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rgnbull1227 11-11-2011 12:21 PM

Toyo Open Country M/T in snow
 
These are not good in snow. What do the guys with these tires do when it snows? A guy at a tire shop said I can "Groove" the tire to make it perform in the snow. Anyone know what the hell he is talking about?

erm 11-11-2011 12:27 PM

He may be "siping" the tires. Siping cuts slits, called sipes, at 90° angles across the tread, providing thousands of gripping edges for better traction and stopping power. Wear-robbing heat and hydroplaning are also minimized.

rgnbull1227 11-11-2011 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MADDOG (Post 653667)
He may be "siping" the tires. Siping cuts slits, called sipes, at 90 angles across the tread, providing thousands of gripping edges for better traction and stopping power. Wear-robbing heat and hydroplaning are also minimized.

Thanks for the reply Maddog. So, in your opinion, is this a good idea? I am never in Mud but do a lot of highway and Snow driving.

erm 11-11-2011 01:49 PM

I've done it to quite a few sets of highway and all terrain tires. It does work!

However, if you are going too fast for the conditions, make abrupt throttle or brake inputs, and generally drive without regards to the conditions, nothing is gonna help ya...

rgnbull1227 11-11-2011 01:57 PM

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Originally Posted by MADDOG (Post 653705)
I've done it to quite a few sets of highway and all terrain tires. It does work!

However, if you are going too fast for the conditions, make abrupt throttle or brake inputs, and generally drive without regards to the conditions, nothing is gonna help ya...

I have 3 4x4/all wheel drive vehicles. All get Snow tires(Pirelli Scorpion Ice/Snow)in the winter. Just never had M/T tires. Last winter the Toyo could not go up my driveway with about 7" of snow where my other allwheel drive with Pirelli Snow tires had no problem. We get a lot of snow up by our Mountain home and wanted to find a way to utilize the Toyo's when the snow falls. All about driving appropriately to the conditions.

DaddyRAM 11-12-2011 01:37 PM

Mine have a hard time even in wet conditions. They just spin... I want to sipe them for a little more traction. They work great in dirt and mud though.


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