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: Crazy Tires!


fendray26
07-13-2005, 09:27 PM
check out these tires...


http://forums.streetfire.net/showthread.php?s=&t=251

gMike
07-13-2005, 10:06 PM
I'd pay to see those tires during a Minnesota winter. Park in slushy snow and be frozen right to the ground!!! :shock:

X2E
07-13-2005, 10:56 PM
I'd imagine the sideways would be wrapped in rubber to look like a normal tire. I like this idea of an airless tire, imagine the fun you could have with the service techs when they go to check your tire pressure :-)

Sheniferous
07-14-2005, 01:32 AM
i remember reading the only thing they really need to improve on those suckers are the lateral grip and traction...

IDIUM
07-14-2005, 02:42 PM
Wouldn't Michelin or whomever need to manufacture a different tire for each application? I mean for normal tires given a particular size, the user can adjust the air pressure to suit whatever car they are mounted on and the ride/handling characteristics desired. But these tires have a set of performance settings built in during the manufacturing process.

The run-flat characterisitic is desireable, but IMHO, the lack of 'adjustment' will complicate (read 'make expensive') any wide-spread adoption. And how much will they weigh?

paulj
07-14-2005, 03:25 PM
For other images of the tweel:

http://www.michelinmedia.com/naias_2005/html/tech_tweel_gallery.htm
for construction details and likely applications
http://www.michelinmedia.com/naias_2005/html/tech_tweel_construction.htm

The Tweel automotive application, as demonstrated on the Audi, is definitely a concept, a stretch application with strong future potential. Our concentration is to enter the market with lower-speed, lower-weight Tweel applications such as iBOT, Centaur and skidsteer. What Michelin learns from its early successes will be applied to Tweel fitments for passenger cars and beyond.

paulj

pxpaulx
07-14-2005, 04:13 PM
i had those rims on my vw jetta, standard on the wolfsberg edition...glad i got rid of that mexican piece of garbage though!

Element32
07-15-2005, 11:30 PM
Wait, where do you mount your tireflys if there are no valve stems?

Also, "that mexican piece of garbage" would be "basura" for today's Spanish lesson.

De nada.

abulevan
03-07-2009, 09:38 AM
http://blog.wheelsnext.com/index.cfm/2007/12/20/The-Future-of-Tiresthe-TWEEL

Dom.five
03-07-2009, 09:56 AM
Yes, we have been seeing it on the board for almost 5 years. It is still in the testing phase though. This thread should be merged with the other thread from last week.

http://www.elementownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15663&highlight=Tweel

Dom