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Siped Tires

Looking at various tires, some manufacturers have siped treads while others don't. I understand the advantageous characteristics of siping during off-road driving, but how does it hold up if you were to run the tires on a daily driver such that the siped tires were to normally see paved road conditions? In short, is siping beneficial for on-road conditions as well? Or might it hurt overall durability/ treadwear of a tire?

Also other than tires siped from the manufacturer, does anyone know if siping a tire yourself or having a shop do it might be illegal in any states?

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siping give your the grip on the road. whether it be in wet weather, or snow, you want lots of siping.
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I got siped tires on and am not impressed. There are pieces of my lugs that keep tearin off in strips because of the sipes! Not worth it in my opinion!

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I got siped tires on and am not impressed. There areces of my lugs that keep tearin off in strips because of the sipes! Not worth it in my opinion!
wow that is one of the most blanket comments i have ever seen... every tire except mud tires and even some of them are sipped..

like my BFG A/T's are sipped so are Truxs MT's now like a BFG M/T that isnt sipped...to mean your comment horribly written how about WHAT tires are you running....
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well worth it especially in the snow... most places its only like 5-10$ per tire for it...
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WTF is a siped tire??? Never heard that term before.
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They "cut" your tread blocks on your tires to create more "gripping" edges. They say it also helps with water displacement.
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siped tire


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Im runnnin wild country rvts. They are fine in mud and snow but if you drive any where that is rocky it tears the hell out of them. My tires have chunks missing from climbin up rocky hills.
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Im runnnin wild country rvts. They are fine in mud and snow but if you drive any where that is rocky it tears the hell out of them. My tires have chunks missing from climbin up rocky hills.
first off those tires arnt the best. and secound any mud tire on rocks gets chunked even my COOPER STT's did it... it happens there soft...
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Here's a good way to look at siping:

1. It increases grip in all situations.

2. They have to be designed into the lugs, or they weaken the lug. Most good sipes don't cut all the way from side to side on a lug for the reason of strength. Tires that have been siped after the fact usually have sipes that are full width or length of the lug and therefore weaken it too much. Note the picture from above and see that the sipes are not cut all the way through except for a few in the INNER lugs. The outers are not.



3. Unsiped tires on a daily driver are a nightmare waiting to happen. I've slid off the road on my unsiped muds and replaced them with Mickey Thompson MTZ's for that reason. Much better in the rain.

4. Unsiped tires are good in deep stuff: mud snow dirt etc. Siping allows them to be better on flatter surfaces especially those with a thin layer of snow, water and they're even better on ice than unsiped tires (though nothing is great on ice other than studs and things like that).

I don't think I would sipe tires that had to spin in rocks and so forth by having them siped after manufacture. If they weren't designed with sipes, probably better off without them if you bang on your tires a lot.

Here's how the sipes are done on my MTZ's...


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the tires came sipped from schwab I didnt ask for them to be sipped and yeah they are not the best tire.
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the tires came sipped from schwab I didnt ask for them to be sipped and yeah they are not the best tire.
dude........remember you get what you pay for.....Wild Country's are not good tires.........i bet if you ran on a BFG A/T you would absolutely love them....
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Yeah I know they suck thats y I want new tires. This is why I stated in my first reply that it was MY OPINION.
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the General Grabber AT2's have good reviews online, and their $100 each and not $180 like the BFG's
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