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#1 Old 10-13-2006, 03:00 PM
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Winterizing

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what does everyone here do to winterize their rex's. im in up at school so i cant have her up here, gonna get a cover and an indoor storage space.
does anyone jack up their cars to take weight off the suspension?
all comments are appreciated
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didnt know exactly what forum to put this in but no biggy
what does everyone here do to winterize their rex's. im in up at school so i cant have her up here, gonna get a cover and an indoor storage space.
does anyone jack up their cars to take weight off the suspension?
all comments are appreciated
thanks
Jeff
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cause he cant have his car at school.....honestly if you cant drive it i wouldnt worry about the suspension, i would just have someone you know start the car up once in a while
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Car cover, gas stabilizer, and disconnecting the battery are the only things I would do.

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Other than what Jon said, I'd invest in a battery tender as well. This will keep your battery at full charge without overcharging.

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alright thanks a lot everyone
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Yup do all that, but also:
Pull the spark plugs and spray some seasonal treatment in them; T-9 is the best, WD-40 if you are broke, reinstall new plugs.
If you use a car cover, roll the windows down 1" before covering and use a desiccant to absorb any moisture.
Gas AND oil stabilizer is needed. I once heard from an archaic old fart that the best thing is to change the oil going in AND coming out of storage.
If you take your battery out DO NOT place it on a concrete floor
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didnt know exactly what forum to put this in but no biggy
what does everyone here do to winterize their rex's. im in up at school so i cant have her up here, gonna get a cover and an indoor storage space.
does anyone jack up their cars to take weight off the suspension?
all comments are appreciated
thanks
Jeff
If you're just storing it for a few months, I don't think that's going to have much effect on the life of your suspension. Your tires will develop flat-spots faster than the suspension is hurt. You could lift it for that reason if nothing else. Storing it outdoors would be a much cheaper way to go over an indoor space and as long as it's covered you will be fine.

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i would definitely consider outside storage for awhile but.... inside is FREE woohoo, have a buddy who has some extra room in his storage facility!Laugh! thanks for the info fellas
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