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BW23 06-01-2010 12:38 PM

Can you shave a SUV tire ?

I have a 4 Runner that I only drive between 3-5K miles a year. It has a set of Brigstone REVO tires with about 15K miles on them.

The tires are starting to make some road noise and are slightly lumpy. The tires were great when new !

Can these tires be shaved to get rid of the noise ?

jakebrake 06-01-2010 12:56 PM

i'd be more concerned why the tires are wearing improperly. how many miles on your shocks?(lumpy....sounds like cupping...that or flat spots)

they're revos. not the quietest tire, but not monster mudders, either.

BW23 06-01-2010 01:00 PM

It's a 99 4 R with only 65K on it ......original shocks.

Mist-Rest 06-01-2010 02:08 PM

Sounds like something else is worn or on it's way out. A full inspection of the driveline and suspension would be first.

davidkuhlmann 06-01-2010 08:24 PM

I run nothing but REVO's on my trucks and I have no problems getting 70k plus out of them. You say you have 65k on your shocks and are getting cupping on the tires there is your problem. Change your shocks and put on good high quality gas shocks and then a new set of REVO's and all will be good. Worn shocks cause the cupping of tires.

workinpr0gress 06-01-2010 08:39 PM

Trying to true chocked tires can be done better on the tighter voids than most suv tires. The cupping is either from a worn suspension/steering part/ low pressure/ lack of rotating. If there's nothing worn to bad, get them balanced well and rotated and see if they start to straighten out.

First thing I used to do with a new set of Super Swampers was bleach up a nice piece if pavement and boil them into being less egg-shaped.

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