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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-14-2006, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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The Tweel - Airless Tire-wheel combination

Have you guys seen these:

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wtf, this is actually real???
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actually a re-post from bout a year and a half ago, but still interesting.
https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/forums/...t=airless+tire
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Yeah, I want those. I'm lousy about checking pressure, although I got a new digital yesterday to play with.

Wonder how that material would hold up in sub zero temps?
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I thought those were just the latest, coolest 5-series tires.
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I thought those were just the latest, coolest 5-series tires.
That's an Audi in those pics, not a BMW. (if I understood you right)
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just wait till they hit a new york city pot hole. the tweel is gonna peel right off that rim lol
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Holy smokes is that cool, I really wonder about the ride....

These are obviously summer wheels, I would hate getting snow clogged between those things.
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Holy smokes is that cool, I really wonder about the ride....

These are obviously summer wheels, I would hate getting snow clogged between those things.
They look like sh*t and I'd probably not want to have them, but they probably reduce the unsprung weight of the car, which would improve handling and ride. OTOH it depends how much give those funky wheel spokes have. I'd wonder though, after a good wheels-locked panic stop, will they forever go bump-bump-bump-bump..... on the inevitable flat spots on the treads?
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That looks like a circus clown car with those.
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lol, that shitZ bugged out!, they would look nice on my trep , but in all chrome!, ;)
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anyone wanna do a photo chop with the new wheels? take a pic from my gallery, , I WANNA SEEEEEE!, PLEASEEEE, lol
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I just don't know what to think about those...other than they're ugly as hell.
And if you screw one up, or the tread wears out or gets bald, you cant just buy new tires? You've got to buy a whole new set of "tweels"?

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