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anyone rolling on baja belteds, Thornbirds, or and other Swamper?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigoltrux77, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. bigoltrux77

    bigoltrux77 1/2 ton status

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    I need info on how well M/T Baja Belted, SS Thornbirds, and any other tire ride on the road, offroad (mud, dirt, sand etc) I really want the 36x14.5 baja belteds, or 35x14.50 in something else.
     
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    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    Uggggh! I acquired some worn Baja Belted's from a friend, and they blow all day long. For good street and offroad manners, look at some TSL radials or BFG MT/km's IMO.

    John
     
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    Stay as far away from the Thornbirds as you can. They are awful on, off, in between roads...junk. IMHO, anyway. /forums/images/icons/smirk.gif
     
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    I've got some 35x14.5 TSLs, they aren't too bad, I've been using them as my daily drivers here in Colorado.
     
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    I help out a friend (was about to have baby and had to spend the money for the lift for his Bronco) and traded him my 33x12.5 Big O's for his 33x14.5 M/T Baja's. Both sets were almost new. I ran the Baja's for a few years. They follow the grooves in the road to much. There is still a lot of life left on the tires and they are going on my cousins '75 K-5 as soon as he get rims.
     
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    I recently aquired a decent set of thornbirds (33x12.50 15's),when i got them mounted i was told by Sears(and about 6 other tire stores since then)that they couldn't balance them.Why they couldn't balance them I don't know, so if you get over 40mph on the road,you won't stay on the road.They are rough riding,and not worth the money(mine were $100 for a set of 4) /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
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    Although I usually always check here first, before buying tires I didn't. I got 35x12.5x15 Thornbirds.
    After hearing EVERYONE on here berate them I was really worried. I have only had them on for about 2 months now, but they have so far performed just fine.
     
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    They follow the grooves in the road to much.

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    I had some 32" Baja Belteds, and I had the same type of experiece...following road grooves and wandering like CRAZY.
     
  9. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i run 36x12.50 TSLs (bias-ply) on the road every day and i have no problems at all. they don't follow grooves at any speed, they're loud but i like it. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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