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Old 07-16-2005, 01:11 AM   #11
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I don't think it would offer the traction needed and I'm sure it would get gunked up with snow and mud. Seems more of a fad like the spinners are.
Thats why you dont see low profiles and spinners being driven in the snow and mud from smart and respectable drivers
What about when you are taking a curve at 65 mph? Is it going to provide enough traction?
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I don't think it would offer the traction needed and I'm sure it would get gunked up with snow and mud. Seems more of a fad like the spinners are.
Thats why you dont see low profiles and spinners being driven in the snow and mud from smart and respectable drivers
What about when you are taking a curve at 65 mph? Is it going to provide enough traction?
I would think there would be ratings out just like we have now. If I can take curves with the slicks I got on now, then I would imagine a name brand company like this aint gonna take a shortcut and kill people because of faulty designs.
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I wouldn't want them. I think they're fugly, too.
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Kinda interesting though.............

The inner ribs deform if something is hit!!!


Haro needed a set of these when he tried the "Bonneville curb jump"
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Perhaps they could work with a side wall. They would give alot more or less roll perhaps. plus if enginered right would they need to be infalted with a side wall. I guess the question would be on performance and wear. VS cost and such.
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I'm willing to venture that there aren't sidewalls now because it'* for show.


If it ever makes it to market, I'm betting that they'll cover it up.





No traction during a turn? Look at that big contact patch
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Relatively old news, i tihnk a better idea for a tire that wont go flat is sometihng with a soft foam core and the tire would be around it for traction and strength. better than solid rubber cause that would be heavy and not as flexible
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Problem with a soft foam core is it has "memory". Look at your favorite chair. Even when your butt'* not in it, your butt'* in it....
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yea but it would still be airtight because of the surrounding tire, if it got a puncutre it would eventually go flat but you could have a week ro something to change the tire
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