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Old 06-15-2016, 10:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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When I first came to the PBB I immediately joined the Thornbird movement. Still rockin my very first set. Rig has changed a few times, but I just keep swapping out the same set of T-birds. Ultimate traction and what seems to be unlimited mileage.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:49 AM   #28 (permalink)
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We can't get them over here

You guys get all the good stuff
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:57 AM   #29 (permalink)
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The sidewall traction is what makes them so amazing!
If you are in a muddy/slippery hole you cannot power out of, just turn the tires into the rut and the sidewalls will climb you right out.

I thought everyone knew that basic info.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:52 PM   #30 (permalink)
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The nice thing about them is the rubber compound they chose for them. If you get a small leak, driving it typically will warm the rubber up enough to self-repair itself.


The special rubber compound they use for them is amazing. I had a buddy with a front wheel drive drag truck run them, When he'd do burnouts with the front tires the rubber would wear down and come off, but then be picked up by the back tires. He'd just rotate them front to rear every couple of races or couple thousand miles around town and the net result was they never really wore down, just kinda kept regenerating.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The special rubber compound they use for them is amazing. I had a buddy with a front wheel drive drag truck run them, When he'd do burnouts with the front tires the rubber would wear down and come off, but then be picked up by the back tires. He'd just rotate them front to rear every couple of races or couple thousand miles around town and the net result was they never really wore down, just kinda kept regenerating.
I thought everyone knew that? That's why I only do burnouts in my rwd trucks in reverse. Get em good and hot, back the front tires aver all that fresh rubber, put it back in drive, ready to go
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:21 PM   #32 (permalink)
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i had a set of 33s on a old s10 i had. i needed tires and bought them for about a hundred bucks and they were like new. they looked kinda cool but were horrible in the mud. they basically act like slicks as the thread is so close together. which worked out great though as it had all stock parts under it and kept me from breaking stuff

best picture i can find of it at the moment

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Old 06-17-2016, 11:35 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Those tires were so awesome, your tail-lights were like "We don't even deserve to be on the same truck as these 'Birds.....Fuck this....we're out!" They and the rear window went to another, non-Thornbirded truck. The lower expectations were a lot easier to accommodate.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:54 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I run Thornbirds on my dually. I love them

Edit: Im at 50k miles on my set and they're about half worn. Hopefully with keeping them rotated I can get 100k out of them

Edit edit: Im gonna run them on my 'wheeler too. Like this:






That actually looks pretty interesting...
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:33 PM   #36 (permalink)
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i had a set of 33s on a old s10 i had. i needed tires and bought them for about a hundred bucks and they were like new. they looked kinda cool but were horrible in the mud. they basically act like slicks as the thread is so close together. which worked out great though as it had all stock parts under it and kept me from breaking stuff

best picture i can find of it at the moment

Yur Faith in the Thornbirds was just too weak,
they only work if you believe in them

If you truely believe,
their bias ply goodness will deliver better MPG than any wimpy radial,

their side biters will chew right through asphalt and death-grip the crushed stone underlayment below with one push of the skinny pedal

and their trademarked rubber compound will out stick any sticky,
while resisting wear better than rock hard tractor trailer tires.

There's a reason they're banned at every drag strip and NASCAR track in America!!!!111

B-E-L-I-E-V-E!!!!
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That actually looks pretty interesting...
I'm just trying to imagine how much time it would take to do 4 of those...

Oh hell....why would anyone need 4? I'm sure with a locker in the rear 2 birds is all that would be needed.
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That actually looks pretty interesting...
He ruined them!!

That pattern was discovered in ancient cave drawings, and secret compartments of the great pyrimids,

if it could be improved upon would TSL keep coming out with new fking sizes of Thornbirds year after year after year?
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He ruined them!!

That pattern was discovered in ancient cave drawings, and secret compartments of the great pyrimids,

if it could be improved upon would TSL keep coming out with new fking sizes of Thornbirds year after year after year?
That shit was funny the first 10 years & 50,000 times it was posted.


Some of you fuckers are starting to sound like a broken record.
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That shit was funny the first 10 years & 50,000 times it was posted.


Some of you fuckers are starting to sound like a broken record.
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Are you from the future?
Oh, I wasn't aware you were only allowed one log in per forum.

Shut the fuck up retard.
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That shit was funny the first 10 years & 50,000 times it was posted.


Some of you fuckers are starting to sound like a broken record.
PM dieselmh. He runs the broken record complaint department.
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haha I don't think we've seen a straight answer in this thread.

kinda like how illegal (or legal) beadlocks are.

pirate is NOT the best place for questions like this as everyone just rips on the OP
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Aside from the jackholes here's my account.

I ran thornbirds on my DD 85 toy for a few years. 35x13.50x15's.

Worked great on dry hot granite (rubicon in the summer 5-10psi)
Worked decent in hot sand (oceano dunes aired down to 5psi)

Suck on: any kind of mildly slippery surface (icy, wet, damp roads/rocks/mud/trails.) There is not enough siping in the main lugs to provide decent traction in these conditions. Once the tire spins enough the side lugs start to dig and dig and dig until you're up to your axles.

On a winter trip to Fordyce I was stuck more than anything. Ended up having to be towed most of the way. The tires are horrible when cold.
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Oh, I wasn't aware you were only allowed one log in per forum.

Shut the fuck up retard.
Damn, who pissed on your Thornbirds?
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Aside from the jackholes here's my account.

I ran thornbirds on my DD 85 toy for a few years. 35x13.50x15's.

Worked great on dry hot granite (rubicon in the summer 5-10psi)
Worked decent in hot sand (oceano dunes aired down to 5psi)

Suck on: any kind of mildly slippery surface (icy, wet, damp roads/rocks/mud/trails.) There is not enough siping in the main lugs to provide decent traction in these conditions. Once the tire spins enough the side lugs start to dig and dig and dig until you're up to your axles.

On a winter trip to Fordyce I was stuck more than anything. Ended up having to be towed most of the way. The tires are horrible when cold.
35x13.50's?

You just didnt have enough truck
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I heard Tim Cameron had to take them off his bouncer because they had so much traction the would just stick and climb all the obstacles and not actually bounce.
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Oh, I wasn't aware you were only allowed one log in per forum.

Shut the fuck up retard.
You're pissed off in a Thornbirds thread and I'm retarded

You think July 2009 was 10 years ago and I should shut the fuck up.


Clean the sand out of your runny gash and stop being a whiny cunt about words that you read on the interwebz shit head
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PM dieselmh. He runs the broken record complaint department.
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