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      03-01-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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starting to flat spot should i be concerned

Cars been sitting in unheated garage in New England 5 months now noticed front tire is low 26 psi trying to avoid having to turn car over until ready to take out just 3-4 more weeks

Will i be OK waiting it out and driving off the slight flat spot? Or should i be concerned and go through the process of making sure everything is all set to turn over and just add air? as it sits way in the back of the vintage garage my compressor wont reach . Got Continental Extreme summers on. Never had a car worth storing till now so id appreciate input.
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Use the pump on the mobility kit to air it up.
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You could jack each corner and spin the wheel slightly also. Probably be okay but I would find a way to air them up also.
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You could jack each corner and spin the wheel slightly also. Probably be okay but I would find a way to air them up also.
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You could jack each corner and spin the wheel slightly also. Probably be okay but I would find a way to air them up also.
My thoughts exactly!
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I store my cars every winter here in NY. From my STi, Supra to my M... As long as you check tires pressures (inflate if needed), drive normal for 25+miles or so and warm everything up making sure engine/ suspension/ tires, gets to normal operating temps, Everything should be fine.
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You may want to invest in a set of flatstoppers from Race Ramps.
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Great idea, thanks. I'll have to pick some up next time we go overseas.
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Flat spots from improper storage won't be permanent, but they'll be annoying on your first couple of drives when you pull the car out. It's easy enough to get a longer hose for your compressor or a storage tank, or a portable compressor. It's not a bad idea to inflate your tyres to their max pressure when putting the car away for extended storage; for the tyres most of us use, that's 45 or 50 PSI, but the number will be on your sidewall.
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Easiest way around this..just push the car in neutral a few inches forward and backwards every couple of weeks..

Also you should hyper-inflate your tires..at least 45 psi
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