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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Default Not your normal TIRE question...

Actually it's not a normal question.

I bought a new Bridgestone G704 tire for my XCT just prior to a trip I took back in September...My plan was to change it once I got back from the trip because I thought the tire would be shot. However, the tire still has another few miles (maybe 1000-1500 miles) left on it...so now I have a brand new rear tire sitting in my garage. Now I don't expect to be changing it out until late spring.

My question...what is the best way to store this tire (for another 4 months). Do I stand it up, lay it down...rotate the dang thing?

Stupid question...but I don't know. I've been rotating the thing...I bet have 5 miles on it just from rotating (kidding of course).

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I personally think that due to how stiff the sidewalls and tread area are, you wouldn't have a problem.
I don't know for sure, tho.



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You must turn 180 degrees every 25 hours lest it get a flat spot that cannot be fixed. However, guy down the street from me fixes them if not too bad.


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just dont let it sit on concrete or in direct sun and you should be fine
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keep it out of the sun cover it up if you can.
Think about a tire warehouse. They have them standing up and they never touch them till they're shipped. No need to rotate not enough weight on tire to really develop a flat spot.
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You're over thinking it....
But if your worried bring the tire in the house and put it under the bed...

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My tires are in the furnace room in my basement on the cement floor standing up.
They may sit there for a year before I use them, never a problem.
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cement/concrete is hard on tires, if they were mine i would put even a piece of wood or plastic under them just to keep them off the concrete.

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cement/concrete is hard on tires, if they were mine i would put even a piece of wood or plastic under them just to keep them off the concrete.
Don't know about tires being on concrete will hurt them, But i do know some of the older type of batteries will slowly discharge if left on a concrete floor...

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tires are stored by a tire store and a mfgr upright for a long time. therry store them upright for space reasons, no other reason.

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