- Sep 8, 2017
- Reaction score
- Ram Year
- 2012 Reg Cab, 4x4
- 5.7 Hemi
The Cooper AT that is only at Walmart is a great value in a new AT tire for our trucks. I think I paid $123 a tire for 275/60/17.
I have those on my Ram. Perfect for light-duty hwy cruising. Smooth, soft sidewall. Sucks up a lot of small road 'roughness', pretty deep tread. Not for every owner. You give up a little 'handling response' that a stiffer tire might offer, but you get a smoother ride. That's what I was looking for. Great overall tire value for that purpose. Walmart mounts them for free.
But a supple tire is not the right tire for "real" off-roading or mud tire, heavy hauling/towing, etc. You want an E-rated tire with thicker carcass/tread if you go that way. But there are Coopers which have really good mud/off-road tendencies (3 or 4-series would be perfect) and are a great value. IMO, nobody is better on tires than Walmart.com. They run sales that tire outfits can't touch. And free mounting. I've bought countless sets from them (have them Road Force balanced elsewhere). Not saying other places aren't good either. Plus yer in their database if there's a problem out of town. There's so many 'good' truck tires these days, it's hard to say what's the best. I bought a local set of Hankook DynaPro A/T's last fall which would be good on/off road tire. There's too many to list.
That said, there's also value in going to the local tire shop around the corner too, which I sometimes do as well to keep them happy. I like to spread my business around.