Interco Thornbird - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old October 7th, 2009, 10:28 PM
thewap's Avatar
thewap
Status: Offline
Marc
'95 D90 SW#106
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Highmount, NY
Posts: 834
Registry
Interco Thornbird

Wondering if anyone has any experience with this tire? Interestingly they do come in a 255/85B16 size and different radial configuration..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old October 7th, 2009, 11:15 PM
DiscoDino's Avatar
DiscoDino
Status: Offline
Nadim Samara
1992 Disco "Dino"
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Manhattan, NY, NY
Posts: 184
Hi Marc,

These are, by far, the worst tire EVER...retreat!

What do you need the tires for (terrain, purpose) and what suspension set-up do you have on your D?
__________________
'92 Disco truggy (42"s, ZF, dual cases, ARBs, 30 splined, OMEs, Optimas, Warns, Bead-Locked)
'04 D-90 TD5 ST (33"s, tuned, caged, 1/2 top)
'84 Rangie 2 door classic (32"s, OME, ARB bar & M8000)
'04 Disco II stock
'07BMW G650X Challenge (farkled)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 8th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Buckon37s's Avatar
Buckon37s
Status: Offline
Buck
Re-Fendered 90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Temecula, CA, USA
Posts: 3,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiscoDino
Hi Marc,

These are, by far, the worst tire EVER...retreat!

What do you need the tires for (terrain, purpose) and what suspension set-up do you have on your D?
Don't lie to the man. This is why you can't trust the internet. People will tell you bs like this.

Thornbirds are the most awesomest tire that has ever been made. They will let you drive up the side of a glass building while it is snowing.

Don't let the fact that nobody at all who has ever competed in any type of offroad event since the beginning of time has ever run them. They are all fools. Run the Birds, love the birds.
__________________
2009 King of the Hammers

BUCK Wild Racing
Driver: Me
Co-driver: Pat Quirk
Team 911

Rover Tracks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DJ Safety
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
West Coast Rovers
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reel Driveline
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Made it further than half of the other guys, but the Hammers won.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old October 8th, 2009, 12:05 AM
JSQ's Avatar
JSQ
Status: Offline
Jack Quinlan
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Leucadia, CA
Posts: 582
Thornbirds.
That's a blast from the past.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 8th, 2009, 12:27 AM
thewap's Avatar
thewap
Status: Offline
Marc
'95 D90 SW#106
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Highmount, NY
Posts: 834
Registry
eheh...retreat?..hesitating at best lol. Im running BFG MT KM's got about 35k on them now, starting to eye other tires, partial to 255/85/R16 size on 2'HD OME (which ill be switching to RTE 2 inchers /OME RR4 and RR1 since my D90 is a SW full roofrack, rockware wincbumper S9000 Superwinch, rockware sliders, skids frt back, SD underbody protection etc..)

Reading some mixed variable reports on BFG KM2s, more mixed reviews on the Thornbirds, kinda like the concept of the Green Diamond Icelander MT's (seems to have good reviews) etc.. torn as usual with tire investments.

Terrain? Upstate NY- dirt, mud, rock, snow and ice..and the rest road. I'm more of an expeditionary set up type not afraid to get into the sh.t in moderate/hard mud and trails. (loved the Michelin XZL's on my old series and old 110 but Michelin doesnt make a 33 incher to my knowledge.)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 8th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Buckon37s's Avatar
Buckon37s
Status: Offline
Buck
Re-Fendered 90
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Temecula, CA, USA
Posts: 3,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by thewap
eheh...retreat?..hesitating at best lol. Im running BFG MT KM's got about 35k on them now, starting to eye other tires, partial to 255/85/R16 size on 2'HD OME (which ill be switching to RTE 2 inchers /OME RR4 and RR1 since my D90 is a SW full roofrack, rockware wincbumper S9000 Superwinch, rockware sliders, skids frt back, SD underbody protection etc..)

Reading some mixed variable reports on BFG KM2s, more mixed reviews on the Thornbirds, kinda like the concept of the Green Diamond Icelander MT's (seems to have good reviews) etc.. torn as usual with tire investments.

Terrain? Upstate NY- dirt, mud, rock, snow and ice..and the rest road. I'm more of an expeditionary set up type not afraid to get into the sh.t in moderate/hard mud and trails. (loved the Michelin XZL's on my old series and old 110 but Michelin doesnt make a 33 incher to my knowledge.)
Boggers.
__________________
2009 King of the Hammers

BUCK Wild Racing
Driver: Me
Co-driver: Pat Quirk
Team 911

Rover Tracks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DJ Safety
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
West Coast Rovers
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reel Driveline
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Made it further than half of the other guys, but the Hammers won.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 8th, 2009, 01:18 AM
thewap's Avatar
thewap
Status: Offline
Marc
'95 D90 SW#106
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Highmount, NY
Posts: 834
Registry
will do some more reading on the bogs,,thx!.. but I fear sliding down sideways in those monsters...lol
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 8th, 2009, 09:09 AM
cellulararrest's Avatar
cellulararrest
Status: Offline
Chris Snyder
1994 D90 #614 | '07 L322 SC
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Newburyport, MA
Posts: 1,544
Perhaps SSR's? I'm not sure how they do in the snow though.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 8th, 2009, 09:19 AM
rmuller
Status: Offline
Ryan
1966 S2a 88" | 2006 LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,056
thornturds? they sure look pretty... just dont try to drive on them.
__________________
Ryan
-------------
Current:
1966 Series IIa "Olive"
2001 Discovery II
2006 LR3 HSE7


Past: 1994 Defender 90 #416, 2001 Discovery II
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 8th, 2009, 09:49 AM
KevinNY's Avatar
KevinNY
Status: Offline
Kevin Buckley
1973 coiler
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilderland,NY
Posts: 1,460
For drivability on road in all seasons combined with excellent offroad capabilities in most NE conditions, the BFG KM2 that you are already considering or the SSR. Bias tires are great offroad but they really suck on the highway, for a trail rig only yes, otherwise stay with radials.
I've done well in deep snow with the SSR, just air it way down, 7 or 8 PSI.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0102.JPG
Views:	389
Size:	214.9 KB
ID:	22064  
__________________
'73 SeriesIII coiler,"The Goat", Daihatsu 2.8TD,Santana,Ashcroft,ARB's,etc., now SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old October 8th, 2009, 10:56 AM
mightymg's Avatar
mightymg
Status: Offline
Lane Farka
97 D90, 05 LR3, 95 RRC LWB
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Clinton Ut
Posts: 744
OK well when I was younger and dumber! I had these! I put 31 11 16 thornbirds on my rangie HAHA! Dude my truck sounded like a helicopter going down the road.... I thought it was cool--- then-----, now that i look back I never would have done it ever!


I also had ssrs in a 35x 10.5 and a 37 12.5

Now these were great tires... very good in the snow.. very very sticky on the rocks, and I really though they had good on road characteristics.. thats my opinion..
__________________
project whore!

95 RRC LWB-- DD
97 D90 37 " krawlers, coilovers, beadlocks, stretched
05 LR3 - Mamas/ tow rig


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Moab rally vids 2010
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 8th, 2009, 11:00 AM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
34x10.5 Swamper LTB or 34x9.50 Swamper TSL

I am going to get one or the other shortly for offroad. I would really like 35x10.50 boggers but I don't have that kind of coin for offroad only tires.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old October 8th, 2009, 11:51 AM
woldd90's Avatar
woldd90
Status: Offline
Scott
1997 D90 ST #1444
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,329
My vote would be the SSR's...

I have a set of 33x12.5x16's for sale, if you are interested. They have less than 6k on them, though the have been used on the trial.
__________________
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old October 8th, 2009, 12:20 PM
kiefffff's Avatar
kiefffff
Status: Offline
Keith Rider
1994 Portofino ST: #217
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: C-Ville, Nelson County VA
Posts: 420
Registry
I have the SSR's and like them. They have done well with minimal wear on-road. They have about 10k miles on them. Off road, good on rocks, good on snow, good on moderate mud, suck in deep or clayey sticky mud. They cake up easy and don't clean themselves very well.

I am thinking of switching to either the Iroks or Pitbull Rockers.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old October 8th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Craigd's Avatar
Craigd
Status: Offline
Craig Dickson
1995 D90 Red Soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Weaverville, NC
Posts: 468
Registry
I ran 33 x 12.5 THornbirds on a jeep many years ago. On cold mornings they were egg shaped for about half a block until they rounded out. The first time it happened I thought I had four flat tires. I think the 12.5 wide tire was two wide as they were horrible on snow packed roads. My Mitsubishi 3000 ZR-4 had better winter traction. The tires sounded cool though.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old October 8th, 2009, 10:51 PM
thewap's Avatar
thewap
Status: Offline
Marc
'95 D90 SW#106
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Highmount, NY
Posts: 834
Registry
my pupils narrowing on the SS trxus or the BFG's MT2's in da 255/85/16 sizes...
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old October 8th, 2009, 11:00 PM
mightymg's Avatar
mightymg
Status: Offline
Lane Farka
97 D90, 05 LR3, 95 RRC LWB
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Clinton Ut
Posts: 744
Quote:
Originally Posted by thewap
my pupils narrowing on the SS trxus or the BFG's MT2's in da 255/85/16 sizes...
I ran the 34 12.5 15 trxus for a while.. they were great! on road and Man were they sticky on the rocks..
__________________
project whore!

95 RRC LWB-- DD
97 D90 37 " krawlers, coilovers, beadlocks, stretched
05 LR3 - Mamas/ tow rig


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Moab rally vids 2010
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
horn

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: Interco Trxus MT 265/75/16 tparnell8 Wanted 0 April 1st, 2009 01:56 PM
5 each 35x10.5x16 Interco SSR's w/steel NATO's Cirbo For Sale - Parts 1 December 10th, 2007 08:12 PM
Interco Super Swamper SSR's for Sale Barnett Childress For Sale - Parts 1 October 24th, 2006 06:09 PM
Interco TSL/Thornbirds NashvilleRedD90 Defender Technical Discussions 5 May 27th, 2005 08:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Copyright