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Best Large Tire Rack/shelf?


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Getting the new garage a situated and one thing that needs to happen first is wheel/tire storage... I have wheels and tires EVERYWHERE!

 

I'm like the idea of doing a "tire store" style 18" "gladiator" rack... should be wide enough for the tires, but skinny enough to hold bare wheels too...

 

Thoughts? Btw, I've got about 20 mounted wheels and 8 unmounted... Thinking about 3 tiers by about 8' long.

 

 

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That's a lot of tires. I went with the hanging TireRack racks so I didn't take up so much floor space. I only have 12 tires and a couple extra sets of wheels.

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Ya, I like the idea of the Tire Rack rack, but I would have to mount about 6 of them and I don't think my walls are structurally sound for that much weight on one wall. Figured it would be best to have a floor standing rack. You think that one I showed would work?

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I think the one you showed would be perfect! I have at least 16 tires stacked on top of each other on the garage floor, and that rack would be perfect! I would fill the bottom rows first, and then use the leftover top space for other stuff.

Let us know if you decide to get it.

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My only concern is that I wanted to do the 8' rails (for it to be 8' long), but I wonder if that would get a bit "bendy" in the middle? Those square tubing rails look strong, but 8' would be enough for at least 2 sets of mounted wheels. A filled, mounted 20" wheel has got to weigh, what? 35lbs? 40 maybe? X*... that's 320 lbs. I guess that's not a lot for this kind of rack, but I worry more about the lateral load on the hose beams. With the tires sitting down "in" the rails, its going to want to push those rails outward. Not sure if they are strong enough to handle that kind of load. Looks like they are designed to be very sturdy for downward load, but not outward load. Plus with not cross braces... I could see them getting a little fat in the middle. Wonder if I should do (2) 4' racks instead... but the cost is about 1.5x more with twice as mail rails (albeit smaller) and 2 more end supports...

 

hmmm... wish I could see these somewhere first.

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