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Tire Grooving Question
Posted June 27, 2003 - 07:56 AM
Posted June 27, 2003 - 08:07 AM
I'll be doing some grooving experiments tonight on DOTs. We'll see how it turns out tomorrow Worse-case scenario, I buy tires.
As far as how deep to set the groover, I'm not really sure. I don't set it too deep, whatever looks good I guess (definitely less than 1/2 way). I'm pretty new to grooving, but I don't think you can really go too wrong. Standard "blade" (?) is #4, right? I've just used that one.
Hopefully someone with more info can help you out a bit more.
Posted June 27, 2003 - 08:13 AM
This will give you better "hook up" in the dirt. Every tire manufacture has different tread depth, so you'll need to experiment with what ever you have. The Avon Supermoto slicks have 6mm on the rears and 4mm on the fronts for your reference.
Posted June 27, 2003 - 05:35 PM
Gee, it'll be like Team Thumper Talk.
Posted June 28, 2003 - 10:00 PM
set your depth just a tiny bit deeper than the "wear" holes in the tire. a flat bottom blade works better than a round bottom blade. You will have to experiment with patterns.......its a secret ....shhhhh!
Posted June 30, 2003 - 05:20 AM
Posted June 30, 2003 - 06:59 AM
I thought those "wear" holes were actually "heat dispersion" holes? they do serve as a pretty good indicator of wear but I think the purpose is is heat dispersion? yes no?
Posted June 30, 2003 - 11:17 AM
Posted June 30, 2003 - 02:03 PM
Unlike siping in which you should go no deeper than 1/2 the depth of the tread block, grooving can and generally is the full depth of the tread block. Also, the "hole" in the tread block(s) is called a "heat dispersion vent" which serves to reduce the chances of blistering.
this quote can be found HERE about 3/4 down the page.
Still I could be wrong...
Posted July 01, 2003 - 08:35 AM