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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    I can get a good deal on these, but are they worth it at all? could i grove out the rubber between the lugs to get more life and deeper lugs?
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    I'm sure you could. My buddy wore out a set of 35in. SX's bald and grooved into them to make tread again. LOL. Not sure how safe that is but he rode on the street back and forth to work with them like that for a long time and aired down they stuck to rocks just like new ones. This was on an 83 Yota.. maybe not the greatest thing to do on a heavy fullsize tho, i dunno. by the way his were a lot worse than that before he grooved them. If your rig is just for offroad who cares, I'd do it to save some money.
     
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    does anyone know of how i could tell how deep i can groove the tires? how thick is the rubber under the lugs? how far can i go until i run into the plys?
     
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    personally i wouldn't do it... but i've never grooved a tire.

    I'D buy em anyway and run em in the summer then get a good set for winter.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    easy to grove them. and just need the tool for under 60-70 bucks. and proper bit size.

    if you need a tool do a quick search we have talked about this before with links posted up also.
     
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    i understand the tool part, but how deep can i go?
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It sounds to me like you really feel like becoming your username..........:eek1:

    Grooving good tires to get a better/different tread pattern is one thing. Taking rubber out of the guts of a tire to save a few bucks is a recipe for disaster, IMHO. Wheeling isn't cheap- go spend the money and do it right.
     
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    ok, i have been thinking about it and i decidied not to go with those tires. i will just save my money and go with the 38s that i really want.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I hope I didn't sound like a dink there, brother. I'd just hate to read about you in the paper one day. FWIW, I think you've decided wisely.:thumb:
     
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    naw, its cool, it caught my attention. thanks for making it so blunt. haha.

     
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    As long as you're just taking the wear bars out I don't see a problem with it. I did that to my old 36" TSL's and had no trouble with them at all. I would not groove into the carcass of the tire though.


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    i did it to my 39.5s. No problems,

    Take a better pic, maybe from the side.. i cant really see how deep the tread is..

    If it bothers you that much, just use them for offroad..
     
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    I took the wear bars out of my 36" TSL's as well and it worked just fine on and off road. Never had a problem even as a daily driver (hence my grooving them) If the price is right I'd do it, those tires don't look too shabby. :wink1:
     
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    For offroad only use you can cut approz 1/2" deep into a TSL bias swampers carcass without hitting the nylone cording. I did this to a set of 36" TSLs on an old farm jeep we had. The thing never saw the road for more reasons than the tires so it was never an issue. I would NEVER do that on a street driven swamper but if its a backwoods beater why not.
     

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