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This is some feedback for those that question the value of siping tires. It has been awhile since we have had anythig to shout about as far as real winter here in the Willamette Vally of Oregon. The past few days have seen 4 to 5 inches of snow topped off with up to an inch and halff of ice from freezing rain. I have siped all tires on my vehicles for over 3 years. I was totally impressed with the performance of my Bronco in this latest mess. Totally slick snotty ice and she moved through and around with much grace. Mind you, I used the 2 selection on my E4OD and used common sense but couldn't help but lay into sometimes with nobody around. Great traction! These are 35-12.50-15's. No chains necessary for the Bronco but it appeared that some of the real 4x4's (2 speed Tx Case) weren't doing so well without them and certainly the pseudo AWD's had issues. Some of them were pick-ups and I understand the rear weight (lack of) issue with them. I like the weight distribution of my Bronco and do feel it was that and the siped tires.