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Winter Storage Jack up the car


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I need to storage the car for winter, I would like to jack the car up and put four stands under it (so that I don't have flat spot on the tires), when I look at the bottom of the car, I can't find any other spot to put the stands beside the one that I use to jack up the car.

Please let me know after I jack the car up (using the prosche factory recommanded spot), where should I put the stands?

Thanks

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I need to storage the car for winter, I would like to jack the car up and put four stands under it (so that I don't have flat spot on the tires), when I look at the bottom of the car, I can't find any other spot to put the stands beside the one that I use to jack up the car.

Please let me know after I jack the car up (using the prosche factory recommanded spot), where should I put the stands?

Thanks

Thomas:

Read the following thread, it should answer all of your questions:

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...pic=3404&hl

Be careful!

Regards, Maurice.

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It is very easy to prevent flat-spotting. Just inflate tires to 58-60 PSI with good dry air (from a tire store vs the gas station). Then, every month, move the car (by hand) about 6-12 inches, and then back again the following month. Any flat spots in the Spring, will come right out within a few miles and a good heat cycle.

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I have stored old cars and race cars for decades, and never store them on jacks. Why? Because that lets the suspension droop and stay in a place where it is NOT designed to be for long periods.

Bushings are put in stress when the suspension in in full droop, that should not be in that position for that long.

Also, strut or shock tubes are exposed to air where they normally aren't.

I have had 30 year old cars on 20 year old tires sit in one spot for 6 months and when I take them out for a drive, the flat spots go away after two or three miles. Never had a tire flat spot permanently. Newer tires are even better about that.

And one other thing, for cars that sit for long periods, do NOT start them up once a week or once in a while unless you can get them out and drive them for 15-20 minutes at least. What happens is you get moisture from condensation in the engine crankcase and exhaust that doesn't have time to go away with heat. Condensation will kill an exhaust system and can harm the insides of your engine.

Better to let it sit till you can really drive it.

Don

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White987S is correct. I do the same and never had flat spots.

My 2001 Boxster owners manual says not to lift the suspension off the ground. You are exposing shock rods etc. that normally isn't exposed and may cause corrosion on the exposed surfaces.

It is very easy to prevent flat-spotting. Just inflate tires to 58-60 PSI with good dry air (from a tire store vs the gas station). Then, every month, move the car (by hand) about 6-12 inches, and then back again the following month. Any flat spots in the Spring, will come right out within a few miles and a good heat cycle.
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