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Old 01-01-2011, 04:27 PM
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:28 PM
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is this what the army and marines use on there vehicles? because i know they don't run air tires wouldn't make sense if they got a flat in combat.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:32 PM
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They're called tweels. At least they were called that a couple of years ago.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:46 PM
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are the actual tires "open" on the sides or is that just for selling purposes?
because they look like crap open on the sides
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:54 PM
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Yeah, rims look like crap, but they look like tank tracks for some good off roading
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:20 PM
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They also make those for skid steers, I'm not sure if they ride worth a damn on a DD though. I'll stick with my air filled till then!
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:29 PM
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yea army does not use those. and we do use air tires. and we always get flats in combat lol u just keep goin

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i also remember readin about those for motorcycles. but they look alot better then those ones. saw a pick of a ducati 999 with them and looked sick
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:32 PM
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Interesting. Ill take my regualr tires though.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:41 PM
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is this what the army and marines use on there vehicles? because i know they don't run air tires wouldn't make sense if they got a flat in combat.
Not on many of them, most of their vehicles use "run-flat" tires, which are regular tires with a metal band inside of them... some are also filled with liquid... but when you're getting shot at, I don't think you're going to stop to fix a flat, so run-flats or not, you'd just keep on goin'.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:16 PM
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They look like huge ass rims... Like 22's on a honda because of the little bit of tire showing... Cool concept though... Wonder how they ride
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:20 PM
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Pretty cool but form the side it looks retarded, I'll stick with air.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:52 PM
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I've seen them before on history or discovery as they were being developed for the mars rovers. I didn't know they had some designed for cars yet and I'm not even sure how good the ride would be on them. Probably ridiculously expensive to replace too.
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