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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2003, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Winter tire storage?

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Just wondering now that Im cleaning out the garage....
I have a couple new sets of GPs and was thinking about bring them inside for the winter.

Can I leave them out in the cold garage and not worry about them hardening up?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2003, 09:34 AM
 
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From how it was explained to me it's the heating/cooling thats bad for them... If you keep them at the same temp you should be OK. But... I have my spare slicks in the house fwiw
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Re: Winter tire storage?

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Stupid ? here...

Just wondering now that Im cleaning out the garage....
I have a couple new sets of GPs and was thinking about bring them inside for the winter.

Can I leave them out in the cold garage and not worry about them hardening up?
It would be a good idea to bring them in, are they in plastic still?

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We store our tires on shelves in the basement, where it's cool, dark and damp.

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In plastic? Nope...never seen GPs in plastic. Im going to bring them inside...downstairs in the basement.

Does it matter how they are stacked?
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Well, I wouldn't suggest using 'em to hold up your tool bench... but laying 'em flat would be ideal.

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But the tool bench is so stable with the tires underneath

Thanks all....
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If you wanna be real anal, What I was always told to do with kart racing tires, is wrap them in plastic wrap, or put them in bags, keep em in a room temperature kind of place, and in the dark.

Light degrades the rubber, and bag or plastic helps keep the oils and such in.

Somthing tells me this is overkill though for a set of GP's.

I just keep mine in my closet, cause I have no basement, and no garage.
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