Regrooving tires for deeper tread? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Ford 67-96 F-Series, 78-96 Bronco All discussions of 67-96 F-Series Trucks and 78-96 Broncos

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 3,090
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Regrooving tires for deeper tread?

anybody ever regrooved a set of tires to make the tread deeper? im talking about where you shave the spots inbetween the lugs to make the tread taller and deeper.
uf u where to do it i would do it to a TSL,. bogger or SX, so the tread should be thick in a bias ply swamper like that. i may be picking up a set of 37" bogggers of rmy zuk that are getting pretty low on tread for my zuk, and was wondering if i could shave the skin some to get back some tread.
just how much can i take off?
anybody had bad luck doing this?
It would'nt be on the street, so safety is not an issue.
BurnedBronco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 09:41 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Regrooving tires for deeper tread?

I used to do this when I ran my dodge in mud races, it was done to bias swampers. I never had a problem but I was also just running in mud, no rocks, stumps, etc. There does seem to be alot of material there to work with.
mobyguzzer is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 02:05 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Regrooving tires for deeper tread?

shaving in between the lugs, you mean into the carcass itself? I can't imagine there is enough rubber there to make this worthwhile (bias or otherwise). And at what cost? The carcass rubber will then be thin, and easily punctured.
TheJuice is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2003, 04:16 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,360
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Regrooving tires for deeper tread?

Ive seen it done on an old set of 38" Hawgs. Its definitely possible, but i wouldnt drive em on the street, and even on rocks they might become and issue. Im not totally sure, but id bet you could only get a half inch out of em at most
reptillikus is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2003, 10:15 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 2,508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Regrooving tires for deeper tread?

I think he would be happy with that if he could. Assuming he still had maybe 1/8" of tread, which is only 4/32nds, and your 1/2", which is 16/32nds, he would have a 20/32nds tread again. Hey, that's what I got!

This sounds like a ton of work though.
TheJuice is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome