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Unread 01-19-2016, 09:17 AM   #1
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Grooving/cutting/siping TSL question

I am thinking about grooving my TSLs, what kind of pattern has everyone done? Best tool to do it? Advice, concerns, etc? Post up some pics.

Current: 98 TJ, 33" TSLs
Past: 94 ZJ, built for the rocks
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Unread 01-19-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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I siped TSL's using a small reciprocating saw and a fine blade to get better grip in wet conditions. I think I siped them too deep as I experienced some chunking after that. Keep it shallow and just do it more often.

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Unread 01-19-2016, 11:46 AM   #3
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I split all of the center tread blocks on my old set of 38's. I think I am going to do 2 diagonal cuts for a 'V' on the new 42's as the tread blocks are bigger. Used the grooving tool from speedway motors.,6583.html

Works well, goes faster when the tires are warm.
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