Testing Cooper® Discoverer AT3 XLT™ Tires

For an accurate test of the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT tires, our first step was precision mounting and balancing of the tires. (See the Part 1 video.) In the Part 2 video, we prepare the Ram 3500 for testing then test the Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT tires both on- and off-road. Part 2 video concludes […]

Selecting Tires and Wheels for Optimal Handling, Gearing and Fuel Efficiency

4WD Mechanix Magazine’s 2005 Dodge Ram 4×4 Ram truck with Cummins 5.9L diesel power has an aftermarket 4-inch chassis lift and 4.56 axle gears. To achieve peak handling, fuel efficiency and towing power, we set out to fine tune the overall “gearing” by selecting the right diameter BFG tires and a matching set of Raceline Avenger […]

Mounting and Balancing BFG KO2 Tires at the Discount Tire Store

Testing new tires requires a solid baseline. These tires need proper mounting and balancing on rims that run true. When 4WD Mechanix Magazine prepared for testing the new BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, the first stop was the local Discount Tire Store. Professional mounting and balance provide a consistent standard for accurately evaluating these tires, and Discount […]