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#78420 - 10/06/06 05:19 AM Michelin Airless tires.  
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#78421 - 10/06/06 06:07 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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That would change the world of Drag Racing... No more wrinkling of the sidewalls on launch lol


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#78422 - 10/06/06 12:39 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I'[ve seen them used on bobcats and things of that nature. Would be awesome because no chance of flats either. I believe they still have some perfecting to do though




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#78423 - 10/06/06 05:32 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I have a few pictures of those tires in my album, and some more on my home PC. I got them from an article over a year ago and haven't seen anything about them since.
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#78424 - 10/09/06 03:53 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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#78425 - 10/09/06 07:03 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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i want to know how you would mount those...


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#78426 - 10/09/06 07:21 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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thats exactly what I was thinking.

I was going to post "That must be fun to mount"

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#78427 - 10/10/06 06:04 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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man, those guys with the MC's and the 25-s would be loving it...wait thats what theirs look like with the.5 inch sidewall and 25's lol


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#78428 - 10/10/06 07:53 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I saw a dateline type of special on the "tweel" a couple of years ago, cool technology. But there is one major drawback at about 30mph they start to create a loud howling noise that gets so bad you can't have a conversation.

Also what happens if you are caarrying a lot of weight in the car there has to be some kind of deformation that might effect preformance


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#78429 - 10/10/06 08:13 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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heck yea for being able to go through parking garages and spike strips worry free!!!


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#78430 - 10/12/06 03:15 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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#78431 - 10/12/06 03:54 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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Haven't heard anything about them in a while either. I am sure they have to be sold in wheel and tire combos, pretty trick really but yeah I would imagine they would howl going down the road I am sure that is the biggest reason they are not out on the market already.

I could just imagine how far some people will drive those wheels though, I am sure someone will run them until the tread is all gone and all that is left is the "sidewall" That would be loud LOL.


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#78432 - 10/12/06 11:14 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I could be wrong, but I would assume production tires would have a solid sidewall on them hiding the tires "Spokes" eliminating any chance of noise. The open sidewall is probably just better for studying/testing. If left open - they would be useless in the winter, thats for sure!


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#78433 - 10/12/06 12:06 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I wonder how important it is that there is a spoke in the wheel that matches up with every spine inside the tire.

#78434 - 10/12/06 08:14 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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Quote:
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I could be wrong, but I would assume production tires would have a solid sidewall on them hiding the tires "Spokes" eliminating any chance of noise. The open sidewall is probably just better for studying/testing. If left open - they would be useless in the winter, thats for sure!
I think I heard that they can't fully inclose the tire because then you would ride on the side wall if you hit a bump like in the pic above, and there wouls be nowhere for the air to go when its compressed, also if there was sidewall you essently would be driving on a flat tire


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#78435 - 10/12/06 08:40 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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Quote:
Originally posted by SickSpeedMonte:
I wonder how important it is that there is a spoke in the wheel that matches up with every spine inside the tire.
I would think the non spoked part of the rim would be bent if there was alot of pressure from the part of the tire pressing into it..either that or it would look stupider like that if it was off center
Max


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#78436 - 10/14/06 06:14 PM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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kinda hard to make those look good on any car

#78437 - 10/17/06 02:37 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I would think they could make a solid side wall with vent hole or something, so that they look a little better.
I think they look hideous


#78438 - 10/18/06 12:22 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I don't think having a sidewall on it would be a problem - the minimal air in the tire would compress slightly like todays tires do. The sidewall would flex the same as well. The only real difference would be the lack of required air pressure in the tire and the internal supports. I would just guess they are open for testing purposes so they can easily study how the supports react under various test conditions


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#78439 - 10/18/06 12:39 AM Re: Michelin Airless tires.  
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I just wonder how the tires would hold up under setting outside for several years.

We have customers at the shop that haven't bought tires for 15 years or so as they only put 500 miles or less on their cars a year. I could imagine the rubber getting old and coming apart when their grandchild inherits grandma's old car and runs the hell out of it.


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LOL, for some reason I just thought of what might happen if a person would happen to park in a puddle of water then the puddle freezes, could get interesting.


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