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Jimmy James

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New type of tires
« on: May 15, 2010, 08:12:34 PM »

What do you think of this
CHECK OUT THESE TIRES !

These tires are made in South Carolina , USA ....
  
SEE -THROUGH TIRES
Radical new tire design by Michelin.
The next generation of tires.
They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show..

 

Yes, those are 'spoke' like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread 'wrap!' The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion....

  
 

 Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn't it?

  
 


  
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 in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.






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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010, 08:54:28 PM »

Very interesting - but what keeps them attached to the wheel rim if there is no air pressure?

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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 08:55:31 PM »

Michelin delve down these paths historically, and we still have the same old tyres.
Reminicent of the triangular tire of 20 odd years ago that Michelin tried. They also where going to be the "new" future of auto tyres. They also could run airless. But required a whole new wheel to use them. Wheel manufacturers where less than co-operative.
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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 09:13:29 PM »

Colin
A good point ...This was sent to me by a friend...I havn't a clue --But I bet someone here knows what keeps them on the wheel...
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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 09:25:47 PM »

Some more info here: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/tweel-airless-tire.htm

Seems like a work in progress at the moment and no good for over 50mph.

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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 09:58:03 PM »

 Imagine the bounce when you get all those little webs full of snow and ice.

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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2010, 10:29:33 PM »

Looks like it maybe solid tires and flexy spokes
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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2010, 07:30:07 AM »

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Navy2000

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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2010, 11:24:17 PM »

Well with these types of tires on a car that means that the police will not be able to use the tire spikes to deflate  the tires inorder to slow down or stop a car then.

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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010, 11:44:15 PM »

Quote
The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these..

I guess that's a yes
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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 12:45:27 AM »

Well with these types of tires on a car that means that the police will not be able to use the tire spikes to deflate  the tires inorder to slow down or stop a car then.

Duane

Maybe they could use big big Magnets,  :} instead of spikes  :police:
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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2010, 09:29:34 AM »

What the police would need is a cageful of hamsters. Throw them in between thes rubber spokes and get them to run in the opposite direction....
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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 10:00:02 AM »

What the police would need is a cageful of hamsters. Throw them in between thes rubber spokes and get them to run in the opposite direction....

I thought Richard Hammond was now protected from disparaging remarks by Mayhemmers

Having said that the tyres would look good on my AHT!

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Re: New type of tires
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 06:53:45 PM »

I Thought Ant's Had leg's  not wheels ---OOPS!!! --- Just put my specks on --- AHT :embarrassed:  Sorry ---it's the old grey cells you know... I'll Shut up and go back to sleep
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Re: New type of tyres
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 01:50:21 AM »


A thought, yes it gives one headaches and it makes me tired.  O0 %)

Tyres ???????????????  :-))

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