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Old 06-16-2008, 02:44 PM   #1
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I have a set of WRX 17 inch rims with new bridgestone tyres(fitted to the rims).

I have stacked them 4 up on the concrete floor. Is this okay?

What is the best way to store them?
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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i don't see how that's bad.. unless they see crappy weather conditions.. i'm assuming you mean on a concrete floor inside an enclosed area??
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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You should let the air out of the tires due to the fact that it will cause the tire to dry out faster. Also put something between the tire that is touching the concrete floor because concrete will obsorb the oil that is in the tire and cause it to dry out faster.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:24 AM   #4
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Yup it is in a closed garage. But on a concrete floor. I will put a plastic sheet between the last tyre and the concrete floor

I was just concerned about the weight on the last tyre. There are three other rims+tyres resting on it. Is this okay.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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that's the same way I store them ...
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:56 AM   #6
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Luke, aren't you supposed to pimp out your tire storage bags?

I stack mine in the free plastic bags I got from TireRack when I bought my tires. I don't usually let all the air out, just most of it.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:17 PM   #7
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oh damn.. i should take out the air in my other set of wheels
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:40 PM   #8
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Luke, aren't you supposed to pimp out your tire storage bags?

I stack mine in the free plastic bags I got from TireRack when I bought my tires. I don't usually let all the air out, just most of it.
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but I use some of those same bags you mentinoed for many of the ones in my garage
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:46 PM   #9
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Luke, aren't you supposed to pimp out your tire storage bags?

I stack mine in the free plastic bags I got from TireRack when I bought my tires. I don't usually let all the air out, just most of it.
I should mention that the reason I don't let all the air out is that one year I had loaned out my air compressor and then when I changed my tires from winter to summer, I still had enough air to nurse it to the gas station. If they were completely flat, I would have had to switch the tires back. I never let the air out to reduce moisture loss, I always did it to reduce stress on the sidewall and to help prevent balooning. It makes sense though...
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I go through tires so fast that I am sure they are thrown away before I can see the tire drying out becuase of being aired up.
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Large contractor garbage bags work well to keep the sun light away, and put p the tyres near electric motors (ozone).
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