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Cooper Discoverer ATP vs. Falken Rocky Mountain ATS

I will be needing new tires in the near future, and i think i have it narrowed down. Either the Cooper Discoverer ATP or Falken Rocky Mountain ATS, both in 275/ 60r20. The only review on here that i have read about the Discoverers was good, and I have also heard alot of good about the Rocky Mountains. On Discount Tire Direct the price is basically the same on each. Nearly all of my driving is on the road but we do get a fair amount of snow and if the occasion occurs I would like to do some light off roading. Any suggestions or opinions?

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I just ordered the Falken Wild Peaks in 285/75/16 (look the same as the Rocky Mountains, only got slightly higher customer ratings,) but have not had an opportunity to test them out yet. I chose them over the Coopers since the price was better, there were lots of good ratings, and the tread looked like it would handle snow and rain a bit better. I also don't need an "E" rated tire, so the "D" rated Falkens worked better for me (hopefully they are a little lighter!) The Cooper ATPs look tough, but I would take the ones that would work better without you needing to air down, since you are on 20s. That is just my .02 cents! Good luck regardless of what you choose!

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Tough choice as both models are excellent for your needs. I think the ATP would be the route to go though. This model utilizes serpentine sipes which helps with winter traction giving it a slight edge over the Rocky Mountain. Both models ride well and handle great off-road.

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Put 20k miles on my falken rocky mts. and have no complaints. Quiet on the highway and good traction when it's wet. Haven't done an serious off roading though, so can't help you there. They do look mean though.

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i would say get the Falkens i just got them about a week ago, they look great preform great on the road, and yesterday i went wheeling and they amazing in the mud i never got stuck not even close. On the rocks they do great too they grip very well i highly recommend them!
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my brother has the Falkens on his dakota.... he likes them so far on dry and wet pavement. no snow here yet

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I just had Big O Tires install 4 Wildpeaks LT265/75R16e yesterday also got an alignment and nitrogen air. It was a tough decision Wildpeaks or Cooper ATPs. What sold me on the Wildpeaks were the videos especially the 900hp Suzuki SX4 that won the Pikes Peaks challenge last year. So far the ride is great on city/highway. Praying for snow in a couple of weeks going to South Lake Tahoe for a Birthday Party, so I can test it out on Snow and Mud.

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