Tire/wheel storage?

Chuck Pierce cpcycle at earthlink.net
Fri May 14 09:16:12 EDT 2004

A way to make your own hangers. Is to get a pipe flange ( say 1" ) and a 
length of 1" pipe ( length to be decided by tire width) and mount the 
flange on the wall. You will want to use all four of the mount holes, so 
you will probably need to mount a 2x10 on the wall to mount the flange. 
Putting the flange over a stud will allow the use of only two mounting 
holes. You might be able to use 3/4" pipe, but I prefer over kill vs 
wondering if they will hold.
Chuck Pierce
91 200tq 20v Avant


>>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.
>  Thanks,
>  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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