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djsamson
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted July 04, 2005 02:10 PM  
I'm writing a tech article for my site about NE Modified tires and I have a few questions. First, how many times do you change your tires in a year? Do you prep or burn your tires for grip or to make them smoother? How can you tell your tire is "dead?" How much does a single tire cost? Thanks for your help, DJ

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted July 09, 2005 12:14 PM  
We replace 3 tires each race and all 4 every 4th race. We run aprox 30 races per season. We grind them to give them a very rough surface keeps them from glazing over. we also sipe the tires to build up heat sooner then when the sipes open up they help to cool the tire down. Tire cost $150.00 ea.

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted July 09, 2005 01:55 PM  
Racer,
Give us your siping secrets...What pattern do you do???
Darin

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted July 21, 2005 05:28 PM  
Well?? It depends on what I need from the tires. I tend to use all my tools on the tires. Nailhead disc, 16grit rasp, belt sander,groover,hot sipe,cold sipe,drill w/ 1/4x1/4 bit,. On the sipes I will range from 1/8" to 1" apart, cross the tire, circular, and once in awhile diagnal across the tire.
I,m always looking for new tools to use on our tires.

bill9j
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted August 02, 2005 07:29 PM  
RACEER WHAT DO YOUI DO WITH THE DRILL THATS A NEW ONE NEVER HEARD ABOUT THAT

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted August 02, 2005 07:51 PM  
Well I use it to drill holes in the tread blocks to releave heat with out grooving it. I will use a 1/8" - 1/4" drill with a drill stop for depth. It has helped our tires from blistering.

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