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    Tweel by michelin << video of it at work
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    I think they look cool, but I'm still a bit doubtful.

    Your opinions?

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    Yeah... nice idea....

    How many dumb girls do you know don't know how to change a tyre..

    Can't say I think it would have a very long life though...

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    They should just add an outer sidewall so it looks normal

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    "NEW"?

    I have a write up on these in a 2003 wheels mag...hardly new

    wont get off the ground for a LONG time
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    Yeah, this was floating around the net years ago. Would have taken off by now I think if it was a good thing.
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    there already in use, on skid steer loaders
    there on bobcats mainly used in demolition
    they look the goods, but you wouldn't be able to up the psi for skids or lower it for grip

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    these were on tv a long time ago,
    great idea but people don't like change,

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    man this is so old ,, but its kinda cool i think i rember the spokes or sumthing flex to act as a kind of suspention
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    reminds me of bose's attempt at magnetically controlled suspension, worked well bust costs and crap get in the way.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSi6J-QK1lw

    bunnyhopping a car over your mates would be cool
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    reminds me of bose's attempt at magnetically controlled suspension, worked well bust costs and crap get in the way.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSi6J-QK1lw

    bunnyhopping a car over your mates would be cool
    Didn't GM implement that (or something like it) on the corvette?

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