Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Emblempros
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics > ZL1 Wheels/Tires


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-24-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
ZL1Bullet
 
ZL1Bullet's Avatar
 
Drives: ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 142
Best way to suspend ZL1 (removing wheels)???

Quick question - Are jack stands ok for suspending a ZL1 over winter so I can remove the wheels for warm storage. My garage is detached and not heated. I'm trying to follow the manufacturers guide lines.

Is there something better to use?
__________________
2013 Ashen Grey ZL1, exposed Carbon Fibre insert, Sun Roof, Bright Wheels, NAV Radio

ZL1Bullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
SQUALO


 
SQUALO's Avatar
 
Drives: GM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: York Region, ONT.
Posts: 3,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZL1Bullet View Post
Quick question - Are jack stands ok for suspending a ZL1 over winter so I can remove the wheels for warm storage. My garage is detached and not heated. I'm trying to follow the manufacturers guide lines.

Is there something better to use?
IMOP
Removal of tires is not necessary for winter storage, that's more for long term storage.

I lay a tarp down on the garage floor,wrap it up over the tires and then use my high quality car cover (Hugger car cover). I've been doing this for 3 seasons and never had any issues in the spring.

Again, that's my opinion/storage method, you have to decide what's best for you.
__________________
Frank
(Drive Safely & Responsibly)
SQUALO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
tpower
DBLCHBY III
 
tpower's Avatar
 
Drives: 15 1LE
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Team Canada
Posts: 2,720
Mine sits on rubber mats with a car cover
__________________
tpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #4
gramps_green_rs
ex-RCAF
 
gramps_green_rs's Avatar
 
Drives: 11 SGM1LTRS SV1000S
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Hammond, ont, canada
Posts: 1,100
have to agree with the above. probably not cold enough in London to worry about taking the wheels off.

gramps
__________________
gramps_green_rs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
gs-63
 
Drives: Camaro
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 56
My garage is not heated either. I store my ZL1 on "FlatStopper" from Race Ramp and
leave the wheels on.
gs-63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
CDN SS
Steve from Canada.
 
CDN SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SW SS/RS with Inferno package.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Niagara Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,895
Quote:
Originally Posted by tpower View Post
Mine sits on rubber mats with a car cover
X2
__________________
CDN SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #7
Zdrrguy
Resident "Fbody" Member
 
Zdrrguy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2LT RS & 91 Camaro V8 RS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 457
Send a message via Skype™ to Zdrrguy
Leave the wheels on it, but go to Home Depot or Lowes whatever and get some 1" hard styrofoam ( about a half sheet will do) and cut into quarters and place out where the car will be parked so the car sits on top of them!

The styrofoam will obsorb the weight of the car and avoid flatspotting!

__________________

CCFBG-1 1991 Camaro RS Phantom Grey/CCFBG 2-2010 2LT RS Black on Black
Mark....President/Founder of www.CCFBG.com
Zdrrguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
C586
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro LS
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 1,117
Letting the suspension hang is a horrible idea. The suspension is not designed the hang for a long period of time. Just park it with some defense against mice and a tender if possible and leave it. Don't start it periodically. Leave it alone til spring
C586 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:32 PM   #9
Zdrrguy
Resident "Fbody" Member
 
Zdrrguy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2LT RS & 91 Camaro V8 RS
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 457
Send a message via Skype™ to Zdrrguy
Quote:
Originally Posted by C586 View Post
Letting the suspension hang is a horrible idea. The suspension is not designed the hang for a long period of time. Just park it with some defense against mice and a tender if possible and leave it. Don't start it periodically. Leave it alone til spring
Yuup, Use dryer bounce for the motor area and interior, they hate the stuff.
__________________

CCFBG-1 1991 Camaro RS Phantom Grey/CCFBG 2-2010 2LT RS Black on Black
Mark....President/Founder of www.CCFBG.com
Zdrrguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 11:50 PM   #10
SPARTAN sui
PC Technician
 
SPARTAN sui's Avatar
 
Drives: 2016 Hyper Blue 2SS
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 1,406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zdrrguy View Post
Yuup, Use dryer bounce for the motor area and interior, they hate the stuff.
I'm not saying mice don't hate that, but I'll just forward what I heard at the dealership when I had my Impala serviced over a year ago. They found a mice ate some electrical wiring under my engine cover. I asked them about dryer sheets, they said some mice hate them, but some mice don't mind. They also said they've heard of mice actually using dryer sheets as nesting material. Go figure!

Not sure if it's 100% accurate or not, but thought I'd share.

One thing that should work is poison and snap traps. That's the only thing I would really worry about for storing it for long periods.

That, or put a car cover on and get a garage cat to watch your car.
__________________
SPARTAN sui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 01:09 AM   #11
DGthe3
Moderator.ca
 
DGthe3's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Grand Am GT
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 23,363
Send a message via MSN to DGthe3
You're probably going to be in the 'maybe' zone for storing the tires warmly. Chances are you'll be OK with them in the garage & on the car ... but I wouldn't say you're being obsessive by removing them & storing inside either.

In any case, I'm moving this discussion to the general ZL1 forum because this topic probably affects more Americans than it does Canadians.
__________________
Note, if I've gotten any facts wrong in the above, just ignore any points I made with them
__________________
Originally Posted by FbodFather
My sister's dentist's brother's cousin's housekeeper's dog-breeder's nephew sells coffee filters to the company that provides coffee to General Motors......
........and HE WOULD KNOW!!!!
__________________

Camaro Fest sub-forum
DGthe3 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 08:15 AM   #12
DangerZL1

 
Drives: Accord
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Memphis, TN Area
Posts: 1,910
I don't think it would be a problem to store it using the above suggestions. Mine was one of the early builds that sat out in the weather in Canada with snow all around it during the quality hold and I didn't notice any problems with the tires. As long as the tires warm up before you move it, you should be fine. I'd also inflate them to 35 psi.
DangerZL1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 08:31 AM   #13
gew248
 
Drives: 1968 Camaro; 2012 ZL1
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 1
For mice, I purchased a Pest Pro from Lowes. I put it on the garage floor in front of of the car. Here is the one I bought.

http://m.lowes.com/pd_238786-1558-M7...ductId=1067673
gew248 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:05 AM   #14
fastfreddie
FreakyFast!
 
fastfreddie's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS S/C NicKey #55
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 925
My winter routine is a good cleaning, cover, and inflate tires up to 40 psi. I think running the car up on some hard rubber or styrofoam would be a good idea, but I've never done that. Battery tender is a must as well.
__________________

2010 2SS/RS #55 NicKey Stage 2S Super-Camaro custom painted by Pete (Mr. Showstopper)
Build Thread: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250743
fastfreddie is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.