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Old 03-17-2012, 10:28 AM
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Cooper Discoverer A/T3 vs Nitto Terra Grapplers Opinions Please!

So as many of you probably know I am looking for new tires and wheels for my truck. I have the wheels down to Mickey Thompson Classic II's but the tires are proving to be difficult to select. I am going for a 285/75r16 and think I have it narrowed down to either the Nitto Terra Grapplers or the Cooper Discoverer A/T3's. I do mostly on road driving, 20-30 miles a day, with some backroad/offroad driving on the weekends and hunting season. It seems like both these tires have very good reviews and offer good on road characteristics and decent offroad handling as well. Here's my run down on both tires:

They are going on a 1994 F150 excab 4x4 with a 4" lift currently sitting on 33x12.50's and factory alcoas.
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Nitto's:
Good: Load Range D, Great Reviews, Aggressive looking tread pattern

Bad: No mileage warranty

Coopers:
Good: Aggressive looking read pattern, 55,000 mile tread wear warranty, Great reviews

Bad: Only available in a Load Range E

Is anyone running a load range E on a F150? I don't tow alot so I would have to be religous about my air pressure so I don't wear the middle out of the tire. I would guess the ride would be alot stiffer as well.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:38 AM
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I have the Coopers on my F250 and really like them. Most of my driving is on the road as well. When I bought the truck it had highway tires,but I cannot tell much difference in the ride now.

I did see on Consumer Reports that the Coopers were the highest rated AT tire. I saw this long after my purchase so it did not sway my decision.

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:02 PM
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Yeah the Coopers seem to have a pretty good reputation and I really like the 55,000 mile tread wear warranty but I don't like the E rating. A 10 ply tire is a little over kill for a 150.
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the coopers are more of a road friendly tire but the air pressure is annoying, but the nitto tires are excellent, my friend has a set with 40,000 on em and they are still good, and off road they still handle better than my tires and mine have half tread left, personally i would say nittos because the simplicity and ive never heard of issues with them, those are my next tire
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:22 AM
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Yeah most guys seem to be getting 50,000 + miles out of the Nitto's and thats on heavy diesels to boot. It's not very often I run into mud but I am driving in snow and ice all winter long. I need to find a place locally that I can see the tires in person I think. See hoe the treads compare side by side. I would prefer a Load D 8 ply tire though. I need to find weights on them too. A lighter tire will get me better mpg's.
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Which of the two tires seems to have a more noticeable aggressive look?
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