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Tread cutting

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kickinasphalt383, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. kickinasphalt383

    kickinasphalt383 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys

    How do you guys cut your tire treads for improved traction? I have a set of military Goodyear R/T IIs and I want to make the tread more aggressive.... heating a cutting knife in a flame and then cutting takes too long!!!

    Thanks
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I suppose you could just take them to a tire place and have them sipe them for ya...

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  3. Gold Rush

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    If you want them siped then take them to a tire shop. If you want more aggressive tread design then take a skill saw and cut your new pattern in the tread just be really carefull cause it only takes a flinch and you'll cut through the tire!!!!!!!!!!!!


    David

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  4. lt1yj

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    I bought a hand held tire groover from a local shop for $55.

    Here is a link to a web page with the same one for $63.70. I don't remember the brand name off the top of my head. If you need it send me a PM and I'll go out in the shop.

    You can get different irons for different widths and it adjusts for many different depths. I suggest you start on a junk tire for practice. It's really easy to use but testing on a junk tire is a lot cheaper.
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Where's the link?[​IMG] I need to regroove my TSL's, and I figre it won't be a one time use tool.

    Rene

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  6. lt1yj

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    Cool, thanks!

    Rene

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  8. Boss

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    Rene,

    Here's one for a few bucks less
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.secureperformanceorder.com/products/getproduct.cfm?CategoryID=1&amp;ClassID=11&amp;SubclassID=39&amp;ProductID=3618>http://www.secureperformanceorder.com/products/getproduct.cfm?CategoryID=1&amp;ClassID=11&amp;SubclassID=39&amp;ProductID=3618</a>
    I'm probably going to get this one sometime soon. which blade you planning on getting? I'm thinking the #6 for grooves.

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  9. KRAZIE87K5

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    Does everyone do this? I know about the siping process, but I wasn't sure if it was actually USED...! Should I do this to my 36" TSLs?

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  10. kickinasphalt383

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    Thanks for the link.

    How hard is it to use one? is it easy to manuever and get to the center lugs?

    Thanks
     
  11. Boss

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    No, not everyone does this. But it does help with the treads flexing when you air down. Basically gives you more tread/lugs to grip.
    Boss

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