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Old November 10th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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Well with winter weather coming around I was thinking about getting my tires siped for the winter. Never done it before and was wondering if it was worth it? BTW I have Goodyear MTR's. What is a reasonable price and how long do they generally last?

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Old November 10th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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The only place that I know that does this is Discount or Belletire. The result is only as good as the person running the machine.

I had a set of 30" mtr's done years ago that worked out very well for a DD.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #3
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10 bucks a tire.

never had it done but a friend of mine who works at a discount tire said on his own tires he would not sipie anything more than an all terrain tire
says chunks get broken off too easy.

mabey someone can prove me wrong
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Old November 10th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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Yes. Especially with MTR's. They sucked on my XJ before it was done. Then they sucked less. Then I sold them and bought BFG's since I was changing sizes. Had them done too.

Last time I had it done was on the Suburban's old 33x14.5 Mickeys and I think it was like $10/per at Discount Tire. They don't seem to care what kind of tire you bring them as long as it is not under the tread limit. Lasts over a year if they do it correctly.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 12:37 PM   #5
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I have only had sipped MTRs (31x10.50) on my Jeep. I love them.

I have the center 50% sipped to 50% tread depth. It helps prevent chunking out. When running on the road I run them hard to stay on the sipped part. On the trail I air down and bring the edges in still sharp.

I like them a lot. I have about 8k-10k on them now. Not the best wear, not the best mud tire but I very good all around tire that is a little bit more aggressive than an AT tire.

I have never worried about cutting one. I run them at about 6 PSI in the sand and 12 PSI at the Mounds.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 12:47 PM   #6
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I had it done on mine. Much better in snow and wet roads. I don't see any more chunking than before they were siped.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #7
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I siped my 35" Krawlers. Made a big improvement.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 03:36 PM   #8
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All of the truck tires I saw siped in my discount tire days chunked horribly. However our manager always had us dueit to the maximum allowed for the tread depth. Might be different if siped less. Honestly if you have the money, buy some skinny bfg at's and leave them alone.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #9
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I siped my 33" Dunlop Mud Rovers. 60,000 miles later they're almost worn down (1/4" tread), so I would say it is worth it.

I rotate my tires after every oil change by the way.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #10
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I have all my small tires siped. MTR's and REVO's. I think they are a great improvement.

I have had a small chunk or two come off the MTR's when a sipe makes a cut across a small corner of the lug

center lugs only on the MTR's
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Old November 10th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #11
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I only siped the inner lugs. Not the outers.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #12
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After siping a set of mud terrains, I have all my truck tires siped. Never noticed chunking or accelerated wear. If you look at any decent snow tired, they come with extra siping from the factory.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #13
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they run alot better on slick and wet roads and seam to wear better too...mine are done on the truck and i will have it done again
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Old November 10th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #14
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I have siped the last few sets of tires and I will keep doing it as well. They grip better IMO and I have had no bad issues with siping.
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