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    Default Tractionizing Tires

    Who knows where to get this done? I've called a ton of tire shops and most of them don't even know what I'm talking about. Little help?

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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    Contact "Lancia037Rally" on this Forum (Dave Shindle) who co-drives for Jon Nichols (many time Quebec ice racing champion and top competitor in the Canadian Rally Championship) who should be able to help you.

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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    when you refer to tractionizing tires, you refer to siping as it is known to the tire shop guys. I know of at least one place here in minneapolis that does it. Only northern states generally do this type of thing.
    Twin city tire in bloomington, Mn has two different types of machines.


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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    And if you are any where near Four Star Motorsports
    They have a "device" to modify the tread !
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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    Talk to ice racers - the Ontario ones use a device that consists of two spiked drums on a frame. You jack up the car and run one wheel at a time on this device (as you would run a car on a dyno), and the spikes tear the tread blocks into a mass of rubber mush. This provides very good grip on ice, but doesn't last very long.

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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    >Contact "Lancia037Rally" on this Forum (Dave Shindle) who
    >co-drives for Jon Nichols (many time Quebec ice racing
    >champion and top competitor in the Canadian Rally
    >Championship) who should be able to help you.

    Nichols has a tractioning machine in Montreal. (514)895-3484
    Randy Zimmer has one in Buffalo. He is on this forum. His buddy Jon Bottoms will be going Maine Winter and may be able to bring it with him to Maine if that is where you want it for.

    Note: Tractioning tires greatly reduces tire lifetime

    Edit: The 'machine' is just a big roller lined with carpet-tack like projections that you run at speed on the tires on to poke thousands of holes. How much space Bottoms has in his servicevan, I don't know.
    Dave Shindle/Navitron 2000
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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    I didn't realize these machines were portable. I'll see if I can get in touch with one of them. Thanks for the information!

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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    Watching the WRC coverage, I saw them cutting the tires with a hot wire (like a styrofoam cutter). Could be an option if you can find one (craft store? may not be heavy-duty enough to cut through vulcanized rubber...)

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    Default RE: Tractionizing Tires

    >... I saw them cutting the tires with
    >a hot wire (like a styrofoam cutter). Could be an option if
    >you can find one (craft store? may not be heavy-duty enough
    >to cut through vulcanized rubber...)
    >

    Something like this?: http://www.timthedriver.com/tiregroover.jpg

    Happy Motoring

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