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Shaving Tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by highperboi, May 25, 2003.

  1. highperboi

    highperboi Senior Member

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    what is shaving and heat treating tires????
     
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    highperboi Senior Member

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    come on tell me... or noone knows what it is?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    shaving tires is exactly what it sounds like its uniformly removing tread
    this makes them lighter and more consistant for cornering (less tread to squirm around on)

    heat cycling is a controlled breakin process so the tire will have a consistant compound and should stick better and last longer
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    how do you heat cycle?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

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    Just put your tires in the over for a while :lol:
     
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    Accordturbo94 Senior Member

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    When I used to race gokarts we would do this! It helps get old rubber of that ends up making the tires not grip as well! We took a heat gun and mounted the paint scrapper at the end it would heat the tire and than remove the top coat of the tire! It kind of looked like we had new tires everyweekend! Dont forget to soak them in traction compound! :fuckyou2:
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    why the fuck is that there?
     
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