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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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4.0
Good Tire For the Money
7/9/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I put a set of 4 new Zeon RS-3A Coopers on my 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon just before winter hit three years ago. The Midwest winters, icy conditions and frequent downpours didn't faze these tires. I took the tires all the way down to 2/32 of tread and didn't hydroplane or have the rear end of my wagon break loose. I am an aggressive driver but don't push the limits of tires if it is wet, slick or snowy on the roads. These tires went exactly 39,000 miles so I would consider that acceptable given my driving style and the price I paid for them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Flat spot
5/5/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This tires are good as indicated by the other reviews. I would add that they do have flat spotting problem on colder weather. It takes them about 10 miles to warm up and for the vibration to go away.<br />Also, my mileage has decreased slightly (about 1 mpg) as compared to the Michelin Primacy's.<br />I got a whole set for $410 out the door from Discount, so I can't complain!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Used on a 400hp RWD V8 GTO
4/29/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Value
Cons
Hydroplane Prone
Wet grip
Best Uses
Comment:
I've owned the best: RE-01R, RE-11, Star Spec, ZII, NT05R. Wasn't expecting much out of these RS-3A Coopers but was very surprised: dry grip levels near max performance tires, wet grip levels enough to hold a 2005 6spd GTO's 400hp to the ground in 1st gear. Seriously impressive wet traction. <br /><br />BIG WET DRAWBACK, HOWEVER: tread design is horrible for hydroplaning. Been a long time since I've seen a tire perform that poorly at going through puddles of water. Son wrecked that GTO on a mountain pass when he hydroplaned last winter.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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