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Tweels!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. four_by_ken

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    ok so the first question is



























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    (in my best CK5 voice)
    "so ah , when they coming out with that in a 46"?:haha: :haha: :rotfl: :thumb:
     
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    thats all fine and dandy, till you go to launch or stop. Some reason I see momentum pushing the hub forward in that "TWEEL" and it sticking to the pavement, oh thats really cool. Come to a stop and your car bounces back and forth like it hit a rubberband. And when you launch what is to prevent the hub from spinning while the tire sits still then rubberbands forward or just breaks?
     
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    and my first question is....WTF?! :screwy:
     
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    Why would they do that, anymore than a spoke wheel (motorcycle, vintage car, etc.) would if designed correctly?
     
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    I didn't read the article(been reading all day) but looks like the "spokes" are just hard rubber. Think about it.
     
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    I'm sure the engineers at Michelin have thought about it, and designed around it.
     
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    not that I Think about it the tension of one side should prevent it from compressing the other side forward. I still think under hard braking or accelerating it will give way too much. Standard pneumatic tires do it under extreme loads how will that thing that seems to have little "sidewall" to motivate it, not do it.
     
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    Great, something else to get packed with MUD!! :haha:
     
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    You could stick playing cards in them to get that old bicycle sound.
     
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    that will be the new rice burner thing.
     
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    Well they would have to come out with neon tube playing cards.
     
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    Exactly...:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    no the first question is can i get that in an iroc?


    and iff any one read it it said it was for low speed aplacations
     
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    Initially will be low speed, they tested it on an Audi and they say there is a video but I see no link. I bet they didn't launch from a stop or stop real fast with them on the car.
     
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    Someone in class made a good point, it will likely have a sidewall when produced for use. I could see better power and braking transfer then. Only other thing, Even if it is cheaper than buying a rim and tire, what about when you wear out your Tweels? Have to buy both again? Its like a Diesel, sure it gets better gas mileage but oil changes cost twice as much.
     
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    Those things sure are interesting. :D
     
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    Costs me $16 to change my oil in my diesel in my driveway. Costs less than my moms Honda to do, and is a lot easier. You saying it costs you $8?

    I dont see any problem with braking or accelerating with these things. Sure, it will get a little roll up, but so does every other tire out there. Ill bet money that when these come out for a higher speed application, there will be a lot less "sidewall", i guess, on them, similar to the lo-pro tires.

    That said, you are probobally right, im sure they will have some sort of sidewall, even though it will probobally just be there to keep the tweel from packing with snow in the winter or other debris and throwing it off balance.
     
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    Cummins and Powerstroke motors take like 15 quarts of oil. Filters are more expensive and they both want you to run a specific oil, which its up to you whether you spend that $$ or not.
     
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    Yeah, shell Rotella, its $6 a gallon. I just bought a case at PepBoys on sale for 4.75 a gallon. You can buy it buy the drum and it gets even cheaper. If i had the storage for it i would have bought a drum of it a year ago. All im saying is that just like a lot of other stuff, the cost of changing oil on a diesel gets blown out of proportion at times. I have a neighbor who just bought a gas jetta because he heard that oil changes for diesels cost upwards of $30, along with a couple other myths.

    Back on topic, i wonder what size they will make up to? I can see these, if chromed, being the next big thing in a certain crowd.
     

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