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Cutting tires for deeper tread

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Is it possible to regroove a tire to get them to last longer and have deeper tread. Some tires I'm looking at getting (should have by the time tomorrow)have only about 40% tread and are still meaty as hell on the outside lugs, just hoping I can cut the "valleys" out to get them to do what I want,LOL

    -Jeremy
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    just remove enough material til your PSI drops to where you want it.... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  3. 55Willy

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    ROFLMFAO!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    I'd figured your reply would be :

    " Like you'd ever get around to buying them let alone grooving them "
     
  4. Silver84k5

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    i did that on my swampers, and last weekend i blew one, im not sure if it was due to cutting too deep or not, but i do know they lasted one wheelin trip with no probs, i would make sure not to go deeper then the wear bars, i think i went a little bit deeper then the wear bars...
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Most tires don't have much rubber between the bottom of the tread grooves and the belts. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif There are some semi-truck tires that are made to be regroovable, but I don't know of any others that have this feature. So you can't make the tread on most tires much deeper before the cords start showing through. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  6. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    be safe, get some real tires 55. we dont need any ck5'ers getting killed because of Explorer-like blowouts at freeway speed. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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