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Author Topic:   Feathered Tires
jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted October 23, 2001 01:13 PM UIN: 16262997
How much feather do you allow on a tire before you grind it or do something with it?

jammin

istock59
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted October 23, 2001 01:20 PM
Zero. I grind my IMCA tires nearly every week anymore. I also flip the RR tire on the rim occasionally to reverse the "bite-edges".

But even this doesn't come anywhere near the bite of a brand-new tire...

Gene
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 183
posted October 23, 2001 03:59 PM
I discovered that if you back the car up a hundred yards on an asphalt drive/parking lot; it'll clean 'em right off.

rjjracing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted October 26, 2001 02:03 PM
The best we've found is to DA the tires each week with about 30 grit paper. It knocks the glaze off of the tire without removing tread.

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