Anyone know of a tire shop in SE Mass / RI that has a tire siping machine? I've Google'd, called, or emailed most of the shops in my local area but haven't been able to find one.
Thanks, but I think it would cost me more in gas than to buy the kit! Let me know how traction is with the kit siping, I'll probably just order the kit. Besides, as soon as I do mine my daughter will want to use it to do hers! LOLbring it to my house in CT. I just bought a hand siper (Ideal Tire Groover) and did my first gen Goodyear MT/R's. My drive home tonight should prove if my siping design was a good or very bad idea (snowing now and we have some accumulation on the ground closer to my house).
edit: after I got the hang of it on the first tire, the rest only took about 20 minutes per tire. I personally prefer the control you get doing it by hand rather than a machine siper.
Thats nearly identical to the tread pattern I have. Been reading the threads on here about siping and the general consensus seems to be just siping the inner two rows of lugs for some reason. Definitely want to do something to improve traction on wet and snow/ice slick roads this winter.here's what I ended up doing with my MT/R's. The green lines represent where I cut the sipes. So far, I can say with absolute certainty, my braking performance and wet traction has improved. I'll post up either tonight or tomorrow morning if the snow traction has improved (I sure hope it did, because it was downright squirrely on the nor'easter we got a few weeks back.
The tool I bought is made by Ideal, and came with the very common #4 head (which is 1/4" wide) and a pack of blades.Mark
Where did you get your siping tool?
Ive been trying to find someplace local to have them done but out of the few shops around that actually do it they said my 35 will not work on there machine..