Winter Storage ?

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  1. ripper

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    You guys that store your car for the winter. Do you put it up on jacks? And how often do you start it? Do you use Stabil? Any suggestions? Its not garaged just covered outside. Thanks
     
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    I do, just so I dont get soft spots or ruin my tires. I try to start it once a week and let it fully warm up, some people say starting once every 3 weeks is fine though. i also use fuel stablizer and do a fresh oil change before and after storing.
     
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    I start mine like every two weeks. I don't use fuel stabilz. because now and then when it's nice I do go out and top off fuel. I have baking soda box open in the car it just takes any smell away.
     
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    oh yes I forgot the mention the box of baking soda, one in the trunk and one in the car on the rear floor mat it doesnt just keep smell away it also absorbs moisture just in case.

    BTW I wish I could afford to keep my car insured all year when im not using it or I would do the same on nice days take it for a quick cruise to go get fuel.
     
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    I also noticed that you keep the car outside under cover. I would suggest that you take the cover every few days and dry the moisture undrer it. I used to do this on my old GT and on some spots paint started to faid a shade where cover was wet. that's just my $0.02
     
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    yeah ive heard parking it over a tarp works good too for outside, to keep moisture out of the car.
     
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    I bought a new wolf car cover last year it seems to be good quality. I start it every week so far and take the cover off to let it air out. Guess i gotta get some arm & hammer bakin soda and some stabil. I took it off my insurance for the winter also. No sense payin to drive it just a couple days. Car insurance in nj is unbelievable. Well thanks for the tips guys.
     
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    I drive mine. I bought it to use it, not let it sit. The dirt and salt wash off. You just need to get the salt off asap.
     
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    Its not the salt and dirt im worried about. Its the frozen drag radials and nj idiots that cant drive in 1/2 in of snow. You ever try to drive on wet roads with frozen d/r's? Might as well be ice skatin. I have WAY to much invested in this car to smack it up just to go out for a ride when its shitty out anyways. I got a 4x4 for that lol.
     
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    I know what you are talking about. I live in eastern Pa. used to live in N.J. I don't drive it in the snow and ice, that would be suicide for the car. I just don't put the car in storage, so I can drive it when I can. This has been a good driving winter up till now. We had a couple dustings the past 2 days. I understand you guys just got slammed. People are just stupid when it snows. Mostly the fart cannon kids, and people with 4x4's. Most of them think they are invincable.

    Besides I like to torture my wife with the cold ass leather seats. She is a dog groomer and the grooming pants are very thin. She freezes her ass off when she first sits down in the seat.
     
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    yeah it's amazing how most people with 4x4 act when it snows around here. I drive like 30mph in snow and the zoom by me at least 50mph on normal roads thinking they have the power for snow. I just don't understand it.
     
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    not to take your thread but its been about 20-mid 30's for the past week and a half with a windchill in the teens and lower 20's... so its way to cold to wash my car. there is salt and dirt all over my car. i haven't washed it in about a week.. do i need to just tuff it out and go spray it off at least? or do a 10 minute wash job?
     
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    When it gets cold like that, I bite the bullet and just run it through the car wash. They can usually spray up underneath the car to get the shit off. You just need to be carefull of the type of car wash it is. Make sure it is brushless.
     
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    I would at least go and spray it off. I know its gonna freeze as soon as you drive out but if its sunny it will thaw out if it sits in the sun.
     
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    I store mine........in the Driveway :banana: :banana:, we are just now getting our cold weather for winter.....its about 5 weeks late
     
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    Hey SnakeBit I LOOOOOVVEEEE your avatar. Hot Damn.. Sorry off topic but I just had to say something
     
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    thanks, you should actually be telling my WIFE that. Shes the one who suggested for me to look for pics of Trish 8) 8) My wife has good taste doesn't she :pimp:
     
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    LOL ;D
     
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    thats awesome