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PostSubject: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 11, 2021 8:18 am

Thought for you guys that I just had. Anyone know if LT and GT tires could be retreaded? I was wondering if that might be cheaper than buying new tires. That said, seems most of the tires I’ve seen have dry rotted before the treads wore out, but if the sidewalks were in good condition it would be nice in that you could get ags without buying ags, right? Let me know if this might work.
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PostSubject: Re: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 11, 2021 9:06 am

I don't know if there's enough rubber left to cut new grooves without getting into the cords. Maybe if you don't go for full depth tread. I know you can get tire groovers online for around $50 for a cheaper one. Don't know how well they work but I always wanted to get one. Basically just a heated cutter kinda thing. I guess you'd have to try one and see. Or you might cut a junk tire in half and see how thick they are before they get to the cords.

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PostSubject: Re: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 11, 2021 2:15 pm

I've tried regrooving turf tires. If you have more time than money then it might be worth it. I wouldn't bother to do it again.

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PostSubject: Re: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeThu Feb 11, 2021 6:48 pm

What did you use to do them rich?
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PostSubject: Re: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 12, 2021 11:43 am

If i remember correctly it was a hot chisel. That or an angle grinder. Might've tried a dremel with a ¼" end too. It takes forever either way.
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PostSubject: Re: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 12, 2021 9:33 pm

I’ve seen a lot of people use oscillating multi tools. They work really well for cutting rubber from what I’ve seen. Didn’t want to jack the thread, just thought I would give a quick tip. Thanks and props to y’all for the advice! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 12, 2021 10:34 pm

@Rustbucket Garage wrote:
I’ve seen a lot of people use oscillating multi tools. They work really well for cutting rubber from what I’ve seen. Didn’t want to jack the thread, just thought I would give a quick tip. Thanks and props to y’all for the advice! Smile

They take a long time too...

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PostSubject: Re: Retreading LT/GT tires?   Retreading LT/GT tires? Icon_minitimeFri Feb 12, 2021 10:49 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
@Rustbucket Garage wrote:
I’ve seen a lot of people use oscillating multi tools. They work really well for cutting rubber from what I’ve seen. Didn’t want to jack the thread, just thought I would give a quick tip. Thanks and props to y’all for the advice! Smile

They take a long time too...

Not to mention the horrible noise and vibration. My whole forearm goes numb! I only use it in the rare instance my grinder, sawzaw, or plasma cutter can’t get into that tight spot that I have to cut
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