evolutionm.net - Home of the Lancer Evolution
Home Features Community Marketplace Registry Garage Store

Go Back   evolutionm.net > Lancer Evolution 1-9 Forums > Evo Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension - Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos FAQ Members Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Used CarsGarageVendor Directory
Search


Evo Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension - Sponsored by The Tire Rack Discuss everything that helps make your car start and stop to the best of it's abilities.
Sponsored by: Tire Rack

Welcome to EvolutionM.net!
Welcome to EvolutionM.net.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 31, 2007, 08:28 PM   #1
z4k
Newbie
Personal Sales Rating: (1)
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Here and There
Posts: 86

Drives: 08 TR VW GTI

Send a message via AIM to z4k
Tire Shaving

I read on I think Tire Rack about tire shaving offered for racing tires. I was curious if maybe that will solve the problem with my tires. Is this process safe?

If so:

Does anyone know a local South Florida shop that shaves tires.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 1, 2007, 11:38 AM   #2
Newbie
Personal Sales Rating: (2)
Garage is empty, add now
 
nobullevovii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 79

Drives: Evo 8

The advantage of tire shaving is to create more stable tread blocks. Stable being the rubber blocks do not move as much. By shaving the tire, it can generate more grip. The disadvantage is shorter tread life. This is how I understand it.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 1, 2007, 02:05 PM   #3
Evolving Member
Personal Sales Rating: (3)
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Idaho
Posts: 158

Drives: 2003 Z06

Quote:
Originally Posted by z4k View Post
I read on I think Tire Rack about tire shaving offered for racing tires. I was curious if maybe that will solve the problem with my tires. Is this process safe?

If so:

Does anyone know a local South Florida shop that shaves tires.
Its safe, what problems are you having?
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 1, 2007, 02:12 PM   #4
Evolved Member
Personal Sales Rating: (7)
Garage is empty, add now
 
smokedmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Indy
Posts: 6,591

Drives: 03 evo VIII

Quote:
Originally Posted by sponge bob View Post
Its safe, what problems are you having?

Actually, I got my RA1's shaved, and they actually LAST LONGER! I had them worn down to "bald", and they gripped like they were new!! Shaving is much better then not. If you don't shave them, heat cycle them. your problem (I bet) is with uneven tire wear on the innermost surface of the tires,and NO, shaving won't solve that problem.
__________________
03 EVO: RIP


Winged Warrior on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winged...5678696?ref=nf
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 1, 2007, 02:13 PM   #5
Evolved Member
Personal Sales Rating: (7)
Garage is empty, add now
 
smokedmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Indy
Posts: 6,591

Drives: 03 evo VIII

If you buy them from TireRack, they will shave them before they ship them, won't they?
__________________
03 EVO: RIP


Winged Warrior on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winged...5678696?ref=nf
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 1, 2007, 03:53 PM   #6
Newbie
Personal Sales Rating: (2)
Garage is empty, add now
 
nobullevovii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 79

Drives: Evo 8

This link gives a better explanation of tire shaving.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=67
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 2, 2007, 05:03 AM   #7
Plat Vendor
Personal Sales Rating: (25)
Garage is empty, add now
 
Neal@tirerack.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,903

Drives: 2009 Audi A4 1966 Mustang

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokedmustang View Post
If you buy them from TireRack, they will shave them before they ship them, won't they?
We will only shave tires that are fresh and from our stock only. Unfortunately we do not take in other people's tires and shave them. We also can't shave a used tire as there is too much debris left in them (have broken lathe blades before trying to shave tires that have gravel embedded in them). Remember that if you have a tire with uneven wear, is cupping, etc tire shaving will not fix it. You cannot repair irregular wear, it can only be prevented.
__________________
Neal, Sales Representative
1-877-522-8473 ext 4624
www.tirerack.com
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 2, 2007, 01:17 PM   #8
Evolved Member
Personal Sales Rating: (34)
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,417

Drives: '06 AS GSR, '08 WRB WRX

Send a message via AIM to WarmPepsi
Quote:
Originally Posted by smokedmustang View Post
Actually, I got my RA1's shaved, and they actually LAST LONGER! I had them worn down to "bald", and they gripped like they were new!! Shaving is much better then not. If you don't shave them, heat cycle them. your problem (I bet) is with uneven tire wear on the innermost surface of the tires,and NO, shaving won't solve that problem.
I've heard that before, but still have a hard time believing it.

Swap the tires on the wheel before you cord the inside and have fresh tread on the outside.

Rotating during an event is helpful too
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 2, 2007, 06:18 PM   #9
z4k
Newbie
Personal Sales Rating: (1)
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Here and There
Posts: 86

Drives: 08 TR VW GTI

Send a message via AIM to z4k
The problem is 2 chunks of rubber missing from each front tire. Causeing a bad ride down the road. I hit an uneven part of the road where they paved some and not the reat and it hit it pretty hard.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 2, 2007, 08:56 PM   #10
Evolved Member
Personal Sales Rating: (15)
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
 
Balrok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North GA
Posts: 2,038

Drives: Evo IX Race Car

On that note, if you actually go to tirerack.com, click tires, search by size (as most of us do, example 255/40/17), check the box for comp tires, they don't have the option anymore for shaving OR heat cycling....i'd say wtf...or is it just a fluke with the tire selection?
__________________
Real racers who help keep the passion alive:
Evolution Dynamics/Essex Parts/ACD-Tuning/Spark Tech/Performance Tread/
HMS Motorsports/SafeRacer/RaceCarBuilders of Stuart, FL (RIP Ant)/


"make yourself faster before you make the car faster, else your car reacts faster then you, thus you spin and die"
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 2, 2007, 08:56 PM
EvolutionM
Mitsubishi Lancer




Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
ca, cupping, florida, indianapolis, jose, rack, san, shave, shaving, south, tire, tirerack, tires, tireshaving, uneven

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


 









All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All Passwords