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Tired Of Flat Tires?


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#1 Wildabeast

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 01:36 AM

Have you heard about THESE ? They are airless tires that Michelin has come up with..
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:26 AM

Cool.

I especially like that they are on Joe-ks website.

That Joe guy sure is on top of modern innovation!

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:56 AM

I thought I saw something like this on gizmag months ago.
Neat idea. Its been used for machinery tires for years.

They wont win a style award thats for sure.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:11 AM

Wow !!! reinventing the wheel. I think it's a real good idea..
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:41 PM

a great idea that wont get off the ground due to

A)lack of advetisment (tire shops will lose alot of money not fixing flats figure they make $10 for every flat they repair and can do roughly 10 in an hour <been there done that>)
B)High cost
C) lack of adjustabilty (no two cars need the same pressure to make tires wear properly)

but a great idea none the less that will lead to a reinventing of the wheel that will take us by storm and revolutionize the way we drive

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:37 PM

Darn... that looks weird...

I live in a small town and you should have seen everybody when the first Hummer pasted thru (5 years after it came out on the market)

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:53 AM

To make them look better all they need is a sidewall or flexible rubber and its good to go.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:22 PM

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:34 AM

To make them look better all they need is a sidewall or flexible rubber and its good to go.

Not only for looks but functionality on a standard passenger vehicle.
Picture those baby's packed with ice and snow. Like riding on a rock.
Get a large object stuck in one of those open chambers and your tire balance goes bye-bye.
If your car starts to shake, you know what it is. :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:30 PM

Years back car tires did come with spokes; they weren't flexible though. My dad says that one day they were driving down the road and saw a squirrel get caught in the spokes of a car tire. Pieces of squirrel went flying everywhere as the car continued down the road.

Looks like instead of spending money on flat tires, you'd have to spend money on fixing bent spokes. Did you see the picture (4th from the top) after the car drove over the rocks? I'll stick with pneumatic tires.

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