How about a set of these Michelins soon?

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Ive been kinda following these tires since I first learned of them maybe two months ago. I think its kinda revolutionary. I dont understand though how they keep the tire on the rim and then keep it from slipping around. As well, though probably unprobable, I would be concerned with the fins catching a rock or something like that and slinging it around in the wheel well or up against the paint. Another thing I would be curious about is what happens if you were to park in a nice puddle of water and that sucker froze. Yeah, not likely I guess, but just a thought. From what articles I have read its supposed to give the same performance and ride comfort as a traditional tire. Though to me it would seem weak on hanling in turns, but thats just me. I would also hate to see the result of those fins collapsing from wear and such, thats a pretty big drop if a lot of them were to give out.
 

Colt

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Those tires(if that's what they're called) are extremely ugly. Can't see too many people liking them. I'm sure they're safe but they're ugly and look unsafe.
 
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No fan of Michelin, my first radials were Pirellis. Like most new ideas, I am willing to look at them. How much do they weigh? Could they have a big effect on unsprung weight? I would thing suspension systems would have to be tweaked to take full advantage. If they are any good, people will get used to the look.
 
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You wouldn't have to worry about tire pressure anymore. Punctures either. Unsprung weight would probably be much lower, resulting in better handling, all other things being equal. I am always open to new ideas.
 
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