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post #1 of 14 Old 01-14-2014, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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look at this quad!

More so look at those tires! I saw this at my local dealer yesterday. Good bye air compressors and flat tires.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-14-2014, 09:02 AM
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I wonder what those weigh when they get packed full of mud and rocks?


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i have seen those on humvees on u tube b4 they are cool but i think it would be a wierd ride


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Good bye air compressors and flat tires.
..and floating through creek crossings.

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Yup I've seen the Hummer test vids, they're innovative for sure. I wonder what a tire fetches and longevity of the threads.

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I wonder what a tire fetches and longevity of the threads.
My first thought was the life of that honey comb structure

I dont think the off road use of these is the best idea. Im curious to see if they catch on.

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More details would be nice. How does the bead stay on? Is it part of the wheel? Does the honeycomb have a progressive compression rate?

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I wonder what those weigh when they get packed full of mud and rocks?
About as much as concrete wheels
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More details would be nice. How does the bead stay on? Is it part of the wheel? Does the honeycomb have a progressive compression rate?
Ill go back this week and talk to the sales guy and see what he knows.

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Fox News did a story on them


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when I was in college. ( i went to an automotive tech school) a company brought those around can't remember the company's name but the called them twheels at the time. Pronounced tweel. ran them around for us road alright on the road and over speed bumps had some compression to them. when asked what we thought the first thing to pop up since they were going to market them to offroad and truck enthusiast we said the name had to be changed.

the tread pattern they had there that day was a cheap attempt at a street pattern but they claimed they could do just about any pattern that exist currently and were even experimenting with holes in the pattern for better clear out since you know they didn't have to hold in any air, off coarse a pattern with holes in it would not be dot legal but I can see how t would work out to help clear out mud and muck especially if the honey comb behind it was shaped properly.

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I saw a concept of these made by Michelin about 5 or 6 years ago, they came as a whole assembly. So when you bought new ones, you would be buying wheels/tires/hubs all together. Then I never heard about them again until now.

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I just want to test ride them and see how these things work out.. I'm really curious to see how it handles and if it can really hold it's own offroad.

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Get a good size stick jammed in those honeycombs and the party is over...no thanks I'll stick with my MudliteXT

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