Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Dalton, Georgia
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Re: 33\" Thornbirds
I will say that Thornbirds do not wear that great. However after owning several, Having them siped makes a huge difference on wet pavement. They perform well in snow powder. Siping cuts down on the howling. It is important to use the right width wheel with these as contact patch and air pressure greatly affects their lateral stability.
If you want a cool looking tire and don't mind the re-siping hassle they are OK. I got 35K out of some 29X10.50's.
In my opinion, the best all around tire is the Big O Big Foot AT. They are a little pricey but have the only off-road warranty I have seen. BFG MT's ride good but are loud. They will not last very long and suck on wet pavement compared to say a BFG AT.
If you have the money go for the Big O's or a set of Interco SSR's - they are siped, they are radial, and they look cool.
If you want an inexpensive tire like the BFG MT, try the Pro Comp Mud Terrains, they are a little lighter (not as tough a sidewall) and are siped for wet pavement. I have tried a set on wet pavement and they brake far better than BFG MT's.
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