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Tire/rim storage

SeattleBoss

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Not technically a Boss topic, but curious how others store their second set of tires and rims when not in use. I have the blessing of a twelve foot garage ceiling, so high on the wall seems like a logical place. Just not sure how to secure them up there.
 
I usually try to wash them, place them in tire totes, and store them in the basement.
This season, I got a little lazy and the weather got cold quick, so the wheels and tires are sitting outside in the backyard, unprotected lol
 
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I double bag them and keep them in a spare office. I'd had 2 sets of stickers stored like this for two years which is the longest I ever have so I called the Trackday tire guy and he said not a problem as long as they don't dip into the 30*F neighborhood so I think we're fine. He said look at the date code, sometimes tires sit in a warehouse (un bagged) for 2 years before they trickle down to the end user and we think they are all fresh cause they're new. lol. I guess we're gonna find out here pretty quick.A301B962-B5CF-4E9B-9C49-0C49D73F8018.jpeg
 
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Bill Pemberton

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For those in the cold climes , best to take down to the basement if you have one , as not the best to keep them in a cold garage all Winter. Some feel it is good to wrap in bags or tire totes , but tire warehouses keep the tires at a normal temp for the best storage.
 
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Bill Pemberton

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They have a velcro system and they fit nice and tight. The best part is for the guys who drive to the track, and have a second set, using these tire wraps means you can put 3 in the back seat and one in the trunk. Rubber wraps often come in handy in life.
 

TymeSlayer

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They do have felt inserts (sold separately) to fit inside to cover up the rims. This helps keep dirt and crap out. The wraps also have a sleeve with a label for tire info. And Bill's right, to say I'm a bit on the anal side is a great understatement.
 

Bill Pemberton

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Webster's Dictionary: rim......the outer edge of the wheel on which the tire is mounted. Blacksheep 1 is not just a " Guru of the Tyre," he is also a wordsmith helping us all use the English language correctly. Basically he is drum rolling grammar on all of us, essentially he just nailed a tympanic rimshot!!
 
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Webster's Dictionary: rim......the outer edge of the wheel on which the tire is mounted. Blacksheep 1 is not just a " Guru of the Tyre," he is also a wordsmith helping us all use the English language correctly. Basically he is drum rolling grammar on all of us, essentially he just nailed a tympanic rimshot!!
My point was that if its a one piece wheel it all one part...nevermind.
 

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