Video: Cooper Zeon RS3-S Tires
Published on 2014-02-14
Introducing the all new Cooper Zeon RS3-A™ & Cooper Zeon RS3-S™ ultra high performance tires help you feel confident in your ride as you go on life's road trips. Come on, let's go.
Available in 255/35/20 & 275/35/20 Sizes
This is the new RS3-S tire. This is a asymmetric tread pattern layout, it's non directional. So the outside of the tire is always on the outside of the vehicle. And you can rotate this tire around to the other side, so that it ends up rotating in the opposite direction. This helps you even out the wear that can develop from rotating in a single direction as with a directional tire.
As you can see, the inside of the tire slightly different than the outside. The outside is really optimized for that ultimate drive performance. You've got much bigger tread blocks, you've got a lot more rubber surface area on the outside part of the pattern. You'll notice that the circumferential groove here on the outside is much narrower than the grooves on the inside.
You got 30% more grooves around the inside part of the pattern for that additional wet traction. It's very subtle, but all the grooves are shifted to the inside part of the pattern. At a quick glance, it looks like this thin center groove is the center of the pattern. Where actually the center line of the tire is along this edge of this rib. So we've taken a lot of the void in the tire and shifted it to the inside, so that you can get larger elements and more rubber on the outside for that great cornering performance.