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Old 11-11-2011, 02:44 PM
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Airless tires

I am looking forward to buying them for all of my vehicles.

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Why wait?
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:57 PM
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Heard of this since the 90s, but somehow progress (other than run-flats) has been very slow.
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Why wait?

Hey! I've seen that one in the local 'hood! The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:24 PM
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I've used them before. Aside from the fact that they can't go flat, they suck.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:23 PM
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:31 PM
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What will they come up with next??? Diesel spark plugs that fire in all 4 corners of the cylinder???
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Rough Ride?
Very.
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:17 AM
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I didn't read your references and you may have covered this.

One system had a hard insert and the weight rode on the insert when the air leaked out. I heard of a good many problems and complaints with them.

One system had special rims and were not interchangeable with any other tire.

One system had special tools required and finding the tools and someone who actually understood what they did was nearly impossible.

I haven't reviewed this technology for a year or so but at that time I considered it to be more trouble than it was worth.

Foam filled tires are the old school approach and work well for low speeds. Maintenance is a mess.

Nitrogen in tires is good in theory, haven't had experience with them, have nitrogen in shocks.

I have always had good service with new and newish tires. The only problems I had was running old tires and many years ago with radials running in the wrong direction. We regularly run tires near their rated limits and if they work for us they have to be pretty good. This holds doubly true of tires on trailers. Running old tires on a heavily loaded trailer is asking for problems.

One of the best things they did for us was to put date codes on tires. If you don't know how to read the code you shouldn't have a driver license, but, I know...
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:32 AM
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I just bought three tires for my old mitsubishi plow truck. They claim to have filled them with Nitrogen. How would I know? ...or care.

I remember the controversy back when Ray evernham was Jeff Gordon's crew chief denying they used nitrogen. From his attitude I assumed he was not telling the truth.
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There is an article in the new Popular Mechanics about tires that keep themselves inflated with a built in pump.

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