End of season near,,storing drag slicks

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End of season near,,storing drag slicks

Postby 2lucke4u » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:57 am

Hi All
Does anyone know the proper way to store slicks for the winter,,my thought was to jack up car and wrap with trash bags but who knows,,cold storage,basement.attic,hermetically sealed,,anyone on this would be great,,they will be put away for about 6 months,,
Charles
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Postby cjbiagi » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:03 pm

I do know that tires should be stored out of the sunlight and away from electrical appliances (ozone). I would think any cool, dark area would be good. A coat of rubber protectant probably wouldn't hurt either.
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Postby 2lucke4u » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:04 pm

Thanks Clyde
last days of racing are slipping away to the weather monsters,,new tires ready to go and so am I ,,GIVE ME SUNSHINE,,there's always next year,,,,,BUT I WANT TO GO NOW!!!!!
,am i spoiled or what,,
Charles
80 monza coupe,black,355,.488 lift cam,performer intake.B&M th350,tci 2200 stall,3.42 posi,street car,
74 GTO 350 4bbl,3sp,3.08 posi,buccaneer red
68 Firebird 400, 4sp,3.08 posi,black
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Postby craggar » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:50 am

They say in green garbage bags in a warm dry place.
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Postby chevyart » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:44 pm

on storing tires for winter: I have goodyear 15ry 31by 14 wides d5 compuond on my chev 2 drag for ten tears (the truth) with only about 55 passes on them in all those years and i consistently ran 10.95 to 11.00 all the time with 60 foot times around 1.47 to 1.50 and i never took special care in winter. they allways stayed on the car in an unheated garage sometimes going in the tens and lower once in a while (new york) the only thing i allways made sure of for winter was that i always had around 20 lbs of air in tires over winter so they werent wrinkled.i also do this when i leave the track each time so the tires are allways sitting around with no wrinklesIm buying a new set this spring and am trying the MT radials which all the super stock guys use and supposedly get better traction. we will see.Moral of story: you always dont have to change your slicks all the time like the experts say you shouldand at least i didnt need to take special precautions for winter storage. maybe if cac is left outside in severe winter conditions then you need to do some covering up no matter what i recomend putting in extra air for storage.Anyone want some beautiful 10 tear old slicks free.they are a beautiful thing chev art
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Postby 2lucke4u » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:38 am

thanks Art
I will keep air in the new ones with the car off the ground,the car will be stored in a semi heated garage about 45 degrees,spring is getting closer and closer every day,,,cant wait,3 months untill racing starts again,,,
Charles
80 monza coupe,black,355,.488 lift cam,performer intake.B&M th350,tci 2200 stall,3.42 posi,street car,
74 GTO 350 4bbl,3sp,3.08 posi,buccaneer red
68 Firebird 400, 4sp,3.08 posi,black
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