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bfg a/t's vs thornbirds

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spongeidys, May 6, 2006.

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which tire?

  1. bfg a/t's

    126 vote(s)
    70.4%
  2. thornbirds

    15 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. im naked man

    38 vote(s)
    21.2%
  1. spongeidys

    spongeidys 1/2 ton status

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    i have access to a pair of thornbirds for like nothing, and i have bfg a/ts on my 74 as it sits i will be using this truck for mild street use and mild trail use, which tire would you choose to run?

    im kinda afraid to run the bfgs cause quite a few of my friends have cut the sidewalls, truck will see on the trail a decent amount of mud and rocks

    which would you go with?
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    2 years on Sport Kings in real rough AZ rocks . Only 1 , yup 1 tread block with a chunk missing .

    I say run the BFG made tires :thumb:

    I have a video of Thornbirds doing nothing in soft dirt with a light Jeep if ya want me to send it to ya too :wink1:
     
  3. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've run my AT's in mud, rock, sand, snow and highway. They arenot the best at anything, but they are great on the highway and do pretty well everywhere else IMO.
     
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    smalltowncowboy 1/2 ton status

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    id run the BFG's i ran a pair of thornbirds i got for cheap. ran them for one weekend. wasnt impressed in the sand, not mch more impressed in the mud. and it wouldnt go anywhere in snow. so yah id run the BFG's
     
  5. zero cool

    zero cool 1/2 ton status

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    That's your first clue right there. Whoever has them is willing to almost give them away. And there's a good reason for that.

    Back when I had a stock Jeep Cherokee on 225/75R15 street tires, I went mudding. There was a guy in pickup with 35" Thornturds in the group. He got stuck more than me.

    You couldn't pay me to run Thornturds. If you gave them to me, I'd sell them to the first sap who wanted to buy them.

    Don't be that first sap to come along and buy them.
     
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    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    Who's the clown that voted for the thornturds................
     
  7. Masiony

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    not me, i voted nekkid
     
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    Id go with the BFGs
     
  9. broc944

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    My Burb had AT's on it when I bought it, they did OK on dry ground, not good in mud at all. Got rid of them when I shredded one on a stump. I can not add anything else useful.
     
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    the bfg at's always surprised me with their abilities.
     
  11. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Bfg's for sure. I have ran several sets. Thornturds SUCK! around here people are always trying to get rid of em cheap cause they found out how bad they suck! I see some mall cruisers with em on though.:D

    Clay
     
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    i just want to point out that while i would run the bfg's too, they suck in the mud. i hydralic'd a motor once cause those tires couldnt get enough traction, so i had to give it some skinny pedal.
     
  13. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I am on my 4th set of BFG's a/t's and I think they are great for all terrain:D They wear really good and you can get lotsa miles out of them.
     
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    Unless your hanging four tire swings in your front yard leave the Thornbirds where they are. I've ran both BFG ATs and MTs and I loved there performance and there long life. I saw one set of TBs that worked ok , they had been grooved beyond recognition!

    My2c......Jeff
     
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    no kiddin! the BFG A/Ts definitely dont like mud.

    Clay
     
  16. Tabb

    Tabb ROLL TIDE! AGAIN! GMOTM Winner

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    Those thornturds make really good planters! A buddy of mine threw 'em in his back yard, his Wife filled 'em up with pottin' soil and now she has a nice herb garden.
     
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    i guess ill stick with the at's till i can save up some funds for a set of ltbs...i might sell the ats to see how much i can get and just fill in the rest for the ltbs, the thornbirds were completly free so i figured no matter how bad they were they might have better sidewalls and mud traction the the at's but i suppose ill go with my above choice
     
  18. Tabb

    Tabb ROLL TIDE! AGAIN! GMOTM Winner

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    Good call Dude.
     
  19. zero cool

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    Good choice. With the large tread blocks so close together, the Thornbirds don't do well in mud because they load up worse than an AT. Also, the large tread blocks make for bad wet weather handling because the tread pattern doesn't displace water very well. The rubber compound in the tires isn't very sticky so they don't grab on rocks.

    But hey, at least the tread pattern ends up making a whole lot of noise when you're driving down the road at almost any speed.


    I wonder how many of the 5 votes for Thornturds are people joking. I'm guessing at least 4 of them.
     
  20. Tabb

    Tabb ROLL TIDE! AGAIN! GMOTM Winner

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    I forgot to mention the fact that my friend got those thornturds for free and they still had alot of tread, He thought that he could sell 'em but nobody was interested. Guess the word has been out down here for quite some time. Iterco bit the big one on these!
     

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