Author Topic: No More Flats -- New Tire  (Read 515 times)

Offline PAULRIDES

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No More Flats -- New Tire
« on: March 04, 2017, 08:14:20 pm »
No-flats, no more air compressors, no more spare tires, no more auto jacks, no more tools rattling in the trunk.  Will it reduce the price of cars?  Will it reduce the cost of roadside service?  Will some businesses go out of business?

They have been testing these for several years now.

Resilient Tech was developing them for the military.

MICHELIN WILL PUT THEM ON ALL OUR CARS SOON

Amazing new tires...

Michelin Tires... Absolutely SCARY looking...

Look for 'em in August, 2017

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 this next year...

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.

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Offline gl1dinorider

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Re: No More Flats -- New Tire
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 10:25:22 am »
Been seeing these for a while on various sights

Figured they would be military/leo only items.

Considering the pruce of an old fashion tire, i cant imagine the extra mortgages it would require for a set of these.

But damn, they are cool.
What does "riding season" mean?

Offline SpareParts

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Re: No More Flats -- New Tire
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 12:19:49 pm »
I can see the advantages to the military and emergency vehicles.  But they probably real expensive and for sure are ugly.

Offline Luvmystar

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Re: No More Flats -- New Tire
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 03:58:41 pm »
I can't imagine what the cost for an automotive application would be but here is a similar product for a zero turn.They run 800 apair as an option.Can't imagine what replacement would be.   http://www.greenpartstore.com/John-Deere-Run-Flat-Tire-And-Wheel-Assembly--AM141815_p_83515.html
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