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So when can we expect these honeycomb tires to be available to us?

http://www.nationalspeedinc.com/gear...ire-honeycomb/

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I don't think you'll be able to get good road manners and good rock crawling flex (as you would airing down) out of a set of those.

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So you're solely relying on your suspension to soften the road and not a combination of tire squish and suspension dampening? Interesting...

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So you're solely relying on your suspension to soften the road and not a combination of tire squish and suspension dampening? Interesting...
By the looks of the picture of the tires on the Audi, these things will flex plenty around bumps and potholes.

Besides, a 40 lb 37" tire doesn't sound too bad. If these come to consumers, they may make softer compounds for rock crawling.

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On the street they appear to work pretty well. Offroad for "real" traction I will need my aired down style tires. Your mileage may vary.
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hmm, those are interesting. i dont see them being very good for rock crawling. id say we wont see them for a few years if they ever catch on. im sure someone will try to develop more crawling friendly wheels but those you wont see for a while after.
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I saw those about a year ago....... I posted the same pic here

One of the search friendly guys may be able to find it......

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wouldnt mind running a set of 40lb 37's like these on the street for fuel savings and to save the rubber on the 40's i hope to have after my axle swap.

surplus honeycomb Humvee tires for ~$100.... yes please
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theyve been available for heavy equipment for awhile
theres a construction company here in town that has them on their fork lifts.

definitely made me do a double take and turn around to check it out first time I saw them.


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Pack those things up with mud or snow, then tell me how much you like them.
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They are so ugly that it would take a while for me to warm up the the look.

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Pack those things up with mud or snow, then tell me how much you like them.
I thought the same thing. What would keep the "honeycomp" from getting clogged with red clay like GA has or snow. Your Jeep would be bouncing all over the road with the out of ballance honeycomb. I guess your TPMS light would stay on all the time too.

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Pack those things up with mud or snow, then tell me how much you like them.
the mud and snow packed in there might make them look less ugly.
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You cant air them down

But seriously they will be designed to mimic the pressure of a fully inflated tire so...
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I remember reading about these a long lime ago, they don't seam to self clean too well and the tread blocks are pretty shallow. Not on my list of: to be checked out tires. At that point why not just use a set of trax.

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I saw those about a year ago....... I posted the same pic here

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Pack those things up with mud or snow, then tell me how much you like them.
Fill 'em with great stuff

I'm sure they could develop a side seal. Would definitely look a lot less ugly with something resembling a sidewall covering the honeycomb.

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A side seal would definately help out in the looks department. But as stated earlier, you can't air them down. Wheeling in deep snow, I go down to 5 PSI. These just would not be a viable option to many. Would be nice to have the run flat capabilities though
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if you watch the vid they look like they semi take the shape of whatever obsticale your drive over, it kind of molded right over that parking bumper in the vid and would imagine do the same over rocks and different terrian. Definitely a cool idea but my concern would be can they be balanced correctly for on road driveability as well??

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if you watch the vid they look like they semi take the shape of whatever obsticale your drive over, it kind of molded right over that parking bumper in the vid and would imagine do the same over rocks and different terrian, my concern would be can they be balanced correctly for on road driveability as well??
My concern would also be the stability on a vehicle that is not your DD. If you are parked for any amount of time, how much distortion do you get from the constant weight being placed on a single section of tire?

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Ok...riddle me this.

What was causing the Humvee to rock back and forth whenever he stopped? Was it suspension play in the truck, or play in the honeycomb wheels?
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Pack those things up with mud or snow, then tell me how much you like them.
I would imagine IF they ever go into real production there will be some sort of sidewall covering the honeycomb to prevent that

the heavy equipment I saw them on had them open but the 5MPH top speed on a lift probably isnt gonna be an issue

Here's a couple of other threads on them

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24568

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33811


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