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11-21-2012 06:56 PM
sbc17
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Originally Posted by Gwizzy View Post
Slap some snow tires on it and have some fun! That car was the best car I've ever owned in the winter... as long as you have a good set of wheels tires. If I remember correctly, I ran Dunlop Graspic in the stock size on the original rims, then stock size summer tires on chrome SVT rims. (See pictures in my profile.)
Thanks for the tire recommendation! I would drive it but no money for tires. : (
11-21-2012 02:28 PM
Gwizzy Slap some snow tires on it and have some fun! That car was the best car I've ever owned in the winter... as long as you have a good set of wheels tires. If I remember correctly, I ran Dunlop Graspic in the stock size on the original rims, then stock size summer tires on chrome SVT rims. (See pictures in my profile.)
10-07-2012 09:17 PM
sbc17
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Do what Dealers do................. absolutely NOTHING.

That's a great point I never thought about.

Thanks for all of the input guys. I'm am just gonna leave them how they are this winter.

-sbc
10-07-2012 07:32 PM
DougRuss Do what Dealers do................. absolutely NOTHING.

10-07-2012 05:28 PM
sleepyboy
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Originally Posted by IH84DZ View Post
Suggestions of spraying paint, latex or oil on a braking surface..... Holy God help us all. This is why private people shouldn't be allowed to work on certain systems...like brakes!

I don't care how many times you've gotten away with it. I've gotten away with stupid shit too but that doesn't mean it wasn't stupid dangerous shit. Brakes work by friction. Any foreign material reduces this friction. You share the road with other people. Mmmkay?
I totally and 100% agree with you.

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car isnt going to be driven , you make no sense. fail


But the car will be driven it's pulled out of storage and he makes perfect sense on what he is saying. Can't get a any simpler than this. Really don't put anything on them, it's just bad bad bad IMO. If your really concerned just google car "what should you do to store a car" and where ever you look I'm certain it won't say anything about putting stuff on the brakes. If you find something that does then please post it here.
10-07-2012 08:30 AM
IH84DZ Just because its going to sit for a few months doesnt mean spraying oil on the damn brakes is wise. But I'm just a college automotive instructor what the hell do I know?
10-07-2012 04:56 AM
Fattie
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Originally Posted by IH84DZ View Post
Suggestions of spraying paint, latex or oil on a braking surface..... Holy God help us all. This is why private people shouldn't be allowed to work on certain systems...like brakes!

I don't care how many times you've gotten away with it. I've gotten away with stupid shit too but that doesn't mean it wasn't stupid dangerous shit. Brakes work by friction. Any foreign material reduces this friction. You share the road with other people. Mmmkay?
car isnt going to be driven , you make no sense. fail
09-26-2012 07:45 PM
IH84DZ Suggestions of spraying paint, latex or oil on a braking surface..... Holy God help us all. This is why private people shouldn't be allowed to work on certain systems...like brakes!

I don't care how many times you've gotten away with it. I've gotten away with stupid shit too but that doesn't mean it wasn't stupid dangerous shit. Brakes work by friction. Any foreign material reduces this friction. You share the road with other people. Mmmkay?
09-26-2012 03:47 PM
Geezer If the car is parked in a garage I wouldn't worry about it. If outdoors (exposed) and to keep your conscience feeling a little better, I guess you could just cover the tires by slitting some heavy duty (leaf and outdoor debris) garbage bags (and maybe a little duct tape or bungee cords to hold the bag in place).
09-26-2012 11:14 AM
sbc17 Wow, a lot more response than I thought I was gonna get. Lol
Thanks guys. I just wasn't sure if 5 months of surface rust would ruin my rotors. Looks like am gonna leave them alone.

-sbc
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