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Old 10-08-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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Siping Tires

Getting my 35" KM2 installed this morning and the guy asked if I wanted siping done to the tires. Never thought about it before and after discussing I said OK.
Good/Bad choice?

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It helps with wet and slick road traction. But if you sipe the outter lugs you can get chunking. I've heard of people just siping the inner lugs of their M/Ts

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Old 10-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
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It helps with wet and slick road traction. But if you sipe the outter lugs you can get chunking. I've heard of people just siping the inner lugs of their M/Ts
Hmm. They never gave me the option of siping inner / outer lugs. We did talk about chunking and he guaranteed there would be none.... I'm sure they'll guarantee anything right before you swipe the card - LOL
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Speaking of tires. I've been looking for a set of tires as well. Everywhere has MTR/kevlars and KM2's on back order. I'm planning on a 35/12.5-17 so I don't have to re gear yet...

So what other tires are good for the rocks and dirt? Can't decide. Or should I just wind up ordering the MTR kevlars or KM2's and drive with a lift and tiny stock tires till they come in?
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:40 AM   #5
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Hmm. They never gave me the option of siping inner / outer lugs. We did talk about chunking and he guaranteed there would be none.... I'm sure they'll guarantee anything right before you swipe the card - LOL
I don't know first hand as my tires are siped from the factory so I'm just rattling off information I've heard. They should be able to just do the inner lugs. And yes I'm sure they'll say anything to get you to swipe your card. To be fair, it may not chunk if you don't wheel it. Then again if you got those tires I imagine you'll hit some trails.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:44 AM   #6
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Speaking of tires. I've been looking for a set of tires as well. Everywhere has MTR/kevlars and KM2's on back order. I'm planning on a 35/12.5-17 so I don't have to re gear yet...
I ordered my MT/R's from Quadratec 10 days ago, took 5 to deliver factory direct. Granted I don't get a road hazzard warrantee from Big-O, Discount, etc but I'll buy a single as a spare from one of those companies and if anything happens I have that coverage without the wait for 4 new shoes.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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Curious, how much was the shipping from quadratec?? I'm wondering if it's cheaper to go with them or 4-wheel parts.

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:54 PM   #9
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Spoke with the guy again and he explained they only sipe (sipen!?) 4" of tread center, about 2.5" away from either edges. Whew, what a relief!


4" Sipe

Aint' dey look perdy

BFG KM2

OK ... so why aren't those darn Flicker images I'm trying to post showing .... grrrrr
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Spoke with the guy again and he explained they only sipe (sipen!?) 4" of tread center, about 2.5" away from either edges. Whew, what a relief!


4" Sipe

Aint' dey look perdy

BFG KM2

OK ... so why aren't those darn Flicker images I'm trying to post showing .... grrrrr
they work if i click on the link. Looks good!
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Curious, how much was the shipping from quadratec?? I'm wondering if it's cheaper to go with them or 4-wheel parts.

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For 5 tires, Goodyear LT285 70r17s drop shipped plus a couple of items it was 159.00. The other items were small. Then I get 100 back from Tread Lightly on the goodyears...reminds me I need to mail that receipt off. I have my own tire mounter, balance and full vehicle lift so I do save on mounting and whatnot. But the tires were 299 ea but if I went to a local dealer they ran me 60 more apiece and it didn't matter where I went plus they would have to backorder them and informed me I'd be waiting a month or so. I'm impatient, I don't have a month for rubbers. I want my rubbers and I want them now. uh... lol, that was awkward.
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Hey siffriver,

My experience and observations with siping in off roading is: If you spin your tires a lot you will chunk out tread in time. In Moab for most tires that I have seen, that are siped, mud or AT, they show chunking in the tread.

My BFG ATís are siped and I run them in the winter, GREAT winter traction. My BFG KM2ís I did not siped and run them in the summer and rock crawling.

Most tires on or off road, ATís or Mud terrains, will benefit from siping and you will see improved traction. Just donít spin your tires a lot as chunking will happen in time.

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Getting my 35" KM2 installed this morning and the guy asked if I wanted siping done to the tires. Never thought about it before and after discussing I said OK.
Good/Bad choice?
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I have my 37'' MTR\K's siped a couple months ago when I got them. So far no issues!

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