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57s67

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Winter storage
« on: May 19, 2022, 12:06:39 AM »
I recently installed a two post lift in my garage.  Last winter I stored the car off the ground as a mouse deterrent.  Any downside to the suspension being un weighted?

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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 12:56:49 AM »
Not that Iím aware. A lot of long term storages use Jack stands. You could always take the wheels off and clean everything up, check the condition of everything. If it worked last year, then obviously youíre ok. JMHO.

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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2022, 02:11:32 PM »
I'm a little late to the game, but...

You really don't want to store the car with the suspension at "full droop".  The suspension bushings rely on deflection of the rubber throughout their range of motion.  All your suspension hardware should have been tightened at normal ride height, putting the rubber bushings in a 'neutral' or unloaded position at ride height.  At full droop, the rubber bushings are flexed to a position that they do not normally experience, and the rubber us put under a lot of load/stress.  This can damage the bushings.

If you want to lift the car off the ground for storage, it is best to use a lift that keeps all the weight on the tires, or lifts from under the rear axle tubes and front control arms.
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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 04:11:09 PM »
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Re: Winter storage
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2022, 10:48:31 AM »
Search: under lift jack stands

Tripod, screw lift.

What supports my suspension,,and, safest way to work under the lift.
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