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This is a discussion on Winter Storage within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So, does anyone do something special for winter storage? It will be worked on over the winter, however the winters ...

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    So, does anyone do something special for winter storage? It will be worked on over the winter, however the winters in Northern Michigan can tend to get a little nippy. I am planning on putting the stock tires and wheels back on so I don't have flat spots on my aftermarket ones. Anything special I should be doing?

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    I keep it jacked up so it doesn't get flat spots on the tires.
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    Jack up the car, remove the wheels and battery, put battery on trickle charger, put fuel stabilizer in fuel tank.

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    After putting Stabil in the tank, start the engine and allow it to circulate through the entire fuel system. If you start the car during the winter - be sure to bring it up to full temp and let it run a bit to burn off any moisture in the engine and exhaust before shutting it back down. If you disconnect the battery, remember that your car will run like crap on initial startup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    Jack up the car, remove the wheels and battery, put battery on trickle charger, put fuel stabilizer in fuel tank.
    Keep the battery connected but on a current limiting trickle charger (Battery Tender makes a nice little one for this). This will keep the electronics "warm" while in storage and keep the gremlins at bay.

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    No winter storage here! We dont get much of a cold winter so its drive,drive,drive.....all year long..

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    Mine sits on the garage floor. Tires are the original OEM tires from 2002. No issues. I know, I need to get new ones just from age alone here soon.

    I've also never used any gas stabil. I know some people like it though.

    I simply start it every month and let it run for 20 minutes or so.

    Been doing this since 02 and never had an issue.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Mine sits on the garage floor. Tires are the original OEM tires from 2002. No issues. I know, I need to get new ones just from age alone here soon.

    I've also never used any gas stabil. I know some people like it though.

    I simply start it every month and let it run for 20 minutes or so.

    Been doing this since 02 and never had an issue.
    That's pretty much what I did last winter. Just wasn't sure if there was something a little more preventative I should be doing.

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    I can "store" it for you here....even take it around the block every once in a while

    I promise there is no salted roads to worry about...


    BTW, I used to live in Belleville, just 30 miles west of Detroit....
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    I take the tire pressure down to 20 psi. I was told that this helps prevent flat spots. I run Stabil through the system for 1/2 hr. before I park it. I always have a full tank. I block up the air intake (mice) and exhaust with foam so it still breathes and I use a battery tender. Works great for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badassta View Post
    I can "store" it for you here....even take it around the block every once in a while

    I promise there is no salted roads to worry about...


    BTW, I used to live in Belleville, just 30 miles west of Detroit....
    Hey i got first dibs on it... I asked jon a while back but righteously so i got no response !

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    I kept my 01 Camaro over winter in it's own 24x10 climate controlled building.

    I put new tires on it every year. AutoX tires I had only last 3 months so that year I got new tires twice.

    Did'nt bother with jack stands, just kept the tires aired up.

    A car sitting on it's rubber for 3-4 months is'nt going to flat spot any off the shelf tire.

    Sitting a whole year is a differnt story though.
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    You can see the "Camaro building" in the background in this pic.

    I build a new building for all my cars that are "toys"..

    My z34 even has a building just for it's drive train..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    Hey i got first dibs on it... I asked jon a while back but righteously so i got no response !
    Hey ya never know...had to give it a shot! Just trying to help someone out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by badassta View Post
    Hey ya never know...had to give it a shot! Just trying to help someone out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    You can see the "Camaro building" in the background in this pic.

    I build a new building for all my cars that are "toys"..

    My z34 even has a building just for it's drive train..lol

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    Nice color Smittro ! thats what i mean about color that car in that color WORK! SHHHWEET!,,,and keeping it out of the elements does your paint a HUGE favor too!!
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    Hey, if you want to come and get it and drive it the months that I can't I'm all for it. If you wouldn't ming replacing the rear axles and bearings while you have it that would be awesome too! I'm torn now between what should stay in the garage and if the T/A should go in storage... I finally have a truck that'll fit in the garage. Even with remote start, there's nothing nice about trenching through the snow in dress shoes and having cold feet all day. This should be fun to play around in the snow with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhunter0830 View Post
    Hey, if you want to come and get it and drive it the months that I can't I'm all for it. If you wouldn't ming replacing the rear axles and bearings while you have it that would be awesome too! I'm torn now between what should stay in the garage and if the T/A should go in storage... I finally have a truck that'll fit in the garage. Even with remote start, there's nothing nice about trenching through the snow in dress shoes and having cold feet all day. This should be fun to play around in the snow with!
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    Pretty good lookin d/d id say! Nice.

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    Thats my mid October - mid April D/D. The other months the T/A is my D/D! I love it, much more comfortable that my Silverado was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhunter0830 View Post
    Thats my mid October - mid April D/D. The other months the T/A is my D/D! I love it, much more comfortable that my Silverado was!
    Yeah i hear you on lovin your T/A like me and my SS i ove it BUT its cool to drive something different like an automatic for me is like a luxury Its a little less stressful during stop and go traffic...and driving our 4x4 has its benefits too..like being able to see the road far far ahead of you and for mud and snow.....with our cars you see alot of hood and cowl...which is damn cool!

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