Tweel for 4x4's?

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 07:59
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Watching the late news last night and saw a report on the new innovative non-pneumatic wheel "Tweel " as it is named by Michelin. Did a quick Google and yes,it will certainly revolutionise the tyre industry. No more blow outs, no more tyre pressure problems, no mnore punctures. They even drive a vehicle over a small landmine and the Tweel kept on rolling after the explosion.

It will be interesting to see when this wheelk becomes a commercial reality on the market and if they will be making them to suit 4x4's.

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Reply By: Member - iMusty(VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:14

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:14
Can you adust the air pressure when needed?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:56

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:56
nup, have to tow a trailer loaded with the off road version.
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Reply By: Bitsumishin - Mike (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:54

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 08:54
If they have them on a Bobcat, then I assume they could be used for a 4x4. Not sure if I could embarrass my car by making her wear 4 of those things. Also not convinced they would play well on the beach or in mud but hey, give it 10 years & we might all be laughing at the old fashioned pump-up jobs.
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty(VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:51

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:51
Quote "old fashioned pump-up jobs."

Lol
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:53

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 09:53
There was some talk about them being "tuneable"... Not sure exactly what this means in terms of off road use, perhaps you can get a bit of bagging out of them for beach work. Don't like the idea of them in mud though, bloody heavy when the spokes fill with mud, and how would you clean them out before hitting the bitumen?
It's bad enough with conventional muddies, wobbling all over the place until they shed the mud between the blocks.
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty(VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:54

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 10:54
I just assumed the "spokes" were inside the "tyre". And the (whole Tyre) was covered in rubber. Making them Look like an ordinary tyre.

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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:49

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 11:49
theyre gunna be a pain to get the mud off! or out should i say
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 14:47

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 14:47
I tawd i taw de tweel in 4x4 australia.....
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:55

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 17:55
Gunna be interesting to see the race tweel too!
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Reply By: D-Jack - Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 18:58

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2005 at 18:58
I'm in the market for a new set of tyres soon. Maybe I should hold off for a few years!
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