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RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

The worst tires I have run for rocks were the Goodrich Ta's. These Toyo's I have don't seem too bad . These Cooper AT3 XLT's look like pretty much the same 5 rib AT tires that most of them are like the Toyo's. I think I will give these XLT's a shot, is it the XLT's you have had or just the AT3's ? https://i.postimg.cc/1tg5S4hT/IMG-6653.jpg My Toyo Open Country A/T III like to pick up rocks too and they are noisier than I was expecting too. They handle fine and do well in the snow but I wont buy a second set of them. Those AT3 Toyo's look a bit similar to the Goodrich TA's . Definitely a bit different tread pattern then the AT2 Toyo's . The thing I do like is my AT2's are quiet . They never changed that I could tell as they wore down.
cummins2014 03/06/22 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

Look at the Falken wildpeaks A/T3W tires they are great tires. I had Coopers on my last truck and was not happy with them What was the not happy with them. ? It seems no matter what tire , they don't seem to make everyone happy ,some loved them ,some hated them . What I found that really surprised me is the Firestone Transforce ,they came OE on my truck, other then they were shot at 28K they were okay . Most that had them experienced the same results . But I have read when the Transforce is brought up how crappy they are ,some just love them, and wouldn't have anything else . So I am always curious when I hear not happy . I can say that to some extend my present tires the Toyo's AT2's as expensive as they are , not overly happy with them . I thought maybe I would see a bit better mileage out of them . Other then that they were quiet ,handled well ,and never got out of balance . But my truck went thru the OE's pretty quick, Toyo's did better then that, they are my second set on this truck. If the next set do better or the same as the Toyo's then I know that's what I will have to live with . The set I had was hard to keep in balance, I had to balance them every time I rotated them. If I did'nt they would vibrate. The other thing was that when they were about half way worn the rubber compound seemed to change, they seemed to get hard, it was really noticeable on wet roads. They also started to cup and get very noisey. As I said some like them ,some don't . Its been more favorable reviews than not. How long has it been since you bought the Coopers . The ones I am thinking about came out in 2018 , the AT3 XLT . I see your truck is a 2016 ,just wondering if it wasn't just the AT2, or 3's , you said your previous truck in your other post ?? That seems odd having to rebalance after rotating, you would think if they needed balancing would not matter what position they were in . Years ago I took the truck in for rotating ,and I asked to have them rotated ,and balanced . The owner of the shop I have been going there to this day for some of my tires ,he asked me do they need to be rebalanced , I said no ,I just thought you were supposed too . He said they are wearing fine ,do they feel out of balance ,I said no . He told me leave them alone . I can't remember the last time I had a set of tires rebalanced , I don't even bother to have the shop rotate anymore ,I do all my own rotating . I would rather not have them put an air gun to my wheels . I have watched too many of them hit those lug nuts with the air gun , and then watched them go thru the motions of torquing , and it was obvious those lug nuts were not moving , already over torqued . All they were getting was the click .I cross my fingers when I get new tires .
cummins2014 03/06/22 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

My 2c. GY Duratracs, great traction rain snow mud. Decent treadlife. Worst noise short of Boggers or Swampers. And they are hard to keep wearing even from a tread feathering standpoint. Recent example 28k on my Trailboss. Tires are well under half worn. Have rotated them twice and due for a third time. I think the particular shape of the tread blocks is just not conducive to smooth west on steer tires. AT3s good all around does everything well but not superior in any category. And very quiet. Toyo AT2/3 great tires. Probably my favorite for a not too aggressive AT. Basically the same as a Cooper AT3 but little better foul weather traction. Terra Grap G2, best bang for the buck in a fairly aggressive AT. (Of the tires I’ve run). Slightly louder than the coopers or toyos. And much cheaper than toyos. At least a couple years ago they were. The most useless tires on the road, IMO, except for aggressive looks and long wearing, are Nitto Ridge Grapplers and Toyo RTs. Target market is brodozers IMO. Our brodozer came with almost new RTs. They are wearing great both treadlife and wearing smooth. Not too loud. But no better than a pavement pounder tread in snow. So not useless I suppose. Just not for me. May be one of my top picks if I didn’t drive in snow or rain often. The tread designs on those tires are also bad at ejecting water. They hydroplane quicker than most tires. It’s evident they’d be bad at controlling water just looking at the treads. Thanks for the review . I bought the Toyo's because a friend had them on his truck, and they were quiet running , and he didn't have any thing bad to say about them I see you mention how noisy or quiet some of these brands are . Whats your take on the Cooper AT3 XLT's compared to the Toyo AT2's ,the ones I have as far as road noise ? As said I before ,other then I THOUGHT I would get a few more miles on them then I did, but not that disappointed as far as the overall performance . I mostly concerned with a decent tire ,that does not sound like an airplane coming in for landing :B I ran enough of those old pizza cutters ,and the old Armstrong Tru-tracks back in the day to know I don't want to listen to a tire like that anymore . That and the Armstrongs took a mile or two to get round again in cold weather .:)
cummins2014 03/05/22 01:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

Look at the Falken wildpeaks A/T3W tires they are great tires. I had Coopers on my last truck and was not happy with them What was the not happy with them. ? It seems no matter what tire , they don't seem to make everyone happy ,some loved them ,some hated them . What I found that really surprised me is the Firestone Transforce ,they came OE on my truck, other then they were shot at 28K they were okay . Most that had them experienced the same results . But I have read when the Transforce is brought up how crappy they are ,some just love them, and wouldn't have anything else . So I am always curious when I hear not happy . I can say that to some extend my present tires the Toyo's AT2's as expensive as they are , not overly happy with them . I thought maybe I would see a bit better mileage out of them . Other then that they were quiet ,handled well ,and never got out of balance . But my truck went thru the OE's pretty quick, Toyo's did better then that, they are my second set on this truck. If the next set do better or the same as the Toyo's then I know that's what I will have to live with .
cummins2014 03/05/22 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

Nitto Dura Grappler worked well for me in the past, but the rating was /is less than the Terra Grappler G2 When I need to replace the truck tires - I've been looking so far at Michillen Defender LTX 295/65R20 at #4080 pound OR the Nitto Tera Grappler 2 295/65R20 with their 4080 pound rating I took a look at that Terra Grappler G2 , Its a toss up between the two that ,and the Cooper AT3 XLT ,both the same price for my tire size . The G2 slightly better rating at 65K , Cooper 60K. I buy most of my tires locally from the same shop for a number of years . Going to talk to them about the two . They shouldn't have any dog in this hunt ,both the same priced tire . I saw the 65~VS~ 60 mile rating and that didn't concern me all that much..My ONLY concern was the last set of Nitto G2's gave me some tread sway that I had never had before....But then again, I always used the regular Terra Grappler, that was 1st set of G2's BUT...I did see that the AT3 XLT carries a load index of 126 = 3748@ ~ vs ~ the other 2 at 4080#... If that matters I was mistaken on the Nitto G2's they are only a 50K tread warranty on the LT's Cooper was 60K Both brands in my tire size LT 275/70/18 are rated for 3638 or 3640 @ 80 psi. depending on which website you look . Tread sway is a bit concerning considering towing fifth wheels . I can't say of all the brands I have towed with that I could claim much difference or sway, other things like road noise ,or picking up rocks were noticeable.
cummins2014 03/05/22 09:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

Over the years I've had several sets of Cooper tires on different vehicles. I can't say a bad thing about them. Thats good to hear ,its always nice to hear from whoever has run a tire you are interested in .
cummins2014 03/04/22 06:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

Nitto Dura Grappler worked well for me in the past, but the rating was /is less than the Terra Grappler G2 When I need to replace the truck tires - I've been looking so far at Michillen Defender LTX 295/65R20 at #4080 pound OR the Nitto Tera Grappler 2 295/65R20 with their 4080 pound rating I took a look at that Terra Grappler G2 , Its a toss up between the two that ,and the Cooper AT3 XLT ,both the same price for my tire size . The G2 slightly better rating at 65K , Cooper 60K. I buy most of my tires locally from the same shop for a number of years . Going to talk to them about the two . They shouldn't have any dog in this hunt ,both the same priced tire .
cummins2014 03/04/22 05:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

I love these tires I'm on my second set the only thing that I don't like about them is they do pick up rocks so every time I ride on a road that have rocks I have to stop and pop them all out. They are great in the snow also. The worst tires I have run for rocks were the Goodrich Ta's. These Toyo's I have don't seem too bad . These Cooper AT3 XLT's look like pretty much the same 5 rib AT tires that most of them are like the Toyo's. I think I will give these XLT's a shot, is it the XLT's you have had or just the AT3's ?
cummins2014 03/04/22 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

Anyone got any experience or know of having these tires ,its time for new ones . Have never run a Cooper tire . Heard good things , as long as I can get some decent mileage out of them with some fifth wheel towing I would be happy ,that ,and they are quiet . Why not Sailun tires? Sailun Terramax AT 4S LT275/70R18 (Load E) I considered them ,had a friend run them ,but you have shamed me into recommending B&W , and buying American . :B But seriously the Sailun is a great RV tire , the friend that run them liked them on his truck, they are a 5 rib AT tire ,but he did say they were wearing out faster then previous AT tires he had ran. He traded the truck before he wore them out, so I never knew how many miles they would of ran. He's a full timer ,so his tires do a lot of towing a fifth wheel . I feel more comfortable sticking to a name brand truck tire . I like Toyo's , but this last set of AT2's didn't do as well as I thought they would , rotated every 5K, but I could probably push 40 K as said out of them ,but not towing the fifth wheel.
cummins2014 03/04/22 09:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cooper AT3 XLT

Look at the weight rating. I run the E rated LT 275/70/18 , 3640 @ 80 psi . The Cooper in that size is 3638 @ 80 psi Is there something I’m not seeing ? Not worried about the 2lb difference.
cummins2014 03/03/22 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
Cooper AT3 XLT

Anyone got any experience or know of having these tires ,its time for new ones . Have never run a Cooper tire . Heard good things , as long as I can get some decent mileage out of them with some fifth wheel towing I would be happy ,that ,and they are quiet .
cummins2014 03/03/22 05:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires---Ouch

I’ve been super happy with my Cooper tires. Reasonable price, good traction, good wear. Time for new tires , I too looking at the Cooper AT3 XLT , reasonably priced ,just have never run a set. Presently running the Toyo AT2's , I like the tire ,other then I thought I would get a bit better than I did out of them. If I wasn't towing a fifth wheel, and pushed them right to the wear bars ,maybe 40K. As is I don't want to push them.
cummins2014 03/03/22 05:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Joined the B&W Hitch Club

"Maybe the Ram shortbox offers less cab to trailer clearance than the Ford does?" Yes, several inches less from axle center to cab. While in most cases a Ford, or GM, will not NEED a slider, with modern FWs, a Ram would require more caution, when backing/turning short. Jerry I'm not sure that it's several inches, but I do believe they are slightly shorter. They are 6'4". I have rarely needed the slider, but have had the cap of the trailer touch the back window of the truck a couple of times in tight turns so it can happen. The B&W sliding mechanism looks to be much easier to use than the Curt was so it hopefully won't be such a hassle to use. The Curt assembly and picture frame adapter sold today so they are definitely in demand too. It is the axle center to cab, rather than bed length, that makes the difference. Design changes happen, but GM was longest at about 43 inches, then Ford about 41"s, with Ram being shortest around 38"s. Great you sold the Curt and adapter. The B&W will have some ahead/back, as well as up/down adjustment by moving the upright arms. Check all adjustments, when hooked up, for all clearance issues, with hitch in tow position, and slid back as well, for pin box clearance. Enjoy that new hitch. Jerry Been thru all this with a Ford short bed 6-9 and the Ram 6-4 . Two different hitches , four fifth wheels , three with the Ford, and two with the Ram . Two of the fifth wheels with both trucks . Two different hitches with the Ram . I can probably speak as to which was easier to back, you are saying its 3" difference in the Ram ,and ford ? Never measured that . I have taken no more caution with this Ram in the 8 years towing , actually abandoned the Reese slider for the Andersen . Never used the slider in either truck . Got a friend that grew tired of the hassle ,and weight of the Superglide ,and went Andersen , no problem with his ford short bed . If my son with his new Ford Superduty decides to go a slider ,IMO he doesn't need one ,but would hate to see him put his new fifth wheel thru the back window, its certainly possible . I would direct him to a B&W slider , direct fit to the pucks :E I know, never thought you would hear that . :) If not the Andersen without question . His new fifth is not extremely heavy ,nor long , but will have that short bed friendly front cap .
cummins2014 03/02/22 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Transeagle 14ply tires

16,500# 5er sure does not have 4,125# on each:B tire. Did you forget to subtract a minimum of 4,125# for the pin and most likely more?I have a 19,000 pound 5er with 3,080 on the pin. I think your calcs are off. Wondering the same , must be that new math . :B
cummins2014 02/28/22 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hope this is OK for this forum - DEF question

where does the empty jug goes after it is empty? chevman Left in the cart in the WalMart parking lot in a planter area. Best SA answer yet! Thanks! It's disgusting so many have the energy to walk a football field size store but can't place the cart in the proper location and place garbage in the containers they all provide. Don't get me started on shopping carts ,had my 99 Superduty brand new 1 week , parked out at the edge of the parking lot ,no one around it . Someone to lazy to put the cart away rolled down into the side of the truck, off to the body shop . :M
cummins2014 02/20/22 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires---Ouch

If your not particular about what tire your running, the take offs are by far the best deal. I went through Simple Tire and found for 265/70/18 which I assume close to your size, the Nitto G2 was 240 a tire, Toyo AT3 was 270 and Falcon Wildcat AT was 275. I found that I can buy these tires locally, installed at these prices, your mileage may vary. I have run or am running all of these. I think the Falcon is the better all around tire. The G2 for us lasted a long time, if Winters were not so brutal here, it could have went longer even. My 2014 Ram are 275/70/18 , I would assume OP may be the same , and yes I can find several popular brands under $300 ea .
cummins2014 02/17/22 02:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch issue - How to correct?

Instead of band-aiding this, since you have the pucks, why not sell the current Patriot and replace it with a Patriot OEM? Either used or new. Most B&W hitches in good condition sell for 50%, or more, of MSRP. Lyle Not sure if this is the same person but selling the existing and buying the puck slider was mentioned. B&W's are easy to sell. I actually tried to sell the Patriot before I was aware of the Reese adapter. I would have sold it in a heartbeat for half the cost of a new hitch. I listed mine locally for $700. Did some research and I could have bought the same hitch in virtually the same condition as mine for around $300. More than one for sale here. Didn't have one contact from a buyer. Resale in the Houston area is not good. We have a local classifieds here, and anytime you look there are at least 50-60 hitches on there ,about any brand you can think of , including plenty of B&W hitches . When I bought my Andersen , I listed that Reese Signature 18K slider, same head as the Elite , I was practically giving it away ,and I don't remember getting one call on it . Still sitting in my garage .
cummins2014 02/13/22 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Hitch issue - How to correct?

Update: Well, since I am retired and have lots of time on my hands - I found a coarse round file in my tool box. Used a little (or a lot) of elbow grease and manually reamed slightly. Repeated a few times. I was a little surprised at the ability of the round file, but it worked rather well. Pins now go in with less hassle. The last one takes a little manipulation for now. I'd rather have a little tight than a little loose. As I install and remove the hitch in the future, I may decide to ream a little more. Curious did you ream the adapter or the tabs, I believe I would ream the adapter , less metal thickness to deal with ,and no compromising those tabs , the adapter frame holes has plenty of steel there that it wouldn't weaken it at all . I know the tabs are pretty thick, but they are also not that wide . I reamed the the tabs. The steel there is much thicker than the adapter. I felt there was less chance of compromising the steel with the thicker tabs than with the thinner adapter. Yes, the tabs are much thicker ,but that frame has more mass , and you are going side to side , not up ,and down , you got what three feet of tubing there , there is no compromise if those hole were 1/8" longer . Thats my thinking anyway, and would have been much easier to open up that 1/8" on that thinner tubing . But its done now , sounds like it all worked out .
cummins2014 02/13/22 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram 6.7 fuel filters

"They do look good for 15k. I'm too scared to go that long, change oil and fuel at 10k just to be on the safe side." You are WASTING your money changing Fuel filters at 10K plain and simple. Every filter at 15k looks like the one pictured above. Changing your oil at 10K is fine but not needed as long as you use the synthetic media Fleetguard or AMZ/OIL-Donaldson oil filters and true Synthetic oil. Its once a year for me ,but not 15K , that would take me nearly two years . I average 8K per year ,my truck will be 8 years old next month , and I am just shy of 64K. I am just going to have to continue wasting money . :)
cummins2014 02/11/22 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

I was born and raised in SLC. There are worse places, have lived north of there for many years now .
cummins2014 02/11/22 08:11am Tow Vehicles
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