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Unread 11-26-2013, 03:01 AM   #1
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Sipe pattern question

Maxxis Creepy crawlers. I'm trying to figure out what a good pattern to sipe these inner tread blocks is. I was thinking a "Z" pattern within the tread block, with out the straight lines of the Z touching. I don't know if that will be enough, or if I should just have Discount Tire do whatever pattern they normally do. Any suggestions?



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Unread 11-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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The tire siping that Discount Tire does runs perpendicular to the sidewall.

And the sipes are about 1/4" apart.

They can adjust the depth of the sipes and also how far the sipes extend to the outer tread blocks.

If you are cutting Zs within a tread block, that is more often referred to as tire grooving.

Sorry, I do not have any input on the siping/grooving pattern you should use.
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Thanks! I wasn't too sure about their process so that helps. I was thinking I may want some sipes running the circumference of the tire for lateral stability. And I just meant the Z pattern for the siping, not actual grooving.
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I doubt they will sipe worn tires
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I doubt they will sipe worn tires
Discount Tire will sipe them as long as you have 1/4" of tread.
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Any idea what they charge ?
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Any idea what they charge ?
$10/tire last time I had it done at Discount Tire.
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$10/tire last time I had it done at Discount Tire.
Yup, that's still the standard. How much can their machines 'customize' the sipes, or are they only one pattern?
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Yup, that's still the standard. How much can their machines 'customize' the sipes, or are they only one pattern?
Just one pattern. Straight sipes that run perpendicular to the sidewall.
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The guys on my other forum, use a box cutter, and make cuts every 1/4" to 1/2"
I'd never heard of it, and bought tires, but probably could have gotten another year or 2 out that set. They would slide at the slightest acceleration, and on highway ramps too and were awful in rain..
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