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Postby Clutch » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:11 am

So a few of you know I chunked out a set of front tires during the last OTD.

After doing a little research, it appears that I'd benefit from getting my new set shaved to reduce the possibility of chunking and improve wear and traction. Does anyone know where I can get this done near Waterford?


Thanks!

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Re: Tire Shaving

Postby Dave Lewis » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:44 am

Well, you go to Walgreens and pick up some cream and disposable razors................ Oh tires? Try lee Johnson, he has a tire shaver and provided they have not been used, AT ALL, he should be able to help. Sorry Ed, I don'y have contact info.
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Re: Tire Shaving

Postby Robert Robinson » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:41 pm

lps26@netzero.net or 248-546-9092
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Re: Tire Shaving

Postby Clutch » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:55 pm

Awesome! Thanks guys... I was getting a little worried that this was a lost art form.


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Re: Tire Shaving

Postby Camar67racer » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:30 pm

Hey Clutch,
Two seasons ago I needed to have a set of new full-tread RA1s shaved and did a lot of looking around the area. I didn't find much. I asked Lee one day at the track and he said he had a tire shaver, but it was in storage and it had been a loooong time since he did any shaving. He was reluctant to get it out. Maybe you'll have better luck.
What I did find was a guy, like the ONLY guy still in Michigan, that shaves them in Mason for a lot of dirt and circle track racers. The shop's name is Roger's Cline Tire http://local.wilx.com/roger+s+cline+tire.9.54354970p.home.html. The shaver's name is Neal. I had him do a second set last year, maybe call them and see if he is still there. It was $20 a tire and he'll do it to any depth and angle you want. It really is a lost art. Not that you need anymore info on it, but I wrote an article on it after my first experience. http://blog.caranddriver.com/the-lost-art-of-tire-shaving/

Good luck.

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Re: Tire Shaving

Postby Clutch » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:08 pm

Thanks Jon,

I visited him with the tires yesterday... unfortunately he doesn't have 18" steel rims to mount them for the shaver.

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