Tire Grooving.

ghost

Well-Known Member
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May 25, 2006
Location
Hartsville/Camden,SC
I’ve always thought about grooving my rear tires. Theses are SX2’s. What is the common pattern? Take out center lug? I don’t have a Grover but I’m sure you all can tell me how to do it with something else that is faster.

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drkelly

Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands
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Mar 21, 2005
Location
Oak Ridge/Stokesdale, NC
Considering the existing narrow grooves in the main lugs, I would most likely do something like this:

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drkelly

Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands
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Mar 21, 2005
Location
Oak Ridge/Stokesdale, NC
I have one of these groovers with a couple different width heads and blades. It works pretty good.
 

paradisePWoffrd

Recovering Project Junkie
Joined
Nov 5, 2005
Location
Newton, NC
I think it depends on what you are looking for from your tires? Do you want them to flex better, or are you looking for them to dig better?

Aetna or TN Cut seems to be popular these days with the hill shooters
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Depending on how much tread you want to remove, an Oscillating tool works really well. Having the tires out in the sun and hot will soften them up.
 

marty79

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Dec 2, 2015
Location
Vale, NC
Wood router works amazing for widening grooves that are already there! Messy but super quick.
Remember these thornbirds? If you cut similar to this they're unbeatable in dirt/mud, flex really good and decent on rocks
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jeepinmatt

..l.
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Mar 24, 2005
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On the internet
Wood router works amazing for widening grooves that are already there! Messy but super quick.
Remember these thornbirds? If you cut similar to this they're unbeatable in dirt/mud, flex really good and decent on rocks
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It's still hard to believe you made that from a thornbird! Possibly your greatest accomplishment. 👍
 

marty79

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Dec 2, 2015
Location
Vale, NC
It's still hard to believe you made that from a thornbird! Possibly your greatest accomplishment. 👍
Right! Those 35s took my xj places it didn't belong too!
 
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