Tyre rack , advice needed

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Mark w
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Tyre rack , advice needed

On an impulse i bought a spare set of brand new  BMW wheels and tyres today for the tin top  . Too much of a bargain to ignore ....

I need to get a wall mounted wheel rack to store them . 

Any recommendations ? it needs to be minimum 1000 mm long ( internal to accommodate the tyre widths)  and deep enough to take 19 inch wheels and tyres .

Theres a few on Ebay at circa £32 which seems cheap however i wonder how strong they are ( The Caterham will sit underneath !! ) 

PS i dont want to make one ! 

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Mark

I have several (don't ask...) wall mounted racks and the bottom line is that they all do the same job, irrespective of price or appearance.

I have a couple of rather smart racks that look to be well engineered and finished; from memory they cost just over £100 each and are called Wheelpod (if you search online).  Most of the metal parts are powder coated in red.

And I also have a cheapo generic China-produced rack that was as cheap as chips (around £15??) when I bought it from Screwfix a year or so ago.  Looks like some cheap, black-painted tubing hoops but - you know what? - it does exactly the same job.

No worries having all of these loaded with up to six wheel and tyre assemblies; I have used them with pretty heavy 17" (non-Caterham) wheels/tyres and no issues at all.  And I do park cars under them...

James

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Hi James 

Was thinking of this https://www.manomano.co.uk/p/foldable-tyre-rack-silver-galvanised-steel-8143856 Its available from numerous suppliers on Ebay 

My only worry is that the horizontal tubes will bend under the weight of 4no  255wide  19 inch wheels over time ?

I guess if it does i could beef it up with some dexion angle .

 

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Hi Mark

Yes, I agree that the design/construction of the two-part horizontal bar could be a bit of a worry.  I think I'd look for one with a single piece member running across there. I know, as an engineer, that I should be able to say something definitive about that based on Young's and section moduli, bending moments and shear force diagrams but I have long forgotten how to do that: it just looks a bit squiffy!

That said, it'll probably be fine but 19 inchers (assuming wheels and tyres) aren't exactly featherweight.

Sorry I can't be more definitive but if it were me I think I'd pass on these.

hese.

James 

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Previous discussions. (A bit tricky because of racks for walls and racks for Sevens.)

James' from Screwfix, and discussion.

Jonathan

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How about this storage idea https://www.ebay.com/c/10021512162

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The Screwfix one is available again: https://www.screwfix.com/p/smith-locke-heavy-duty-wheel-storage-hook-black-670mm/9831p#product_additional_details_container it's 1120mm long so you might just fit your BMW wheels in there. It will support 90kg.

 

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Thanks all 

I've ordered a Sealey one . Went for something that looks substantial as each wheel and tyre is 25kg ! 
 

There's also a potential to add some hangers to the roof beams on the sealey one if the wall fixings ( lightweight block ) don't turn out to be man enough .

the screwfix one looks to be a bargain if your looking to store a a few Caterham spare tyres or similar 

 

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All sorted today , seems pretty solid but added a couple of hangers for peace of mind .

Caterham dust covers available to order !! 

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Blimey - that looks tighter than a tight thing!

And 'coward' for adding the extra braces...

James

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Just the angle . 
Caterham gets shoved at the back so that the Boxster can also fit in .