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Old September 18th   #1
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Michelin Tweels

Haven't read up on them but got an email with the pics that I thought I'd share; Did read that spike strips have no affect.






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i bet they would make a pretty good mudder
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Old September 18th   #3
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Don't think they'd handle that bad on acceleration or otherwise. Look at how much they're flexing in that hard corner. If they made a "sport" version with stiffer spokes, you could have the equivalent of varying air pressure and stiffer sidewalls.
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Asthetically they look horrible. I wonder how it does if water freezes in them while you are parked somewhere? It also looks as if you would have very minimal tread life since they are not that thick. (that may be an illusion). And what if you put a load on them? I would think they would ride as if you had a flat.

Other than that, you would never have to worry about a flat and it appears that your brakes would stay cool.
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Don't think they'd handle that bad on acceleration or otherwise. Look at how much they're flexing in that hard corner.
i would think the two would be completely different loads.
low, stiff sidewall tires are horrible for acceleration.


and look at the width of them... they are huge... not to mention road noise.


but to have something like this as a spare.. that would be very cool.
(never worry about low air, light, small)
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I wonder how it does if water freezes in them while you are parked somewhere?
Wow, never thought of that one. I can imagine a chunk of ice stuck in there until it melts. What a wobble that would be!
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...it appears that your brakes would stay cool.
That's true. I never thought about that.
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but to have something like this as a spare.. that would be very cool.
I think you've found the first real application for these. They would be the ultimate spare.
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i want a set i think there cool
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do yall know how much a set of those would cost they lost expensive what if u did a burn out what would that do to the tires it looks like u would be out a tire
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Wow, never thought of that one.

Who skipped science class? what about rotating weight reduction. Faster acceleration and improved breaking. Think what this would do to rim manufacters market share, what about disposal costs. Tire balancer and tire mounting machine companies. Big changes would occur if this took off. Great part when you get bored with your rims you can change them with your next tire change.

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i wonder what would happen if u jerked the wheel in one direction and jerked back would that break the center rim or what if it is 130degrees F and the road is 190+ would the tire melt or what if its 40- would the tires break like glass??????
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I would assume that the Production model would have a Side Wall!!! That is only an assumption though. I personnally like the tire itself, even if that is the way it is going to look. Although it is going to reak havoc on the tire shops, cause they wont have much to do anymore. No more changing flat tires, no more plugging tires, patching, etc...
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LOL I just realized what car they were testing them on. That looks like a stock A4 or A6, not sure which it is, but those cars are pretty powerfull. Although not sure how they would handle with a car that has a little bit more power. I also cant tell if that is a quatro or not, but wonder about AWD handling. Due to the fact that you cant really adjust air pressure for more\less grip through corners and on straight line racing, not too sure how they would do.
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Due to the fact that you cant really adjust air pressure for more\less grip through corners and on straight line racing, not too sure how they would do.
That's the thing I wouldn't like about them. They wouldn't be "tunable" via varying the tire pressures. But for ordinary driving, I don't think they'd be that bad.
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untill you hit a corner hard.... look at the inside rear tire in the above pic.
im not impressed with these things.


and tire shops would still have plenty to do, they would be fixing these stupid things all the time... LOL. i dont see these taking off any time soon.
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And trying to keep them clean!!! What a freak'n nightmare for us o/c clean freaks.
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untill you hit a corner hard.... look at the inside rear tire in the above pic.
im not impressed with these things.
The one that's coming off the ground a bit? I've seen that even with regular tires with some hard cornering.
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and tire shops would still have plenty to do, they would be fixing these stupid things all the time... LOL. i dont see these taking off any time soon.
I don't think these things could be fixed. You'd have to replace the entire assembly. I was actually thinking about this the other day when I had to put air in my rear right on the Accord. I could use more maintenance free tires--and these would be perfect. I'd sacrafice some performance for consistant performance.
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And trying to keep them clean!!! What a freak'n nightmare for us o/c clean freaks.
pressure wash them??!!?
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I'm betting the plastic would need some special care to extend its lifespan. Normal plastic dashes and stuff dry out from the sun (as do tires) and you can see that, but these would break in a hard corner.
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