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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2002, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thornbird owners

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now I know alot of people here don't like Thornbirds,but I'm putting a set on my zuk (33x12.50) I wanted to know what the owners of these tires thought and not the.... My brothers, girlfriends, uncles, stepmothers had 'em and... I don't wheel in mud or snow, just rocks. What pressure do you run on the trail and street? Anyone groove the center treads?

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I had a set on my toyota pick up 8 to 10 off-road and 25 to 30 on road, didn't get to play with them too much, the truck was stolen in three weeks, but they where loud, the large lugs would grabb about anything, rocks, mud, small animals. Be carefull, with your springs they might hit and grabb them too.

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I'm going to run a 15x8 wheel with a 2" backspace, That should keep 'em out of the springs.....I hope!

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The only good thing I have to say about thornbirds was that they would pull me up out of the ruts alot easier. Don't make no difference airn down the sidewalls don't flex well. They went ok in the sand as long as you didn't turn, if you turn the lugs dig in and you can get into trouble real easy. Absolutley scary on steep muddy decents, you can't hardly clean the mud out of em, I've driven home from the trail and still had mud stuck in the treads. Well anyway good luck with em hope you got a good deal.


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Heres my scoop: I HAD a 29" thornbirds on my truck when i bought it.They were extremely noisey and had no flex for the type of crawling im doing here in the east.They spun on wet grass and and seemed o.k. on pavement that was wet.I really didnt care for them they are VERY tough(and heavy)as well.Maybe on slickrock they would be ok(guys out west chime in here).I like the way they look..thats it!Maybe they will be good for you.I dont know what type of terrain your running on..mine were terrrible in the mud too.Even aired down I thought they were real stiff at 7-8lbs..Well what ever you decide..good luck.

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Well I can't complain. I got a set of five with over 60% tread for $100 and they were just siped last month. I'm going to give them a shot, if they don't work for me I'll put my 31" BFG AT KOs back on. I'm thinking 3-4 PSI for the rocks might flex 'em a bit and give me a LARGE footprint.

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i have heard good things about thorns on the rocks after they have been siped...as for as the wheel'n i do in indiana...loose dirt hill climbs,mud holes,slick reveanes,creek bed crossings...well just ask the bedford boys...they wheel the area i do...and don't like them at all.
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You can air them to zero and those side walls will NOT flex..ill take my MTR'S anyday,now they flex!

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Re: Thornbird owners

I had a pair for just 4 months and I hated them. Really no flex. I usually ran mine at 3 to 4 psi on the trails. They didn't seem to grip very well on the rocks. They didn't clean out very well either.
One good thing they do make a good looking street tire.

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