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Author Topic: Tires: sipering and grooving  (Read 5417 times)
CrewChief6
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« on: August 02, 2009, 01:16:56 AM »

What is the general school of thought on sipering and grooving tires? How are they beneficial to the car's performance? Is one better than the other?
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 10:42:27 AM »

From what I understand, grooving is used for forward or side bite while siping is used to prevent harder compound tires from sealing over. Siping, I think, also allows the tires to generate heat more quickly. I've seen lots of grooving, but not really siping. We race asphalt, so maybe siping is more prevalent with dirt track?
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 01:43:10 PM »

I have only seen and siped my tires for dirt, makes the tires genereate heat quicker or indoor races because the temp is 0-20 degrees.  ;-)
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