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Old 04-13-2011, 10:25 PM
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Figure'd I'd post this up for you guys that have thought about doing this. Let me start out by saying that I bought a set of home cut 39.5x18 boggers that just had the small lugs ground off a few years back and have been slowly touching them up ever since. Here is what they looked like when I bought them:



My buddy and co-builder took some time with a 90* small air grinder and sanding disks to clean them up, smooth and back cut the lugs and used a grinder wheel to start the scooping process of the lugs. Pic in progress:





I ran them like that for the last 2 years and I finally decided they were not light enough so I bought a tire groover from Speedway motors. It's the cheap 250 watt unit that comes with a #4 head and blades. I bought the #8 head and flat bottom blades as well and have been slowly playing. So far I cut the sidewalls and working on the main tire carcass and have cut around 7/32 out of the center but around a 1/4" from the outter edge/corner radius of the tires! This process has been time consuming and I only get time to do a little at a shot, but I can already feel the weight different of before and after. I am down to the thin rubber membrane just above the cords and will leave it there. After I get the other tire cut down to the same, I will open the depth of the cutter and scoop the lugs more. Here's another pic of the start to where I'm cut to on the side for reference:





I'll keep updating with pics when I scoop out and back cut the lugs for finals. I'm just posting this for those that have a set of older tires and can't afford new cuts so you can do it yourself and get a little better traction in the process.

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Turns into a "JOB" real quick
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Yeah it does! It's easy as can be cutting just under an 1/8" at a slice, just takes a while with all that rubber. I already have a huge pile I'm keeping together to weigh for after they are all done. Curious how much I'm actually "shaving" off of that rotational weight.
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I blew thru the center of my 39.5 & it is only 1/4" to the cords. 3/8th to the air. & these were new un cut. Pretty skinny on the center mold parting line.

Are they going to make Bogger's ever again...
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Turns into a "JOB" real quick
thats an understatement

IIRC I lost 25+lbs of mine without scooping the lugs.
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your doing a great job karl, I bought the same knife and cut mine 2 years ago and I din't get any where near as much done as you have, I gave up, and I have my tires for sale with the knife, and I'll just save a little more and buy them cut before I do that again, Scott at racinginthedirt.com is very reasonable priced and does an real nice job

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Thanks Steve. Just came in from doing more. I don't have the blade set really deep and after several passes between each lug, I'm down to where the thin rubber membrane over the cords. I'm putting all the shavings in a pile and will get a pic when it's all done to show how much I cut out.
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your doing a great job karl, I bought the same knife and cut mine 2 years ago and I din't get any where near as much done as you have, I gave up, and I have my tires for sale with the knife, and I'll just save a little more and buy them cut before I do that again, Scott at racinginthedirt.com is very reasonable priced and does an real nice job

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Still for sale? What size and how much?
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Funny, I was just thinking that this morning. You still got them old 38.5's? Worth cutting for fronts?
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Where do you cut tire guys do for tubes? I've got a couple spots where I actuall went a little deep and the cords are showing. There is no air in the tires now and wondering if it's worth putting tubes in to be on the safe side.
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There are a couple of spots like that on my Jimmy Dean cuts, I've never worried about them. I don't have any extra 38.5's right now
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No prob. Lloyd Fritter has a set of 39.5's he started cutting the lugs off and stopped. He gave me a hell of a price, but they are the same size as my rears, and I was hoping to go a little narrower on the fronts.
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Still for sale? What size and how much?
still have them, there 39's, were like new before I started cutting them,
asking $600 for the pair and the cutting knife with 2 different heads. here's the ad on kijiji, I am in ON,Canada but I am heading to Ky next weekend. going to see Lem and Charlie

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ269005031

Karl I wouldn't wrorry to much about getting tubes, there's a guy up here that has cords showing all over and some of them are even cut and he doesn't have tubes,(they are on a rail though)

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I was hoping that they were 44's
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I know a guy that has some 44 cuts on wide 5 wheels I was thinking of trying out and put my 39.5's up front. Not sure how it'll work out though...
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