Cooper Zeon RS3-A - 215/45X17

[4/17/2013] Reviewed by: Lee Calton

Applicable to: '06+

High Performance All Weather Tire

I just bought a '07 GT with 28,000 miles on it. The original owner had installed 17X8 Enkei RPF-1's mounted with 205/45X17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-01's when he took delivery of the car. They were worn down to the wear bars. They were very soft tread and stiff sidewalls and the car handled like a go-kart - immediate steering response and a loud, harsh ride. I wanted to get a more touring oriented ride and noise level and realized that I would sacrifice handling to get this. Research here, at TireRack and DiscountTireDirect lead me to choose between these Coopers, Michelins and Dunlops. I had decided to change to 215/45's for ride improvement based on what I'd read here. I chose the Coopers on what I felt like was the best bang for the buck. My local mechanic met the internet price for the set of tires and I have lifetime rotate/balance/check alignment with them for $525 total. So, the differences: if steering response was 10 before, its 9 now. Just a hair less immediate. If ride harshness was 10 before, its 5 now. Significant. If tire noise level was 10 before, its 3 now. Huge. This is after just 500 miles on local interstate and some winding 2 lanes around here. I will speak to tread life and spirited driving later on. For me, it was a great choice for the type of driving I plan to do with the car. I'm looking forward to spending lots of time in it!

Sorry for the re-post. I forgot to tell about choosing a different size in the original post.

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Cooper Zeon RS3-A high performance all-season tires, size 205/45/17

[9/15/2012] Reviewed by: Phil Fairman

Applicable to: '06+ 1.8 liter

Cooper Zeon RS3-A high performance all-season tires, size 205/45/17

I had put a set of Kuhmo Ecsta 4X tires on my OTM and really liked them, was seriously considering a set for my 06 GT. My tire dealer, with whom I have been dealing for 20+ years suggested I try these new Coopers, I could run them for 45 days and bring them back if I didn't like them, so I took the plunge.

I wanted an all-season as I do some dry-road driving during the winter with my MX-5. My first trip with these tires was a 1,000 mi trip to Northern NY state from Central Pa, in short, fantastic! Very smooth riding, quiet and better handling in corners than the factory Bridgestones they replaced, Great Tires!

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Cooper CS4 Touring "H" rated tires

[5/28/2009] Reviewed by: Rick A. Gilligan Jr. -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99-'05 '06+ 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Cooper "H" rated CS4 all-weather tires

Tires were put on and balanced by Tire Kingdom in South Florida.

The 65 mph shimmy I had before these tires-even with Pirelli PZero's-is now a thing of the past. I can tell no difference in handling on wet or dry pavement, high speed or around townI bought these tires to replace a set of Yokohamas, and these, while similar in price, are much superior in almost every way. I love these tires, and will replace them with the same tire when the time comes. Shouldn't be very soon, as these tires have a very high wear rating in all the reviews I read about them.

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[3/15/2009] Reviewed by: Phil Fairman -

Applicable to: '99-'05 1.8 liter

Cooper ZEON ZPT 205-45-16 (mounted on factory "04 LS alloys)

These were recommended by my local tire dealer. I had to replace the factory stock Bridgestone Turanzas as they were almost 6-years old, VERY hard, flat spotted after sitting for a week and starting to crack in the sipes. The ride with the Bridgestones was very harsh and jarring (mostly because of the age) but the Coopers were a revalation....smooth quiet ride, much softer over expansion joints and very grippy and predictable on ramps and sharp corners.

These are a good choice for the Miata that is used mostly in a "touring" fashion, they have an M+S rating, but is not a high rating, so I consider them an excellent dry/wet traction tire that will work if you get caught in some light snow. As my '04 LS stays in the garage when there is salt/snow on the roads this is not a concern for me. Overall a very pleasant and predictable tire

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Cooper Zeon 2xs

[2/7/2006] Reviewed by: Thomas Donovan -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

The tires are Cooper zeon 2xs 205/50/15 on stock 1997 M wheels

I love them if you want a rain tire and dry traction this is your tire. i can pull 65mph on a on ramp now

Buy them!!!!!!!!!!!!

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