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Old 09-28-2005, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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38.5" Thornbirds?

Can I fit 38.5 Thornbirds on my F-250 with a Pro Comp 8.5" lift?
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes...might need a little trimming...but why would you dare put thornbirds on there....quite possibly the worst tire ever made
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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really? wow...I thought they had a smooth highway ride, but also offering good offroad traction too. Then, what would be a good tire in a 38.5" that would offer a fairly smooth ride on the pavement? But also trying to keep the price down too...
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Get a TSL sx for smooth ride and good offroad. The thornbirds become worse than normal TSLs on the road once they get some wear on them and they are about as good as a street tire in the mud.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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TSL radials are a good all around tire.

And you shouldn't need much more than a 6" lift to fit 38's on that truck.
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thornbirds are for those deuches that just want the look of a nasty sidewall without taking their trucks offroad. they get clogged with mud almost as soon as they touch it. tsl's are def. the best choice, and i agree with jrod....don't do more than 6" of lift if you're going to go offroad
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, ok ya got me again. No offroad tire is going to be a smooth ride, but of the off road tires that work decently the SX is a radial and has a better ride than most which bias tires. The SX also has some really good tread on the sidewall which help on sidewall cuts.
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Yeah, ok ya got me again. No offroad tire is going to be a smooth ride, but of the off road tires that work decently the SX is a radial and has a better ride than most which bias tires. The SX also has some really good tread on the sidewall which help on sidewall cuts.
you're thinking of the ssr...
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the SX is a radial and has a better ride than most which bias tires.
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Ok, I drive my truck maybe 8 miles a day, to work and home, and then a little bit of soft dirt trails on the weekends, I found a really good deal on a set of Mickey Thompsons baja belted, 39x18-16.5....I havent bought them yet....will I get a fairly smooth ride out of these tires? and will these tires fit on my truck?
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Ok, I drive my truck maybe 8 miles a day, to work and home, and then a little bit of soft dirt trails on the weekends, I found a really good deal on a set of Mickey Thompsons baja belted, 39x18-16.5....I havent bought them yet....will I get a fairly smooth ride out of these tires? and will these tires fit on my truck?
yes and yes. and your unit bearings and ball joints won't last long.
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Here I go, first post, just never have much to say I guess. I have 37" parnelli jones' on my SD and have had great service and performance out of them. They wear great but they are a little pricey. I would hate to see you go with the baja belted's though. Just personal pref I suppose
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my buddy has the 36x14.50 pj dirt grips with a lot of miles on them under a super duty, and they have worn really well. i would guess on the super duty rating scale, that set of tires should last for about 8 pairs of unit bearings.
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Old 10-01-2005, 04:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i still don't get why this is here and not the newbie forum, wow how this site has gotten to soft my buddy has 39's on his '02 f-250 with just a leveling kit and minor trimming. also just a street truck, minor offroad. but would'nt be a problem. might aswell go with some 42's with that lift
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I just replaced the tires on my superduty, I was running the 38-15.50x16.5 swamper ssr, they rode really well for a mud tire, I got 23K miles out of them & I would guess they had another 10-15k left in them, only ever had one flat in that time,
I just went to the 38-14.50x16 toyo open country, I'm not to sure about them yet as I've only had them on the truck for about 23 hrs right now, they seemed a bit smoother on the highway this morning and maybe a little quieter,

(edit) I am running a superlift 8" lift, with the 38's, Another thing wheel back spacing seems to make a big difference with hitting the bumper or fender,

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Old 10-01-2005, 05:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The thornbirds become worse than normal TSLs on the road once they get some wear on them and they are about as good as a street tire in the mud.
no shit sherlock. If you look the thornbirds are listed as an A/T not even an M/t at that. A/T= all terrain=street tire
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move from wild country's to thronbirds and you will think they are the shit
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