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What normal reason would anyone ever have for wanting to remove a serial number from a tire? I mean; I can't even think of an illegal reason to try and do this... it's like removing that "do not remove" tag from your bed; except this requires a $18 tool...



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uhhhh, i'da guessed some rice way to decrease weight, reduce drag, and look ghetto all at the same time... never thought it'd be 'useful'

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Every tire has what's called a DOT number. That number is like the tires serial number and is used to register the tire for recalls and for making warranty claims against the tire. After a shop removes the tire some will scrape that DOT number off so that nobdoy will go dumpster diving for an old tire, put it on their car and try to make a warranty claim for a new replacement tire.

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man, you guys don't know a damn thing. Removing the serial #'s makes the sidewalls flex more and that gives you more grip when you've over-cambered your wheels. It also makes the tires rotate faster. Plus, CSI can get your serial #'s from any bit of pavement you've driven over.
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man, you guys don't know a damn thing. Removing the serial #'s makes the sidewalls flex more and that gives you more grip when you've over-cambered your wheels. It also makes the tires rotate faster. Plus, CSI can get your serial #'s from any bit of pavement you've driven over.

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I thought tires had to be "recycled" rather than just ending up in the city dump..... oh wells.


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and cigarettes arent supposed to be thrown out of moving cars... i think theres probably alot of shops that just toss em'

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