I posted tire tote earlier in the thread (Amazon Sign-In). I think it’s convenient to store and carry your tiered and fairly cheap. I’d also recommend buying a cover (Amazon Sign-In) so animals (squirrels etc) don’t nibble on them.
Thanks for the link, I have to confess I've never thought to search for info on this topic. After doing so, I did find multiple articles from tire websites saying to store tires in a climate controlled area. Really?! I'm not going to lug all my tires down to the basement and back every six months.
Maybe I'm just neurotic because I actually moved my tires from a storage room beside the hot water tank (because the motor and ozone production....) but I do agree. I think for most people, most of the suggestions are ridiculous.Thanks for the link, I have to confess I've never thought to search for info on this topic. After doing so, I did find multiple articles from tire websites saying to store tires in a climate controlled area. Really?! I'm not going to lug all my tires down to the basement and back every six months.
Am I the only one who thinks these tips border on the extreme? Vacuuming air out of the bag? Ozone from a "nearby" motor (how close is that?) IMHO people are overthinking this. Every year for the past couple of decades I've stored multiple sets of summer tires in an unheated garage with no ill effects that I have ever noticed. In fact, my local tire shop keeps their whole tire inventory in a non-temperature controlled space above their garage bays.
If they were museum pieces I would understand, but these things do have a tendency to wear out when used.
It's actually during the warmer months that I notice a degradation, where the tread seems to disappear, presumably from friction against a rough surface
In all seriousness, I wouldn't leave them out in the snow, or under a set of UV lamps, or in a room full of toxic vapors that I wouldn't breathe. But you'd have to show me scientific data to prove that storing them in my barn or garage is going to degrade or shorten their life in any meaningful way before I wear them out anyway in a few seasons.
Just got the same rims but in Anthracite so you will have an idea of what that gray looks like with MB. As soon as they are installed, pictures forthcoming. Question, were you going to leave the center caps, look for Genesis caps or use the caps from the other rims? Just curious.Got everything installed yesterday,
Probably should've gone gray for over all look, but as the stock are gray, I figured I'd mix it up for a a bit of the year.
- 225/45R-18 Perelli Winter Sottozero 3 XL
- 18x8 Enkei Performance Vulan with 35 offset
Road noise is definitely up, but I'll probably tune it out completely next time I go for a ride.
I only drive a couple miles on the way home from the shop yesterday, but I noticed that it seemed to pick up the TPMS immediately (I say seem because I just had the car serviced and I didn't think to check the pressures prior to the tire swap).
What's interesting is that I filled them to 36 front, 39 rear. But the info is showing 38 front, 41 rear. 2 psi higher. Is that just because I went from 19s to 18s, and the TPMS need more time?