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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2001, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thornbird Questions

I need to know what people honestly think about Thornbirds. I know many of you guys hate them. But, someone has to like them? Can anyone say anything positive about them? I found 4 -33x12.50 for sale with practically new tread. The guy bought a Wrangler with them on it and went up to 35s These have been sitting in his shed for the last year...

Please don't bash me about not searching past threads...

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ive been running them for 2 years now and they have got me through alot of stuff good in mud but not the best for climbing but they will work just have to hit things a little harder !

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for a 100 bucks it sounds like a deal. just take 50 more and buy a grooving iron. and they will be bad ass

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thats what i was going to do to my until i bought these 35x15/50's but your going to me there a couple of days with that groving iron LOL

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That's it? I know more people are running Thornbirds...

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Myself,Jeff Patton and his wife,Kristin all ran Thornbirds for awhile.Jeff and Kristin still have them and can go almost everywhere everyone else can.I have since replaced mine and I am very happy with the change.Hills are a alot easier now.Sound like a deal though.For a good price they are a O.K. tire.

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My brother ran thornbirds for awhile they did ok in the sand and at high rpm's they did good in the mud,but thats hard on your engine but he put them through alot of mud and he was happy with them.

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I ran Tbirds for several years.

-Awesome in the rocks. Tough as hell. Big side lugs grab stuff.
-Sand was pretty decent. Good flotation.
-Highway was all right. About what you'd expect from a bias ply Swamper. Better than the TSLs and TSL SX's I've since run though.
-Mud wasn't so good. The long treads stick well on rock, but gummed up with mud.
-Snow was the worst. The long treads provide no biting edges for driving in snow or slippery highways. Worst snow tires I've ever used.


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A friend of mine is running them on his Comanche rock crawler and has about 35,000 trouble free miles on them. He has run all the big trails west of the Mississippi and drove his rig to each one. The tires are good on the rocks and wear like iron. Getting them to air down enough on a Zuk would be hard, he runs 10 psi on his 4000lb truck.

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We've had 33" Thornbirds on our Zuk for about a year. On the trail, I love them. But if this is a daily driver beware. On wet pavement they're useless. You'd have to sipe 'em to feel secure.

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