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    Default Does anyone use tire savers/Race Ramps for car storage?

    As the title reads, does anyone use a set of Race Ramps or tire savers when storing your sports cars for the winter?

    I ask because my car is now in storage with a set of Sport Cup 2s on them and am wondering if it's a concern that they would develop flat spots over the winter and if tire savers are worth getting.

    Does anyone have experience or issues with storage that warrant buying a set of these? If so, is there a brand you recommend getting that is available in Canada? Thanks.
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    I've just left the tires on the car every year on all the summer cars. Been doing that for the last 7 years and never had a problem so imo it's not worth it. The M5 and M2 are both sitting on PS4S non cup tires tho. Not sure if that makes a different.

    edit: All the summer cars are stored in a non-heated garage.

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    i think the flat spots go away pretty quick? I like the idea of them, though.

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    I wouldn’t worry much as long as they garage doesn’t get too cold, since Cup2s will be effected by cold.

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    I never have. I've told myself that I'll put 4 chunks of Styrofoam(TM) under them, but then just end up getting distracted, or blown or beating off.
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    I have my R888 and my PS2 on both cars in the garage in winter. They get flatspotted over winter but a quick run around the block and its all good again. I did once have my R888 on cusco ramps one year and it did not at spot the tires.
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    The whole flat spotting issue was more of a bias ply tire problem from my understanding. But if I was going to store my car for more than just through the winter, and they were expensive tires like PS2's, I'd likely want to take more precaution myself as well. Cheap set of steelies with junk tires on them would be a good option. Then you can just stack your good tires on their sides.

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    I would imagine that either product would have to have the radius of the cut out the same size as the radius of the tire to actually do anything appreciable. Seems like a one size fits all approach would more harm than good in some cases. At any rate, i agree with the others in that storing them without anything hasn't had any permanent ill effect on my tires.

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    Top up your tire with air before storage, and then just set it and forget it. If you do get flat spots (doubtful), after a few drives, it'll be gone.

    I read on some Continental FB ad thing about winter storage, to cut up pads of carpet, and then place under the tires in the garage to prevent flat spots.
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    On the topic of winter storage, anything else special needs to be done other than full tank of fuel, fuel stabilizer and a trickle charger? Think for the first time, going to 'store' a car over winter and not drive it at all so want to do it right.

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    Fully inflate tires. Don't fuck with it over the winter. That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakalaka View Post
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    On the topic of winter storage, anything else special needs to be done other than full tank of fuel, fuel stabilizer and a trickle charger? Think for the first time, going to 'store' a car over winter and not drive it at all so want to do it right.
    Run it so the fuel stabilizer gets around before storing. Find ethanol-free fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Coukd bring Battery inside the house, but whatev.
    Don't do that!!
    Remember, he's likely talking about something like that AMG-GTS and those things might need a permission procedure to remove their battery or they won't start after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Run it so the fuel stabilizer gets around before storing. Find ethanol-free fuel.
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    Lol fuel stabilizer, what is this the 1970s?
    @shakalaka just sell it, you'll want something different come springtime

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    Don't do that!!
    Remember, he's likely talking about something like that AMG-GTS and those things might need a permission procedure to remove their battery or they won't start after.
    Good point. I have no knowledge of stupid cars or nice cars. Only things I've ever stored were beaters.
    Battery indoors is handy in case your battery tender cord gets unplugged and forgotten and then battery goes flat and freezes solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    Lol fuel stabilizer, what is this the 1970s?
    @shakalaka just sell it, you'll want something different come springtime
    LoL, I had a bottle of stabilizer go bad, once. I should of taken a picture and written an Alanis Morissette song.

    I still believe it does a valuable service even though today's fuel stability is likely higher. Is there evidence that it's no longer needed? What does Dr. Skeletor say?
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    If you can get yourself ethanol free gas, that's a good start. Fuel stabilizer probably not required, but whatev, probably not hurting anything either.
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    Man some of you are anal about prepping for winter parking. I literally parked the car out of the way and pulled the battery. Tires were already above door placard specs.

    That being said if I actually owned something nice…

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    Do you guys typically do an oil change right before storage?
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
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    If you do one a year, right before storage is a good time. But i wouldn't stress too much about it.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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