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Tire siping- Cheapest place to get the tool?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    I tried the redneck way- it wasnt really easy to do, I'd rather use the iron. Where can i get one cheap? I checked ebay, nada....
     
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    You want to groove or sipe?
     
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    sipe primarily. Grooving is a secondary concern if any.
     
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    Carpet Knife and Blades cant be more then $10 /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    Thats what Resurrection Joe did his with.
     
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    Discount Tires use to have a siping machine.
     
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    They still do. Try finding one within 100 miles of NYC.

    Found a guy out in LI. He wanted 25 bucks! what a rip!
     
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    whats the diff between groove and sipe
     
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    the width of the cut. A sipe is like a paper cut for your tire. Very effective for ice and snow or rain....
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    whats the diff between groove and sipe

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    groving removes rubber, siping doesnt.
     
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    Oh yeah, forgot, I wanted the *tool* not a place to have it done.

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    Discount Tires use to have a siping machine.

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    if the tool costs more than $20, just have em done at a shop. Americas tire told me $5 a tire when they were mounting my 39.5s.

    j
     
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    anybody think a razor blade and a pair of vise grips would work? Just set the blade to the height of the thread, slap the vise grips on there and give the tire hell, might need to heat it up though. My experience with exacto-knives is that the blades are very weak and usually break and piece of the blade goes flying.
    Are you supposed to go all the way to the bottom of the thread?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Oh yeah, forgot, I wanted the *tool* not a place to have it done

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    Then go buy yourself a box of razor blades and enjoy.
    I had 4 tires siped at AM.Tires for $20 was trying to suggest an easier method. But since there are none around you...dont cut off a finger.
     
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    I got my tool online for about $60 shipped. Search the net for the "ideal tire iron" that's what I got and seems to be the one most people buy. I like it... you'll like it too (done 3 sets of tires so far /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif)
     
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    yeah, i thought about going the razor blade approach... but considering how cheap it is to have a shop do em, I'd just use the shop. The sipes will be to a relatively uniform and correct depth and if they screw it up I get a new tire... if I screw it up, Im outta luck. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif not to mention the time involved, for those that have done it, how long did it take to sipe a 39.5" tire? I have a feeling it gets pretty old after a few dozen cuts...

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    I think perhaps I mistated the cost-

    Its 25 PER tire.

    5 dollar "dismount" fee per tire to remove it off my truck.

    If the tire is used and they have to pick rocks out of it, its another 5 dollar per tire

    One siping job would cost me a minimum of 100 bucks, if not 150 bucks.
     
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    ouch! shop around!

    j
     
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    check out www.eastwood.com they are a tool company who offer the ideal heated knives.I bought the tire groover with 2 packs of #12 blades & head for under a $100 . they offer the tire siper also,i can't remember the exact price but it is considerably cheaper
     
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    Hey big_k5, the link is to a resort in Canada.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    try www.eastwoodcompany.com /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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