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Old 01-04-2006, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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why cut boggers?

ive seen people do this and always wondered why? is there an advantage in the mud or somethin?
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It lets the tire flex and grab more
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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does it mess with how they perform on the street(im sure it does but ya know)
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah it does, it will be louder when going down the street and prolly get alot of tire flex going around turns
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it gives them better lateral traction as well as a stupid amount of forward traction.
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ok well if i get some for my suburban would it b a good or bad idea to cut em
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok well if i get some for my suburban would it b a good or bad idea to cut em

this is kinda a stupid question, your going to buy tires that are $200-$500 each and cut them cuz someone says its a good idea? my advise would be dont listen to anyone about cutting them, run them stock and see if its good enough, then cut if you really want to
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Boggers were created specifically to BE cut. That's why the 44" was the first size released & why Interco gave an advance release pair of them to Ron Pense (reigning NMRO mud racing champ) in 1992. Many people think that cutting simply involves removing the smaller lugs, but it entails SO much more. The premier cutter is Jimmy Dean out of Chicago & the price of a Dean-cut tire is more than double the price of an uncut tire. A Dean-cut 39.5 Bogger weighs 60lbs - an uncut 39.5 is 110lbs. A Dean-cut 44 is 1.5" deep. And they look like this:







Naturally, they work better in mud than an uncut DOT tire, which is why cutting of tires is illegal in all but the uppermost classes at any mud race.

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Old 01-04-2006, 09:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well the stuff im runnin through is some pretty nasty stuff and i got quite a load to pull lol but i do agree with you net i plan on runnin em like they are and then ill probably cut em

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Better get the elbow in shape, cutting boggers is not my idea of fun.
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Tex is right, they are designed to be cut-when using offroad. I would not recomend driving cut boggers on the street. You will really notice the increased traction in the mud but it will also cost you some horsepower to turn them compared to the uncuts. I cut all 4 44's on my mud truck and the increased traction is awesome, I also left my front axle open to try to save some parts! I didn't go as wild as the racers because I wanted a little more support for the lugs in case I hit a rock or stump.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it also depneds on how you cut them. if you cut the small lugs right out they are gonna wear like hell on the street. on thing that is said to make them a perform a little bit better without killing you street wear is to sipe them. nothing major just 2 or 3 exacto knife cuts in each lug.

this will help them grab and help the lugs flex more on trails but on the street the sipe will also help cool the tire which helps the life of them...

just my 2 cents as they said dont cut em cause somebody said to it all depends on what your using them for.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think someone earlier in the thread was refering more to GROOVING them than CUTTING them. There is a very distinct difference. Grooving entails putting small, well, grooves in the lugs. It is true that this increases horizontal traction of the tire and increases the sidehill ability of this tire. Ungrooved the large lugs act like skis and slide downhill.
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speaking of how they wear down, whats the life span on boggers? im wondering if i should mount my boggers on different rims and just swap them when i take it off road, i dont wanna be wearing out my $1,500 set of tires just for road use.
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