Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Washington, Michigan USA
Yes, siping a tire does accelerate wear and heat buildup in the tread due to the blocks they create rubbing against each other - can't imagine why anyone would want to do it to a street tire, or a shop accepting the liability risk that goes along with altering a tire's wear or handling characteristics. How are they peddling the service - as a poor man's snow tire?
'69 Z28 Fathom Green