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Old 09-16-2004, 11:01 AM   #1
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I'm Have a quite a large amount of foam tires that I'm going to have to store until next season (6 - 8 months) is there anything I can do to help keep them fresh? right now they are all in a cardboard shoebox.
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:06 AM   #2
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Put them in the fridge. foam tires go off if they sit around not being used due to air temperature rising and lowering. This makes them crack and loose there usefulness. Storing them in the fridge keeps them in a controlled temperature environment and helps protect them
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Old 09-16-2004, 01:27 PM   #3
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go to tfbraceway.com...they have something called the tire taxi...a container tube that is air tight and holds 10 tires...tires wont dryrot...i think they are only 6 or 7 bucks...i have 5 of em and they work great
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I don't think my wife will go for a box of foam tires in her fridge, thats just not going to go over to well.

as for the tire taxi I can't seem to find it on the site did a search but still came up empty.
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zip-lock bags will do the job..but keep them away from light and temperature change
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oops...they will be back up tomorrow...talked to their webmaster and it was accidentally taken down to post the cancelation of their onroad challenge race
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zip lock bags are good. Wal-Mart has those air tight seal containers that are good also.
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Go to Costco and get the mother load of Pringles. Serve them to your mates in the pits. For storage, put a sheet of SeranWrap before capping them off. They're durable enough to throw into your tote without having to worry about deformed tires. Spray them whatever color you prefer. I save the little stickers that come with each pair of tires and stick them on the lids so I know which brand and what shore are contained.
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I tried the ziplock baggies I have and they are just too small for 1 pair of new tires, go figure may go and get the gallon size.
now the pringels idea sounds good I have a few of them already, just need to finish them off.

anyone recomend putting any traction compound on the tires before storage or anything else?
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For me, i use zip lock bags....the sandwich size....i can write down the foam size n shore ratings on the bags....I keep 4 foams in a bag 2 frnts and 2 rears....so the next time when i want to use them i just refer to the note on the bags, save me trouble from searching for a set.
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the tire taxi is bock on front page @@@

tfbraceway.com $6

i wouldnt put traction compound on tires b4 storage
these things work great
really air tight...you can hear it when you close them
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