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These are supposed to be on the market in august












These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.
The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.
Just think of the impact on existing technology:
A. no more air valves...
B. no more air compressors at gas stations...
C. no more repair kits...
D. no more flats...
These are actual pictures taken at the South Carolina plant of Michelin.


copied this from another site im not sure if its been posted in the past, freaky looking tyres lol
 

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seen these ages ago, they look gash but if they work then they work.

question is can they take being bent like in the curb picture over and over with out failing?
 

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Seen them on YouTube, very interesting, however I was under the impression they were intended for more specialised jobs such as military rather than coming to the consumer market.
 
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If it was nearer April 1st I would be thinking this was a wind up, they just don't look like they could stand up to hard cornering at all, possibly OK as some kind of space saver spare wheel where you have to limit your speed but they just look as ropey as anything. If they do work you would never have to worry about punctures or blow outs ever again so should be getting promoted like crazy (if they work).
 

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they would be as light as a fart on the moon probly. Will come on the likes of the prius probs :palm:
 
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Just looked them up on Wikipedia,

Pros - no punctures, no blow outs, immune to police stingers, last 3 times as long as standard tyres

Sounds good :cool:

Cons - Anything over 50 MPH and they vibrate like crazy. :palm:
 

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I've known about these wheel for a while now, i can understand them on the HUMVEE or offroaders and from a millitary point of view, but on street cars.... looks shit and i doubt they'd get a good sales as they are speed restricted!
 

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well to be fair, alot of people have heard about wooden wheels for a long time, and they are pritty bad..

:silent: :silent: :silent: :silent: lol
 

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Can appreciate the technology in them and them having certain applications. However they look shit, thus I'm out. I'll stick with me Toyos thanks lol
 

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I saw these a while back. While the idea is good, i dont think i'll trust them
 

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I imagine they would put an outer wall on them anyway to assist with aesthetics, essentially making them look the same as they do now.....if this were to happen.
 

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i wouldnt trust them as far as i could throw em, surely the summer heat and winter cold wouldnt do any justice.
 

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I can see them catching on for the likes of city cars and buses and once the vibration issues are sorted I don't see why anyone would argue against them. Lighter weight means better economy and performance (rotational weight and unsprung mass are quite a big deal).
 
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