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Old 10-12-2007, 12:24 PM
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Flat Spot Prevention - Winter Lift?

I am wondering what other members do for their cars that sit through the winter to prevent getting flat spots on the tires? I just put new Bridgstone Potenza RE750's on and feel the flat spot for a few miles after it sets for a week and it goes away after the tires warm up. However, setting all winter I wouldnt want the tires to memorize the flat spot. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:05 PM
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:56 PM
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:08 PM
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Fabricate something like this for all 4 wheels

(found it on Rich's50 pics.)

make it hub centric and line up with the bolt holes and you care good to go

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Old 11-06-2007, 08:13 AM
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I pump my tires up to 50 lbs just before I put my car away. Makes for a bouncy ride from the gas station to the garage though
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:48 PM
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I have a junk set of wheels I bolt on, got them for free. The good wheel's get stacked up in the basement.
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