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Gotta be kidding

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by HerNameIsLucy, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Jan 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Ya think this is someone's idea of a mod, or has Michelin really had its cheese slip off its cracker?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    JimBeam

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    i dont even think those are in production yet...supposedly the new version of a run flat
     
  3. Jan 17, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    +1 There are videos out there of these things in use, pretty cool.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    i thought those were cut away versions to see what the internals of the tire were doing. the production ones should look like a normal tire. thats my understanding of it anyway
     
  5. Jan 17, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    Bearskill

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    Ya, thats just a cut away so you can see how it works without air. It will look like a normal tire, but probably pretty spendy.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    I dunno...is this just a demo run? Why would they cut away BOTH sides for just a look inside?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jan 17, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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  8. Jan 17, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Ok, makes sense now...the final product will actually look like a tire!
     
  9. Jan 17, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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  10. Jan 17, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    Very interesting...
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 17, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    cooper is making one for the military humvees, after being shot up they will still do 75mph
     
  12. Jan 17, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    This is called the "Tweel." It has been in R&D for years now and would be great on passenger cars for the fact that you would rarely, if ever have to change your 'tires.'

    The biggest problem is they apparently ride like a brick, but I am sure they will solve this sooner or later. I have operated a skid-steer with the non-pneumatic tires before and they ride horrible(pictured above).
     
  13. Jan 17, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    Been seeing them for years, may be harsh on the road, but think of how we could use them off road! Probably more negative than good?
     
  14. Jan 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    michelin has been making them for years
     
  15. Jan 17, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    i thought thats why michelin was making them?
     
  16. Jan 17, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    I Probably screwed it up, I do that from time to time.
     
  18. Jan 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    Damnit...I was just about to post those pictures my dad just sent me in an email, but I thought I would check to see is someone beat me too it.

    And here I thought I was gonna post something interesting.:mad:
     
  19. Jan 17, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Michelin made these tires with the sidewall of course for both the Honda Odyssey and the Nissan Quest, they called it the PAX system. The tires lasted about 20k miles and took special equipment to mount them, if you didnt want the system when you got new tires you has to buy new rims and tires. Needless to say that went over like a fart in a phone booth and Nissan, Honda and Michelin are being sued by consumers who feel they where mislead.
     
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