Cooper Zeon RS3-A tire

 
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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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4.0
Love these tires, getting a second set
10/28/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
I have 225 45 r18's on my 2011 Ford Fusion Sport.<br />Noticed immediate huge improvement in winter traction as I replaced the OEM Goodyears in late November, here in New England. At the time I was making frequent 880 mi roundtrips on I90 between Boston and Rochester, NY, and especially appreciated the wet performance of these tires, for traction and lack of hydroplaning. Noise at highway speeds is quiet, not super quiet, but never noticed it intrusively in all those trips. This is a fun car to drive, and these tires make it even more fun. They barely make a sound under heavy acceleration and cornering. Great for not attracting unwanted attention while having fun! Dry traction and grip is amazing, especially under heavy acceleration considering this is a front wheel drive, with ~260hp. Wear has been quicker than expected, but I like to have fun. These tires make it such a pleasure and instill such confidence that for me it is well worth it. 3 years and about 30,000 mi later I an actually psyched that it is to replace them with another set! 30K mi is a ballpark estimate as I could not find my mileage documented so + or - 1,000 or so.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
OE on new 2014 Ford Focus hatchback... Very good
10/25/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
OE with 43,000 mostly highway, all weather conditions. Impressed with overall handling; wet grip on first 30,000 miles were impressive and reassuring. I have to add that there has been very little wet weather in southern New England since May. I was impressed with tires in last winter's throes. Drove in snowy weather multiple times and traction control kicked on only few times, albeit conservative driving. One black ice night saw multiple vehicles off road and or sliding on one mile stretch of Massachusetts highway, mine did not break stride; me 15-20 mph... lucky I guess.<br />Tires are now noisy at 43000 miles, will replace this fall. I would recommend these tires for sure, but I am going to try the top rated Michelin' PS A/S3 because of the ratings.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Beware
10/22/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Cons
Noise
Wet grip
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
WOW! 30 plus years of driving. Please do not misunderstand me when I write ... NOISE is not the word for these tires! Open up your thesaurus in then some! Dry grip and handling are about the only good comment I am able to give.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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