Mastercraft Tire Hook
Found it again!
I had installed these in a previous house I had and left them on the garage wall when I sold the house. And regretted it! Have been looking for them again for my new house with a very narrow garage and just found them again! Wonderful. I'm a slight woman and can still lift two tires enough to stack them 2 x 2 and still be able to open my car doors.
January 20, 2013
These are simple to install, just find your stud and you are good to go.
I have 8 sets of tires that are mounted on the wall now. Much nicer than having a floor stand for that many tires as these do not use up valuable floor space.
I gave an overall rating of only 4 because I found the price to be a little steep for what it is.
Appearance? its hidding all the time, so that is of no consequence to me.
Quality - its a piece of bent steel, so a rocket scientist was not involved in its design.
I would not recommend this to anyone that would be unable to lift anything heavy above their heads. I have 3 rows from floor to ceiling for my tires ( I was only able to mount 3 per row due to having a concrete border in my garage, otherwise I should have been able to mount all 4.
March 7, 2012
Solid and simple
Solid brackets and a simple solution to storing tires in a garage. I wrap the threaded end with electrical tape before sliding my alloy wheels on and off, because I suspect that one too many trips over the threads would start to wear the wheels. My only problem is that heaving the wheels onto the brackets is a difficult task, because you're struggling with 50 - 60 lb of wheel and tire (the winter tires and steel rims for my van come to mind) above your head and trying to get one of the wheel's bolt holes through the bracket's bolt. However, that's not the bracket's fault, so I didn't knock it for that. And remember - follow the instructions and dril those pilot holes - the lag screws are quite big.
September 21, 2010
Just a plate with a bolt
Not too much to say about this, it's just a metal plate with a bolt going through. It's OK in the sense that you can store your tires in the wall of your garage, saving some real estate in the floor, but it takes a lot of real estate in your wall (even going up to the ceiling).
Ended up returning it, it was not appropriate for my garage. That's just me, somebody else would find it helpful.
December 9, 2009
Great tire storage
These tire hooks work wonderfully. They'll handle a lot of weight, are easy to install and save a lot of space in the garage.
I just wish they came in a package of 4 because it was difficult to find enough for all tires.
June 10, 2009
Great for those narrow garages
I couldn't understand what the 15x45 inch dimensions meant in the product description, so I went out and bought it anyway. My concern was that the bolt wouldn't be deep enough for a wide racing wheel. The bolt is long enough for my 9 inch wheels. It sticks out from the wall about 8.5 inches when mounted on the plate, so it will fit any wheel where the hole for the wheel nut is 8 inches from the wall or less (just lie the wheel flat on the floor and measure up to the holes. If your wheel is deeper than that it would still work if you put a piece of blocking between the plate and the wall to extend the reach of the bolt. You would just need to make sure to use longer carriage bolts to anchor it to the stud inside the wall. So really it will work with any wheel. I considered buying an entire wall mounted wheel rack, but this was so much cheaper, and uses less depth on the wall. (although it does use about 10 feet of lateral space because you have to mount the wheels on every second stud).
I mounted my wheels on the side wall beside the car when it is parked. I couldn't have mounted a wheel rack there because they are a good 2 feet deep. I don't even have enough room beside the car to build shelves with a decent depth. Just make sure to mount them above the car door when it swings open!
November 23, 2008
These are great! I've got a small garage and not a lot of storage, so when in doubt, go vertical.
Just find a stud, pre-drill a 3/16" hole, and voila, you're done.
Excellent product and easy to install. Had to go to three different stores to get four, but it was worth it.
September 17, 2008
I bought 4 to get the snow tires off the floor. I was impressed they came with all the hardware required. The paint finish is excellent and looks good without a tire on it. Just remember to mount them high to save room so you can open your car door.
June 1, 2008
Easy to install and frees up space on the garage floor.
May 25, 2008