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Comp Cutting Tires (my Itp's)

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Well after much thinking this past week. I went and picked up some grinding stones for my die grinder at home and started in on my daughters Geckos. She doesn't use those tires and I wasn't putting them on E-bay any time soon.

So last night I took the stone to the tire and took out the first notch. WOW, for only being a 2ply tire the rubber on top of the cords was about a full 1/4" thick. Once I'm done cutting this tire down to the cords all the way around (except for the paddle area and sidewalls).... it should be significantly lighter.

I'm going to probably do the same thing to my sand stars if I can find a rougher stone than this pink one I'm using to do the job quicker.

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You might look into a tire groover...can not remember the model/make of the one I have but it has different blades you put in for depth of cut...this will allow you to make a uniform cut across the entire tire. The method you are currently using could result in taking too much off in one spot and not enough in other spots...make sense?
Really? I remember a few months ago one of the 4X4 mags had a section on the groovers and some were as cheap as $40. I think ours was in the $200 range back when we were grooving our Super Swampers and Boggers...

When I look at my brats they do not look like it was done with a stone but if they are that dude has a steady hand!!!

Man it's been lonely here without a fellow Okie!!! Glad your home... :D
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