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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Does any know anything about these: from Facebook posting https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...25113390_n.jpg
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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I have a couple of buddies at Clemson that were working to develop something like this with Michelin.

Seem to remember they could not get a smooth ride due to stiffness. Great in the line of fire but not much else.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Looks like a little different take on the tweel
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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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I think it's crazy that these have been in the works for 10+ years now. Are these bad for the tire industry? Bad for OPEC because the mpgs are better because of less rotating mass?
I'm excited but it seems like they keep disappearing.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:47 PM
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I wonder how they drive at 50mph after filling up with mud...
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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:51 PM
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I wonder how they drive at 50mph after filling up with mud...
That's a good point. Instead of on board air now you need on board water.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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That's a good point. Instead of on board air now you need on board water.
Plus, regular tires are dynamic, and these look static, so you can't "air them down" for offroading like you can with normal tires. I don't know anything about these, but you probably have to carry multiple sets of these depending on the terrain.
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They have used these type of tire on skid steers for years. They are right expensive but work very well and do not go flat. The problems I have seen from them is chunking off of the tread and a bit stiff in the colder temps. I can't imagine they would be very good in the mud but with all of the side holes acting as biting edges they might do good?
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