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      09-22-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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Inexpensive tire rack

I spent the weekend cleaning up and organizing my garage. I thought about buying or building a wall-mounted tire rack (actually 2) to hold my track and winter tires, but I came up with a better solution. I went out to Costco and bought a "Gorilla Rack"-type shelving setup, but used the middle shelf racks to hold the tires. Instead of spending $300 on two racks, I spent $70 and even got some extra storage out of it. Not bad!
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      09-22-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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That looks really good. The only thing I would worry about is the tire touching the wall and leaving a mark.
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Yeah, it's not obvious in the picture but the shelf is pulled away from the wall to provide clearance. I suppose that if space was tight you could add a sheet of plastic or something behind the shelf to protect the wall.
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looks good...as soon as I get into trackdays I'm going to use this tip...
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Nice! Which rack did you use? Can you tell me which one it is from this link?
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It's actually not Gorilla brand. I think Sam's sells Gorilla but Costco has another brand. Anyhow, it's your standard 18" deep, 72" tall 48" wide shelving unit. I think it was $67.99 at Costco.

The key factor here is the "Z-bend" shelf support rails. They'll resist twisting much better than an "L" shaped rail.

Here's a link to Sam's shelving... these are 24" deep, which is probably too deep though. You want about 18" deep to support the tire correctly: http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/nav...=5&item=393281
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I used these, because I have my spares under a window ($17 each): http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...C+23+1-2%22.do

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I used these, because I have my spares under a window ($17 each): http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/...C+23+1-2%22.do

I forgot who said it (it was a few months ago) but Greg... you really are a Griots Whore!
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I forgot who said it (it was a few months ago) but Greg... you really are a Griots Whore!
Buy local! (well, they're only 125 miles away)! I met Richard at Pacific Motosports at a historic race where he was driving an old Maclaren F2 car (identical to my friend's)--nice guy.

Last month the Puget Sound chapter of BMWCCA had a meet at Griot's personal garage/house--I didn't go, but it looked pretty cool, as you can imagine.

I like a lot of their basic products like wheel cleaner & detailing spray. I like that you can buy them by the gallon and refill, too. I go elasewhere for a lot of stuff.
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Buy local! (well, they're only 125 miles away)! I met Richard at Pacific Motosports at a historic race where he was driving an old Maclaren F2 car (identical to my friend's)--nice guy.

Last month the Puget Sound chapter of BMWCCA had a meet at Griot's personal garage/house--I didn't go, but it looked pretty cool, as you can imagine.

I like a lot of their basic products like wheel cleaner & detailing spray. I like that you can buy them by the gallon and refill, too. I go elasewhere for a lot of stuff.
All I use is Griots, micro fiber towels, car wash, wax, interior cleaner, even my bucket is from Griots...

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...I spent $70 and even got some extra storage out of it. Not bad!
Cool use of the shelving. I have a set already. Good to know I can configure them this way when the time comes.


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