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Airless tires

Discussion in 'Recreational vehicles' started by Flexin, Nov 18, 2013.

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  1. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I'm not sure if I posted this before but Polaris is talking about there new airless tires.



    They are called TerrainArmor. I wonder how they deal with mud? Someone pointed out that they could possibly fill with mud. If that happened then they would be unbalanced until the mud came out.

    They are coming out on limited edition atv's that cost $15000 so it will be people with deep pockets that get to test them out first.

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1088542_polaris-airless-tires-go-on-sale?fbfanpage

    James
     
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    I think that this is amazing. I recently lost someone because of a car accident due to some tire that burst in the back and the vehicle overturned. So if there were tires that did not burst then that would be great and i think that a lot of lives would be saved
     
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    That does indeed look interesting! I too would be concerned about mud or other debris getting caught in there, but I doubt Polaris would consider these as an option without rigorous testing in all conditions.

    It took a while for me to dig up this article. I remembered reading about something similar quite a few years ago:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/03/automobiles/03cars.html?_r=0
     
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    This can be quite great. Our state is losing the lives of more than 20 people each day due to issues of tires bursting and reducing the air quantity in such cars. I think this would work great in our country.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I think I remember that article. Thanks for posting it.

    James
     
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    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

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    That sounds like a lot of money to spend knowing that you are merely trying it out. Anyway, as you said, it would be for people with plenty cash to spend. If it does work well, I think it would be a good investment still.
     
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    That seems like a crazy concept to me. But as far as costing $15,000, there are plenty of people out there with that kind of money. I seen some one spend $70k on a cigar box on Pawn Stars. I couldn't believe it. And the killer is he looked like your average Joe.

    Greg
     
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    That's pretty cool in my opinion. I always thought that tires required air 100% of the time for it to work. Turns out that people are starting to come up with alternative wheels.
     
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    Definitely an improvement for the death ratio that's currently happening throughout the world, but only the concept is an improvement, to be released it would need years of tests.
     
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    Pretty cool indeed, but at the same time it makes me wonder, what if something gets stuck in there? The mud question is a good one too.
     
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    It would be cool because a hard ride will leave those tires flat.Those stiffer tires are fine but i guess they give a weird feel to the rim...maybe like when you are diving it would be like riding on a 100 psi normal tires.
     
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