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donjuan12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted October 18, 2004 05:03 PM  
We're going to a race where grooving is legal and was wondering how everyone is doing it. Are there any web sites that show how to do it?

speedy46
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted October 18, 2004 06:00 PM  
depends on were u race at for us we can grove anywere as long as it isn't down the side walls i would just do the factory grove lines just clean them out and keep as much surface area as posible

sdracer12
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted October 18, 2004 09:06 PM  
We run on black tracks which are resonably hard on the G-60's. That being said, we groove them up alot, they just wear out quicker.

Basic grooving rules apply. Circumferential grooves on the front, and cross groves on the rear.
We pay more attention to the outside shoulders, opening up each groove across the 1st 2 blocks on each side of the tire. This works well on the LR and RR to get forward and side bite, but watch for blistering if track and driver gets too aggressive.

Siping seems to work well sometimes, especially on the RF to get more edges to bite the track in the turns.

Don't forget the sander or grinder. They will open the tire back up and remove any glaze which makes the tire hard and shiny.

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted October 19, 2004 08:57 AM  
Make sure you grind before you groove/sipe so you don't take the new edge off. Have to be careful siping a G-60. We have had problems with the tires "chunking" when we have gone real aggressive. We've had the best luck with tires lasting when we just maintained the original tread pattern.

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted October 19, 2004 02:35 PM  
check out Hoosier's website, they've got a section on grooving.

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