Elvira - the car
Join Date: Jan 2013
location: DuPage Co. IL
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So it's time to take my winters off and put the normal tires back on.
This is the first time Ive had a winter set needing storage.
Since I'm going to use the method found here in this thread (stacking with rims) I was curious if anyone has an opinion on whether or not to "condition" the tires before storage.
I will clean the steelies and the tires thoroughly and dry completely prior to storage and placing in some storage bags from TireRack. Alternatives? Large debris bags ?
Is there a best practice you folks follow that includes Armor-Alling the rubber? Use a tire cleaner specifically designed to condition the rubber for long term storage?
I'm open to all suggestions as I'm unsure of the efficacy of slathering a chemical on tires while in storage.
1 Should I condition?
2 If yes, what should I use?
3 What are the thoughts of storage of said tires stacked and covered in the rafters of a garage as opposed to on the floor of the garage. I'd prefer rafters but tell me what's wrong or OK about it. Too hot? Tires dry out quicker? etc.
Appreciate any and all opinions since I'd can't find anything in the 12 posts here that answer my questions. Even TireRack doesn't specifically answer my questions.
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