Easy Way to Avoid Flat-Spotting on 35” tires?

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So I’ll be storing my JL with 35’s over the winter in my garage with weekly pulling out of the garage to wash my wife’s vehicle. I’m afraid of flat-spotting since I’ll park it in the exact same point after the wash. I prefer not to place it on jack stands since I move it once a week. Are there any flat-stoppers for larger tires? Do they work? All I’ve found are for 30” tires or less.

Something like this seems like it would work well (simple drive on, drive off)…

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I found these on Amazon. Should work better than nothing. But if you are handy and have the time, you can make them with a little hand held sabersaw (or a bandsaw if you have one) from 2x4s and stack them together with drywall screws. But I'm not convinced such a small area cradle works. I would think it would have to be like 25% of the circumference to work.
Amazon.com: Auto Care Products 95210 Park Smart Tire Saver for Large Vehicle (10" Wide), Set of 2 : Automotive

But frankly, I don't think I'd bother, since you're pulling it out weekly. Just do a loop in the street and put it back in. If you're really OCD, put a piece of blue tape on the tires where they were parked so you ensure it's moved when you pull back in. I think it's better just to move it than any cradle.
 
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I found these on Amazon. Should work better than nothing. But if you are handy and have the time, you can make them with a little hand held sabersaw (or a bandsaw if you have one) from 2x4s and stack them together with drywall screws. But I'm not convinced such a small area cradle works. I would think it would have to be like 25% of the circumference to work.
Amazon.com: Auto Care Products 95210 Park Smart Tire Saver for Large Vehicle (10" Wide), Set of 2 : Automotive

But frankly, I don't think I'd bother, since you're pulling it out weekly. Just do a loop in the street and put it back in. If you're really OCD, put a piece of blue tape on the tires where they were parked so you ensure it's moved when you pull back in. I think it's better just to move it than any cradle.
The blue tape sounds like a good idea (yeah…I’m a bit OCD when it comes to my vehicles 🤣). I don’t bring it out on the street as it’s full of salt (Northern MN winter) and I’m trying to keep it rust free as long as possible.
 
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over inflate the tires or just drove around the block. the purpose of drive it is to get the heat in the tires to "iron out" the flat spot.

 

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