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Old 10-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Rubber Matts

Just got my 2010 2SS/RS LS3 and she will spend most of her time in the garage, I have a concrete floor and I was wondering as she will be stored more often tha not should I get rubber matts to place under the tires during long term storage? I have actually thought of placing rubber matts on the entire floor need to do some research on cost.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:17 AM   #2
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Concrete, rubber, carpets, foam....none are going to make any difference......get jack stands.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Concrete, rubber, carpets, foam....none are going to make any difference......get jack stands.


As long as the tires are on the ground they will have flat spots, nothing will help this. The only solution is to jack the car up and put it on jack stands.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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I store my car every year from December to April on a concrete garage floor. I never had a problem with flat spots. Just add some extra air to your tires and you should be fine.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Don't put the car on jack stands unless the stands are supporting the lower control arms. Letting the suspension hang is a horrible idea.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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Don't put the car on jack stands unless the stands are supporting the lower control arms. Letting the suspension hang is a horrible idea.
Why do you say that? I've been storing my car on jackstands (suspension hanging) for 4 Winters in a row. Never had a problem. I even checked with PFADT when I had their coilovers on my car, and they said it was no problem.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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I was warned by multiple people about it. Plus they wherent designed to be hung like that. Your letting the piston of the shock support all the unsprung weight of that corner of the car. Plus all you need to do is inflate the tires hook up a tender and leave the car alone until spring. Putting it on stands just to prevent flatspots is a waste of time unless you have drag tires with super thin sidewalls
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:53 PM   #8
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I'll go with the guy with 10 x more posts. I have been a member of VCCC for 20 years (1200 members with 5000 cars), over inflating tires is not recommended.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #9
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I'll go with the guy with 10 x more posts. I have been a member of VCCC for 20 years (1200 members with 5000 cars), over inflating tires is not recommended.
If you don't go over the max on the sidewall everything is good. I inflate to max pressure on the sidewall.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #10
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rubber bar floor mats

Every vehicle I own sits on 1/2 or 3/4 inch rubber mats...Made a set from an old BAR floor mat 10ft long by 3ft I found in the trash 15 years ago weighed damn near 100lbs Works great. or a bar supply store or as my recent purchase of 1/2" mat from MenardsName:  4.jpg
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #11
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Why do you say that? I've been storing my car on jackstands (suspension hanging) for 4 Winters in a row. Never had a problem. I even checked with PFADT when I had their coilovers on my car, and they said it was no problem.
the control arms rubber bushings are 'unstressed' in the cars loaded position. It you have the car unloaded for enough time, the now stressed bushings can at worst case tear.
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