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siping tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    i have a set of 38.5x14.5 tsl sx swampers what is the best way to sipe them? patterns and tools please
     
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    Are you talking about grooving, or siping?

    This is my grooving:
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    Siping would be hard to show with a camera as it doesn't remove rubber.
     
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    what is the difference, and what is better for the roads in winter, lots of snow and ice here
     
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    Siping, and it doesn't matter what pattern it's in, just cut little slits in your tires with a carpet knife, or have it done professionally.

    Mine was done for off road grip.
     
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    for snow and ice driving on roads you want Siping. If you tires are used, some tire shops will sipe them and some won't. Lots of places will only sipe new tires. A shop should charge between 7 and 15 bucks per tire to do it, and yes... it does help alot on slick roads. As for doing it yourself, it would take you forever to put enough slits in them w/ a razor knife to make a difference.
     
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    As for doing it yourself, it would take you forever to put enough slits in them w/ a razor knife to make a difference.

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    Took me 12 hours to groove my tires...can't imagine that siping would be worse! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    None of the shops around here would sipe my 44" tsl's because they were worried about the cutting tool falling inbetween the lugs and cutting thru the core area. I did mine with a box cutter. Just cut the center tread. It took a while but makes a big difference.
     

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