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Old 10-06-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Because I run 3 cars, I bring a lot of tires to the track - both new and used. I tried a few things to organize my tires, but it really wasn't doing the job - so today, I spent some time to create my own tire box using some card stock and cellophane wrap. I did the pattern on the computer and just scored the edges before I bent them. Because of the size of the box, I ended up using two 8.5 x 11 sheets. I'm sure this will work with heavier stock cardboard as well, if you draw it out using a ruler. You'll also get a one piece box instead of two. Note that the sides of the lid are the same height as the bottom, so it doesn't collapse when you stack it.

With the opening, you can easily see the size of the tire and/or what brand they are. This also helps if you run different size tires on each wheel as well, because each wheel is laid out for you.

If you have a cool way of organizing your tires, please share it with us!







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Kidding aside, you made some pretty cool tire organizers
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That's quite the DIY project. You must have been hard up for a tire organization solution.
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Rear tire wear on our parking lot track is pretty bad and given the pace that we race at, there really is no time to true tires throughout the race day - especially if I have any other issues. So if I run two classes, I'll show up with at least 7 sets of pre-trued tires per car - 2 sets for practice, 2 sets for the 2 qualifiers and 3 sets the 3 mains. Then 1 set for the third car (tune & setup) and an extra 2 sets for additional practice for any of the two primary cars. That's a total of 17 sets of tires at a minimum. When you start recycling these sets for their 2nd and 3rd run (different diameters & the corresponding correct ride height on the car), you have to be pretty organized. I like the fact that I don't have to measure the tires from a previous heat, replace a tire of the right size because one got chunked or adjust the ride height for the next heat. All I have to do is grab the right box, put the tires on the car and I'm ready to go.

I'm not quite done with this little project though. I still have a few more boxes to make.
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not a bad idea.....i don't have but one car so the can trick work's for me..and saves space...
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Ughhh, I feel like a slacker now with my one nitro car.
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This is a little project that I'm working on for my wheels. (well my whole pitbox). I've always got wheels lying around in my box and the drawers are also near the end of their lives. So I thought lets fix two problems in one shot.
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This is a little project that I'm working on for my wheels. (well my whole pitbox). I've always got wheels lying around in my box and the drawers are also near the end of their lives. So I thought lets fix two problems in one shot.
Great idea! Very neat.
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Great ideas. I tried some cylinder type tubes kinda like the beer nuts container but found I ran more tires than I had containers, then started dumping them in the pit bag now I am throwing them in a stop & shop grocery bag LOL. I pre-cut the tires and use the containers but afterward all I have are marked tires in a bag LOL which are practice tires or spares ready to use in place of a bad chunk...
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pringle tubes llol works for me and plus u get a bonus the pringles lol
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I am a zip lock man myself. Plus you can lock in the freshness
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I use Pringles cans as well. You can fit 2 sets in each tall can. They make a smaller can that will fit one set. Clear lid so you can see inside AND write on the top! Works for me!
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