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thornbirds

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 96 toy taco, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    96 toy taco

    96 toy taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i was thinking about getting a set. because for one i dont offroad that much. and for two when i do offroad i think that they will do good for a a/t.
    input please???
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    I would have to advise you to go 180* away from the Thornbirds since you "don't offroad that much"; that's a strictly offroad tire marketed as an all terrain.

    They are badass off road tires, but you're gonna have a shity ride, super loud tires, and they'll only last 30k miles at best on the street.

    I think you'd be happier with some BFG ATs, or Cooper D-ST.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    thornturds are crap on road, they are not an allterrain tire at all and they just all around suck.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    I don't even think they are great off road tires.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    thornbirds are semi decent offroad tires but horrid street tires, like they are hard to keep balanced because them side lugs tear off super easy and therye loud as sh8t i would honestly go with the bfg at ko my dad uses them and loves em and i run dynapro ats and i love them and they are both reletively inexpensive and super good looking
     
  6. Apr 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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  7. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    A few years ago I was looking into TB's. Came to the conclusion no matter what you use them for, they would suck.

    They are a bias tire, so they suck on pavement, especially when truck sits overnight and it's cold and they are loud similar to a Bogger. The voids between the lugs are too close to clear mud as good as they should, so they clog with mud and suck in the mud like an AT tire.

    They look niffty but that's really about it. There are better choices than those. And those huge side lugs can create fitment issues if you don't do your math right.

    As a rock crawler tire, aired way wayyy down, they might to ok but still better choices.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    it WHAT fantasy world do yall live in where thornturds are good tires...on any surface?
     
  9. Apr 21, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    x2. If you don't off road don't get a tire like that.
     
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