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Bartman01
10-23-2009, 10:56 PM
Just installed a tire storage rack (the one that Tire Rack sells, but is cheaper on Amazon). Now I don't have to worry about accidentally backing in to the stack of tires and damaging the car, house, or both. Having a small garage means making use of every ounce of space and this was just unused space over some power tools.

cobrabitn
10-23-2009, 11:13 PM
I was just telling my wife today that I wanted that for Christmas. I told her to keep the TR catalog... :rotf:

Looks really good!! :thumbsup:

Evilcartman
10-23-2009, 11:41 PM
That does look really good Bart.

Bartman01
10-24-2009, 01:18 AM
Guess I still have to store the 5th street tire on the floor. Was double checking the instructions before I filed them away and the max recommended inside width is 52". With the 5th tire in there I was up to 54". To be safe, I pulled it back out and narrowed it to just be 4 tires wide. Having a 5th street tire is an anomaly for me, so not a long term problem.

cobrabitn
10-24-2009, 01:21 AM
Need linky as I cannot find it on Amazon... :D

97CasperCobra
10-24-2009, 01:48 AM
is this the one???
http://www.amazon.com/HyLoft-1000-Multi-Tire-Rack-Storage/dp/B0016SOF7Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1256359196&sr=8-2

If you search "Tire Rack" while on Amazon.com it'll bring it up.

Bart, how'd you install it....attach the rack to the studs??? I've been looking at this for a while but not sure how safe I feel with it....

Bartman01
10-24-2009, 02:31 AM
That is the one. It is the exact same model that Tire Rack sells. A few of the items from Tire Rack are just re-branded items.

Tire Rack has a PDF of the manual. It needs to install in to studs and is pre-drilled for the standard 16" centers. The instructions are a little confusing since they explicitly state not to install on drywall, but when I called the MFG they said they meant not to install 'IN' drywall not 'ON' drywall. You can install through drywall, but you need to anchor to studs.

It is rated for 400 lbs, and my 4 wheels + tires are 200 lbs.

SuperG
10-24-2009, 11:03 AM
How cool is that?!!!

Sweet find!! Thanks for sharing!!

cobrabitn
10-24-2009, 11:27 AM
Okay, I was looking for the cheaper price when you said it cost less than Tire Rack's price and that's why I couldn't find it. Tire Rack just sent out a circular where the price was $129.00 for the rack but you'd have to pay shipping. Looks like the prices would be about the same. :thumbsup:

Playtme
10-24-2009, 11:31 AM
Guess I still have to store the 5th street tire on the floor. Was double checking the instructions before I filed them away and the max recommended inside width is 52". With the 5th tire in there I was up to 54". To be safe, I pulled it back out and narrowed it to just be 4 tires wide. Having a 5th street tire is an anomaly for me, so not a long term problem.

Because of the 2" differance to make the 5th tire fit, couldn't you re-enforce the tubeing that the tires rest on. Something like cutting a piece of pipe and then sliding the old adjustable in to the new exact length.

cobrabitn
10-24-2009, 11:32 AM
I like the fact it can hold 5 tires and rims and you won't exceed the weight limit either...

Bartman01
10-24-2009, 03:23 PM
Because of the 2" differance to make the 5th tire fit, couldn't you re-enforce the tubeing that the tires rest on. Something like cutting a piece of pipe and then sliding the old adjustable in to the new exact length.

I don't think it would have been an issue just leaving the 5th tire there 'as is'. I had the weight evenly distributed with the bare tire in the middle. Just pulled it out 'in case', since I really only need it for storing the 4 extra wheels + tires. The bare tire is light and doesn't get it the way on the ground.

On the price - there is free shipping if you are willing to wait a few extra days from Amazon (or you are an Amazon Prime member), but the only place Tire Rack had it in stock was close to $40 shipping.

Bartman01
10-24-2009, 03:37 PM
I like the fact it can hold 5 tires and rims and you won't exceed the weight limit either...

5 tires does exceed the 'safe' width limit by a couple of inches - I pulled the 5th tire out:

97CasperCobra
10-24-2009, 03:48 PM
Tire Rack has them for $129.00, Amazon $139.00, so I guess the savings come in the shipping.

cobrabitn
10-24-2009, 04:36 PM
Nobody beats Amazon, that's why their stock went up $25.08 in one day!! :thumbsup:

I sent the link to my wife so she'll know what to get... :rotf:

ORANGE CRUSH
10-24-2009, 07:00 PM
I have the same on in my garage. I put 5 tires in mine and then put a rachit strap around it and mounted it to the celling. Works great, I love getting my tires of the floor.

cobrabitn
10-24-2009, 08:08 PM
I'm going to need two of them. :rotf:

ORANGE CRUSH
10-24-2009, 08:41 PM
I'm going to need two of them. :rotf:lol..Tony you might be able to get 6 tires in there and yes you would need two straps...lol

cobrabitn
10-24-2009, 08:53 PM
He, he.... I meant I am going to need two racks.... :rotf:

cobrabitn
11-01-2009, 02:15 AM
Okay, I ordered one of these and will let my wife buy the other one... :rotf: I got it at Tire Rack because I also ordered the Brembo stock replacement pads for my Indy Pace Car and I used the club link so we'll get credit for it.

Can't wait to get my tires off the garage floor! :thumbsup:

My wife will get the other one off of Amazon with the free shipping!! :)