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Storing Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by OldCracker29, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    Like a cat, my curiosity is getting the best of me. For those that have different tires and rims for summer/winter, how do you store them...standing up, or lying flat, and do you keep them aired up.
    I have mine in the basement in an upright position as they would be on my truck with probably 60lbs of air in them. I'm just curious as to what you guys do. :dunno:
     
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    I am pretty sure it really doesn't matter. :dunno:
     
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    Growing up, dad always kept the winter tires stored in the basement lying down. I want to say I read somewhere that is the preferred method.
     
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    I heard the complete opposite, but I think it comes down to preference. :dunno:
     
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    On the different forums, I've seen people stack 'em up on their sides. I've seen people stand 'em up against a wall. I've seen people build hangers and hang 'em on the wall (so they don't flat-spot AND nothing happens to the sidewalls). :dunno:
     
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    We have a ton of used tire places around here and they all store them laying flat. It might be just that is the best way to store them to due to room in their shop.
     
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    After I get my garage squared away, I am going to build a rack to hold them upright, out of 2x4s, as high as I can get them. I don't think it will hurt them.

    Have never heard not to do it this way
     
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    I just have mine standing upright on top of some plywood in my basement. I've heard several different ways, but the majority say to stand then up on the treads. Hell, some go as far to say to scrub them down and individually wrap them in plastic. I ain't going through all of that shit.
     
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