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Yea, they look good on a show truck, that's about it.



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Originally posted by fordfan:
Anybody have any experience with swamper thornbirds?
PaulG used to have them and liked the way they worked....of course we all know he doesn't wheel
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Sorry man i also tried these tires on my toyota, they sucked, bad tire wear, easily plugged with mud, etc. Paul G. also had his regrooved to a better tread block pattern which may have made them a better tire?? For the money they cost there's alot better out there, even my Hankook T24's did better, and they suck??

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That's weird...Paul Gagnon should've posted by now saying how much he likes them.


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Ok how bout 40x17 Ground Hawgs...

Also I don't do much rockcrawling, mostly trails, hillclimbs and mud...
 

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If you are going anywhere off-road, thornbirds aren't for you. Besides have you seen them? The things are godawful ugly.
 

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Not to keep raining on the parade, but my friend had them on his 81 Bronco, in 36's?? i think, they not only sucked when it came to longevity, but they're probably the ugliest looking tire out there?? just my $.02, why don't you look at s set of Tsl's or SSr's, they still get bad mileage, but they perform alot better. Or if you want good performance and longevity the MT/R rated #3 in last years mud tire review by Petersens, and they're proven in the sand and especially rocks, as they were designed in purpose for the rubicon.

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I've seen the 33x12.5's at work in various terrains and they sucked. I've also seen the 35x14.5's dig, chuck, and claw their way through whatever was thrown at them. The wider tread pattern on the 14.5's helps alot, but they still aren't as good as alot of other tires out there though.

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My brother has had them on his Yj for about 3 years now, he drives from Surrey to Van every day, and they still have about 50% tread. That's about all I can say about them, they last a long time( well on a YJ anyways). As for offroad, well I don't think they are very good at all.
 

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look at the tread pattern!!! the center lugs are very close together!!! the side biters are for looks, ie pavement princess's!! they are a great tire for a 4x4 that is never going to see the trail. THEY SUCK ON ALL TRAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!! for the street-ok for the trail-sh&^
 

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Originally posted by Mudhucker:
For the money they cost there's alot better out there, even my Hankook T24's did better, and they suck??

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I for one liked my Hankook T24's
They sure were hard to kill.... I still have a set of 33's laying around....... they got to 50% and then refused to wear any further... they have been on My FJ55 in Moab , on my Willys through the Rubicon, they even served a spell on the Airzuki machine.....




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