New Tires coming

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 19:17
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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 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'.

These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market this 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.

THE FIRST MAJOR CHANGE IN TIRES SINCE BICYCLES.







Wonder about the price tho.


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Reply By: Paul E6 - Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 19:39

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 19:39
It relies on the durability the spokes/structure rather than air to absorb shock?
Wonder if they can last.
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Follow Up By: Member - batsy - Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 20:27

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 20:27
It's gonna be a bugger trying to let them down for sand & mud ...........

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Follow Up By: Anthony G1 - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:35

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:35
And try and clean the mud out of them in the outback.
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Reply By: Al-one - Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 21:00

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 21:00
How do they stop dust and sand collecting in them an keep them in balance. The might work on the autobarn.
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 21:39

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 21:39
How do you air down?

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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 07:49

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 07:49
Easy, you carry around a full set of softer spec ones in a trailer everywhere you go. This may prove the stupidity sometimes of "reinventing the wheel". :-)
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Reply By: Member - Charlie M (SA) - Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 22:05

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 22:05
Picture 5 looks like it is all ready starting to break away from the wheel centres
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Reply By: Paul E6 - Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 23:48

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 at 23:48
I'm assuming the sidewall is absent for demonstration purposes.
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 07:38

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 07:38
Gday
I wouldnt call them new tyres, they have been around for many years. Tweels have been available for your Bobcat for 25 or more years. They have been coming on the market for just as long.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 15:59

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 15:59
Made an appearance on here some years ago.

Found the thread: THREAD 92205 March 2012
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 16:50

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 16:50
Funnily enough, I saw some today on a scissor lift in Traralgon.

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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 18:05

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 18:05
I reckon those Michelin pics are 20 years old.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 19:51

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 19:51
They are like Christmas, still coming. I will believe it when they arrive.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 07:28

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 at 07:28
Hi Bill

Here in good old Australia, and not America, they are called tyres.



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Reply By: Member - Will 76 Series - Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 at 22:30

Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 at 22:30
Wow that is going to be a very heavy tyre in the outback red mud of inland Australia. Not fo me definately not.
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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Saturday, Feb 04, 2017 at 20:08

Saturday, Feb 04, 2017 at 20:08
Been around for many years and they are good on slow speed earthmoving gear, like bobcats in certain terrains, so the operator gets a bit of suspension for his or her back, anybody who has ever driven a machine with solid tyres will know what I mean. Most clogging is alleviated by the flexing action, but the market is not in a normal application.
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