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Old 01-16-2024, 08:23 PM   #11
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When you say a split are you referring to a ductless system ?

I have a crazy heater in my garage hooked up to a thermostat and it keeps the garage as warm as you want and heats super fast. I don’t know if the ductless systems could keep up especially on days like today.

I don’t know if this is the exact model I have but it sure looks like it

https://www.globalindustrial.com/p/m...iABEgJ0y_D_BwE
Yes. I meant a ductless system. My garage is very well insulated, just like a house. R19 on the walls and R30 on the ceiling.

That heater looks serious. I could do that for winter (except I do not have a gas supply to the back garage), but it wont help keep down the humidity in the summer. I would only want the garage at 45F in winter and 80-85F in summer.
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Old 01-16-2024, 08:25 PM   #12
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Here is another one of these German ebay sellers.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/14549454624....c101506.m1851

I wonder how they get these sets? Winter rentals?

Considering the tires alone would cost ~$1500, even at $2500 shipped these sets are a great deal. They seem to have good reviews too.
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Hmm well it is what it is.
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Old 01-16-2024, 09:04 PM   #14
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But back on topic, those eBay units do look like good deals.
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Old 01-16-2024, 10:45 PM   #15
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But back on topic, those eBay units do look like good deals.
You are a hardy one, having all these great cars parked outside. I am loathe to add a second car as much because one would have to live outside as anything else.

My garage can actually fit two cars, and has when I had the CX-5 and 2. But, I really love having the extra refrigerator, storage, and extended pantry area in it now, as it’s directly adjacent to my kitchen. Makes a small ranch way more livable.

I am spoiled now, I guess. Because when I lived in DC/Maryland, I parked cars outside for all but 8 years of my 50 or so years there.

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Old 01-17-2024, 12:10 AM   #16
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A car is not a horse, and it doesn't need a barn, opined FLW
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Well, I found a US seller that has the nicer, staggered 705M wheels in excellent condition (with used summer tires) and I have a tentative deal.

I'm not counting on the remaining life of those summer tires, but they could be fun for exploring the limits of the car with whatever thread they have left.

Now my question... Michelin sells Pilot Alpin 5 tires in the OEM-fitted sizes (265 & 285). However, the 265 tires are meant to fit wheels from 9 to 10.5, and the rear wheels are 10.5, so I could technically install 265's all round despite the staggered wheel size.

Would you go with 265's all around or buy the "proper" 265F & 285R tires?

Either way I am not doing this until next fall.
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Well, I found a US seller that has the nicer, staggered 705M wheels in excellent condition (with used summer tires) and I have a tentative deal.

I'm not counting on the remaining life of those summer tires, but they could be fun for exploring the limits of the car with whatever thread they have left.

Now my question... Michelin sells Pilot Alpin 5 tires in the OEM-fitted sizes (265 & 285). However, the 265 tires are meant to fit wheels from 9 to 10.5, and the rear wheels are 10.5, so I could technically install 265's all round despite the staggered wheel size.

Would you go with 265's all around or buy the "proper" 265F & 285R tires?

Either way I am not doing this until next fall.
10/10 I would do 265s all around. Width does not add that much grip on the white stuff (in certain conditions may subtract), but let's say it adds overall grip... Even then, that car will eat rears rapidly compared to fronts. I would like to rotate them. That's me.
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10/10 I would do 265s all around. Width does not add that much grip on the white stuff (in certain conditions may subtract), but let's say it adds overall grip... Even then, that car will eat rears rapidly compared to fronts. I would like to rotate them. That's me.
Well, I would not want to rotate the staggered wheels. Also, the tires are unidirectional. Im also not expecting to use the car on situations with accumulated snow, mostly cold and wet conditions.
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