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Tires and rims! Bronco 78' (Super swamper thornbirds) ?

I'm going for around 38x14,50 Tires on my Bronco... Atleast around that size...
(OFC with a size 15x10 inch rim!! ) and prolly around 3,5 backspacing ..
(6inch of lift, JBG's Superflex kit)

So i wonder what Tire do you recommend ?

If no1 has anything againt The Super swamper Thornbirds I probably will go for them!

Going 50/50 on and offroad.

thank you for answers
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Lol tb's are a constant joke over on pirate 4x4. They are supposedly absolute junk. Ive never run them but have heard nothing but bad things.

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Lol tb's are a constant joke over on pirate 4x4. They are supposedly absolute junk. Ive never run them but have heard nothing but bad things.
Thornbirds are great if you enjoy being pulled out.

I have Dick Cepek Crushers, extremely aggressive treat pattern that digs like hell but they're decent on the road. Have a nice little howl but nothing outrageous. They also last forever, have a lot of tread on them. I've put 2000 miles on them and they're still looking brand new (albeit not a lot of miles, i know)

Also haven't heard anything bad about Cooper STTs
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Thornbirds would rank after square passenger car tires on my list of tires to put on a truck that ever sees wet grass or wet pavement. If you're going for most popular guy in high school, that's one thing...but if you want a functional tire from Interco...go with anything else they offer.



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gross, they look like turds
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Thornbirds are terrible off road and in the rain and snow. You could literally pick any other tire and its a better choice.
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If you're looking for a great tire, go with the Wrangler MT/R's with Kevlar. I had them on my 98 Suburban, they performed great everywhere, and they're better in the snow than any other MT I've ever owned. I don't think they come that big though, biggest I've seen for the 15" rim is 35"

For 17" they come in 37's and 38's.

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Saw a guy out in the Apex north of Vegas running a Scout II that he had just built/restored and he had a brand new set of thornbirds. He ended up stuck and had to be pulled out with my stock Liberty 2wd. I stopped by a local tire shop a week later to have some tires mounted for a friend and he was there selling his for a set of BFG ATs.
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haha! aok i see!
tbh i also only heard bad things about the thornbirds :s
mostly because the loud howling when street driving.

so i made a "wheelpackage"...
38x15,5 Super swamper Srr radials... with the new m/t classsic 3. 15x12.
backspace = 3.62 i believe *offset -78

Think this will be an ok fit with 6" jbg's superflex kit?
worried about the wells/radius arms... and prolly will buy extended with bend!

any critism about this setup of wheels/tires? heh
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Ya will have plenty lift as the superflex is a real world 8"-9" lift . I run 40's with that lift with no rub .

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Ya will have plenty lift as the superflex is a real world 8"-9" lift . I run 40's with that lift with no rub .


Nice! you have extended radius arms/ driveshaft ?

And what rims (bs etc) / tires are you running?
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No extended arms just BDS drop brackets. And ya you have to have new drive shafts. Wheels are 10" wide with 3.75 backspace. Tires are 17"s wide ... 40" tall gumbo mudders

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No extended arms just BDS drop brackets. And ya you have to have new drive shafts. Wheels are 10" wide with 3.75 backspace. Tires are 17"s wide ... 40" tall gumbo mudders

Aok, thanx for the info.. :)

Then you also may know what size of the driveshafts? :)
since it is no way around it "/
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You won't have any problems with the SSR's. I had them once on a Dodge truck. Great road manners, low noise, and worked pretty well off road.
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No on drive shafts mine is custom wheel base not another on like it .

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i live in a flood plain have to go feild hoping at times im only guy who hasnt got stuck,pulling everybody out bfg.... ha need a big fn gun. just saying no problem with tsl tb 35s keeps me from sinking in . yes if im get on it, im diggin in, id dig ruts.so crawling pulling im happy . but do the howl, o boy. take too long to warm up . bumpy as hell first twenty minutes driving. second thought i run em they suck. work for me
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