I wouldn't do this.Did it one year I stored my car and wouldn't do it again. It keeps the suspension at an unnatural (sagging) position.
i think he meant also putting blocks under the control arms and the frame/pinch welds (we spoke about that last week in a PM)
I'm not a fan of blowing for a long time anyways ; )
Either way, its still an unnatural position for a car. Bearing on the control arms is a different load transfer than bearing on the studs/wheels.If you're Really worried about your tires. Buy some crappy old wheels/tires that hold air that you don't plan to drive on.
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almost every single new car dealer stores their cars outside year round. Some of their inventory will sit over the course of a winter and not move. All of them drive fine and none come back with square tires lol
What's the downside of this? Are your springs going to get longer over the winter?I've got a wall mounted tire rack I store mine on, in a heated garage.
Puts stress on bushings. also puts stress on sway bar links, ball joints, etc...
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Those components will see more stress on the drive to pick up milk and bread than they will sitting at full droop for the winter. The suspension is still within it's normal operating range, just without the weight of the vehicle on it. I'm not saying this is the right way to winter store your vehicle, I just don't see how it's going to do any harm.
No, bushings and ball joints are designed to be at rest in a certain position. They are designed to move within a range of motion and be at an ideal angle while at rest.They are not meant to be stressed at the angles of an unloaded suspension for months on end. This is the same reason lowering a car a lot will put extra wear on things like tie rod ends or other ball joints when the angle of the control arm/tie rod is extreme. It is the automotive equivalent of falling asleep with your arm in a bad position. You will wake up sore because of the stress on your joints.