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I’ve escaped to West Virginia for thanksgiving but saw the weather reports. Wish it would stay cold, the 35* rain freeze + snow is the worst! We’ve got to make the drive back down Sunday, hopefully they’ve got the roads straightened out by then

Be glad you escaped. Yesterday was pretty treacherous for sure.
 
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Probably should have done this years ago. Did not take long to figure out how big a difference siping these BFGs made. Yesterday would have been the real test but this morning we had three inches of fresh pack and I could immediately tell it was helping. Previously I had to run down to 20 psi to get ok grip but I aired them up to 26 and still had more traction.

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Probably should have done this years ago. Did not take long to figure out how big a difference siping these BFGs made. Yesterday would have been the real test but this morning we had three inches of fresh pack and I could immediately tell it was helping. Previously I had to run down to 20 psi to get ok grip but I aired them up to 26 and still had more traction.

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I don't remember when or who told me but back around 1999 or 2000 I started to get my tires sipped by Les Schwab and have never gone back. I had tires that would chunk off on some of the lugs but this was from some serious rock crawling.
I knew trucking companies did it on their truck tires but hadn't ever heard of people doing it on car tires.

Stay safe and glad it's helping.
 
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I don't remember when or who told me but back around 1999 or 2000 I started to get my tires sipped by Les Schwab and have never gone back. I had tires that would chunk off on some of the lugs but this was from some serious rock crawling.
I knew trucking companies did it on their truck tires but hadn't ever heard of people doing it on car tires.

Stay safe and glad it's helping.

If you at the pics of when I was running TSLs the center lugs were siped. I had Les Schwab do the siping and they cut them too deep so they chipped pretty bad but the extra traction was good. Ideally with a TSL if you sipe them right you can actually do it twice as long as you never sipe the outer lugs or they self destruct.

I am too as I can still smell the burning rubber and my wrist still hurts.
 
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If you at the pics of when I was running TSLs the center lugs were siped. I had Les Schwab do the siping and they cut them too deep so they chipped pretty bad but the extra traction was good. Ideally with a TSL if you sipe them right you can actually do it twice as long as you never sipe the outer lugs or they self destruct.

I am too as I can still smell the burning rubber and my wrist still hurts.

Yep I learned to find the guys who wheeled and worked there. They explained to me about cutting too deep and that many stores didn't like to sip used tires. It dulled the sipping tool. But it was worth the possibility of chunking some tread for the added traction.
I've never tried to do it myself but I do have a grooving gun. What size blade did you use?
 
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Yep I learned to find the guys who wheeled and worked there. They explained to me about cutting too deep and that many stores didn't like to sip used tires. It dulled the sipping tool. But it was worth the possibility of chunking some tread for the added traction.
I've never tried to do it myself but I do have a grooving gun. What size blade did you use?

#4 head so IIRC that is 7/32.
 
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