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Old 07-08-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
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Didn't want to pull another thread off topic.
Before we've had small off topic'* regarding siping. I'd like to hear from you folks that have added siping to your tires for added traction.

Bill (willwren) mentioned it is a big difference in all weather conditions. Does it increase tire wear, if so any idea on a percentage?

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it doesnt increase wear what so ever and it does improve traction (When i use to work at discount tire) Siping tires has always been a benefit towards the customer most even come back and say thank you cause they noticed the difference in the rain and the snow. It usually costs about 8 dollars per tire in chicago
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It DECREASES tread wear by allowing the tire to cool faster. Most tire manufacturers WANT you to have them siped.

I buy my tires at a local tire shop. They back them up warranty-wise 100%, and sipe them before they ever go on my car.
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Disregard...willwren beat me to it....

I believe that someone (thought it was willren, but i could be very wrong) said siping actually increases tire life because the little cuts keep the tires cooler which pronlongs life. Could be very wrong on that statement though.
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Read up. I beat you.

http://www.tirefactory.net/siping.htm

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tireSiping.dos;jsessionid=CTM9nzhQcWxYKS3gh36KGG5p dWXjTpwzcGQCQxbQjhXvcXhjYgR1!-138888343!232566008
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It DECREASES tread wear by allowing the tire to cool faster. Most tire manufacturers WANT you to have them siped.

I buy my tires at a local tire shop. They back them up warranty-wise 100%, and sipe them before they ever go on my car.
also some tires come siped if u look closely to them but costs more its better to have the shop sipe them its way cheaper
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whats siping?
Read Bill'* links.
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Read up. I beat you.
Dang you. Any how, I guess I can edit the "i thinks" and "maybe'*" outta my post
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BillBost, sounds like we have to find a place around here that does siping! Certainly sounds like it would be helpful for this upcoming winter. $8 a tire is pocket change if it prevents an accident.
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Guys, this is as big of an advantage in the summer. Better grip, and much better cooling.

Mine were $15 a tire the first time, but my new set they siped for free since they had to warranty (prorate) my first set for treadwear.
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