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MYTOYS
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Loc: Wine Country Nor Cal
Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money?
#1971846 - 08/31/04 07:42 PM

Just looking for opinions espcially from those who have run same tires siped and non siped. It not really too espensive but are there really benifits or just a way for tire places to make a few bucks.

Mark

PS This would be for non off road use

Seemeontop
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Loc: Lynnwood WA
Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1971911 - 08/31/04 08:20 PM

I have running on sipped tires over three years ..the stock firebombs on my truck Ithem sipped at 10k and now over 73k on them I can't wait for them to wear out, In fact the tire guy told me he would give me 100$ for them The wet traction is much better and the dry is better .The big thing is it seems to make them last a long time ..getting new tires very soon and they will be sipped..Jim

NEVRNF
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Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1971953 - 08/31/04 08:39 PM

any links to siper's.

Seemeontop
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Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1972050 - 08/31/04 09:24 PM

I had mine done at Les schwab tires .Discount tire will do it as well..
I would call your local tire shop and ask them about it..Nice to see what they say..Jim

allenp412
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Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1972075 - 08/31/04 09:38 PM

Ok. Color me stupid.
What is "siping"?

bullseye
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Loc: Newport News, VA
Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1972170 - 08/31/04 10:16 PM

pronounced syping, like typing
http://www.sipers.com/

VegasSD
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Loc: Las Vegas
Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1972507 - 09/01/04 01:38 AM

In the NW Les Schwab sells all their all terrain tires siped or non siped,

Edit Just rea dsomeone put les schwab, i know other rainy or icey areas they must do the same. Down here in Vegas they go

allenp412
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Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1972736 - 09/01/04 09:25 AM

Thanks bullseye.
I'm not as stupid as I was last night.


BIG JOE
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Loc: Central Cal.
Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1972882 - 09/01/04 10:48 AM

Well.... Glad someone brought this up. I'v had my tires Siped for years. And Trued (Shaved). Not much rain, ice or snow here in Central Cal but we travel alot and, for me, it pays off. The tires run a bit cooler here in the heat and I get MAX + tread wear (Tire Life) out of'em. Couple extra buck per tire, but well worth the money. (even had my FW tires Siped)

My .03

JOE

dddenio
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Loc: Sault Ste Marie, MI
Re: Sipping tires, good idea or waste of money? new
#1973155 - 09/01/04 01:33 PM

Siping originated for ice on road. Even in the cold of winter, tires generate heat, melt ice & then you have water on ice. Ice actually has some drag, water on ice has very little drag. Sipes allow the water to be removed & enhance traction.

Siped tires generally walk around a little more than non siped tires.

I'm suprised you guys are getting longer tread/tire life with sipes, I wouldn't have thought that.

I run these www.greendiamondtire.com in the winter. They work extemely well in winter!

Dennis

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