Never Get A Flat Tire Again

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in

Shut up and take my money!
There are 20 comments:
Male 1,627
saw a video of this five years ago on a military humvee. i highly doubt this will become street legal being how solid rubber tires are illegal because spike strips do not work on them.
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Male 7,774
OMG why has no-one come up with this before?
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Male 757
What about when they fill up with gravel and mud, they would just break apart.
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Female 695
they were testing that 5 years ago
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Male 15,832
[quote]Surely just filling a regular tire with a lightweight solid foam would make sure it never went flat[/quote]
The problem with foam-filled tires is that they build up too much heat from constant, repeated deformation of the foam.
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Male 884
Surely just filling a regular tire with a lightweight solid foam would make sure it never went flat (and by never, I mean never in the same way as these).
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Male 10,338
These are good for this application, but try going any amount of speed and trying to turn.

Snap snap flip.
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Male 761
I can deal with a flat tire and the 15 bucks hector charges for the plug.

What I can`t deal with is the what this thing will cost. If it lasted forever without the treading going down... SOLD, otherwise, don`t be lazy I mean how often do you get a flat tire?
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Male 162
High-speed chases would no longer end with stop sticks!
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Male 488
I don`t really want to write OLD AS THE FREAKIN INTERNET ITSELF so I won`t. But it is.
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Male 1,243
How stuff works has a good article on them.
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Male 7,123
I can see how off-road and maybe military use could be plausible, but they have a long way to go before I ride them to work. But good luck, the idea is sound. I look forward to developments.
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Male 17,512
Michelin has been experimenting with these `Tweels` for years now.

Factors have been holding them back, they have a louder road noise, get worse gas mileage, and have rougher handling.
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Male 409
Two issues that I see, highway speeds and longevity.

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Male 15,832
Well, they passed one test. Now, let`s see how they do in the rest:

1. High speed
2. Cornering
3. Rolling resistance
4. Tread wear
5. Noise level
6. Riding comfort
7. Impact resistance
8. Cost
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Male 14,331
But wouldn`t it be like a flat tire if some of those cores got broken?
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Male 58
The problem is that it acts as a partially-deflated tire would, which is what they do for offroading. Your gas mileage would go down the drain if you put these on your commuter.
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Male 39,556

Police associations are trying to get theses tires banned because spike strips won`t stop them.
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Male 2,670
Might be nice for slow maneuvering as pictured and possibly on a 4x4 in the snow. But I wouldn`t want to put those on an M3 and go around a corner.
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Male 20,827
Link: Never Get A Flat Tire Again [Rate Link] - Shut up and take my money!
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