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truly run-flat tires

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#1 bbowser

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

My dad sent me these pics, made in USA at a plant in S Carolina.  Who will be the first to tool these up?

 

for military use:

 

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for civilian vehicles:

 

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Gonna take some getting used to.  No more air valves, compressors, tire gauges, and I guess police spike strips are useless!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

So much for wheels making a styling statement any longer...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:45 AM

These are eight years old, at least.

 

http://z7.invisionfr...ne/ar/t3457.htm

 

http://www.gizmag.com/go/3603/

 

 

Can you imagine the imbalance once those open areas between the "spokes" get filled with mud, rocks, gravel?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

So much for wheels making a styling statement any longer...

For sure, these are just plain ugly.

 

I didn't realize this story was that old.  If they had these 8 years ago I can't imagine what they have now?



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

I would hope that actual production versions would have sidewalls...