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Old 10-28-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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New Military Tire Prototype

Not sure if this has been posted before, but this looks interesting. I believe the sidewalls are off the tire to show how it works.





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The Non-Pneumatic tire design has been around for around 10 years. The military tested with them but never did adopt the concept. Due to many reasons.

Also there are no sidewalls for that design posted above.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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The Non-Pneumatic tire design has been around for around 10 years. The military tested with them but never did adopt the concept. Due to many reasons.

Also there are no sidewalls for that design posted above.
Do you know what the drawbacks were? Damn, I was hoping to be able to eventually buy flat proof tires. Oh well.....
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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Im only guessing, but with that much rubber I'm thinking weight must be astronomical. Balancing could be nightmarish. Probably a very rough ride in civilian use.

Thats all i can think of but im sure its probably way more in depth than that.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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quite light, they are called twheels.
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Go in mud and the balancing will be shot. Military has had beadlock/ runflats back to mid 80's on HMMWVs
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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Go in mud and the balancing will be shot. Military has had beadlock/ runflats back to mid 80's on HMMWVs
Run flats suck. I've driven on them. Get up to 30 MPH and you know they are run flats. Lol.

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