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HkdOnJP 07-18-2007 12:57 PM

Thornbirds
 
What is wrong with these tires. Everyone i have asked say dont get the thornbirds there bad etc etc. WHy what are the pros and consof them.

Scoob 07-18-2007 01:03 PM

It's pronounced THORNTURDS. They are the only tire that can rival the goodyear GSA's in the Get Stuck Anywhere department. Plus you get the added fact that its an interco tire. Which means its not going to balance worth a darn as well.

Con's
Lousy off road traction
Lousy on road traction
Noisy
Dont balance well

Only pro is some people think they look cool.

HkdOnJP 07-18-2007 01:20 PM

well that definitly answers my question then in your opnion whats a good 33x10.50 i was looking at a super swamper radial

Texapple 07-18-2007 01:21 PM

2 Attachment(s)
poor on/off road traction
wear very quickly
very loud on road noise
....experience here, not hear say
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Scoob 07-18-2007 01:26 PM

I agree. Mine was witnessed as well...not here say. I SEEN a guy get stuck at the trailhead with a set of these tires. We laughed for 15 minutes before pulling him out :)

kg4kpg 07-18-2007 04:00 PM

I guy behind me at Tellico one year had to winch himself over crap I was going over with 31's. He had 33's (I think). Might as well be sporting drag slicks in my opinion.

jjseel 07-18-2007 04:16 PM

I love my BGF MT's

debruins 07-18-2007 05:14 PM

either BFG MT"s or pro comp MT's both are great

Scoob 07-18-2007 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HkdOnJP (Post 106071)
well that definitly answers my question then in your opnion whats a good 33x10.50 i was looking at a super swamper radial

Any mud tire with siping if its on a daily driver. Cooper STT, Mickey Thompson MTZ or Toyo Open Country. Any will do just as well as the other mud tires off road (if not better) but are FAR better on the road. Especially on snow and rain.

If its a trail jeep only its really tough to beet a swamper.

JCS05Rubi 07-18-2007 05:32 PM

By the way, DC is using the BFG Mud Terrains on the Rubicons now(new from the factory I mean) :) I have also heard very good things about all three tires listed above. If I keep my Rubi through another set of tires, the Coopers will be them.

Scoob 07-18-2007 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by JCS05Rubi (Post 106168)
By the way, DC is using the BFG Mud Terrains on the Rubicons now(new from the factory I mean) :)

That doesn't mean they are good, just that they got a deal on them. After all look what the BFG replaced, the MTR's that came on the Rubi was a HORRIBLE choice for tires.

kg4kpg 07-18-2007 07:59 PM

I can tell you this also, it doesn't have to be a BFG, Toyo, ProComp or other big name tire to be good on or off the road. I was in a pinch once and bought an off brand (can't remember the brand now) that was made by Goodyear. Went all over Tellico and other places without ever getting stuck. Dayton Timberline MT's aren't bad either.Shop the local tire shops and see what you can find.

lost 07-18-2007 08:28 PM

the thornbogger!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y11...rnBogger01.jpg

Redrubicon2004 07-18-2007 09:01 PM

Whoa where did that come from, did they redesign the thornturd?

I would never buy thornturds, Very very loud, and they wear very uneven.

I am running BFG's here in Illinois and I am very happy with them. Had a friend that had new procomp mt's and I was going every where without spinning in the mud, he had to keep a steady wheel spin to keep moving.

lost 07-18-2007 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redrubicon2004 (Post 106230)
Whoa where did that come from, did they redesign the thornturd?
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the thornbogger

2much 07-18-2007 09:57 PM

yeah, a friend of mine had thornbirds on his lifted f-250, he took them off after 2500 miles, the on road performance is awful, and its not like you make up for in off road capability, just go with a good mud terrain, ( Mickey Thompson, BFG ) as far as procomp, i test drove a jeep with 33" procomp m/t's and I didn't really like them, but thats just personal preference, they seemed like to hard a compound, and the guy who owned the jeep said they only had 17,000 miles on them, and the tread wear was not what I would consider acceptable for 17,000. miles.

HkdOnJP 07-18-2007 10:14 PM

i really want a 10.50 though the 12.50 will rub really bad on my yj i have pro comp mts and i love them but they only come in a 33x12.50 i was gonna go with super swamper tsl radial i think but if i can find a mt in 10.50 that would be awesome
thanks for all the feedback keep'em comin

2much 07-18-2007 10:33 PM

are you running 15" or 16" rims??

HkdOnJP 07-18-2007 10:47 PM

15 but i would consider running 16

Redrubicon2004 07-18-2007 10:59 PM

I remember the 33" pro comps my friend had were about the size of a 32"...My bfg's (33's) were alot bigger than his.

Keep an eye on the actual overall diameter of the tires...Look for actual specs.

2much 07-19-2007 10:02 AM

well you've stumped me on a good 10.50 tire. I know toyo has a 33" by 11.50, maybe consider some new rims with diff. backspacing to help you rubbing problems.

Redrubicon2004 07-19-2007 11:23 AM

What part of ILL are you in, I am good friends with a manager of a discount tire near me. I wheel with him often:cool:

HkdOnJP 07-19-2007 11:25 AM

bfg mt's come in 33x10.50 but they are 172.50 a tire
super swamper makes a radial 33x10.50 at 154.89 a tire

2much 07-19-2007 06:44 PM

This may not be what you want to hear, but my advice would be to save up and go ahead and fork it over for the bfg's. From experiance I will say that they are great performing tires on and off road, wear well, and you should get good mileage out of them.

rebelBullDawg325 07-19-2007 07:08 PM

maxxis seems to make good tires. several of my friends run them and love em


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