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Old 10-27-2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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Hey All,
Hate to do this but live in Michigan
It's time to put the car to bed for the winter. Last year I ended up putting one of my other cars that I also store up on jack stands. I did this to prevent flat spotting the tires. This was kind of a pain, Once I put on blocks I could not move the car, Now I'm storing 2, I really don't want to put the both on blocks. I only have a 24 X 24 pole barn and with both in there I have no room to do anything out there. How can I prevent flat spotting the tires with out putting them on blocks. Any advice will b apperciated
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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From what I hear from others - and this is my first year storing my Mustang (drove my 2006 year round and the 2013 last year) -- due to the difference in tires today you won't get flat spotting. Older tires and bias ply will flat spot.

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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if your afraid of flat spots put the tires up close to max pressure this way the tires are at full round and have a harder time developing flat spots. I do the same thing for my dirt bike even when it's on a stand.just make sure when you take the car out of storage return the tire pressure back to the recommended pressure.

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Old 11-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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I've stored mine on the tires for several years, and after a mile or two they are fine.
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