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Old 11-12-2003, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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53" tires that need to be grooved, opinions..

well these tires i have now are just not cutting it in the mud, i figured i would post some pictures and get some ideas on a good way to cut these tires up. they need to be good for some mud, and right now i don't ahve the funds to get different tires so i have to work with what i got, anyways here are some pics.
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Do a search for godzuki (I think, there's too many zooks on here ). He has the same tires that are grooved.
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ok ill do some searchin for him and see what turns up.
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gonna need more grooving than this, im thinking taking lugs out, not just some grooves i guess. but then again i don't know much behind the grooving or taking out lugs to make a decent tire. here is his pic.

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Check out JOHNS351C. He's done lots of grooving on these tires.
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ok thanks, im doing a search now. looks ike he has alot of tires though. lol
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Old 11-12-2003, 11:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Take some chunks out of alternating corners to get the TSL effect.
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here is another close up
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well i didnt want to bust out my paint skilz but i did what i had to do. lol here is what i was thinkigng, getting rid of the shaded spots. what you all think?

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i would cut out every outhr s pattern on the rear and leave the front alone.the rocks eat the sh!t out of my grooved tires .where i cut the xs in the tread the rocks tear out big chunks.to tell you the truth on rocks i cant tell much difference.
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well this rig is really just does mud. i don't have a trailer to take it any place so all i do is ride it local, wich is all mud and dirt, no rocks here in Memphis. so im looking to cut these up the best way for some mud.
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Just mud? Sell them and get some Boggers or TSLs.
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i would cut out every outhr s pattern on the rear and leave the front alone.the rocks eat the sh!t out of my grooved tires .where i cut the xs in the tread the rocks tear out big chunks.to tell you the truth on rocks i cant tell much difference.
any chance of getting some pics of the chunked tires zuki? I'd be curious to see just how bad they are now that you have a few trips on them.

So are you saying that you noticed little to no improvement betwwen grooved and ungrooved? How about with the sidewalls?
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have fun - sawzall and wood cutting blade and alot of hours
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pretty sure that's a pic of a grooved xzl...
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Rockwell Ron, those look BADASS!

But your tread depth also looks a lot deeper than his
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well i didnt want to bust out my paint skilz but i did what i had to do. lol here is what i was thinkigng, getting rid of the shaded spots. what you all think?

the tires you posted a pic of look damn near bald, If those are your actual tires I would suggest this type of grooving and I would also suggest doing it sawsall style it is going to go faster and it will be alot cheaper than doing it with a groover.

Just geta long sawsall blade and you can carve the tire like a turkey.


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yeah those aren't mine but the same tire pattern, just using the pic as a referance. i was just wondering about the pattern i chose? i just used paint shop and the painted parts would be what i'd cut out. just an idea not even sure if it would work good. what do you think about the one reply, cut out every other "s" patter, i think that would be to open? but i dunno.
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Just mud? Sell them and get some Boggers or TSLs.
i could sell them but i think it would be a pain, then i'd need some 44" boggers and make some wheels for them as well. just don't have the cash right now so i'd just like to "better" these if possible.
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I think the pattern you have would work well, also cut the tread depth deeper. Mud isnt rocket science, Big void + Big Lugs = Big chunks of mud
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arent these tires pretty thick? i shouldn't have to worry about cutting one to deep huh? i mean im not gonna just purposely gouge in it but ya know what i mean.
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A lot of 'necks around here run tubes and groove the shit out of their tires as well as grooving down in between the lugs to make the voids deeper. It's neck as hell but seems to work really sick and would probably get you a little better performance out of your worn tires. One EROCC competitor did this to his TSLs with good results.
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I found the pic. It's not that great of a shot of the tires but you get the idea. I'm sure your tires are thick as hell so this might be a viable option for you.

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any chance of getting some pics of the chunked tires zuki? I'd be curious to see just how bad they are now that you have a few trips on them.

So are you saying that you noticed little to no improvement betwwen grooved and ungrooved? How about with the sidewalls?
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