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 Post subject: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:56 pm 
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Hi,
The new 4 S version just came out in August 2018.
I put P245/75-16
On my 2003 Astro with 2" lift.
Still gotta trim rear wheel cladding to get rid of rub on suspension movement.
The tires ride smooth and yes, it is always nice to have new rubber. The old BFG KO are awesome nut at 12 years old the rubber was stiffer for sure.



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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Astrophysics wrote:
The old BFG KO are awesome nut at 12 years old the rubber was stiffer for sure.
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The BFG are a truck tire would be stiffer w/ more plies in the sidewall. Depending on the Serv. Desc: 120/116S, 120 or 116s the BFG carry from 400 to 750 lbs. over the new Cooper P245/75-16 you put on.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Howdy,

Did the trimming at rear fenders. Forward part of cladding cut out and big hammer to bend sheet metal flat. Then primer and painted with Rustoleum rubberized coating.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P
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Hi,

Left rear trimming photos of the 9 step process of cut and bends.

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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:13 am 
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Looking good on your Astro. My younger brother also got 245/75r16 for his Tacoma along with new brake kit, bestop bed cover and railings. Night and day difference from 265/75r16 Toyo tires with better mpg now. You'll love that 4S.


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 Post subject: Re: Cooper Discover AT3 4S, in Standard load, P
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:24 pm 
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Hi Tomas,
Yes, I am happy with P245/75-16 Cooper 4S Discverer AT3.
I did use at hammer and a 2x4 to pound the rear inner fender a bit to avoid t=rubbing on suspension movement.

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