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Tire Siping near DC???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by patrickockander, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    patrickockander

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    I want to sipe my tires, as I found the traction and treadlife was greatly increased.

    Does anyone know of a place within 500 miles of DC that offers this service?

    Thanks,
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  2. Dec 21, 2008 at 5:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you cant find one, they sell the irons so you can sipe them your self. :confused:
     
  3. Dec 21, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    any of the local tire stores. I think most all of them will do it.
     
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    any of the local tire stores. I think most all of them will do it, even if they don't advertise it.
     
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    Honestly, I don't know what this is. Anyone?
     
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  7. Dec 21, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    Discount Tires offer them. Not sure if Discount Tires are in your area though. You can check their website www.tires.com

    Do you know for sure siping offers better traction and treadwear? I always kind of thought of it as clever marketing.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes. It allows the tie tread to flex better thus giveing more traction, and also sheds heat (from the flexing), keeping the tires cooler, thus makeing them last longer.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    Not all Discount Tires do it. The store where I bought my tires doesn't but another one about 20 miles away does. I'm sure they'd rather sell you tires that were already siped than sipe yours...

    CAUTION: Science Content! :)








    Mythbusters reference to those who don't watch it...
     
  11. Dec 22, 2008 at 12:14 PM
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    nope, they don't, as a matter of fact, most of the tire guys in this area have no idea what siping is...suprisingly...

    I may have to get the iron, trying to avoid that if possible.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2008 at 12:32 PM
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    No discount tire store within 500 miles of DC.

    Yes, I know for a fact that siping offers better traction and treadlife. I have siped all of my vehicles tires since 2003 and wouldn't have done so unless I was absolutely convinced it is worth it.

    However, when offroading, one must use caution not to spin the tires too much as doing so will shorten your tire's life.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    I will have to keep this in mind for the next set of tires.
     
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