You said that your tires are almost as quiet as stock. Let me tell you what isn't quiet,TSL thornbirds. They look cool, and I'm very impressed with the traction in mud, especially deep ruts. They are so loud that the first few miles I thought something was rubbing on the tire. Nope, that's just the noise they make. Has anyone had experience with these tires? I bought them used with about 3/4 tread left and was wondering what kind of life I can expect out of them. They are 33 12.50's on 15x10 inch wheels. If I like these, I was thinking of getting a set of 35's, after my body lift and 4.56's. Thanks.
Many of my friends have ran Thornbirds, and they last along time. Most of them got atleast 30,000 miles out of them. None of my buddies, themselves, were satisfied with them in the mud around here. But for tread wear and sound they are a good tire.
I don't know what kind of mud you guys have but ours is mostly clay and that means deep, deep, slippery ruts. I have taken it twice since I put them on. SO far they don't really do much until those massive side lugs dig in. When they do the chunks are flying! If I only have the center of the tread touching the ground they just sit on top and spin. Spin them enough to get the sides to dig in and I'm rolling. I guess I like them bc I can get in deep ruts and cut the wheel to get the sides of the front tires to touch the edge of the ruts. WIth most tires that doesn't do a whole lot, but with these it makes all the difference in the world.
The truck looks really GOOD!!! Those are the wheels I initially wanted, but found an awesome deal on the Welds! The lift looks more than 3"??? How do you like that lift kit? LQQKIN GQQD!!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
It's an Off-Road and with Rough Country's lift 3" you retain the stock springs so, with the 3" Rough Country you actualy get about 4-4.5" over the stock 4x4. The Goodyear MT/R's mearure 35.03" mounted on a 16x10 rim.
I checked out the truck Bubba! I like the color and stance!
I just put on my 35's which are MT/R's, and I find just a bit of a hum driving, but to me it's MUSIC not an ANNOYANCE!
I posted some pics in the readers rides, check it out!
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 CC SB 4x4 "Sport"
360ci V-8, Auto, 3.55 Limited Slip
5.5" Fab-Tech Performance Lift w/ 4.5" rear leaf springs & Dual Shocks up front
35x12.50x15 Goodyear MT/R's on Centerline 15x10's
Just wanted to say I am in envy of your truck. Looks really good!!! I think I might have to go the same route. This is exactly the look I am wanting. Good Job. Any rubbing at all off-road??? I also would like to know your gas-milage now with the 35's. I too have an off-road and am just curious.
Haven't had it off road yet. No rubbing on the street at all. Too early to tell on the gas mileage. So far it seems to about the same. If you want a 35 inch tire on a 16x10 rim this setup works great. More later...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Off-Road Quad Cab, 5.9L, Auto, 4.10 gears, 3" Rough Country lift, Heckethorn 8000 shocks, duel stabilizers, 315/75-R16 Goodyear MT/R, 16x10 M/T Classic II, Flowmaster custom duel exhaust, K&N Gen II.
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