Jeepophile said:I didn't read the whole thread here, but how about those upcoming urethane(?) no-air-pressure jobs? I wonder if the wear/reliability profiles of those will render spares/mini-spares/sealant cans/pressure gauges/etc. near-obsolete?! Whoa Nelly!
What I referred to above....Jeff2KPatriotBlue said:Thanks for the links. For the record, I didn't like ABS brakes when they first came out either, but accept them now.
Another prospective technology is a "spoked" tire. This has a series of flexible "truss" structures in it, and doesn't use air pressure at all... will post a link when I find it.
here it is.
With all due respect---cars with the one-inch-or-so tall hip/cool/etc. tires that are becoming more common standard equipment these days are sitting ducks for the potholes that are increasingly part and parcel of cities/counties prioritizing their spending on things other than maintaining our roads. One pothole and your $600-and-up wheel and your $200-and-up tire are gone just like that! Very common occurence in the Greater L.A. area, for example. And I write this as a fairly careful-about-slamming-into-potholes driver.acewiza said:If they are good enough for Corvettes and BMWs they are good enough for me. :thumbsup:
(I bet my wife's BMW would run rings around your Challenger - on run flat tires!)
ptschett said:...Just for fun: there is a rare case of a nail in a tire, but not through the casing
A nail like that (NOT throught the casing) I'd be happy to pull out and get on with life! Through the casing---I'm taking no chances with it!