Anyone regrooving their own tires?

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Freightlinerbob, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. dude6710

    dude6710 Road Train Member

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    Why would you do this when you can get 8 caps for 2350 mounted?
     
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  3. magoo68

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  4. S M D

    S M D Road Train Member

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    Try not regrooving your hand
     
  5. Rawze

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    Have you considered what fuel mileage differences there will be? especially if you haul anything above about 25k in weight regularly. Most of the time the fuel mileage differences are the make-break on running costs for tires long term, but many do not look down the road far enough to see this. Also, just the other day, my dash cam recorded a recap come apart on a reefer trailer where it blew a hole clean into and through the bottom of the trailer and into the freight. And yesterday, I talked to a guy who was sitting at petro with a totalled APU because his recap blew apart, destroying it. He was upset and said the 'gods' were against him because the APU was only 2 weeks old and the warranty did not cover this.

    not making this up,...just telling it like I saw it...Rawze
     
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  6. EverLuc

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    I do believe this to be true on the damage a blown recap will cause. I have seen, especially with the super singles, where the unit that blows the tire also disables the rig(s) following behind. I don't know the specific statistics, nor am I stating one method trumps the other.
     
  7. Freightlinerbob

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    I'm not following you here. Are you suggesting that I should calculate based on the better economy of grooving the tire and running it longer or are you referring to my tire choice in the first place? I'm always at 75K or more with 15% deadhead.


    As it turns out, I'm able to buy 8 XDN2 mounted for $3975 right now. That's less than $0.01/ per mile. The heck with rolling resistance, which really isn't all that bad considering the ability of this tire. Michelin tells me I'll save 4% with their most efficient drive tire, that's not enough of a trade off.
     
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  8. EverLuc

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    Well, I went from drives to all straight rib S371 General across the entire unit. I did not gain any tenths or one thousandths or anything on fuel mileage. In fact, I hate to admit, but I lost fuel mileage vs true drive tires. Perhaps there may be a transfer of energy in the lug type tire in reference to torque. Just thinking.
     
  9. Rawze

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    if 85% of my miles on my truck were at 75k gross, then I wouldn't put anything new on it. I would only run worn down fuel efficient rejects from the mega-fleets, getting the best deal I could find on them from a used tire dealer, with less than 8 or 9 32nds on them and replace em when they were no longer legal. That is what I would do, but everybody has their own opinion on tires and costs so it doesn't matter.
     
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  11. EverLuc

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    10dash4 on the rr score. This is true. Yet, perhaps I was expecting a more "WoW" factor.
     
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