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Im about to order a new set of tires, will probably be my only set unless until I get my rookie license. Should I have them shaved? If so what depth? Need to know ASAP!
you will get different opinions on this but.. I found that the R888's are just as fast un-shaved.. but I know others do shave them.
If you get RA1's (can you even get those anymore?) then you need to have them shaved.. I think the standard depth is 4/32.. I could be wrong, but the company you order them from should know the standard
Thanks Travis, I have access to some RA1s the charge for shaving is $15 per tire. Worth it? I guess they would get too hot with full tread or is the shaving just for max grip?
Shave them to 4/32nd's for maximum life and speed. Full tread is for rain only, they will get too hot and chunk if you don't shave.
Travis - Can't reply in Chrome or on Android phone on your site...
Can anyone shave them for me at the track or around Fort Worth? It would have delayed ship too long if I had the tire supplier shave them.
Supposedly this place can do it: Hayes Tire Co. 11405 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas 75229 (972) 247-6195. None of the shops at MSRC shave tires.
Most definitely shave your RA1s to at least 4/32nds unless your name is Donato, Travis, or any of the other fast people because they need to be slowed down a touch ( ;-) ) - and note that just about everywhere won't shave a tire that has been run - too easy for pebbles and such embedded in the tread to ruin their expensive shaving equipment.
- KB, who has gone through many an RA1 in his DE and early Time Trial days with Southeast...
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