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Old 03-11-2005, 11:24 AM   #11
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Google 'tire siping'.
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Old 03-11-2005, 11:28 AM   #12
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That'* easier than explaining it. There'* some neat sites about it. Like this:

http://www.tiresnokian.com/siping.htm

http://affordable-tire.com/customer/pages.php?pageid=10
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why dont they come siped? wouldnt that help out their warranty? how much does it usualy cost?
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Molded in siping doesn't work as well, as the 'splits' have too much space between them to get a good bite and dissipate heat. Siping is another whole process that tire companies usually don't mess with. It'* cheaper to try to mold it in.

Siping generally won't void your tire wear warranty. True in my case, as my tire store honors my warranty, and they've done siping for me the last two times.

Count on about $20-25 per tire. I have video of my new tires being siped I think, or at least some pics from my camera phone. I can post them after work.
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Old 03-11-2005, 01:45 PM   #15
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i like my firehawk sz50s, but i dont think they make 'em in our size anymore. i do believe some tires nowadays are pre-siped
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I like Bridgestone Potenzas. I have the g009'* but there are a lot of different variations of the Potenza. There are a lot of nice tires out there to choose from. My tires were not that expensive either. But the dry and wet traction is great, and the aggressive directional tread design looks pretty good. .
How are the Potenza'* in the white stuff? Being in the snow belt forces me to ask questions I wish i didn't have to.....
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Kuhmo KH11s hands down my favorite summer tire.....just pray you dont get an oddball snowstorm cause they SUCK in the winter. But man they stick WAY better than the Dunlop Sport A2s or Pirelli P5000s I used to have. Im talkin im going 10 mph faster around the same corners and getting a nice even tire squall noise. direct quote from a BFG driver (kick asphault tour) "a squeeling tire is a happy tire"
Also if you get any rain they kick azz in it as well. The biggest plus is a nice low price (I payed 300 with my discount for a set figure 350 or so w/o one)
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The exhaust work can be done for much less if you look around. I got my high flow cat (magnaflow) and my flowmaster 80 on ebay. You don't need to replace all your pipes because they are stainless steel. I had my high flow cat and muffler bought and installed (plus new pipes for the dual exhaust look, and a few other sections to compensate for the new equipment) done for a grand total of $326 CND. It sounds and looks great, and there is a noticeable increase in HP.
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Hankook Ventus they handle well in rain adn directional tread also
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