Cooper Tires AT3 tire family

Cooper Tires’ Scott Jamieson, Director of Product Management, gives us the rundown on the new AT3 4S, LT, and XLT designs at the 2018 SEMA Show. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: Cooper Tires  

Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX 285/75R16 tread wear

Cooper Tires’ Discoverer S/T MAXX has been my favorite commercial traction/hybrid tread design since its introduction. I have experimented with four sizes on four different truck platforms, and suggested them to many friends and acquaintances. Two of my four-wheel-drives are still running the S/T MAXX, including the built, 2006 V-8 Toyota 4Runner with 4.88:1 gears in this video.  After a … Read More

Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy

Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy Tires have been a popular subject in magazines for decades, and forums continually see new threads seeking information and expertise. This is partly because they are expensive. They can also provide dramatic style and performance improvements and are an easy upgrade. With so much talk, it is surprisingly difficult to get unbiased, detailed, … Read More

TRD Tundra Wheels a 17 MPG Rock Warrior Solution?

Several weeks ago I posted about purchasing a set of OE 17-inch TRD wheels which included the original BF Goodrich All-Terrain 285/70R17 tires (17″ Tundra Wheels & BFG A/T Tires). However those were not the first, nor the best, set of TRD Rock Warrior wheels I have purchased. The Cooper S/T MAXX trial started last summer and has drug on for … Read More

Tire Pull Diagnosis

Looking For The Offending Tire  Conventional wisdom regarding radial tire pull says that if a tire is the source of the pulling problem it can be diagnosed by using a specific procedure. -Rotate the front tires side-to-side. If the vehicle goes in the opposite direction, it’s one of the front tires. If the vehicle goes in the same direction the … Read More

Cooper S/T MAXX LT275/70R18E Part 2

A Minor Lift All thirty-threes are not created equal, because they’re not all exactly thirty-three inches tall. The very common 285s are typically 32.8-inches tall while 255/85R16s are almost always 33.3+ inches; the Toyo M/T is 33.5-inches! Removing the Dick Cepek F-C II 17-inch 285s, slapping-on the 18-inch Cooper S/T MAXXs, and taking a few measurements showed that the taller … Read More

Cooper S/T MAXX mounted

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