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Location: Klamath Falls, OR
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Do tires last in storage?
Has anybody stored a truck for several years in an indoor facility (ie mil storage or equivalent)? I'm currently thinking about getting new tires, but will most likely be going overseas in about 8 months for ~3 yrs. I plan on keeping my truck in mil storage, which they say is indoor, climate/humidity controlled, and apparently they start the truck/move it once a month or so.
I currently have Michelin LTX AT2's on factory 20's, which were awesome in Texas, and on their last 10k miles by my estimation. They are currently awful on snow & ice. My decision is whether to kill the Michelins and risk the rest of the Oregon winter, or buy new tires (deciding between Nitto Terra Grapplers, Goodyear Duratracs, or BFG AT's) and have them possibly sit for several years. Online sources suggest they last around 4-6yrs.
Would these tires be trashed by the time I got back from the states (and be a waste of ~$1200)? How bout an alternative, like finding some used snow tires on 18's or something that I could resell? I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!
'08 F-250 4x4 Lariat Crew Cab
6.4L PSD, Spartan Phalanx II, 5" Flo Pro Exhaust, S&B Intake, Sinister EGR Delete, Sinister Coolant Filter, Silencer Remote Start, Terra Grapplers, Line-X, Ranch Hand Grill Guard
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