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Grooving a worn out TSL, when is it time to give up? *PICS*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I just picked up a 42" TSL from a local junkyard. Its into the wear bars and has like 1 flat spot thats almost to where the stock tread is blending in with the rest of the tire. I just need a trail spare for my truggy and don't want to buy a brand new 39.5 IROK right now, after I test the rig and have it all built and ready to go then I will get a real tire.
     
  2. Sandman

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    Re: Grooving a worn out TSL, when is it time to give up?

    Maybe just keep it as a spare and dont worry about grooving it. I wish I could find something like that in the junkyard. Good score.
     
  3. sled_dog

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    Re: Grooving a worn out TSL, when is it time to give up?

    $10 too /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Grooving a worn out TSL, when is it time to give up?

    If its just a spare, don't worr about groovin it.

    I found 2 bald 35" Thornbirds in a yard for $20. I kept 1 and sold the other to a friend who needed a spare. I talked the guy down from $40. I knew that most yards are happy to get rid of tires because ,unlike metal, it usually costs them $$$ to get rid of em. I told the guy I was doin him a favor. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Grooving a worn out TSL, when is it time to give up?

    yeah well I figure if I get to a spot where I pop an IROK or roll it off a bead I'm probably in a pretty tight spot if you know what I mean, so a little traction for the spare wouldn't be bad.
     
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    Re: Grooving a worn out TSL, when is it time to give up?

    Makes me want to lift the burb bigger...
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    No valve stem or I would air it up and check for leaks.
     
  7. burbBoy

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    Re: Grooving a worn out TSL, when is it time to give up?

    you can acyually take quite a bit out of it with a groover. Just take some test cuts till you can see a cord and then cut the rest a little shallower then that. Take out the wear bars and follow the stock tread pattern for a refernce.
     

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