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OT (kinda) Tire Storage ?

I have an opportunity to buy some 35" Boggers (for a really good deal!) [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img], but won't be able to use them for about a year [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]. What would be the best way to store them? Should I be concerned that there be any damage caused by time and lack of use? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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When I got new rims and tires for the ZJ, I put the stock rims and tires in the attic. I'm anal, so I aired them down to about 15psi, thinking they'd get really hot in the attic and the air would expand. Oh, and lay them on their sides. Not vertical, or they'll get a flat spot.
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Re: OT (kinda) Tire Storage ?

the most damaging thing to tires is uv light, so cover them or keep out of sunlight. if you store them for an extended period of time, say maybe 6 months or longer, you may want to air them down. the valve stems should be checked also before you mount them and drive on them. as far as position, laying them flat is probably the best, but its been my experience that any flat spots developed from storage go away after driving on the tire and getting it warmed up. i worked for a tire company for years and in the winter, tires stacked funny in the warehouse would deform, but once they were mounted and driven on, they got round again.
i know your situation well, i got a great deal on a set of 38s that are eagerly awaiting my cj getting soa.
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Re: OT (kinda) Tire Storage ?

Not a problem for that length of time.

If you are concerned, keep them out of the sunlight like Grapehead previously mentioned, and hit them with Armorall to prevent them from drying out. Putting them in a plastic bag also helps (garbage bag is fine). Lay them down, with the valve core removed (no stress on the tire carcass), and throw them in a corner, no problem. The underneath of my barn is filled with tires, probably 20 to 25 that I pick up from anywhere, including some free 235 BFG AT's with 3/4 tread and a set of 1/2 worn 265/16's just showed up the other day, came home and they were sitting in front of the barn. Then there's the free 33x10.5 Swamper radials I put the chains on for the winter, and the list goes on and on. Some have been in "storage" for 4 years now, with no problems.
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