Tire/wheel storage?

Thu May 13 15:23:19 EDT 2004

>I recall seeing and a while back for a rack where 2 wheels hang on a single 
>pipe through the middle of the wheel, mounted on a wall. 
>But I can't seem to find this one again. Has anyone seen 

Griot's Garage has them down in Tacoma... www.griotsgarage.com

As for track tires, I have just recently done a complete overhaul on a set of 16X7 7-spoke A4 sport wheels and have been SUPER impressed with them.  My seat of the pants analysis (God knows what that's worth...) is that there appears to be a good bit of freed up rolling weight in the 35mph-70mph range.  I actually thought these would inhibit speed performance but I am not sure that with the bulkier 215-60 tires that the BBS forged wheel is any more light at the end of the day.  I am running urS4 tires on these A4 wheels--225-50-16 and they look and perform awesome on a 7" rim.  There is a nice bulge and the rolling radius of the 225-50-16 is <1% different than the 215-60 stock tires, so the speedo is dead on.  

I really did this A4 wheel upgrade because I got the wheels and tires at a real bargain...that and you can run way more aggressive tires on the 16" than the 15" for less money.  I didn't expect any performance increase other than lateral improvements and I have to say my land yacht is far more fun to drive with just the addition of a smaller side wall and Z rated rubber.  Plus, there is a glut of A4 wheels, especially in the NW I would imagine, which could take a good beating as track wheels for you.  

The best part, no spacer was needed for the G60 brakes...everything fit as it should.  


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Priebe 
  To: audi-nw at u.washington.edu ; 200q20v at audifans.com 
  Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 11:59 AM
  Subject: Tire/wheel storage?

  I'm looking to purchase some sort of storage units to 
  better store the wheels and tires that I currently have 
  stacked throughout my garage. I currently have 3 sets of 
  tires/wheels (and am jonesing for a set of urs4 wheels, 
  anyone have a set in track condition they want to sell for 
  cheap?). There are some ads in the back of Grassroots 
  Motorsports for some units that look pretty similar to 
  Gorilla racks (heavy duty storage shelves from Costco) but 
  without the wooden shelf, and are priced a bit higher. The 
  only downside to this setup is that the wheels/tires would 
  be stored upright, sitting on the tread surface. I've 
  always assumed storing tires on their tread would be a bad 
  idea, because it would flat spot them. I recall seeing an 
  ad a while back for a rack where 2 wheels hang on a single 
  pipe through the middle of the wheel, mounted on a wall. 
  But I can't seem to find this one again. Has anyone seen 
  this? I did stop by Speedware to see if they had anything. 
  They only had some very nice (and expensive) aluminium 
  racks mainly designed for the interior of a trailer. 
  Anyone have any good solutions for this? I'm sure that I'm 
  not the only one with this problem. And leaving them 
  stacked on the floor of my garage is not an option 
  anymore. My wife is not happy having tires 'stacked all 
  over' the garage.

  David Priebe
  Carnation, WA
  91 200tqa 182k (his)
  95.5 S6 114k (hers)
  66 MGB 41k

  PS I would like to 'thank' the NW Audi Club for helping to 
  contribute to my wheel accumulation problem by showing me 
  what these cars are capable of, specifically Linus, Alex, 
  Petes D. & K., Bernie, David, Rich, Paul, Reiner, ....
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