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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #21
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just groove them
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Old January 11th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #22
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30x11.50s on my bronco and I really like them they do good in the snow if you want to get rid of yours I would be interested I want to bigger on mine but really your best bet is to run them and be your own judge of them
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Old January 11th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #23
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anyone who says thornbirds work well, simply havent gotten to experience a better tire.

id take a bfg at before id put thornturds on any of my rigs.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #24
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Your right I haven't had anything much better but for the price that I payed and the little bit of put them through they did well yes they do have there draw backs being bias ply and don't really have great lug seperation but I do really like my thornbirds
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:46 AM   #25
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I've had Thornbirds (along with Swampers, Boggers, BFG AT and MT, etc...)

definately would not be one of my tires of choice, I certainly wouldnt buy them new...the best thing those tires have going for them is the sidelugs

with some cutting they could be a decnt tire though, although they dont seem to wear very well for street use
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #26
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I have heard it you grove the piss out of the thorn birds they clean better, mount em, run em, if ya don't like em, cut em, still don't like em, sell em, replace them, its expensive but everything is trial and error.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #27
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Thornbirds=fail
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:17 AM   #28
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well I would like to get out of them if some one would be intrested in them Id take $650 for them mabe any offers??? I can send pic's
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Old January 11th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #29
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well I would like to get out of them if some one would be intrested in them Id take $650 for them mabe any offers??? I can send pic's
650 for thornturds....


goodluck with that one..then again, theres a sucker born every minute....

the problem with thornbirds is, they do NOTHING well, they suck at everything..

street driving is terrible, they wander alot, they pull you into the divots in the road like MAD, there noisy as fukc , they wear super fast.

offroad is even worse, they clog up horribly, dont self clean, all they have going for them is the sidebiters, but all you have is forward traction, and thats marginal at best...

sell them for as much as you can, and buy something better.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:22 AM   #30
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Don't let most of these people discourage you if you can't off them. I ran a set of 33's and they were loud they do wander a bit and they shouldn't be a new tire choice but they do well in the mud and as long as your not buzzing down the eway at 80 then you can run them on the street also. I just get sick of terrible reviews when people either haven't owned a set or compare them to much newer proven tread designs. Of course they aren't as good as a brand new set this is a 20 yr old design people! My advice is try to get rid of them and get some irocs or something that does a little better
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #31
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Don't let most of these people discourage you if you can't off them. I ran a set of 33's and they were loud they do wander a bit and they shouldn't be a new tire choice but they do well in the mud and as long as your not buzzing down the eway at 80 then you can run them on the street also. I just get sick of terrible reviews when people either haven't owned a set or compare them to much newer proven tread designs. Of course they aren't as good as a brand new set this is a 20 yr old design people! My advice is try to get rid of them and get some irocs or something that does a little better
Thanks I think I will do that
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Old January 11th, 2010, 12:02 PM   #32
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Don't let most of these people discourage you if you can't off them. I ran a set of 33's and they were loud they do wander a bit and they shouldn't be a new tire choice but they do well in the mud and as long as your not buzzing down the eway at 80 then you can run them on the street also. I just get sick of terrible reviews when people either haven't owned a set or compare them to much newer proven tread designs. Of course they aren't as good as a brand new set this is a 20 yr old design people! My advice is try to get rid of them and get some irocs or something that does a little better
thornbirds are a 20 year old design? LOL...NOT QUITE the MT design has been around ALOT longer, and works substantially better...

either way, interco still makes these peices of shit..why? ALOT of newbs who dont know better purchase them solely based on looks alone, and the terrible advice from others on internet forums, or those who sell these at various tire stores.

anywhere a tsl thornbird will make it, i gaurantee i could follow it EASIER with a set of bfg all terrains, stop giving this guy shitty advice, i have owned 2 sets, and seen countless other rigs with them, you have to drive the fukc out of these tires to get them to clean out, and that normally results in breaking shit...there good for paperweights, thats about it.

and just so nobody thinks im just talking out my ass, with no experience with these craptastic tires...here ya go...









and this is how lovely they are onroad...this happened for NO reason, both fronts blew out on the ride home..





another sidenote, my dodge in the pictures had a 5.9 with a paxton blower, and rt heads, put down over 400 on an all wheel dyno in 4wd....HP and wheel speed was never an issue, they just DONT clean out,i cant begin to imagine how terrible these would be on an underpowered jeep or similiar rig.

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Old January 11th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #33
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What people don't understand is that the thornbird is basically an all terrain tire, though not a very good one. It's basically a tire for a mall crawler because it looks mean and has a nice profile. It's not very god in the mud/snow/ice/sand but it's ok on the street, if you get them sipped them they'll be better rock/snow/ice tires.

If you already have them, then fun the fawk out of them
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:00 PM   #34
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allthough they where not great i had no issues with the ones i had i crawled everything that i pointed my rig at, at the badlands. they do LOOK good tho








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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:11 PM   #35
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I had thornturds 15 years ago and they sucked then. groove the piss out of them and run em.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #36
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i've had a set of thornbirds on my old mj. these tires are junk. i replaced a half wore out set of all terrains with these and it was the worse decision i made with that truck. not only was it worse offroad, but i had one blowout when i was driving down the highway doing 60. i've heard of them having problems when on a heavy vehicle with blowouts, but this was a 3400lb pickup. if you decide to keep them i would say dont tow anything when there on your truck and dont leave home without a spare.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #37
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i ran them on a vehicle for a short while, i don't think they're terrible for an all-terrain tire. i don't think you'll have too much trouble selling them if you price them right, a mallcrawler will buy them.






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Old January 11th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #38
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Groove them up and run them. I can't find the picture due to my lack of abilities to search but I remember someone grooved a set so much they ended up looking like boggers.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #39
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I had a set of 33" Thornbirds on a YJ. They were downright dangerous on wet pavement. Seriously.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #40
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I'll give you $200 for the set.
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