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PostSubject: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySat Mar 09, 2013 1:31 am

Well....... After 3 years and easliy 1500+ miles, the sipes on my Radial laws were long gone. I was still very suprised at how good of traction the still got overall, but still I could tell a difference since the sipes were gone, especially on hardpack terrain and rocks.... which is my main terrian I love to ride in!

So I decided to experiment. After trial and error with a few different things, I finally discovered a way to groove them, and it wasn't a tire groover!! It was a metal wheel grinder!!

The Rear tires do have a different type of groove inside lug vs outside lug, due to in between days of grooving, my brother changed out the grinding wheel!

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Went a little different up front. Decided to do 2 grooves down the lugs.

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Tell me what yall think!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySat Mar 09, 2013 6:51 am

seems like a good idea. I guess?????? Makes me wonder ????
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySat Mar 09, 2013 6:01 pm

Lol what ya wondering about?? Yes some may think it's crazy to cut up a tire, especially one this expensive, but to me I think it's gonna add new life to the tires. Give them some new biting edges. Plus I think it looks pretty cool IMO! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySat Mar 09, 2013 9:44 pm

looks good bro!

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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 10:48 am

Anything to make them last longer with better traction is a good idea!

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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 3:02 pm

GOOD DEAL i have an iron and do that also and it works !!
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 8:38 pm

looks good mudman im sure it helped alot you can use a cut off wheel for smaller sipes i had some boggers once i cut and grooved i made small deep sipes to make the tire flex more but i done it for climbing rock
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 9:17 pm

Thanks guys!!! I sure hope to get good results... If not, I just got one cool custom set of tires!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 10:19 pm

I think it will work very well for traction but I wonder if the front lugs will begin to chunk off.
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptySun Mar 10, 2013 10:58 pm

That remains to be seen!! I know that with the original siping, I had very little chunking, or parts of the lugs coming off, and with my new design, I have larger chunks of lugs in between the sipes, so we will see!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptyTue Mar 12, 2013 12:56 am

keep us posted on how they hold up you going to the spring jam at windrock this year
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptyTue Mar 12, 2013 6:18 am

I sure hope it works. However, I am not sure i would have tried it??
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptyTue Mar 12, 2013 10:18 pm

possume22 wrote:
keep us posted on how they hold up you going to the spring jam at windrock this year

I may be real lucky to make it up a day. I'm gonna try to shoot for Saturday
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptyTue Mar 12, 2013 10:19 pm

mudhound wrote:
I sure hope it works. However, I am not sure i would have tried it??

Lol I wasn't skierd!! It's a pretty common thing. People groove tires more than I realized.
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PostSubject: Re: Grooving my Radial Outlaws!!   Grooving my Radial Outlaws!! EmptyTue Mar 12, 2013 10:23 pm

Well here is the fronts done!!


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Went for a small ride around dads house. Boy the fronts feel brand new!! They sure get a much better grip and track way better. The rear also have improved. Those new biting edges help to dig better now. In a sence I wish I would have groved the rears the same, but it's all good.....

Highly recomend groovin your tires if they are worn down.... Gives them new life!!
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