post #1 of Old 11-21-2007, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Siped (siping?) Tires on 07 Rubicon

I was wondering if anyone has siped their BFG M/T's on their 07 or 08 Rubicon? Does it make a difference in ice and snow and is it worth it? Thanks.

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post #2 of Old 11-21-2007, 08:16 PM
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post #3 of Old 11-21-2007, 10:08 PM
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I had my BFG MT's siped, it was cheap (less than $10/tire), and it was definately worth it. Haven't had them in snow yet, but it really helped in the rain.

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post #4 of Old 11-22-2007, 05:56 AM
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Had mine siped the first week I picked it up over a year ago and it made a huge improvement in the rain, ice, and hard packed snow. Got it done at Discount tire. Charged me $40.00 to sipe all 5 tires, and they also refilled all 5 with nitrogen for free.

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post #5 of Old 11-22-2007, 08:26 AM
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Tread siping is a powerful traction tool. That is why ice/snow tires have so much. While you will get that benefit, the increased flex may accelerate tread wear.

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post #6 of Old 11-22-2007, 08:30 AM
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Has anyone siped the Wrangler tires that come on the X and Sahara? Any advantage/disadvantage to doing so? Will it give those tires a more aggressive look and more bite?

I want a more aggressive look and also better grab off-road. But I'm a cheapskate that doesn't want to replace the tires until I've worn them out. Obviously accelerating the treadwear would not be a big deal to me- the sooner I could buy some other tires

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post #7 of Old 11-22-2007, 08:47 AM
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Siping will almost always give great improvements in traction

It usually adds to chunking of the tire if you're in the rocks a lot as well though

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post #8 of Old 11-22-2007, 08:48 AM
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I doubt anyone will recognize the fact the tires are siped except you. You will benefit from increased traction even on the stock X and Sahara tires.

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post #9 of Old 12-02-2010, 01:11 PM
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Reviving the old thread but I thought it is appropriate for winter. I am considering having my 35 inch Nitto Trail Grapplers siped for improved traction. I am new to having MTs and I have read that they are bad in the snow/ice. My question is should I have the entire tire siped or just the center? Also I have read conflicting views on if siping will increase or decrease the tread life. I am mostly a DD and wheel about 2-4 times per year.
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post #10 of Old 12-02-2010, 01:23 PM
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it has been said siping is "magical" in snow and ice. if i had mud tires on a vehicle i would get them siped for the winter/rain. unless u have a really 'solid/chunky' tread pattern extra siping usually is not needed. even the BFG A/T's have plenty of siping in them for snow and rain.

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