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Posted 03 January 2015 - 08:52 AM

Does any class of car shave tires anymore?? Or is it pretty much get what you can stagger wise and not bother?
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Posted 03 January 2015 - 09:39 AM

Only class I see shaving is FWD Pony Stocks as they are using passenger car tires.

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:05 PM

What is tire shaving, and whats the benefit of it? You just take a sander to the treads or something?
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 05:35 PM

View PostHaulinDonkeys, on 06 January 2015 - 08:05 PM, said:

What is tire shaving, and whats the benefit of it? You just take a sander to the treads or something?
They mount the tire and then shave off the high spots. Not sure if they still do but we used to put them in one machine to warm them and then mount them into another to shave them. It's not an eyeball kinda thing. Or were you just being humorous?
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Posted 07 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

View PostHaulinDonkeys, on 06 January 2015 - 06:05 PM, said:

What is tire shaving, and whats the benefit of it? You just take a sander to the treads or something?


No, with some street tires it is a benefit to shave off most of the new good tread to eliminate the tread squirm, making the tires
grip better thus being faster.

This process involves a machine that looks like a tire balancer or brake lathe but has a cutter wheel that rotates like a round
knife and cuts the rubber off while cutting a profile on the tire that makes a better foot print, this can be an art to get it right.
Most guys who cut tires don't want to cut used tires as they will have stones in the tread that is very hard on the cutter blade.

Years ago with the style tire we ran on our mod we either had to shave the too square corner were tread and side wall met or buy
used tires that the dirt guys had ran. I always opted for the used tires from 3-4 dirt teams, they were happy to sell tires for
1/2 price and buy new which was better on dirt.

I hope this helped explain the process for you, this link will give you a visual.

https://www.google.c...v&sa=X&ei=6f6tV


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:22 PM

Very interesting stuff. Thanks for the replies.
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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:43 AM

Shaved many a tires on my mod, and for a lot of other racers. I personally took brand new tires and pretty much shaved darn near all the tread off and rounded the outer edge of the tire. Like Dan said, you get rid of that tall block in the tire so you could get better grip. Shaved at times 8 tires per weekend to run 3 shows. Tires were pretty much gone that weekend. But they were darn fast! Another one of those racer induced costs that wasn't necessary until people started doing it, then you had to. Yes you could do what Dan said, buy used tires from the dirt guys and he did well with it.

Again another cost factor because a new tire wasn't ready to be raced on. Instead of fixing the tire the tire company said .....cool let them cut them down and we will sell more tires. It took a couple years and all the tire shaving disappeared.

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