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Cooper Zeon RS3-A
 
Approximate retail price:
$153.00
Summary: The Cooper Zeon RS3-A has a 40,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Cooper Zeon RS3-A

The Cooper Zeon RS3-A is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Zeon RS3-A are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Dry handling:
Dry handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
About This Brand

One of the few independent tire manufacturers in the U.S. with origins going back to the early 20th Century, Cooper is among the world's top-10 tire makers. Based in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper Tires offers a full array of tires, including the Avon, Mastercraft, and Starfire brands. Cooper tires are most often sold by independent dealers, though they can be found online. In the past, Cooper has been a standout among light-truck tires.

Features & Specs - Cooper Zeon RS3-A
info Treadwear warranty 40,000
info Speed rating W
info UTQG treadwear 500
info UTQG traction AA
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Cooper Zeon RS3-A
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5.0
Excellent Tire For The Money
1/25/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Installed on an Acura TL w / Manual Trans also known as the 'Sport Model'.<br /><br />So far, the best tires I've ever purchased. They grip like glue on both wet & dry roads. The ride is nice and smooth and they corner better than the Continental DWS's I had before. I had considered the Michelin A/S 3's, but for $50 LESS a tire and after reading all the reviews, I thought I'd give these a shot, and I'm glad I did.<br /><br />Size 235/45/17. $115 each, mounted, balanced, and installed at Mavis Tire.<br /><br />And I even saved an American job to boot!<br />Try these tires. You won't be disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
A perfect match for German engineering.
10/28/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Excellent Wet Dry Grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
None I've Found Yet
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought my Audi A8L used and these tires came with it (brand new). Because I'm new to both the car and the tires I am unqualified to contrast them to others. However, in my driving experience I find them a great compliment to Audi's precision driving pedigree. They provide excellent grip, especially in the dry. Turns that would have had my other vehicles squealing in protest didn't phase them in the slightest.<br /><br />They are also a perfect match for Quattro AWD. During Florida's frequent downpours I haven't come close to their limits of adhesion (but I haven't tried either). They are definitely confidence-inspiring but as a cautiously-aggressive driver I haven't pushed them without cause.<br /><br />The Audi rides great; the tires are quiet, steering is precise, and road imperfections don't upset their composure. When these wear out I'll look for another set of the same as I see no reason to switch to anything else.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent Tires
9/4/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I installed these tires on my 2007 Subaru Legacy before departing on a one month touring vacation throughout the Northeastern USA. After driving over 5,000 miles in a little over a month, I can honestly say that their performance has been right on par with the test findings made by Consumer Reports. The handling aspects have been extremely impressive, road noise has been minimal and traction on wet roads has been flawless. I would certainly not hesitate to purchase these again.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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