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Old 09-06-2014, 06:29 AM   #1
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Getting weight off summer tires-DR's for winter

I have one car with drag radials, another with Yokahama AD08R's, and may get a set of Mich PSS for a 3rd. These cars can sit for upwards of 6 months if the winter is really crappy (cold temps, snow, and/or road salt).

Have been thinking about some way to lift car up relatively easily, without buying 2 or 3 mid lifts, that are $1400 minimum. Could just jack them up and put them on 4 jack stands, but then there is no way I will jack it back down to take it for a quick spin in winter, if conditions allow.

Was thinking about buying 4 of these
Amazon.com: Black Bull EJ212 12 Volt Fully Automatic Electric Car Jack: Automotive

and tie them into some kind of frame (probably just 1/8 flat plate to keep placement of each jack, to each other and aligned to the frame spots I choose). Would tie them together electrically and run them off extra car batteries I always have on charge in the garage anyway. Have to measure and see if 5" is low enough to drive over. Figure whole thing could be less than $200.
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Would deffinatley need a good solid frame to mount the four jacks to.

Also consider what its going to cost for power wire. Id buy 1/0 or 00, run it from the battery bank, to some aluminum distribution bars (bar stock. Drill and tap to put bolts in) to each jack

Dont know what 4 electric jacks would pull for current when they all started to lift
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Are you just trying to keep them from forming flat spots where the tires are contacting the ground? If so, have you thought about trying these? AmericanMuscle: Race Ramp Flat Stoppers
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Are you just trying to keep them from forming flat spots where the tires are contacting the ground? If so, have you thought about trying these? AmericanMuscle: Race Ramp Flat Stoppers
Yeah, pretty much. Thanks for the heads up.

Still think it is better to get the weight completely off
the tire for winter storage, but for shorter durations
during summer driving, I think they could work.

Wonder if you could make you own with some wood
and skilled work with a circular saw.
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