- Oct 4, 2021
- Reaction score
- Ram Year
- 6.7 Cummins
The A/T Coopers I'm running are working out fine for my tk's (not AT3's though).
I went to a tire dealer last fall and 'felt' a pr of AT3's that I was considering for another vehicle. I was concered by the looks of the sidewall they might be a little stiff for what I wanted, for mostly hwy driving. These were 285/75/16's (basically 33" tall tires) for a H3. Because it's almost impossible to glean meaningful specs anymore from tire mfgrs websites, you almost gotta see and 'feel' a tire in person to know what you're really getting. I've installed, balanced/mounted a lot of tires in my day. Anywhooo.... I looked and felt (by hand) the tire over real well. Turns out the sidewalls are more pliable than I imagined they would be. They're about right for a DD. That should translate into a decent ride, not too much choppiness. Be able to handle some sensible off-road airing down too. That's not to say the sidewalls are super soft either. But they're not real stiff like a heavy-duty tire is.
I ended up going with Hankook D/P AT2's at the end of the day due to some sales and a few other tire features. But mostly I wanted to 'try' a set of D/P-2's, which I hadn't run before. (I like to try out different products). The Hankook's have a rim-protecting recessed bead, whereas the AT3's don't. I liked the tread pattern of the Hankook's better for my use (deeper snow), plus each tread block on the HKs extend all the way to the carcass (no raised 'bridges'!). Pretty sure the AT3's would be a touch quieter than the HK's by looks of the Coop's tread pattern. It's similar to other Coopers I have which are super-quiet.
But I was impressed with the AT3's. Cooper makes a great product. Perhaps I'll try them the next go-round on different rig. At the end of the day you just gotta do your research. You'll go nuts listening to various people say "this tire is the best" or "that tire sucks" ..which are kind of meaningless w/o detailed info (why) which we never get. LOL. There are more good truck tires out there than ever before.
I have never had a favorite truck tire , the industry is always changing , kinda hoping these Coopers perform well. As said not a great fan of the Toyo's , possibly the AT3's are a better tire ,their AT2's did not perform well for me . I didn't do a great amount of research on truck tires , there are a few major players ,but lots ,and lots of choices . One I considered was the Sailun Terramax AT's, great price . I have a friend that ran them , towing a big fifth wheel ,and was happy with them , a 5 rib All terrain like most of the others . If anyone knows Sailun , and has run their S637 RV tire knows the quality of Sailun . I run the S637's on my fifth wheel .