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Michelin Uptis Tires #5125862 06/05/19 11:01 AM
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GM and Michelin plan on having airless tires available as an option on 2024 GM passenger vehicles.

Plenty of photos and info here:

https://www.michelin.com/en/press-r...air-out-of-tires-for-passenger-vehicles/

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Uptis features ground-breaking improvements in architecture and composite materials, which enable Uptis to bear the car’s weight at road-going speeds.
These innovations combine to eliminate compressed air to support the vehicle’s load, and result in extroardinary environmental savings: approximately 200 million tires worldwide are scrapped prematurely every year as a result of punctures, damage from road hazards or improper air pressure that causes uneven wear.
These advancements through the Uptis Prototype demonstrate Michelin’s and GM’s shared commitment to delivering safer, more sustainable mobility solutions.

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That would help fix the sidewall dry rot problem. LOL


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Re: Michelin Uptis Tires [Re: SubLGT] #5125920 06/05/19 11:56 AM
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Looks like a tweel. The landscape company that my company uses has those on all their JD zero turn's. Nothing groundbreaking there


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Originally Posted by 1978elcamino
Looks like a tweel. The landscape company that my company uses has those on all their JD zero turn's. Nothing groundbreaking there


Which was also a Michelin invention.


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Re: Michelin Uptis Tires [Re: SubLGT] #5125944 06/05/19 12:17 PM
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Sounds like a curse word.......Yo, Uptis sucka.

So will there be a standardized "pressure" for a tire model/size or will they have to tune the response to every vehicle application, 32 psi, 34 psi, 36 psi, etc?

How big of a deal is flat tires to the average driver? I think I've had 1 nail in the past 10 years. Normal or lucky?


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They are talking INNOVATION, stop thinking of consumer cost increase ... LOL grin2 mad


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Re: Michelin Uptis Tires [Re: AZjeff] #5126193 06/05/19 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
Sounds like a curse word.......Yo, Uptis sucka.

So will there be a standardized "pressure" for a tire model/size or will they have to tune the response to every vehicle application, 32 psi, 34 psi, 36 psi, etc?

How big of a deal is flat tires to the average driver? I think I've had 1 nail in the past 10 years. Normal or lucky?


I am flatless since 2002. Wondering what the cost will be....probably heinously priced.

Plus, not so sure about that design in snow. It's going to be full of snow in the morning and VERY unbalanced.


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The wheels can actually freeze to the road during melt/freeze night or so cycle.


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Re: Michelin Uptis Tires [Re: SubLGT] #5126821 06/06/19 08:40 AM
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I wonder how much noise the sidewalls will produce with the wind whipping around possibly sounding like roaring propellers.

How to adjust for personal right comfort? How to adjust for better fuel economy (hypermiling)? How to dial in for best ride/handling compromise?

Interesting concept,

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Re: Michelin Uptis Tires [Re: SubLGT] #5127141 06/06/19 02:20 PM
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Anyone remember the PAX system?


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Re: Michelin Uptis Tires [Re: SubLGT] #5127980 06/07/19 02:20 PM
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I'm old enough to have used the TRX tires. They were OE on my '79 Mustang GT (before they were called GT). I remember hitting a 2x4 stretched across the highway and having to buy two very expensive TRX tires. frown

These are the TRX Mustang wheels:


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