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TSL thorn birds?? good tires or ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandracer0004, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. sandracer0004

    sandracer0004 1/2 ton status

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    guys currently im running 36" tsl radials that are about to be replaced as they are pretty warn. Im looking at alot of different tires and i have narrowed it to either a 36, or 38" and go with body lift (currently have 6" suspension)

    what do yall think of the thornbirds? any one use them? how are they in mud? sand? i mostly wheel at pismo. and local mud holes. no hardl trail wheeling.

    im looking for people with experience with these tires Help?
     
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    Did a search for Thornbirds and this is what came up Thornbirds along with MANY others. Check it out! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -Andrew /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
  3. onetwistedk5

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    First) THORNCHICKENS are an A/T tire.
    In mud they will slick up and get you absolutly no where.
    sand they ainto bad i had no problems with the ones i had.....

    but if i were you and liked doin mud id go back to some TSL's thornchickens IMO SUCK BALLS /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    see im prob wheeling alot more sand then anything else and tow vehicle for my trailer full of quads.
     
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    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Look into some Dick Cepek Fun Counrties if you haven't already.
     
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    For mostly sand you might look into the TrXus A/T radial. It looks like it would work great on the sand and last pretty good on the street, but it's gonna suck in mud and rocks.
     
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    i never run 'all terrain' tires on anything that will remotely see off road. all terrain tires are a marketing ploy for a street tire. the thorn turds ride like crap on the road, at the very least buy a swamper radial and you'll be bery happy.
     
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    shaggy what part of san jose u from? i live in south sj off bernal.
     
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    How about the STS, I've heard they are a good sand tire.
     
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    How about the STS, I've heard they are a good sand tire.
     
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    shaggy what part of san jose u from? i live in south sj off bernal.

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    No kidding? I grew up on Bernal, right across the street from the Golf Course. My Mom still lives there. I live up near Milpitas now.
     
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    well if you are down here im the only big red and grey lifted suburban on swampers.
     
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    so what do you guys consider to be the best wearing mud/sand tire?
     
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    I personaly have run the thorntuds when they first came out 9 years ago and they suck also the new sts is crap if you are really in to sand go with a radial baja claw or a dick cepek fun country they are by far the best sand tires out there because of flotation. and they drive really good on the street. the only reason I am posting is because ive ran all those tires and still run the claws on my sand truck.
     
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    so what do you guys consider to be the best wearing mud/sand tire?

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    BFG M/T
     
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    like it was said, do a search. That said, I got under 20K on my thornturds and they were slicks. This was on a 3300 pound toyota. On a tow vehicle? NO WAY!!!
     
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    the fun countries are a very good tire, They float great and wear good. A buddy of mine bought them after he wore out his 35x16 boggers and is very happy with them. The only thing I don't like about them is they are blimps. They are big wide tires. My buddies 16.5x14's actually suck in a way now instead of flat across with the boggers.
     
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    Im an Interco supporter all the way, but I found a tire I might consider for a tow rig some day. Its the Michelin XZL...

    http://www.expeditionexchange.com/michelin/

    I have heard these last a long time and are excellent for a tow rig. They sorta look like a BFG Krawler!
     
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    Im an Interco supporter all the way, but I found a tire I might consider for a tow rig some day. Its the Michelin XZL...

    http://www.expeditionexchange.com/michelin/

    I have heard these last a long time and are excellent for a tow rig. They sorta look like a BFG Krawler!

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    those are the tires that no one can get even the companys that advertise them cant get them anymore. but if you found someone that could sell them please post up because a lot of us have been searching for them for a long time.

    Bob
     

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