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posted December 21, 1999 08:25 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Anyone have experience with tire siping? Discount tire charges $10 a tire... is it good for low pro tires? I have 225/45/17. Thanks!

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posted January 04, 2000 08:31 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
What are you trying to accomplish by doing an aftermarket sipe job on your tires? Under certain circumstances, extra siping can help snow and wet performance, but may hurt dry performance. It could significantly change the feel of the tires too (more "squirmy"). This is all a function of how deep the sipes are cut as well. Low profile tires with low skid depth (tread depth) will benefit less, but it still may be worth your while to get a little extra snow traction. Just beware...your tires were designed w/o sipes, and adding sipes may make them behave differently.

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posted January 15, 2000 01:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for edlight     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I thought siping was for ice.

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posted January 18, 2000 03:03 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Siping is for wet, snow, AND ice. Siping provides more "biting edges" for snow and ice and allows for increased water evacuation from the individual tread elements in the wet.

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