But I have been running the Cooper AT3's 235/60/17 for about 50,000 and have been pretty pleased. 2013 Outback and need a tire with a little more tread than stock. Warranty: 60,000 Miles So I'm thinking something like this instead. I see that you've got a full size spare aired down but with a new baby, I need all the space I can get! Any specific questions? I have looked through a bunch of threads about tires here. Cooper Discoverer AT3, LT and XLT. JavaScript is disabled. You will NOT be disappointed. I really don't think you can go wrong with the Coopers. There are a lot of guys running the Coopers with no rubbing. Cooper tires have done me right for years now. One question though in regards to the spare. Cooper’s venerable AT3 is another go-anywhere tire backed with a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty, as are two of the new additions to the lineup, the LT and XLT. I ran their ATs on my truck and they were awesome, have their performance all-seasons on the wifes bugeye after using two sets on my SG Foz. I should hopefully be picking up my 2016 Forester 2.5i Touring 6spd in the next couple weeks and my first order of business is getting some better tires. Maybe less than 1 mpg lower @ 70mpg but more of a loss above that. I would stick with OEM size as long as the car is under warranty. I've had Falken Bridgestone firestone bfg pathfinder etc but I'm a Yokohama guy these days. What is the maximum diameter difference allowed between the regular tire and the spare? Love em. The yokohama would be the mildest option, have excellent road manners, excellent on road traction,wet traction,better mpg, less noise.. also severe service (winter) rated. I'm hoping someone here can give me some info on how the Geo's perform, since I know how the Coopers do. Will show pictures tomorrow morning. Ok great, the Coopers are my first choice. When I bout my element it had cooper Discoverer LSXs on it in the stock 215/70. Need new tires, and was trying to decide between these 2. Now that I've picked up my 2016, I have a couple more questions. What I cannot dig up is whether the offset should be 35 or 40 to ensure inside clearance. What I cannot dig up is whether the offset should be 35 or 40 to ensure inside clearance. Might just play it safe and go with the Yoko Geolander A/T-S. No experience with the AT3 but looked at them. I have already added the Primitive skid plates and a minimal 1" lift to ensure clearance of 235/65/17 Cooper ATS or Geolander. Quiet. Element Owners Club is your go to forum community to discuss your Honda Element, and get ideas from your next great trip to your next Honda Element Mod. Here are the diameters of what I'm looking at: What is your motivation for buying an all terrain tire in the first place? I've got the Geolander ATS's on mine. The at/s is just the perfect combo--It's a quiet 5 rib highway Tire on a daily basis in SETX, but it's absolutely super glue on snow & ice in Colorado plus has plenty of depth in the tread to carry a fully loaded midsize thru sand & mud down in Galveston. I run the Yokohama Geolander G015 AT-S 225/55/18. Dude, just get the Coopers. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Just went through the same thing and went with the G015. Love em...great on highway at speed. They're noisy and wear oddly (given they're flexy according to the tire tech I spoke to) but here in Ottawa, Canada I leave them on all year round and they give decent traction even in the snow. I am a fan of the cooper discoverer AT3 also. A full size spare would be strongly advised since the diameter will be greater than stock. We’re the best Subaru Forester Owners Forum to talk about the best years of the Subaru Forester, modifications and reliability history of the Subaru Forester. Cooper is American owned and made in USA. VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Been able to get them in a lot of environments in CO. Only had them for about 450 miles though. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I personally have never ran either of those tires, but I knew someone who ran Cooper AT3's on his truck and he loved them. Ultimately it will come down to what you want to spend and how long each tire lasts. Particularly impressive is that both of the light truck tires come with that 60,000 mile warranty. Both have 50k mile warranty. I just had the Yokohama Geolander G015 installed a couple hours ago on my 2015 Forester 2.5i. Wet traction is likely sufficient for daily use, and winter traction is good. I'm thinking about the GO15 in 225/65/17 size. I am looking to install a set of tires/wheels on my 2016 Forester for a trip onto BLM land in WY this fall. Cooper Discoverer ATR vs Yokohama Geolander AT/S Both LT285/75R16 D rated tires. I priced them a while back locally and there wasn't a big price difference. I don't need chains with these tires on. I went all terrain because I wanted a good all year tire. Yokohama are Japanese owned and don't know where they're made. I run the 225/65R17 Geolander G015's on my 2015 FXT. Last year the Geolanders did great in the snow. I decided to go with 225/65/17 on my stock wheels. Jump to Latest Follow ... Ive got the AT3 This may be a bit late to be useful, but I have had the Cooper AT3s going on about 7 months now. We review the latest all terrain tire from Yokohama in a variety of real world conditions. I have already added the Primitive skid plates and a minimal 1" lift to ensure clearance of 235/65/17 Cooper ATS or Geolander. JavaScript is disabled. Have the cooper at3 on 17 xt. I do know Geolander makes a good tire too. I can say that I have little to no change in MPG. We’re the best Subaru Forester Owners Forum to talk about the best years of the Subaru Forester, modifications and reliability history of the Subaru Forester. Cooper Discoverer AT/3 or Yokohama Geolandar ATS? Just my opinion. Yokohama makes very good tires. I'm in the same boat but at the moment I'm leaning towards the Cooper. Miscellaneous / General Element Discussions, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Testing Yokohama’s Newest All-Terrain Tire, the G015. Read lots of good things about the new GO15. Re: Cooper Discoverer vs. Yokohama Geolander A few years back I got fed up with the poor traction of the old, hard and worn out tires I had on my 1994 3/4 ton 4x4 Chevy so I went hunting for a nice new set of tires and specifically asked for ones that would give me the best traction on ice and hard packed snow. I've only drove them for 30 miles and Im happy with the choice I made. Hmm, that makes me second guess the Coopers. I got 225/70 R16s. Not a deal breaker but like to buy USA when feasible. JavaScript is disabled. I'm leaning toward the Geolanders, but, I've had good results with the Coopers----AARRGH! I have noticed that as they wore down the road noise has increased, but not a big deal. Hm, looks like I made a mistake. No rubbing issues either. Sparco Terra is only available in +50 offset. Yokohama Geolandar G015 | Discount tire Direct, Cooper Discoverer A/T3 | Discount Tire Direct, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Looking at Geolander ATS 225/60/17 from Yokohama Or Cooper Discoverer A/T3 in … The steering is satisfactory, though a little vague, with slightly delayed response to inputs, and while the ride is supple, it suffers from some excessive secondary motion after impacts. The Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S feels like a traditional truck tire in many ways. I run them on FRS rims that are exact oem spec but lighter. Drive out prices are within $10 of each other. slightly more aggressive tread. Thanks guys. From what I've read they should fit, besides, I have a 1" lift on the front. Yeah, that's right. Living in ND we get a crap ton of snow. Have a set of their summers ready to go on when the car hits the road again. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised if the aforementioned tires have superior dry offroad capability, I chose the G015's because of fuel economy, and the "mountain snowflake symbol" I love to SKI!!!!! If I had to throw the spare on with the Coopers would that be an issue because of diameters and how all the tires have to be within a certain tolerance?