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Old 12-01-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Shaving used tires

I'm picking up some daily-driven, fairly low mileage 215 Azenis from a friend later this week, and was wondering if there's any benefit to having the tires shaved even though they're not new tires.

From looking at the tires, I would say they have 60% + life left in them.

I'll be getting back into autocross next year and hopefully into some HPDEs as funding permits.
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Old 12-01-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
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the reason why you shave the tire is so theres less tread if I'm not mistaken. isn't the point of shaving tires to not have to break them in or something like that?!?
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:40 PM   #3
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There will be a benefit to shaving them. Shaving will reduce the amount of heat created by the treadblocks, making them less "squirmy" and last longer (usually).

However, you may have trouble finding a shop to shave used tires.

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Old 12-01-2005, 02:49 PM   #4
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I've never known anybody to shave new Azenis 215s. They have such little tread new, I can't imagine you will see any benefit to shaving them if they're already almost half worn.
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:52 PM   #5
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The 215's are still pretty good even with tread, IMHO. Unless you are going all out I don't know that it would be worth it, as opposed to living with some squirm but getting a lot more life out of them.
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:53 PM   #6
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The only benefit you will see is reduced tire weight and and reduced water evacuation. Even full tread, that tire had hardly any IF any tread squirm.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:03 PM   #7
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I don't know of anyone who shaves used tires either.

The crap that the tire picks up through driving can chew up the blades of the tire shaver from what I've been told.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:34 PM   #8
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There are places that will shave used tires, but they are hard to find as most places don't want to chew up their blades.

As far as shaving the RT-215... you can shave off nearly 3lbs of rubber by shaving them to 2/32nds. Yes, I weigh everything

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Old 12-01-2005, 03:36 PM   #9
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If you are serious, you certainly should shave the 215s as well as 615s

Most people will shave used street tires, but not used R compounds.

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:09 PM   #10
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As far as shaving the RT-215... you can shave off nearly 3lbs of rubber by shaving them to 2/32nds. Yes, I weigh everything

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per tire or on all 4?
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:18 PM   #11
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Per tire. Seriously!

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