them with the Wrangler Duratracs). The Duratracs go on sale regularly and I just thought they looked too cool. Loved those, no road noise and the traction was insane in all types of weather including snow. I replaced those with set #2 of Duratracs but sold the truck. I wished I had kept the tires.

I purchased a new 2017 (new to me) this year and it came with KO2 (BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO2). I think they look good, but I am waiting for a sale on Duratracs as:
1. They are not even close to the Duratrac for snow or even wet. Don't know who is doing the testing I see, but that is pure real world experience.
2. THEY ARE NOISY!!!

I drive mainly on pavement and I am sure they are all great for off-roading. My comments are for real world people that have to go to work and aren't on dirt or gravel all the time. If you want a really great looking tire that is great in all kinds of weather and you do a lot of pavement driving, then go with the Duratracs.

No, I don't work for Goodyear or any other tire manufacturer. Just a guy who found out that most All Terrain tires are frickin' noisy on pavement.
 

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I have cooper endeavor h/t on my 2014 ram. Love them. I'm a cooper fan!! Those were my first choice
Yup , Cooper AT3 XLT’s , so far the best I’ve run on my Ram 3500. Certainly hope the Toyo AT3’s are better than their AT2’s , probably one of the worse wearing, handling , and expensive tires I’ve bought.The one thing I noticed right off with the Coopers was the better handling , and so far are wearing nicely . No more Toyo’s for this guy. Maybe Falkens next time , but so far probably right back to Coopers .
 

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I changed out the Pirelli’s that came on my ‘22 Laramie 4x4 in anticipation of driving 900 miles from northern California to Chilliwack, British Columbia on January 15 to pick up a new travel trailer

I bought Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLTs. Of the 2,000 miles we traveled, about 200 miles were on hard sheet ice as a result of an arctic ice storm throughout much of the Pacific Northwest. The only time the Coopers gave even a hint of lateral movement was when we encountered an unexpected 30 mile stretch of new ice at 8 pm after 50 miles of clear and dry highway on Interstate 5.

There were suddenly several tractor trailers jackknifed and we were in 2WD. The fronts drifted slightly before I engaged full 4WD and all four wheels settled into traction.

We live in the Sierra Nevada foothills and get snow every year. The Coopers are easily the best performing tires in snow/ice short of full blown winter tires that I have run. And they actually performed as well as the last winter tires I ran under considerably more demanding conditions.
As said above same tire here . I have never had a favorite tire , but these Coopers are becoming that way . Plus they were cheaper than just about any other brand I shopped, plus a $70 rebate . I mentioned Falkens probably one of the most expensive, but good reviews , will consider if these Coopers don’t get the mileage I think they’ll get , there is no doubt they will out perform my previous expensive Toyo AT2’s .
 

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I too prefer the Cooper AT3s. I've had 3 sets and all 3 performed flawlessly. They'll go on my 2500 once these Michelins wear out.
 

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Soon I will be replacing the stock tires on my 1500 crew cab. For those of you running the Cooper AT3 XLT's what PSI are you running? It's my understanding they are rated for a max of 80 PSI. Thank you.

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Okie doke!! Thank you! I've asked around and there is a guy with the same truck as I have, 2017 ram 1500, he has cooper discoverer at3 4s, and is completely happy with them!!
 

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NITTO Ridge Grapplers are the absolute best A/T tires I have ever had on my trucks. Just my .02 cents.
Nitto was a tire I considered, the Ridge Grappler . My son runs them on his truck , same truck I have the Ram 3500 . He doesn’t get great mileage out of them , but he’s a guy that buys tires that he likes the looks of ,and that looks good with his aftermarket wheels. He didn’t get that attribute from me . :D Comparing road noise my Coopers are more quiet that his Nittos, but hey he likes them . My Coopers for a AT tire are pretty quiet running.
 

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Soon I will be replacing the stock tires on my 1500 crew cab. For those of you running the Cooper AT3 XLT's what PSI are you running? It's my understanding they are rated for a max of 80 PSI. Thank you.

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I have the 3500 Ram , I run the fronts at 60psi . That’s what’s on the door jam , it says 80 psi on the door jam for the rears , that’s for the max payload , which I run towing my fifth wheel. Running empty I run 45 psi . that gives me the best ride , and wear . I never change the front air pressure , that 60 psi is to cover the weight on the front end which never changes much , very little weight transfer with the fifth wheel hooked up , not enough to worry about .

Your 1500 , I’d run what’s on the door jam , especially the front , the back certainly won’t need 80 psi , and I doubt your stock tires are rated the same as the Coopers . I’d probably run your rears at whatever max payload is on the door jam , but probably get away with a bit less if looking for a better ride , just depends on how they wear , mine wear fine at 45 psi empty .
 

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Great question, everyone has their favorites. I have gone through multiple sets of 20" on my Rams and here is my honest opinion. Toyos (because you mention them) I had on my first Ram, replaced the stupid stock tires. I loved them until I realized how much road noise they made (found that out when I replaced them with the Wrangler Duratracs). The Duratracs go on sale regularly and I just thought they looked too cool. Loved those, no road noise and the traction was insane in all types of weather including snow. I replaced those with set #2 of Duratracs but sold the truck. I wished I had kept the tires.

I purchased a new 2017 (new to me) this year and it came with KO2 (BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO2). I think they look good, but I am waiting for a sale on Duratracs as:
1. They are not even close to the Duratrac for snow or even wet. Don't know who is doing the testing I see, but that is pure real world experience.
2. THEY ARE NOISY!!!

I drive mainly on pavement and I am sure they are all great for off-roading. My comments are for real world people that have to go to work and aren't on dirt or gravel all the time. If you want a really great looking tire that is great in all kinds of weather and you do a lot of pavement driving, then go with the Duratracs.

No, I don't work for Goodyear or any other tire manufacturer. Just a guy who found out that most All Terrain tires are frickin' noisy on pavement.

I’ve got the Duratrac on my old grand Cherokee. They were fairly new to the market when I got them (been years I don’t drive it much) but always reviewed as one of the better snow and rain tires. I went from the bfg mt on that, and the duratrac was certainly quieter.

Have bfg at ko2 on my Ram now. At least in the 35” size I have the duratrac is about $150 less per tire. I typically drive less than 10k miles per year so tires get old before they hit west limits so a 50k mile tire will work fine. I’ve had the truck for a couple years, previous owner said he had about 10-15k miles on the tires, and I don’t see any wear since I’ve got it and put about 7k miles on it over a couple years on the bfg
 

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Okie doke!! Thank you! I've asked around and there is a guy with the same truck as I have, 2017 ram 1500, he has cooper discoverer at3 4s, and is completely happy with
He probably runs runs them with a lot less air pressure than the 80 psi max air pressure than what’s on the sidewall if they are E rated , I know I don’t even with a 3500 , unless as said I’m towing , and than just the rears
 
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He probably runs runs them with a lot less air pressure than the 80 psi max air pressure than what’s on the sidewall if they are E rated , I know I don’t even with a 3500 , unless as said I’m towing , and than just the rears
I don't know, I'll have the amount of air in them that supposed to have
 

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I don't know, I'll have the amount of air in them that supposed to have

Not knowing much about the 1500 , and air pressure , but I’d run whatever is on the door jam for the front that covers the weight , that doesn’t change . An E rated tire certainly doesn’t need to run its max air pressure, that’s to cover whatever the tire is rated for in lbs . My Coopers are rated for 3640 @ 80 psi. As far as the rears , again the door jam is max air pressure for max payload , doesn’t have to have that much running empty , as said I run nearly half the air pressure needed for max load when running empty, but my 3500 is a lot rougher riding than a 1500 , plus 80 psi wears the center out running empty , there’s just no where near 3640 lbs on each of those rear tires.
 
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