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Old 10-13-2002, 12:55 AM
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Do tires go bad???

How long can I store new tires in my garage (unmounted)??? I would like to mount them on my rims once the ones on the car go bad, don't know when yet. Also, is there a proper way of storing tires??? Thanks
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Old 10-13-2002, 01:26 AM
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definatly not the typical question, yea just put them in the garage, lay them on their side, and stack them, shit throw a over over them if you want, i don't think they can go bad
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Old 10-13-2002, 01:31 AM
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just dont set them on fire
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Old 10-13-2002, 01:45 AM
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My stepdad has a motorcycle that hasn't been driven in a LONG time. The tires on that thing are rock hard, so that kinda concerned me on whether car tires are the same.
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Yes car tires can go bad if they sit for lond periods of time. Over time, rubber starts to decay due to ozone in the atmosphere and other environmental factors like temperature changes and sunlight. As long as you keep them in a relatively concieled environment (cool, dry, not in the sun) they can sit for a long time before the rubber starts to get hard. I would try to wrap each tire in a large plastic bag, and seal it with a wire tie or something of that sort.
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Old 10-13-2002, 04:25 AM
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Interesting question,

I now have a set of 18' rims/tires sitting in my room. I don't really plan to have them moved back home (which is 500 miles away) for another 1-2 years or so.

Does it mean that I can just leave them here without having to worry that they may go bad?

I also notice that these tires have some smell, possible due to their chemical composition. Since I am practically sleeping with these tires, am I gonna be poisoned to death by inhaling this smell?

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Old 10-13-2002, 08:51 AM
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I also notice that these tires have some smell, possible due to their chemical composition. Since I am practically sleeping with these tires, am I gonna be poisoned to death by inhaling this smell?
Yeah, sorry...

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Old 10-13-2002, 01:40 PM
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What about those salesmen who work at the dealership or tire stores?

I haven't seen any study showing that these people got some sort of cancer because inhaling tire fumes.

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Yeah, sorry...

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Old 10-13-2002, 01:51 PM
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That smell is extremely poisonous and should not be inhaled....J/K, it's the oil used during the stamping of the mold so it can be removed later from it and also the smell of new rubber. As stated, store tires away from direct sunlight on their side stacked. Throw a tarp over them so decrease exposure to the light. This way you can store them indefenately.
Once the tires have been heat cycled, that is when they start to get hard and lose performance.
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You don't want them to dry rot ... thus, keep them in a relatively cool, dark and dry area. My Z3 is a 97 and it had 18k miles on it when I bought it in May of this year... the tires had some dry rotting and weather checking from lack of use. I used that as an excuse to get new Yoko AVS ES100s As for the smell, you should be fine, I had my new tires sitting in my hall for a week before I had them mounted, and it's just the rubber and mold release compound you're smelling ... no big deal.

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Old 10-13-2002, 10:15 PM
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LOL I was trying to be sarcastic. Of course you wont die. It's just the smell of fresh rubber. Sorry about the scare, heh. By the way, it's Alpina Skyline you're talking to.

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What about those salesmen who work at the dealership or tire stores?

I haven't seen any study showing that these people got some sort of cancer because inhaling tire fumes.

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Old 10-13-2002, 10:59 PM
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LOL.. okay.

I just wanted to make sure.

Hmm.. wait, were you getting a M3? Or am I confusing you with someone else?....

Jon

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LOL I was trying to be sarcastic. Of course you wont die. It's just the smell of fresh rubber. Sorry about the scare, heh. By the way, it's Alpina Skyline you're talking to.

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Old 10-14-2002, 12:27 AM
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I was about to buy a 1995 Dakar M3 for 14.5K that had 113,000K miles on it. Too expensive for the miles, so I ended up buying a 325i. Don't remember me already, huh?

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LOL.. okay.

I just wanted to make sure.

Hmm.. wait, were you getting a M3? Or am I confusing you with someone else?....

Jon

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Old 10-14-2002, 02:43 AM
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Oh, okay.

Well I definitely remember you. But I guess the name Bono just doesn't really rhyme with Alpina Skyline in my head.

Nice car man! Mod. it away!

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Yes car tires can go bad if they sit for lond periods of time. Over time, rubber starts to decay due to ozone in the atmosphere and other environmental factors like temperature changes and sunlight. As long as you keep them in a relatively concieled environment (cool, dry, not in the sun) they can sit for a long time before the rubber starts to get hard. I would try to wrap each tire in a large plastic bag, and seal it with a wire tie or something of that sort.
Do what he said.
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