LOL! I was actually serious though. I know they shave and heat-cycle track
tires for customers, so I'm sure they could do it for a street tire, too.
Just have to make sure it's the exact tire model as the other 3 he has on
Shave your tires??
Jesus guys, why would you pay for a new tire to immeadiately take a couple
of thousand miles OFF its life!!
This is an Audi NOT a Volvo 4wd. Volvos you DEFINATELY have to change in
pairs. The Audi Quatro system automatically compensates for different tire
dimensions when you change tires.
A6Q 2.8 (UK)
The previous remark was largely satire, but not completely without
Tire shaving is a common practice for competition tires and Tire Rack
is one of (if not *the*) the first commercial operations to make it
widely available to anyone who wants to pay a few bucks for the
service. In this case, it would effectively 'match' the tire with the
remaining worn tires.
Tread squirm adversely influences handling, so autocrossers and a few
track junkies will have the 'excess' shaved off. I always thought the
old Bridgestone commercials demonstrating how *worn* tires handled as
well as brand new ones were hilarious. Well, DUH! If it's on dry
pavement, they handle *better*! Every *true* autocrosser I know looks
at a set of 'bald' tires and, instead of thinking: "Needs new tires,"
thinks: "Ahhh! Competition depth!"
Been there; done that
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