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Old 09 Dec 2003, 01:11 pm
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Who in the salt /snow belt swaps tires and wheels in seasons? If I got nice wheels, they would never see salt. Gary
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 01:35 pm
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Several PT club members swap wheels/tires for winter.

I simply put the entire car in storage.
It will never see snow / salt / sand on the roads. I'm in the 'lake effect' snow belt from Lake Michigan.
Anything without 4WD is a spare vehicle.
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 03:02 pm
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i ride my stock tires in the winter and my chrome 18's in the summer, so that way the salt don't eat my chrome wheels up too bad.
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Old 09 Dec 2003, 09:42 pm
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I'm headed to West Viginia on the 19th to see the grandkids for Xmas/New years. Taking the cruiser with my new wheels and fairly new tires. Hoping for the best. Son has a two car garage but has already informed me that my PT will stay outside. I have the Chrysler full cover and plan to use it.
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 03:30 am
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Quote:
quote:Originally posted by CREWZIN

Son has a two car garage but has already informed me that my PT will stay outside.
Oh Ma Ga!

Hope your son will change his opinion and caress your lovely car.

Peter [8)]
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 04:20 am
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I do. Just ordered a set of 17" snows for my PTGT and some for the wife.
I have a set of Nokian Hakkapalita's for sale in 205/55 r16's if anyone is interested.
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 01:12 pm
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I do the same as MX-5 just put it away for the winter months.[^]
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 01:28 pm
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The jury is still out for me on this one.

I'm going to run the stock GT tires/rims for a bit to get a chance to feel the Goodlucks in the snow, if its bad I'll get some steel rims and Blizzaks.

I'd love to put it away for the winter but can't justify the $'s.
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 01:29 pm
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I just change the air in mine.
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Old 10 Dec 2003, 01:57 pm
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I'd love to put it away for the winter but can't justify the $'s.
Here's how you justify the $.

I have a $1,000 insurance deductible on the PT.
95% of all collisions I've ever been involved with happen in winter.
So.... if I buy a $1K or less "winter beater", and sell it in the spring for $800, I'm out $200 cost of ownership. But, my PT is still perfect and I have a low mileage, showroom condition new car.

The insurance for PT storage is $35 instead of $300. Basic insurance for the beater is $100. That saves $165 out-of-pocket cash that I apply to the $200 winter beater cost of ownership.

Now.... the difference is only $35 out-of-pocket to store the PT and drive a beater.

Hhmmmm..... can you buy and mount winter snow tires for $35?
I don't think so.

Think about it.....

I've been buying beaters for over 20 years for winter usage.
The collisions they've been in generally put more cash in my pocket than I paid for the car. If it's driveable, I pocket the insuance cash and keep driving it 'till spring. Then I get $35 per net ton as scrap metal from the salvage yard.

Other than driving an ugly car in ugly weather, there isn't a down side to this plan.
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