Cooper Evolution H/T Vs Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus Cooper tires feature bulky tread for optimal road traction and deep grooves for a reliable experience in snowy conditions as well.
With its strategically designed shoulders, the Cooper Evolution HT has a strong grip on both dry and damp roads, as well as a fully controlled and responsive steering experience.
In contrast, the Cooper Discoverer HT plus gives you an aggressive look and supreme performance in light snow. In addition to rolling over the road more smoothly, it offers better fuel economy.
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A comparison of Cooper Discoverer and Evolution
Cooper Evolution has a denser tread with three ribs formed by massive, interlocking, angular blocks and four relatively narrow circumferential grooves in the center.
In addition to wider horizontal blocks and little lateral spacing between them, the shoulder’s inner side also displays a narrow longitudinal rib adjacent to each shoulder.
All of its blocks are marked with rectilinear, full-depth, and multidirectional sipes in a 3D micro-Gauge pattern.
Among the three rows of bold blocks on the Discoverer Plus tread are four wide circumferential grooves.
The margins of some of the central blocks are notched to enhance biting ability.
The tread’s longitudinal and lateral channels display a broad void.
The shoulder blocks are sturdy, raised, and widely spaced. Its siping pattern is characterized by unidirectional curved stilts over central and marginal blocks.
Tread Wear and Durability
The rubber composite used in Cooper Evolution makes it more durable than the competition.
High silica all-season compound provides superior wet grip and chip resistance.
A two-ply polyester casing and a two-ply nylon cap, reinforced over two wide, high strength steel belts, provide enhanced stability and puncture resistance. Over time, the tread wears down gradually and evenly.
In addition, the company backs its treadwear protection warranty up to 60,000 miles with a high UTQG value.
The Cooper Discoverer Plus is a fairly durable truck tire, but its durability falls short of its competitors. The tread is composed of Cooper standard all-season rubber, and the internal construction includes a polyester casing, two steel belts, and a nylon cap.
Even though this configuration keeps it functional for a long time, it wears out faster than its competitors.
Furthermore, it does not have a manufacturer’s warranty for treadwear protection due to its low UTQG value.
Comparison of road grips
Due to its bulky interlocking blocks and narrow circumferential grooves, the Cooper Evolution has a better grip on a dry road in comparison.
Consequently, it establishes firm contact with the road, ensuring a resolute dry grip.
Because 3D micro-gauge siping and deep voids remove water from the pavement, it rolls confidently without wobbling over wet or icy roads.
Due to its narrow grooves, its performance is inferior to the competitor’s in areas covered with light snow.
Because of its open tread, the Discoverer Plus scores lower than its competitor on dry tracks.
Although notched edges of blocks provide biting ability, wide lateral spacing makes it difficult to maintain a constant grip.
On wet or icy pavements, deeper voids and curved sipes improve its wet/ice grip performance.
In light snow, it performs better than its competitor, because broad voids allow soft snow to be evacuated efficiently, and notched blocks bite into loose surfaces.
Comparison of handling
Cooper Evolution’s enhanced handling efficiency is attributed to longitudinal ribs and lateral blocks.
While taking turns, its shoulder blocks are wide and compact, providing a greater surface area for maintaining grip on dry roads.
Due to its compact shoulder design, it also performs well on wet roads.
When the truck corners along a turn, thin sipes and deep grooves wipe off water and allow the shoulder blocks to grip firmly.
Due to narrow and disconnected lateral grooves, it has a lower handling response in snowy areas.
Although Discover offers smooth handling on dry roads, its open design sets it apart from its competitors.
In comparison, narrower shoulder blocks grasp the pavement less firmly, decreasing steering control.
When the pavement is wet or icy, deeper tread provides better traction because deep lateral grooves and curved sipes keep water away.
Its less efficient handling of wet and ice is due to its smaller-sized blocks.
As a result of broad lateral voids connected with longitudinal grooves, it provides optimal snow evacuation and maintains traction in light snow areas.
Hydroplaning Resistance Comparison
Despite the fact that both tires are designed to minimize hydroplaning, Evolution performs a bit better due to its silica composition and efficient siping pattern.
As they expel water off the tread and prevent slipping, the micro-Gauge, 3D sipes, and various deep grooves provide stable driving over wet tracks.
Despite its wider grooves and curved sipes, Discoverer provides optimal aquaplaning resistance.
As a result of these open channels, water can be routed efficiently through them, preventing the formation of water layers beneath the tread.
Although curved sipes help massive grooves wipe water away from tread, their unidirectional orientation makes them less effective.
Rolling resistance comparison
Due to its denser tread and increased biting edges, Evolution faces more rolling resistance.
To compensate for the hysteresis (energy loss) caused by friction, it uses a large amount of fuel to compensate for a large surface area in contact with the road.
Due to its open design, Discoverer encounters less rolling friction.
While moving over the paved surface, its tread produces less hysteresis (energy loss).
Because only a little energy is required to overcome the friction of the road, fuel efficiency comes along with ease of rolling.
Noise/comfort on the road:
In addition to its excellent traction abilities, Evolution provides a quieter highway ride due to its superior traction.
As a result of its compact design, the tire produces little sound as it rolls, since only a small amount of space is available for sound waves to reflect and resonate.
On the other hand, Discoverer displays a loud tire sound due to its open tread pattern.
Due to its deep and wide grooves, air particles can move freely and collide, creating much noise.
Due to its open tread design, it provides relatively little traction on the road, making driving less comfortable.
Video Comparison of Cooper Evolution H/T Vs Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus
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