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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bias Ply on the road

I have the chance to get some swamper thornbirds for 350 in 33x12.5 but they are bias ply. How rough are these going to be on the road and how much faster will the tread go? Since I use my jeep everyday and only do about 30% off road should I wait and get radials or what? thanks Mike

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Re: Bias Ply on the road

the tbirds look sweet but they ride rough and being bias they will develop flat spots sittin over night the colder it is the worse they are with mostly street drivin they will wear a lot quicker than a bfg mud but it is a good deal

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Re: Bias Ply on the road

If you do get the thornbirds be prepared for them to wear like crap. I had a set of them on a CJ i had a few years a go and they just didnt cut it on road. I would say if most of your driving is on road go for a BFG all terrain or muds they wear a whole lot better
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Re: Bias Ply on the road

I deal with bias every day. Be prepared to deal with the ride, It's not too bad but definatly harder. But, back to the thornbirds........leave-em. I can't think of a worse tire on or off-road, period.


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Dirt Dog is absolutely right. The Thornbirds are actually a very bad joke perpetrated by Interco. I think they were meant as a joke and were genuinely surprised when they discovered they could actually sell them. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: Bias Ply on the road

holy hell!! these guys agree with me and arn't being chastized! Right on! As far as bias ply goes in my opinion, you allready own a jeep which prolly doesn't have a sports car ride, so whats a little added thump of some bias plys?

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Re: Bias Ply on the road

For $350 buy a good set of mud terrain radials in the 33 in size. With you ratio of pavement to offroad you describe, you will be better off in the long run with a good radial.

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