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Old May 7th, 2006, 08:23 AM
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Tire siping/grooving

Anyone have experience siping tires? I picked up some mud terrains and like the idea of improving general traction and some noise. I've read a number of articles suggesting this little unit. Seems no shop around me sipes tires, at least that I can find.

So, any thoughts from those with experience on this? I was just going to groove the mid section and leave the outers so they can't chunk on rocks.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 11:26 AM
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Anyone have experience siping tires? I picked up some mud terrains and like the idea of improving general traction and some noise. I've read a number of articles suggesting this little unit. Seems no shop around me sipes tires, at least that I can find.

So, any thoughts from those with experience on this? I was just going to groove the mid section and leave the outers so they can't chunk on rocks.
I ran a set of BFG MT Tires siped (the center lugs were siped, the outer were not) for 70k miles on my Toyota Tacoma. If you run at higher tire pressure on the highway, the siping will make your tread last longer, run quieter and tires will stay cooler. I noticed no difference at low speed/low pressure.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 09:16 PM
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I have that tire iron and have siped a few sets of tires for winter use. Based on how the blades are installed you can sipe or groove. Its slow going with the iron but I'm happy with it. If you're in the Manchester area you can borrow it.
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