Originally Posted by boscoj
Any easy DIY way to shave foam tires . . . I don't have a drill press or anything like that.
I was wondering if I could shave them down on the car somehow. Mainly the rears . . .
tia . . .
Yes there is.........
You need a drill....... cordless or corded, it doesn't matter.
A G Clamp (C Clamp)
A Hacksaw with blade.
A bolt and nut's (2 pref') to fit the tire onto.
Use the clamp to clamp the Hacksaw to a table or other sturdy bench or something.
Take the bolt and place in the drill with the threads outward and place one nut on fairly well down the thread, then the tire your going to true, then place the second nut on and tighten down onto the tire.
Start the drill up at a fast speed and "shave" your tires against the Hacksay blade you have clamped down.
This does work as I did it for a couple of months while racing on a very tight budget!!? There is a certain amount, quite a bit actually, of skill involved to keep the tire cut square. Don't forget to round off the edges of the tire too!
Also keep a close eye on how much your taking off too. You need to have someway of measureing the tire diameter. I used to use a plastic pipe I had found that was 60mm ID (Internal Diameter) Then cut (shave) the tire untill it just
slips into the pipe. Then you'll have all your tires the same diameter.
Hope this helps you out.
This is not easy so you really should try and find a truer, maybe off Ebay or something? Be careful using this method! No tire is worth hurting yourself over!!!!!