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StillRYE
10-18-2006, 04:58 PM
I was thinking about getting my tires siped for the winter the only concern is resale because I'll probably be upsizing next year so heres my question would you pay less for a used tire because its siped???

Pudge
10-18-2006, 05:21 PM
I would, unless I wanted siped tires. Even though in my opinion the siping is a great idea. Better traction and will run cooler. Don't cut them too deep and you shouldn't have any problems with chunking or tearing.

Chewtoy
10-18-2006, 05:48 PM
Yes and no.. I am a huge fan of grooving and siping.... that being said, I won't touch a set of tires that have been machine siped... why? It usually looks like ass, and because of the inconsistency, there are usually lots of small pieces of tread that rip off. If they are siped in a fashion that I like, then they are worth at least what they are worth without being siped. Would I ever pay more though? Not likely.

StillRYE
10-18-2006, 05:51 PM
yea I justy dont want to cut the value in half or anything stupid like that

Chewtoy
10-18-2006, 05:56 PM
Like I say.. if done right, there is no reason they should be worth less, unless someone doesn't realize the benifits and is anal about looks. I used to sipe and groove about half the block, and then when they are worn off, you can't tell it was done. I found with my LTBs that the little groove on the tread block does wonders for gauging tire wear early on. Next tires I get will recieve a small groove that is similar to easily monitor wear.

StillRYE
10-18-2006, 05:59 PM
thats what i am running is LTBs

Big_Ern
10-18-2006, 08:27 PM
Yes and no.. I am a huge fan of grooving and siping.... that being said, I won't touch a set of tires that have been machine siped... why? It usually looks like ass, and because of the inconsistency, there are usually lots of small pieces of tread that rip off. If they are siped in a fashion that I like, then they are worth at least what they are worth without being siped. Would I ever pay more though? Not likely.

[stupid]

sipe them yourself. I did my old 33tsl on my 4runner with an exacto knife and some hot soapy water to make it cut easier.

Put 4-6 sipe in each of the center lug and make them 1/2 - 3/4 of the tread block deep.

you don't want the outter lugs siped as it'll cause them to chunk off easily.

made a huge difference in my tires in the wet, ice & hard pack snow.

Chewtoy
12-30-2006, 10:45 AM
Looky what I found....

#1, #4, #6, #12..... Great for making tires work again.

kamloopsyota
12-30-2006, 11:25 AM
where did you get that from, im trying to find one

Chewtoy
12-30-2006, 11:32 AM
Lee Bros racing in Red Deer Alberta. Had it for a few years, and snagged it when I went back for Christmas.

kamloopsyota
12-30-2006, 11:34 AM
bastard, thats a good find

Chewtoy
12-30-2006, 11:36 AM
It's one of those "you'll only use it once" tools that you will never get rid of, and will use all the time....

StillRYE
12-30-2006, 11:46 AM
that is sweet

Chewtoy
12-30-2006, 12:01 PM
Cutting a 3/4" groove is lots of fun... little slow.

hamberger
12-30-2006, 04:17 PM
Would you be willing to rent that out occaisionally???

ham

flipper
01-04-2007, 08:48 PM
No shit,Id love to grove my tires.

Lynx
01-04-2007, 08:56 PM
looks like fun, and bet it smells good too :p

Chewtoy
01-04-2007, 09:23 PM
Little short on #6 blades right now.. but what you got in mind?

4x4freak
01-04-2007, 09:40 PM
i got mine from ebay $75 to my door

Chewtoy
01-04-2007, 09:44 PM
I need a supplier of SQUARE blades around Langley... anyone know? And the big ones... last I tried, anything over a #6 was a pain to find.

hamberger
01-07-2007, 10:33 AM
I guess extra blades could always be ordered online from some American racing suppliers like AFCO or Hoosier. $10 for a pack of 12. Up to size#6 but I don't see any square and definitely nothing as big as #12.

I've never seen one up close. Could you make blades? are they some kind of brass strip?

If I buy some swampers in spring I'd like to put one extra groove in each lug and then sipe.

If I buy the blades I want can I borrow it and then you keep the remaining blades? or beer, whatever.

ham

Chewtoy
01-07-2007, 11:21 AM
Blades are steel, sharp on one side. Can't see any real way of making them. Anything worth using would break in a brake press I think. I like the square blades because by the time you make a 3/4" cut with a round blade, in theory you are also gonna be cutting 3/4" deep too, and that doesn't work on most tires. Ebay has a few for sale right now but....

:confused0006: beer you say?

I'm usually up for some grooving.... I got #6 blades but most are dull. (slow)

adrock
01-07-2007, 07:45 PM
hey kamchoda, maybe if i liked you i would let ya use my groover. to bad i dont like you. haha. when im back from school might be able to set something up.

kamloopsyota
01-07-2007, 08:55 PM
hey man long time no post ha, are you down in kelowna? everyone loves me.......atleast thats what my mom tells me

adrock
01-12-2007, 04:48 PM
choda your moms ugly and everyone hates you. ya im in kelowna be back in mid feb. just cuse i dont whore my posts like you.

Toy_Runner
01-12-2007, 04:52 PM
nick is a whore of the post's

kamloopsyota
01-12-2007, 07:11 PM
i wouldnt talk craig...........asshooo

ill give ya some beer for usage adrock

adrock
01-17-2007, 06:10 PM
chod i dont drink give me money

kamloopsyota
01-17-2007, 08:55 PM
im buying one on monday haha