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2013-08-31 07:08:33 AM
How well does that work at high speeds, though?
 
2013-08-31 07:10:49 AM
Conspiracy time: The American auto industry (financed by the US government) will never approve those tires for road use, since companies like Michelin make so much money replacing tires. My uncle's cousin's brother works a 'road crew' for a brand name tire company where they drive major highways and dump screws on the road so people will drive over them and need their tires replaced sooner.
 
2013-08-31 07:16:29 AM

INeedAName: Conspiracy time: The American auto industry (financed by the US government) will never approve those tires for road use, since companies like Michelin make so much money replacing tires. My uncle's cousin's brother works a 'road crew' for a brand name tire company where they drive major highways and dump screws on the road so people will drive over them and need their tires replaced sooner.




Tires still wear out and Michelin makes no money from patches.
These whees are old and cool, but heavy and expensive. They don't perform as well as existing tires, of which the military has stockpiles.

So yes they don't go flat, but no one goes to the the trouble of changing the system just for that.
 
2013-08-31 07:18:36 AM

way south: INeedAName: Conspiracy time: The American auto industry (financed by the US government) will never approve those tires for road use, since companies like Michelin make so much money replacing tires. My uncle's cousin's brother works a 'road crew' for a brand name tire company where they drive major highways and dump screws on the road so people will drive over them and need their tires replaced sooner.

Tires still wear out and Michelin makes no money from patches.
These whees are old and cool, but heavy and expensive. They don't perform as well as existing tires, of which the military has stockpiles.

So yes they don't go flat, but no one goes to the the trouble of changing the system just for that.


I wasn't being serious.
 
2013-08-31 07:28:24 AM
There's nothing new about that technology. Link
 
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2013-08-31 07:40:30 AM

ReapTheChaos: There's nothing new about that technology. Link


It has had problems.  The last time I read about it, the main problem was that the tires developed a flat spot after being parked for some time.  I suspect that ride quality isn't as important for military vehicles.
 
2013-08-31 08:40:35 AM

vpb: ReapTheChaos: There's nothing new about that technology. Link

It has had problems.  The last time I read about it, the main problem was that the tires developed a flat spot after being parked for some time.  I suspect that ride quality isn't as important for military vehicles.


We could always go back to the solid tires of WWI.  It wouldn't be that hard, we still use that technology on forklifts.
 
2013-08-31 09:02:33 AM

ReapTheChaos: There's nothing new about that technology. Link


I see this has been covered!
 
2013-08-31 09:18:53 AM

SmackLT: How well does that work at high speeds, though?


Well, since an ounce or so is all it takes to create "severe imbalance" I am picturing something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6T5BojXc8
 
2013-08-31 09:45:01 AM

vpb: The last time I read about it, the main problem was that the tires developed a flat spot after being parked for some time.


That was my first thought.
 
2013-08-31 09:58:36 AM
Why did they use a parking block?

Were there no civilian skulls to drive over?
 
2013-08-31 10:44:51 AM
www.carpentrypages.com
 
2013-08-31 10:44:52 AM

ReapTheChaos: There's nothing new about that technology. Link




Not to mention that it's a repeat.
 
2013-08-31 10:52:32 AM
If the Army gets rid of the old tires what will enlisted soldiers do if they don't have to spend hours and hours and hours in the motor pool changing tires?
 
2013-08-31 10:56:09 AM

MyNameIsMofuga: If the Army gets rid of the old tires what will enlisted soldiers do if they don't have to spend hours and hours and hours in the motor pool changing tires?


If it doesn't move....paint it.
If it grows....mow it.
 
2013-08-31 11:15:56 AM
This is a little ironic since the HummVee was originally designed to have tires with variable pressure. It could deflate the tires for, for instance, going through sand so as to get more traction. Of all the vehicles to showcase this on, they picked the one vehicle where it's actually a downgrade.

I guess this could have combat applications, though. At least against small arms fire, at any rate. Of course, then you need to worry about the vehicle's armor, and if you up-armor the vehicle I don't think that style of tire can hold the extra weight. So.... what exactly is the point of this, then?
 
2013-08-31 11:32:40 AM

whcrow: [www.carpentrypages.com image 550x348]


That thing should have 100 tickets on it and that hotties has too many clothes on.
 
2013-08-31 11:37:20 AM

Beerguy: MyNameIsMofuga: If the Army gets rid of the old tires what will enlisted soldiers do if they don't have to spend hours and hours and hours in the motor pool changing tires?

If it doesn't move....paint it.
If it grows....mow it.


Also:
If it's supposed to move...lube it.

Picking up trash (especially cigarettes), mopping floors, and working out (once all other details are done).
 
2013-08-31 11:46:13 AM

no 5th av. in Billings: SmackLT: How well does that work at high speeds, though?

Well, since an ounce or so is all it takes to create "severe imbalance" I am picturing something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6T5BojXc8


For some reason, that made me laugh my ass off. When the drum finally came out and started hopping around, I was reminded of the end of Portal.
 
2013-08-31 12:02:50 PM
A modern Army. Ready to take on today's battlefields.

Still cool.

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Why not make tires that expand and contract in diameter? Go from monster truck to Lowrider rims with the push of a button.
 
2013-08-31 12:20:46 PM
I would imagine those holes would get filled with mud and crap.
 
2013-08-31 12:50:43 PM
If they were any good NASCAR would be using them.
Go Junior
 
2013-08-31 12:53:41 PM
Had I known I could get a Fark greenlight posting a video that has been in my YouTube suggested videos for the past 2 years, I mighta tried it.
 
2013-08-31 12:58:34 PM

LumberJack: Had I known I could get a Fark greenlight posting a video that has been in my YouTube suggested videos for the past 2 years, I mighta tried it.


Really it's simpler than that.  All you need to do is bookmark the links from the prior week.  Resubmit links at 3, 7 and 9 days after the original submission.  And make sure you give the modmins a beej every now and then.
 
2013-08-31 01:03:04 PM

Mobius strip of human stupidity: Why not make tires that expand and contract in diameter? Go from monster truck to Lowrider rims with the push of a button.


They have been, for over 20 years now.
 
2013-08-31 02:40:16 PM

way south: INeedAName: Conspiracy time: The American auto industry (financed by the US government) will never approve those tires for road use, since companies like Michelin make so much money replacing tires. My uncle's cousin's brother works a 'road crew' for a brand name tire company where they drive major highways and dump screws on the road so people will drive over them and need their tires replaced sooner.

Tires still wear out and Michelin makes no money from patches.
These whees are old and cool, but heavy and expensive. They don't perform as well as existing tires, of which the military has stockpiles.

So yes they don't go flat, but no one goes to the the trouble of changing the system just for that.


Yes, I was going to say what you're actually seeing here is product testing and development. This project may ultimately produce tires that never go flat or may go bust for some reason. It's an interesting project none the less.
 
2013-08-31 03:26:58 PM
What if you're attacked by killer bees?
 
2013-08-31 08:31:37 PM
it's called a tweel, technology has been around for a long time.  It's fine for low speeds, but at high speed the vibration makes it too hot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tweel

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-31 08:38:00 PM
buckler:

For some reason, that made me laugh my ass off.

Because it's funny.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=nqwQ9QMavO8
 
2013-08-31 08:39:44 PM

vpb: The last time I read about it, the main problem was that the tires developed a flat spot after being parked for some time.


They also lack torsional shear stiffness. Watch the hub when the hummvee stops - the tires rock back and forth more than the axle.
 
2013-08-31 09:38:21 PM
Can it stand up to rednecks?
 
2013-09-01 01:04:11 AM
Police spike strips would have zero effect on those tires. It might make for a very interesting police chase.
 
2013-09-01 12:57:03 PM

Barfmaker: I would imagine those holes would get filled with mud and crap.


 The sidewall was probably left off to demonstrate the internal structure, the production version will look more conventional.
 
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