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Old 01-02-2004, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Grooving Boggers

I have already grooved these but after a trip up to Barrett with the preassure up to get better mileage , they're getting a bit thin down the middle. My question is, how much material from the actual carcass, not the lugs, can I safely remove? I'm thinking if I can get 1/8-1/4", I would be in great shape but I don't want to make them puncture prone from being to thin. Flame if ya want, just include a little help if ya would.
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure on the exact thickness but the carcass on my 35x14.5 bogger was really thin down the middle, when aired down i could put a good dimple in the tire with just my hand
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's what I'm afraid of. I know I've seen guys take a good bit out of TSLs but I haven't seen much on the Bogger.
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As a rule of thumb - I never groove into the actual carcas, only the thread.

BUT - for a bogger, I bet you would be safe with 1/8" or MAYBE even as much as 1/4" into the top of the carcas.

I suggest you find a spot and see how deep it is to the cords. ONE spot - that way if it leaks there you can punch through and just plug it.
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Old 01-03-2004, 05:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I wouldn't go any deeper than 1/8". They are really thin.
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Old 01-03-2004, 09:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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01-03-2004 01:27 AM Are you practicing for when the youngin comes or what. I know a guy trying to get rid of some SXs I can put you in touch if you want.
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Old 01-03-2004, 11:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Need money to buy SXs. I'm going to be getting some MTRs pretty soon for a bit better ileage on those trips up north. Just hoping I could get a little more life out of these. Out of curiosity, any idea on how much for the SXs?
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if you're trying to get life out of an interco tire, DON'T inflate the fawkers. I laugh at all these posers around town that run tsl's and boggers. guys are laways bitching about "I only got 5000 miles out of my last set of swampers." if you don't inflate them to 35psi they won't wear out friggin genius. I have been DDin my 38.5's for the last year and a half, and they are still better than 75%. that's an average of 15 miles one way, 5 days a week. I run my tires at 12-14 in the back and 14-16 in the front on a shortbed 3/4 ton chevy. I don't so WHOLE lot of highway miles but I try to keep it under 40-45 whenever possible.

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He says $500 but I think he might come down to $450. Come to the meeting Sunday and meet him for yourself.
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Around town I'm at 12 and 8 psi. I pumped them up to about 20 for the 4.5 hr. trip (each way) hoping to help out, it didn't. I'm re-cutting the lugs as we speak but I was just wondering about the carcass. It's not too big of a deal as I'll probably be getting new rubber in under a month, just wanted to see what I could still get away with on these.
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He says $500 but I think he might come down to $450. Come to the meeting Sunday and meet him for yourself.
Howd it go groovin those tires in this wheather?
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Old 01-04-2004, 06:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not too bad, just gotta take it slow. They've lost a little weight.
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