I’ll bet you didn’t know this trick. Further more I’ll bet you aren’t going to do it anytime soon either! Video courtesy of YouTube user JeffTanco.
Common trick among the hot rod crowd.
I have no plan on doing it anytime soon.
The biggest issue is making sure you end up with a circle.
The biggest issue is making sure you… don’t grind off too much rubber
There was a fad for red-lining tyres out here a few years ago until they cracked down on it. Now you can get red-lining done but only on tyres with a suitable space without grinding a chunk out of the sidewall.
A few years back I had a tyre knocked back for a puncture repair because I’d driven a mile on it flat to reach a safe place to change it, so I can see where they are coming from.
I wonder how black his lungs are now.
My dad came up with this himself after noticing cars that hit the curb got exposed whites. If you do it right you can just jack up the car, spin the tire and set the grinder at the right angle to keep it spinning. It works out surprisingly well.
“For ten bucks, who cares?”
Um, presumably you, your passengers and anyone else on the road are worth somewhat more than ten bucks. I wouldn’t put a power tool anywhere near a tire that wasn’t going to be turned into a swing. (Bleach isn’t a great idea either, IMO.)
If you’re too cheap for whitewalls…you are too cheap for whitewalls. 😉
I suspect what he took off is a superficial layer but still
Do not want!
A neat trick, however, a bit dangerous to the tire and horribly so to your lungs. I can’t believe the guy wasn’t wearing a respirator. This is something I would have been stupid enough to try when I was 16.
That’s what I said, not even a respirator around his neck.
Forget “DONK” let’s put wide whites on everything… 🙂
Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD…
Not that I would do that but for the right car, wide whitewalls ARE appropriate, like certain cars of the 1950’s and I believe you CAN still buy them at specialty tire centers – the same for the red walls that were used on some muscle cars of the 60’s.
I’ve used a grinder to mod mud tire lugs but I’d never think of messing with the sidewall. That vid has to be a joke. I’m hoping it is at least.
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