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Old 03-06-2006, 07:26 PM   #161
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Morty, I'm on my second set of Toyo Proxes TPT'*. Good directional tread. Love the grip and handling year round, including at the track.

I had them siped before install. Do be warned, the siping CAN be hard on your diff if you're not careful.

Don't ask what happened to the first set, but they were pro-rated, so I got my money'* worth.
Yeah. Shame nobody on the East Coast sipes. :(

Thanks for the advice Bil. I'll consider them if they're available when I tire buy next month.
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Saying that nobody sipes on the East Coast is like saying.......can't think of a good analogy. That'* ridiculous. You can find a siping shop. This isn't a west-coast thing.

I have 5 siping locations within an hour of me. And I live and work in two different cities of under 50k population.
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And we challenged you to find a siping shop on the east coast before. I haven't seen a result yet bud. Us east coasters never heard of siping until you typed it.
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I live in Red Deer, Alberta and all shops here do siping, i have yet to find one that doesn't hehehe
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I'd love to Matt, but see Boosty'* last reply.
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I looked, called and asked about siping. Got a bunch of people saying..WTH are you asking about?

Then talked to Dad...Dad sold tires for years and year....he should have heard about it. I said siping to him and he said..yeah..the grooves that allow the water out the sidewall are called sipes. I explained it was a series of small slits in the tread...he said...never heard of it.
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You Easterners heading West interested in a siping discount? I might be able to arrange something. If so, post a REMINDER in the Mod list for WCBF.
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I have never heard of siping either...
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Hans, do a google on it. There is tremendous benefit to it. Not just in winter, but in summer too.
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Down here, the only place I know of that does siping is Discount Tire and not all of their shops do it either.

I once had a discussion with the guys in our R&D group at the automotive fluid supply place I worked at for 13 years. I mentioned siping , got the WTF?, and when I explained it, they were totally convinced I was BS-ing them. I challenged them to look it up, but they were still skeptical. These guys were all engineering grads for bleeps sake!
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