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Re: The new tires are on!

I took a few pics of the WK2 with the Coopers. Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post them here. It's dirty, I still think these look sharp.
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Re: The new tires are on!

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I took a few pics of the WK2 with the Coopers. Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd post them here. It's dirty, I still think these look sharp.
Is that last picture taken at the parking height or normal ride height?
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Re: The new tires are on!

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Is that last picture taken at the parking height or normal ride height?
That's normal ride height.. I think the angle may be a little funny. The front looks a little lower than usual in the pic.

As for drivability and overall feel:

I can tell I have different tires from a heaviness/acceleration standpoint from 0-5 mph, and on the highway when I'm accelerating without downshifting.

I've noticed a drop in mpg by two, but I have a theory on this... The truck uses speed/distance traveled along with fuel consumption to gather mpg data. Because I haven't adjusted my speedometer yet, it's low by about 5%. I'd say that's translating directly to my MPG numbers, so in reality, there's probably about a 1 MPG loss. I'll have to do some hand calculations the next time I fill up to test my theory.

As far as handling is concerned, I'd say these actually corner BETTER than the OEM tires did on dry surfaces. I didn't expect this because of the off-road nature of the tires, but I really feel like these have more dry road grip. Perhaps this has something to do with a larger contact patch with the wider tires... Or maybe the OEMs are just garbage.

We have some snow coming up this weekend in Seattle, so I'll post some comments on how it handles then as well.

Overall, I couldn't be more satisfied with how the tires look and drive. If these have the tread life i've read about in reviews on other sites, I'll have to say that this was a very smart buy.

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Thanks for posting. I was looking at the Cooper Zeon LTZ tires too but haven't got enough positive feedback on how they do in the snow and ice. Looks like you're IN that kind of stuff a lot being in Alaska, so please let us know more after you've had them for a while.
Not to hijack the thread, but the Cooper AT3 rate equal/better than the Zeons and I just saw a WK2 shod with 275-55R20 AT3 in WI last week. The Zeons look very nice though....but then there is me, the old fart, still happily running the Forteras, LOL. Maybe I would consider Zeons or AT3s if they perform well. I second BManz...OP...please do a follow up review on how your Zeons handle the great white north.
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Re: The new tires are on!

I know it's been ages since anyone posted here but i'm considering putting zeons on and i just wanted to know if there was ANY chance in ANY situation that the bolt may rub - full lock while suspension fully compressed or something like that
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Re: The new tires are on!

So I don't know if I should apologize or not... I get on the forum quite often, but I don't post much. Here is an update:

So I have had the Coopers on since last October, and went through quite a brutal winter (according to Alaska standards, I'm from Michigan and didn't think it was that bad) and the Coopers did quite well. Now I did end up in the ditch, by fault of my own, not watching the road, hitting a patch of ice and overcorrecting to much, but other then that the tires did well. The build-up of snow wasn't as bad as I though it would be. Granted I do have a garage that I am able to park my Jeep in to help melt the snow during the winter. I am not a speedy gonzales driver either during inclement weather, mostly when it's snowing. So if you have a lead foot I would take it a little easy until you get used to these tires and how they handle.

The tread wear is good, I have about 8,000 miles on my Jeep now and got the tires put on with around 4,000 miles.

As far as rubbing goes, I promise you they don't rub. I set my Jeep to park height everytime I am parking my Jeep (while in motion) and will turn the wheel full turn, and don't have any rubbing at all. Also before I bought the tires we went on a test run with them to make sure they didn't rub. (Thanks to a friend that worked at the dealer) we went over railroad tracks, made sharp turns, ran the Jeep up on the curb in front of the dealer while my friend got out and made sure it didn't rub or touch anything. Believe me I am very picky when it comes to things like this, and made sure it didn't touch anything (wheel wells' bolts, studs, a-arm anything!) Now I haven't gone off roading to push the suspension fully and see if it rubs, but that's not what I planned on doing with my Jeep (to go off roading)

Hopefully this helped someone out. If you have any other questions shoot away and I will try my best to answer them. I have to get new pictures as well, when we have good weather. I tinted my rear taillights and reflectors, and put the sharkfin antenna on. And I'm looooovvvvviiiiinnnngggggg the look!!!
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