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Siping & Grooving tires **PICS**

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Johnnie, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Sep 11, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    jberry813

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    There's a reason the shoulders are not siped as deep as the centersection.
    Excessive siping on the shoulders = chunking tires. I've hand siped two sets of mud tires for my winter recreational activities. I've only siped the inside lugs, never the outside lugs. Think about it. When you turn at highway speeds, where's the pressure go to on the tires? Get those tires hot and on dry pavement and you'll have chunks of rubber flying all over the place.

    For the love of god, if you're going to hand sipe/groove tires, BUY A TIRE GROOVER. They are 60 bucks. If you do chose to use a dremel, make sure to take video. :popcorn:
     
  2. Sep 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Slodgetto

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    and this. VVV
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    I agree. But Falken siping (and almost every other tire besides Michilen) doesn't even go all the way through the tread block. And we're not saying to sipe the outside lugs, (because, you're right, it can cause chunking) but it's probably a good idea to groove them. (Inside and outside lugs) And yes, use the correct tool! The key things you need are HEAT and SHARP blades.



    Also, those pictures of the grooved Rocky Mountains/Wild Peaks are awesome! Finally some decent Falken All Terrains!!! :laugh: :D
     
  3. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    See there was some thought going into the Rocky Mountains haha honstly ive had no issues with them... And if you de-flate them on tricky trails theyre even better but ive only done this once cause 4 low works so well, the fronts i have at 38 psi and rear at 35 psi. In winter i lower them to 35 psi and 32 psi
     
  4. Sep 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    I have these falkens on my 1st gen and i really like them. Ive put 25k on them so far and they are still wearing smoothly with regular rotations and checking psi
     
  5. Oct 6, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    I was at the Off Road Expo today and saw this Jeep with the tires I've been talking about. I guess both him and I had the same idea cause his tires are nicely grooved, though I'm sure he didn't use a Dremel. That grooving completely changes the look and I'm assuming the performance of those tires.

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  6. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    magikbean562

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    find out whos jeep it is and ask him who grooved his tires? i have the rocky mountains on my 4runner and i <3 them.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    Johnnie

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    I tried looking for the owner but he wasn't around. It was at the off road expo. However, if I can find a full picture of the Jeep online I can ask around to see who it belongs to and go from there.
     
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