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  1. sufikation

    sufikation Active Member

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    Those things are crazy.

    I saw em on a BMW SUV in a mag once. I dunno if BMW was considering using them, or if that just happened to be the test vehicle. :shrug:
     
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    Where I work they are running prototypes of these type of tires on one of the giant haul trucks (dump trucks) but I think I'm not supposed to talk about it...
     
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    The have "flexible" parts in the rim? What's the tread life? How well does it take to aggressive driving?

    Interesting concept, but I won't be purchasing these.
     
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    I wouldn't think it would have as much side wall strength but it would be cool to know
     
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    those are just for demonstration purposes
    they have no sides so you can see that there is indeed no air pressure in them
    the actual models of them would have sidewalls
     
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    Oh that makes a lot of sense now......I bet there a bitch to put on the rims....I hated putting pax tires on new Odyssey vans
     
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    There cool but i would like to know 3 things... How do they handle how long do they last and how much will they cost.
     
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    there was a thing on those tires on the discovery channel about two weeks ago. they are called twheels. pretty neat stuff. the spkes act as extra suspension , the tire is pressed on the rim just like a forklift tire.
    they were testing them on a road course, and they showed no lateral flex, in the twisties. bet they would be fun to run.
     
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    Interesting. I wonder how loud they are at freeway speeds.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Oh the possibilities..

    Add the ability to stiffen the inner supports via electric current and viola.. 15"psi" launch with a 100"psi" follow through, automatic tire firmness changes that work in conjunction with a G-meter.. You could have 100% optimized traction at all times..

    You know what a 300psi tire would do for your gas mileage on the highway? (although the road noise might become unbearable..)
     
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    what good is noise if you cannot hear, mr anderson?
     
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    yea i bet those things would suck on some curvies
     
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    :shakeshead:
     
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    haha those look very ridiculous
     
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    they will look like regular tires

    the open sidewall is for demonstration purposes
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    lol, was reading the comments on the page:


     
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    Lmao. This is the internet, everyone here is the smartest person in the world. Michelin just cant afford to hire any of em.
     
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