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    New Michelin Airless Tires

    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!' The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion....




    These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.
    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 in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.
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    Re: New Michelin Airless Tires

    Radical!
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    Re: New Michelin Airless Tires

    Damn, these things have been 'new' since 2006.

    http://www.nsxprime.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78309
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    Re: New Michelin Airless Tires

    Lol ,sadly no nsx friendly sizes

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    Re: New Michelin Airless Tires

    I think this came out in 2005 and it's called the "Tweel". According to the Wiki, it has some major problems, especially with vibration, noise and heat.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tweel
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    Re: New Michelin Airless Tires

    ... none of it matter, they look like horrid!
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    Re: New Michelin Airless Tires

    Another "revolution" from Michelin. These too will go the way of the PAX tire system. Special rims, special mounting equipment, and what the hell happens when they fill up with snow!
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    Re: New Michelin Airless Tires

    one would think they would put a sidewall on the tire t protect against debris getting inside.

    also, i believe theyre a bit older than 2005 so dont get your hopes up.

    and spike strips would fudge up the links inside the tre or just shred them

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