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tire siping

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yeild2me, Jan 12, 2001.

  1. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    after a lot of research on the next tires for my jimmy, finally going with 35" bfg m/t's. after all they are on sale at sears for 143.95!! where would i go to get them siped? if i do, should i nix the $15 per tire road hazard? i live in nc and need to know what kind of shop does this? tire shop? speciality shop? i dont see in info in the yellow pages. HELP!
     
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    Dont know about sears, but Im getting my BFG's at NTB nad they have an off-road, road hazard, thats 13 bones a tire. But thats for 33's so it may be more for the 35's. And the sipping, your gonna haave to wait for someone else to respond. Sorry.

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    I could be wrong, but I would have figured that siping would void any kind of warranty on the tire.

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    thats pretty much what i was thinking. i pick them up next week, so i need to find out about it before i get the road hazzard.
     
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    you can get your tires siped at most tire shops i have les schwab 33x12.5x16 wild country tires and they will sipe them and it wont void the road hazard warranty

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    Or, just take an hour and sipe 'em all by hand. It really gives better results anyway, since you can space the sipes out more logically to the tread blocks than a machine does. Plus, you don't really want sipes out near the outside, because it can accelerate chunking.

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    Its very simple, buyer be wear, read the ROAD HAZARD WARRENTTY.
    Got to bed, read the WARRENTY again.
    Good luck

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    I siped my tires a couple weeks ago and it took about 4 hours to do all four. I just used a utility knife with the blade about a 1/4" out. I also used a linoleum cutter from my brothers art class supplies to cut a groove the full length of the outside lugs. Blue is right about not siping the outside lugs, they'll come apart real fast when you get into the rocks. The groove I put on them is only about a 1/16" deep and wide so it's not a problem. The increase in traction is incredible!! I used to have a very hard time driving on icy roads but now the truck is very stable and actually stops VERY quickly for being on a snow covered road. I went wheeling the day after I cut the tires and they held up great, even with quite a few loose rocky "pedal down" hill climbs. I'll try to post a picture of my tread if I can find someone with a digital camera. I recommend cutting them yourself so you can do it right. If you don't do the grooves like I did it would probably only take you a couple hours.


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    thanks-now all i need to do is see about the road hazard... if it will void it, then i wont get it..i have had terrific luck with the bfg's (45K on my 33's and i have only rotated twice). they are still in OK condition just time to UPgrade!! hoefully, i can maintain the 35's on a regular basis and get the same from them...
     

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