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Cooper Discovery AT3's 2wd Snow

I plan on upgrading my tires in the not so distant future to a 235/75r15 on my 2006 B2300 and need something that will be good all year around(I live in Manitoba/Canada so we get a lot of snow!)

I'm just wondering if any of you run any cooper discovery at3's on your 2wd's in the snow and if so how the handle.

Also how do they compare to something like a Bfgoodrich all terrain(they're similar price)
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They have a decent amount of doing so they should be pretty good. Being a ranger you will want some weight in the bed though.

I too am from Manitoba. Last winter I I had hankook mud terrains, with extra siping that did excellent.

Winter before that I had all terrains and made out just fine with some weight in the bed.

Rangers are light. Just keep that in mind when driving, go easy on the gas and you'll make out fine.

Oh, and don't try and go through super deep stuff lol. You won't make it.
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They have a decent amount of doing so they should be pretty good. Being a ranger you will want some weight in the bed though.

I too am from Manitoba. Last winter I I had hankook mud terrains, with extra siping that did excellent.

Winter before that I had all terrains and made out just fine with some weight in the bed.

Rangers are light. Just keep that in mind when driving, go easy on the gas and you'll make out fine.

Oh, and don't try and go through super deep stuff lol. You won't make it.

Thanks very much! I do definitely plan on putting at least 200 of sand bags in the back
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For two winters, I had a set of BFG AT T/A KO tires on my RWD Mazda B3000 truck. Got stuck 10 times one winter. Then I bought a set of cheap, entry level studded winter tires (Arctic Claw TXI)...no more issues. Both setups had 250+ pounds of sand bags over the rear axle. Both have the mountain snowflake too....BFG AT's were crappy for winter driving in central/northern BC interior (6-8 feet of snow in an average year).

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For two winters, I had a set of BFG AT T/A KO tires on my RWD Mazda B3000 truck. Got stuck 10 times one winter. Then I bought a set of cheap, entry level studded winter tires (Arctic Claw TXI)...no more issues. Both setups had 250+ pounds of sand bags over the rear axle. Both have the mountain snowflake too....BFG AT's were crappy for winter driving in central/northern BC interior (6-8 feet of snow in an average year).

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Funny, I'm rocking bfg at on my truck as we speak and even in this manitoba weather i have no problems, and i have zero weight(besides a tool box wtih boots, ski pants etc)
The tires just walked right up this hill, no weight in the back, open diff and from a dead stop...bfg all terrains are good in snow
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I always ran BFG ATs on my old F150, and they were great. I had minimal snow use with them though. I am considering the same Cooper Discoverer AT3 or Yokohama Geolander AT on my Ranger. I currently have 235 75 15 Firestone Destination LE tires and dislike them. I have read some great reviews of the Cooper AT3. From what I have seen the Cooper and Yokohama are much less expensive that the BFG.
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I always ran BFG ATs on my old F150, and they were great. I had minimal snow use with them though. I am considering the same Cooper Discoverer AT3 or Yokohama Geolander AT on my Ranger. I currently have 235 75 15 Firestone Destination LE tires and dislike them. I have read some great reviews of the Cooper AT3. From what I have seen the Cooper and Yokohama are much less expensive that the BFG.
For me in a 235/75r15 they were exactly the same as the bfg but the bfg was cheaper if i got it in a true 30x9.5 so that's what i did
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I ram bfg at, then I tried a real all terrain and haven't done anything but laugh at the bfg. Such an overpriced under performing tire compared to other all terrains on the market.
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I ran bfg at's on my 4x4 last winter and i dont think they were any better than my stock wrangler rts's in the snow but its hard to tell.
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I ran bfg at's on my 4x4 last winter and i dont think they were any better than my stock wrangler rts's in the snow but its hard to tell.
Well compared to my previous tires it's night and day difference, I was using Goodyear ultra grip ice i think and they were terrible at accelerating even with 200 pounds of weight in the bed, with my Bfg's i have no extra weight and it just goes
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