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Old 11-21-2010, 04:59 PM
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I grooved my TSL SX tires today. I did this once before but I only went down about 1/4" deep. That was awhile ago. Today I re-grooved them down to the depth of the lugs. I think it helps make the difference between spinning tires and them grabbing traction. Maybe not a huge difference but every little bit helps. Plus I was bored and looking for something to do.



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I grooved my TSL SX tires today. I did this once before but I only went down about 1/4" deep. That was awhile ago. Today I re-grooved them down to the depth of the lugs. I think it helps make the difference between spinning tires and them grabbing traction. Maybe not a huge difference but every little bit helps. Plus I was bored and looking for something to do.
Whoa how long did that take for 5 tires?

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I did 1.5 tires (38" diameter) in about 30 minute. I'll do the rest another day. I got tired. Lol
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I'll do a quick video of the process next weekend when I finish up the other tires. It will show the grooving tool and technique I use. It will also give you an idea how much work is involved. It is not difficult, just takes a little time
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I just did the ole lady's michelins last night....took about 30 minutes per tire. I cut 1/2 wide and 1/2 deep out of the wear marks
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where would you get the tool to do the grooving??
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I use an Ideal tire iron....they are available all over the net.
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yep, Ideal Tire Iron here too. I bought mine from this place a few years ago...

Deluxe 250 Watt Grooving Iron

My groover's been used by at least 4 others in my jeep club. Its not a bad little device, and goes through the tire tread pretty easily. Trick is not to push it too fast and to take a rest every now and then
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I did ten on Saturday.



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Ten?! you are a tire grooving machine!

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