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Pickles
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted June 14, 2001 01:24 PM
In tire rules they talk about grooving etc and "siping" I have never heard a definition for this term. Anyone know?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted June 14, 2001 01:28 PM UIN: 16262997
Siping is a way to get heat into and out of the tire easier. It is basically cutting small razorlike cuts across the tread. It will also soften a tire up some what so that the rubber pads will give a little more on throttle. If you sipe a tire too much, depending on track conditions, you can pull the complete patches of rubber off the tire....seen this happen. Just another way to manipulate your tires. Hope this helps.

jammin

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