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Old 02-02-2014, 02:06 AM
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I am wondering about proper tire storage while mounted on wheels. I recently put my all seasons in the basement (mounted on steels in plastic bags) and I want to know if there is anything that I should do to them. Right now they are bagged and stacked on top of one another. Should they not be stacked? Let out some air? Etc.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:51 AM
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i know this is a australian site but it does show how to store tyres properly
" Ideally tyres should be kept in a cool, dry environment out of direct sunlight and away from electric motors or other sources of ozone. If these conditions are not met a tyre may have an increased chance of failure. "
i have 5 good tyres on mags and have stored them stacked as is.. for ten years just as above .suggests
inflation checked regurlarly... seem as good as ever

should have something similar in your state ... that suit local conditions... for information like this

some interesting facts about older /second hand tyres is a good read
Aged Tyres - Bridgestone Australia

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:30 PM
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Tires sites suggest washing and a complete dry before storage.

Store tires in a dry, dark location if possible in sealed bags and take note of "dirty hands" recommendations. A bag also keeps any lettering from being marred if this is a concern.

Suggest not applying a "tire shine" material as these seem to cause much more problems then they solve (if any)! 303 Aerospace Protectant and Wolfgang Black Diamond Tire Gel are mentioned as actually helping but no nothing about them.

Read more: How to Protect Car Tires From Rotting | eHow

Suppose could let air out of the tire but not enough to allow the bead to possible unseat. In theory the O2 inside the tire under pressure may work it way into the tire material.

Take in to account the rim, as in you want a dry rim to avoid rust or corrosion.

Normal usage of tires is supposed to result in flexing ti get something called "protective waxes" moving which will prolong tire material life.

Suspect ozone and UV light are the major issues plus tire quality.
Old 02-03-2014, 12:38 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys! It sounds like I am good to go! Tires are in a cool dry place, bagged up, and clean.
Thanks again.
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By the way be aware of the manufactured date of the tire, tires would last for 6 years upon made. After that its should be replace even though its still thick.
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