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Old 10-15-2018, 10:23 AM
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So I've looked around a little here and M.net but there's no real definitive thread. I just wanted to ask how everyone stores their track/summer only tires for the colder months? I'm pulling my summer tires off and slapping an extra set of wheels on so I can still move the car in and out of the warehouse over the winter, but I'm a little limited on warm indoor space. So I guess my questions are:

-Do you stack them?
-How cold is too cold?
-Do you store your tires pressurized or at a lower PSI?


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I keep my at 30psi in tire bags then put them in the house in a spare closet. all stacked vertically to fit.
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Bag them then stick them in my living room.
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Can confirm that Aidan keeps tires behind his couch.

I usually drop some pressure out of them and then stack them vertically and find somewhere indoors for them.
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Vertically stacked somewhere in the garage for now. My garage is insulated and only drops to ~50 degrees F in the winter. I usually keep them at 30 psi. I need to do something better soon though, I have enough wheels/tires now that vertical stacks are not the most space efficient. Will most likely look into a wall mounted tire rack before too long.
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Bag them then stick them in my living room.
Now that you mention it, I do need a new coffee table. They'd probably look nice under a sheet of glass...
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Just getting mine out of storage now. Winter is track season in Florida.
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At what point do you guys bring your tires into the house. The wife is strongly against me storing the tires in the spare closet again. So im either going to heat a small room in the shop or only bring them in when it gets real cold.
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Sub 45 usually to be safe.

Option 3 is acquire new wife.
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Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
Sub 45 usually to be safe.

Option 3 is acquire new wife.
Hahahaha! QFT.
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Just being stored in cold isn't really detrimental, provided we aren't talking about legit Arctic conditions. The point is not trying to use them or put a load on them or bring them up to temp quickly from cold.

You don't think they're transported to the US in climate-controlled containers, then moved to climate controlled trucks, then stored in warehouses that maintain a perfect 72F, do you?

I've been in TR's South Bend warehouse. It was cold. Like low 40s cold.
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Good point. Where im at our winters ususually fluxuate between 25-45 with a week or two that are in the low teens.
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I'd strike a deal with the SO. If the first digit starts with a 1, you get to bring them inside and stash them in a closet. Otherwise, just take them off the car, bag 'em, and stick 'em in the warmest corner of your garage and don't worry about it.
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Electric blanket over the stack and maybe another blanket over that?
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I have Goodrich G-Force Rivals. Can I run them down to 0F, or should I get a set of winter tires? Last year I stored them. The car is kept outside. What does MT say?
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Originally Posted by DNMakinson View Post
I have Goodrich G-Force Rivals. Can I run them down to 0F, or should I get a set of winter tires? Last year I stored them. The car is kept outside. What does MT say?
I wouldn't actively drive on them at 0F if you intend on keeping them past this winter. Not to mention they may be somewhat dangerous.
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I thought the high performance summer rubber would split because it isn't pliable as it approaches 32F -ish. It cracks instead of bends.
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Originally Posted by DNMakinson View Post
I have Goodrich G-Force Rivals. Can I run them down to 0F, or should I get a set of winter tires? Last year I stored them. The car is kept outside. What does MT say?
Don’t drive on them below 40*
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Will remove them shortly. Thanks for the verification.
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I bought some of these to raise the bed up and put my tires in bags under the bed. Got some skirts for the bed to please the wife. 👍
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