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Old November 14th, 2005, 07:45 AM   #1
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Well, I was a little bored after work one night last week....decided to groove the tires on the cruiser....

Here is the groover I used. Bought it last year, $65 on ebay or something like that....



Had to use the halogen lamp to help heat up the tire before grooving it.


front tire done


both tires done


Here are all the shavings from all 4 tires. It is about 3-4lbs worth


pic from the next day
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Old November 14th, 2005, 08:53 AM   #2
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Cool.

How long did it take to do this?

Once you've had a chance to try them out, report back on if you notice anything on the performance.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 11:32 AM   #3
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thats looks cool must have taken long
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:17 PM   #4
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it took about 2 hours to do all 4 tires.

I ran them this weekend at the badlands, i would say that they definatly work better now.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:25 PM   #5
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Cool....

I've got the same tires on my Toy that I'm building, so I think this will be something to do over the winter....
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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how good did that tool work? did you have any problems with that style groover?
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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it works good if you let it heat up and stay hot. Also helps if the rubber is warm.

This groover is good for moderate use, using it everyday would probably suck.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #8
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Once you've had a chance to try them out, report back on if you notice anything on the performance.
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I just bought a set of boggers, I'm thinking I like your method
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Old November 14th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #9
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Brian, thanks for posting these pics. My buddy just put a set of 35" Sx's on his Blazer. I was telling him we should groove them, but he wanted to see what the look like. Thanks
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Old November 14th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #10
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I have a groover similar to that one that i bought new last year. I still havent grooved my boggers yet. A friend used it to cut the wear bars out of a set of worn out SX's and it looked like it worked pretty well. Actually his GF did 3 of the tires her self.
I am gonna try to get mine grooved before i take it out again.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #11
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Is there a method to the grooving maddness?
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Is there a method to the grooving maddness?
If you look at certain tire prints, they are mainly designed for forward motion. The problem is, flat lugs that aren't geared towards right/left tend to have alot of "trail slide".. Meaning, they work great going forward, but have a tendency to fall down slopes..

If you are going in one direction, on a side incline, boggers will not hold the trail very well.

Cutting grooves helps this

Plus, a flat lug does nothing.. For every extra groove you have, it is more grip on the trail
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Old November 16th, 2005, 09:33 PM   #13
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they commonly refer to what CC discribes as "latteral sability".

I kind of followed a couple of patterns I have seen ppl use in the past on there TSL's. I wanted to split the center lugs to get the tire a little more bite.
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Plus what Brian has done to his center lugs will help them flex and conform more to rocks and trail obsticles.

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That looks really good and helpful, any change in noise on the road and at high speeds?
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That looks really good and helpful, any change in noise on the road and at high speeds?
no noticeable noise at speeds in the cab of the truck while its on the trailer?
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no noticeable noise at speeds in the cab of the truck while its on the trailer?
There was a slight whistle

The biggest difference I noticed, when trying to climb straight up on rocky surfaces it no longers wants to slide left or right. Before, if I would give it much gas and turn back and forth, the front end would want to slide sideways.
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