Author Topic: Flat-jack tire pillows  (Read 1279 times)

Offline tkcmt2@msn.com

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Flat-jack tire pillows
« on: November 20, 2015, 10:43:06 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with "flat jack" air pillows that you supposedly park a car on to help prevent flat spots when stored for lengths of time? Looking to see if they really work or are mostly a gimmick.

Offline Jon S

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Re: Flat-jack tire pillows
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 10:04:40 AM »
Flat spots happened to Nylon cord tires before the introduction of polyester and other cords.  I've never encountered flat spots on any of my tires regardless of how long they have sat.
Jon

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1981 Corvette
2004 Mustang GT

Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Flat-jack tire pillows
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2015, 11:12:56 AM »
I have access to them.  Rick Payton is the one who is selling them in the US.

This is a good thing for cars that sit, unmoved for long periods of time.  Bias ply tires and the really low profile tires on the ultra high end super cars, as the later was what they were developed for.

If you are interested, shoot me a email.

David

Rick's car on them at the 2015 Grand National.  I can't find a photo of my car on them as it was as well.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2015, 12:27:58 PM by David King (kz78hy) »
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Re: Flat-jack tire pillows
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 10:13:55 PM »
David,
Here are two more pictures of the pillows... I did not get one of your car but i think it is in the background.
I had though about getting the pillows because they sit on a cold concrete parking garage floor all winter and my America Classic radials alway feal "bumpy" when i take them out after all the salt has washed off the roads.
Best,
Lynn

Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: Flat-jack tire pillows
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2015, 11:58:53 AM »
Rick has a website for then and you can buy directly from there.

Thanks Lynn for the additional photos.   :)

http://flatjack.com

David
David King
CLC 22014  (life)
1958 Eldorado Brougham 615
1959 Eldorado Brougham 56- sold
1960 Eldorado Brougham 83- sold
1998 Deville d'Elegance
1955 Eldorado #277
1964 Studebaker Commander
2012 Volt
CLCMRC benefactor 197

Director and Founder, Eldorado Brougham Chapter
Past President, Motor City Region

Rare Parts brand suspension parts Retailer via Keep'em Running Automotive

Offline russ austin

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  • Name: Russ Austin
Re: Flat-jack tire pillows
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2015, 08:48:29 PM »
LOL,  :o  That's absurd and worthless.   Suspend the car from the axles if your not going to drive the car.  You already have jack stands?   Save your money and use them.
R.Austin

Offline chrisntam

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Re: Flat-jack tire pillows
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 12:09:36 AM »
Ooh, their pricey.

starts at $120 each?  Should be about $20 each.

 :o
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