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Unread 06-24-2014, 09:38 AM   #361
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Seriously? The AT3 isn't aggressive? Just look at those zig-zags in the circumferential grooves around the outside of the tread to propel you through mud. Look at those saw tooth designs to resist stones and mud accumulation. Look at that stepped tread block between the blocks in the second row to give structure to the blocks as the tire wears. Look at all that siping. Just look at all those open grooves in the outside blocks toward the edge for grabbing mud and snow. Look at how there are FOUR circumferential grooves around this tire to evacuate water and mud and snow. You won't find any of this off road technology in the BFG KO or most other ATs on the market.

This IS the definition of aggressive. This is the most aggressive all-terrain tire money can buy right now (The Duratrac is a hybrid tire, regardless of what they try to market it as). Yet...the Cooper is also quiet and has a 60K tread warranty. The technology is amazing in this tire and that is why it's winning every AT tire contest done. Four Wheeler, Overland Journal, Consumer Reports, you name it this tire has won it.

If you don't consider this tire to be aggressive then you won't be happy with anything except a mud tire. Period.
"Seriously"! "The AT3 isn't aggressive"! Sorry, but if it suits your needs, that's cool.

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Unread 06-24-2014, 09:42 AM   #362
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You must really like that tire.
Everybody who has used them does.

I've used dozens of tires and it's not so much that I have a love affair with Cooper as it is that I'm just sick of idiots claiming this is a highway tire and it's not aggressive.

If you look at this tire and you don't see the aggressive open tread oozing out of it then you're either legally blind or a dumb*$$, one of the two. Yet...the comments keep coming. It's rather comical.
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Unread 06-24-2014, 05:37 PM   #363
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Seriously? The AT3 isn't aggressive? Just look at those zig-zags in the circumferential grooves around the outside of the tread to propel you through mud. Look at those saw tooth designs to resist stones and mud accumulation. Look at that stepped tread block between the blocks in the second row to give structure to the blocks as the tire wears. Look at all that siping. Just look at all those open grooves in the outside blocks toward the edge for grabbing mud and snow. Look at how there are FOUR circumferential grooves around this tire to evacuate water and mud and snow. You won't find any of this off road technology in the BFG KO or most other ATs on the market. This IS the definition of aggressive. This is the most aggressive all-terrain tire money can buy right now (The Duratrac is a hybrid tire, regardless of what they try to market it as). Yet...the Cooper is also quiet and has a 60K tread warranty. The technology is amazing in this tire and that is why it's winning every AT tire contest done. Four Wheeler, Overland Journal, Consumer Reports, you name it this tire has won it. If you don't consider this tire to be aggressive then you won't be happy with anything except a mud tire. Period.
It has a 60k mile warranty for p/metric sizes only.
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Unread 06-24-2014, 07:24 PM   #364
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Everybody who has used them does.

I've used dozens of tires and it's not so much that I have a love affair with Cooper as it is that I'm just sick of idiots claiming this is a highway tire and it's not aggressive.

If you look at this tire and you don't see the aggressive open tread oozing out of it then you're either legally blind or a dumb*$$, one of the two. Yet...the comments keep coming. It's rather comical.
I look at the tread and see a semi-aggressive tire that I would not prefer to use in muddy off road conditions, which is my type of terrain.
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Unread 06-25-2014, 03:45 AM   #365
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LMAO, "definition of aggressive"! "Aggressive open tread oozing out of it"! That's as asinine as ""hardcore AT"! You really need to stop WX, you're getting your DNA all over your keyboard and making it sticky!

I'm glad to see others see the AT3 for what it really is, a rebranded street tire and aren't buying the hype rabidly regurgitated from one misguided poster!

I'll give you that it is very good on the street but I still have yet to see it on any vehicle on the trail and that is the true testament to any tire's off road capabilities. Seeing as how it's on the lower end of the price range as well, that in of itself would make you think you would see more of them but I guess even the general public in the areas where I wheel see that tire for what it really is.
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Unread 06-25-2014, 04:06 AM   #366
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"Seriously"! "The AT3 isn't aggressive"! Sorry, but if it suits your needs, that's cool.
I guess some of us have a different idea as to what is "aggressive" and I have come to realize that if we don't buy into one poster's definition then the personal attacks start flowing. that's what happens I guess when you go "all in" and devour every word from the manufacturer.

Using the term "hardcore AT" pretty well tells the story though as those of us that actually wheel our rigs are able to see the AT3 for what it really is, a rebranded street tire.



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Unread 06-26-2014, 09:13 AM   #367
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Seriously? The AT3 isn't aggressive? Just look at those zig-zags in the circumferential grooves around the outside of the tread to propel you through mud. Look at those saw tooth designs to resist stones and mud accumulation. Look at that stepped tread block between the blocks in the second row to give structure to the blocks as the tire wears. Look at all that siping. Just look at all those open grooves in the outside blocks toward the edge for grabbing mud and snow. Look at how there are FOUR circumferential grooves around this tire to evacuate water and mud and snow. You won't find any of this off road technology in the BFG KO or most other ATs on the market.

This IS the definition of aggressive. This is the most aggressive all-terrain tire money can buy right now (The Duratrac is a hybrid tire, regardless of what they try to market it as). Yet...the Cooper is also quiet and has a 60K tread warranty. The technology is amazing in this tire and that is why it's winning every AT tire contest done. Four Wheeler, Overland Journal, Consumer Reports, you name it this tire has won it.

If you don't consider this tire to be aggressive then you won't be happy with anything except a mud tire. Period.
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Unread 07-26-2014, 03:39 AM   #368
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would it be an incredibly noobish thing to do to ask what kind of tire I should get on this thread?
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Unread 07-26-2014, 05:05 AM   #369
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would it be an incredibly noobish thing to do to ask what kind of tire I should get on this thread?
First you have to ask yourself what you need and want your tires to do.
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Unread 07-26-2014, 06:21 AM   #370
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I drive 75% road, 25% off road. half and half mud when Im off road. Im looking at 31 inches
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Unread 07-27-2014, 01:44 PM   #371
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To each his own about aggressive tires, but... The cooper AT3 is a very well designed tire that lasts a decent amount if miles. I was at work today and talked to a guy who has them on his Chevy Colorado and he had nothing but good things to say about them. He had close to 30k on them and they were barely worn, also he said they perform very well in winter conditions and the little off-roading he has done.
That being said, if you want a well balanced and versatile tire they are very nice. If aggressive is what you're after for looks and an what not then look elsewhere. From what I've seen and read these tires are a bit more than just a rebranded street tire. I wouldn't hesitate to give them a try after what I saw today.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 05:07 PM   #372
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I have those Coopers and like them so far about 2 years. Edit, I have the ATP.
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Unread 08-03-2014, 07:38 PM   #373
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M/T Baja ATZ

Here's your Winner for best all around AT. It's made by Cooper but we won't go there.


The Baja ATZ Radial Features:
Sizes for most light truck and S.U.V. applications - from the traditional 30x9.50R15LT, all the way up to the giant sized 40x13.50R20LT

Variable sized, interlocking tread-lugs for quieter, smoother ride and excellent handling
Enhanced Sidebiters? for a more aggressive look in an all terrain and better off-road traction
"Stone-Kickers" built in between each shoulder lug to disperse rocks and gravel
Newest technology in construction delivers ride, handling, low road noise, and long mileage
Siped tread-lugs for excellent all weather driving
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Does anybody have any experience with the General Grabber? Thoughts??
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Unread 08-05-2014, 09:41 AM   #375
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I'm looking to upgrade my 33x13.5.15 Baja Claws to 35x12.5x15's as these just look too small.
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