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Old 11-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I'm new to the forum, just wanting to know peoples thoughts on the interco thornbirds. Right now I have 33 inch interco trxus and they're not aggressive enough for me so I want to go to the 35x12.5x15 thornbirds.. Any info on these tires would be great thanks.

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Perhaps the worst tire they make for off-roading.

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Truly? What would you recommend I have a 4 inch lift and I like the looks of a wide tire
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I had a buddy that tried them once on a toyota and he felt they were "not good at anything". They look neat, but that was it. His winch got used alot.
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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I agree, horrible for on road and off, huge side lugs but no upper tread.
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I had a buddy that tried them once on a toyota and he felt they were "not good at anything". They look neat, but that was it. His winch got used alot.
The issue may have been the toyota...not just the tires
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:07 PM   #8
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:09 PM   #9
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Just Google "Thornturds"...that'll let you know how they are.
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I have heard of thornbirds getting stuck on wet grass .... often !
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:30 PM   #11
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Worst offroad tire made..
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BFG or Goodyear,,, if bucks are tight Cooper.,,,, if bucks are real tight get good used BFG or Goodyear.., CL is a good place to start, there is always some one out there selling off good tires and wheels..
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if you wheel, Pitbull rockers, Krawler KXs Iroks, creepy crawlers, trepadors would all be on my list.

thornbirds are the worst tire intrco makes. totally useless unless you have a tire knife and cut the hell out of them.
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A guy I know had a set and one of them just "came apart" at 55mph, and he always complained that if he hit the centerline in the highway, it would pull him over to other side!
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this whole thread deserves a
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I don't know what everyone in here is talking about.....they are without hesitation the best tire ever made. Smooth on the road, dominant on the rocks and in mud and even good in the snow, rain and sand.
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I don't know what everyone in here is talking about.....they are without hesitation the best tire ever made. Smooth on the road, dominant on the rocks and in mud and even good in the snow, rain and sand.
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Horrible tire. Get the TSL radial for a good on/off road tire.
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Junk, enough said.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:28 AM   #20
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They are a poser tire, enough said.
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I wish everyone posting in this thread would quit beating around the bush and just come out and say what they really feel about these tires!!!
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Were your TRXUS the MT or the AT? HUGE difference between the two.

If I were to buy a new set of radials tires I would get the Goodyear MTR

If I were to buy a new set of bias tires I would get either the TSL SX or a set Pitbull Rock tires. If I used a trailer to get the jeep to and from the trails I would get some stickier compound competition tire ($700+ per tire for stickies).

The Goodyear MTR is a very good street and trail tire. But because it is a radial it won't have very strong sidewalls compared to a bias tire. If your looking for a tire that only sees pavement for driving to the trails then I would go with one of the bias tires.

I wouldn't recommend a radial TSL because they don't have very good sidewall construction (I had a couple bubbles in the sidewalls of some radial TSLs in years past). And they are not good in the rain at all. In fact, the only radial tire from Interco that I would consider would be the TRXUS MT which I think you tried already. I had a set of the TRXUS MT too... good sidewalls for a radial but didn't do well in wet rocks at all (Goodyear MTRs are superior to the TRXUS MT)
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I wish everyone posting in this thread would quit beating around the bush and just come out and say what they really feel about these tires!!!
I know this is sarcasm....but anyways.......

They look amazing and from looks alone are badass. From performance, they don't self clean very well and get stuck on wet grass. I actually had a buddy with them who was getting stuck in wet grass. They are pretty much useless, but there was one terrain they weren't bad at, I think it was sand, but I forget off hand. Either way, I wouldn't run them unless they were free.
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Were your TRXUS the MT or the AT? HUGE difference between the two.

If I were to buy a new set of radials tires I would get the Goodyear MTR

If I were to buy a new set of bias tires I would get either the TSL SX or a set Pitbull Rock tires. If I used a trailer to get the jeep to and from the trails I would get some stickier compound competition tire ($700+ per tire for stickies).

The Goodyear MTR is a very good street and trail tire. But because it is a radial it won't have very strong sidewalls compared to a bias tire. If your looking for a tire that only sees pavement for driving to the trails then I would go with one of the bias tires.

I wouldn't recommend a radial TSL because they don't have very good sidewall construction (I had a couple bubbles in the sidewalls of some radial TSLs in years past). And they are not good in the rain at all. In fact, the only radial tire from Interco that I would consider would be the TRXUS MT which I think you tried already. I had a set of the TRXUS MT too... good sidewalls for a radial but didn't do well in wet rocks at all (Goodyear MTRs are superior to the TRXUS MT)
That is the first I have heard of the sidewalls on the TSL radial being weak. I don't like how the tread doesn't stick out past the sidewall like on the LTB. As far as offroad performance... I have yet to get stuck/ find a place that my jeep couldn't climb. They are VERY tacky tires and grip exceptionally well in most conditions. I may be talking them up a bit as I am used to running BFG AT, and those suck.
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Right now I have 33 inch interco trxus and they're not aggressive enough
TRUXS not aggressive enough... ??? look into a set of LTB's or boggers if your looking for something more aggressive, i would highly recomend the km2's but you seem to want something really aggressive. DO NOT waste your money on thornbirds aka thornturds! They are by far the worst tires ive ever seen, you would do better with a completely bald set of all terrains.
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Thornbirds are a sand tire, Im running the Iroks and I couldn't be happier.
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Thanks everyone for the info on how sh*tty the thornbirds are. I think I will be going with the km2's or the ltbs. Which of those would be better for mud, snow and climbing?
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Thanks everyone for the info on how sh*tty the thornbirds are. I think I will be going with the km2's or the ltbs. Which of those would be better for mud, snow and climbing?
I have a buddy who has the LTBs on his XJ and they seem to do excellent in any condition.
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I know this is sarcasm....but anyways......
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Thanks everyone for the info on how sh*tty the thornbirds are. I think I will be going with the km2's or the ltbs. Which of those would be better for mud, snow and climbing?

Never ran the KM2's, but I have ran the LTB's on 3 different trucks and currently have a set on order for my Jeep. They are GOOD. Only problem with them I have seen is on rocks where you get hung and have to power on it a little, they are known to chunk some rubber off.

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