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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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I have a set of mickey Thompson mtz tires, they got good lugs on out side but centers are pretty bald. is there enough rubber in the middle to grove new channels in it?
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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Never heard of anyone grooving a Mtz
I would bet there isn't a ton of rubber there especially with it being a radial
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I grooved my mtz's. Just don't go too deep.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 12:27 PM   #6
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Grooving for traction is one thing. Grooving a bald tire is totally different.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 12:30 PM   #7
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I grooved mine for being bald. I wouldnt run them on the street a lot. Makes me nervous.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 12:51 PM   #8
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Grooving for traction is one thing. Grooving a bald tire is totally different.
If it's an offroad only tire who cares?

I know a guy who loaned me his groover years ago to do exactly that to a set of well worn swampers.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 03:19 PM   #9
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If it's an offroad only tire who cares?

I know a guy who loaned me his groover years ago to do exactly that to a set of well worn swampers.
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If it's an offroad only tire who cares?

I know a guy who loaned me his groover years ago to do exactly that to a set of well worn swampers.
Just an observation that centers worn is quite often from being aired up and a lot of street driving. Like you, I don't know whether it is a DD or trail rig.
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If it's an offroad only tire who cares?

I know a guy who loaned me his groover years ago to do exactly that to a set of well worn swampers.
you can groove a swamper with a chainsaw.
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you can groove a swamper with a chainsaw.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzZRSi_pNDk

yep, swampers can be done with a chainsaw.

my mastercraft m/t's were done with a chainsaw.
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I did some nice siping work with a circular saw on a near bald radial tire a few years back. Snofari domination!
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you can groove a swamper with a chainsaw.
technically you could groove any tire with a chainsaw
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Jim just said tire. He didn't specify the type of tire.
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