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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2002, 09:05 PM
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BFG MT\'s Sipe or Not?

Just bought me some (285/75-16) BFG MT KM's for my 2wd GMC Sierra w/3" susp. lift. They were bought from Discount tires...they look f...........GREAT!!! But, the TECH @ Discount Tires stated I should have my tires siped considering I would be doing most of my driving on the h/way. He also said that it would help the tires wear evenly and that it would help while driving on wet pavement. Another point he made was that it would cut out some of the hum while driving on the h/way. The cost is under 100.00
Should I have the tires siped or would it affect their performance? Anyone out there have some feedback on this issue? Will welcome all...good or bad...since I have made a considerable investment.
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Re: BFG MT\'s Sipe or Not?

i think RJ siped his tires himself, although those were TSLs idk if you could do BFGs the same way, i havent seen BFGs up close
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Re: BFG MT\'s Sipe or Not?

Yes, do it. Nice to see there are tire techs out there who actually know their stuff.

Yes, it will affect their performance. They will last longer, grip the road and any hard surface better, work better in the rain, snow, and ice, and just all around improve the tire. Make sure they don't go to deep though, only a little bit. The idea is you sipe them a few 32nd's of an inch, wear it down, sipe them again, etc. Not do the first siping all the way down to the max tread depth. Then you get chunking and problems.
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