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Anyone considering Tireblocks for their Pioneer? They are huge right now in ATV and SxS racing, they are a high density foam insert that keeps the tires going in the event of a puncture.

While flats may not be super common in the adventure world as it is in the racing world it is still just as inconvenient and in some instances down right dangerous. As well many racers have found the blocks provide a smoother ride, deadening the blow of sharp edges and keeping the tire from rolling out in turns.

Check out their facebook page if interested... https://www.facebook.com/TireBlocks

Would any of you be interested in tire blocks? I mean it would certainly save the hassle of changing a flat at least until you get back to base, just a little piece of mind never hurt anyone ;)
 

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Polaris is thinking about offering us a new type of plastic tire for its off-road vehicles that doesn't go flat and isn't inflatable.

The tires are made of a specialty plastic that has give when going over sharp or rocky terrain.Polaris acquired the technology in 2012 when it bought a Wisconsin-based startup called Resilient Technologies. The initial market has been the military, with Michelin already supplying them.

One Polaris executive estimated that eventually more than half of Polaris' consumer off-road vehicle customers could opt for the new tires, according to a story in the Star Tribune.

Airless tires are relatively quiet when running on the flat because there's no air chamber for road-noise to reverberate.

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Would anyone consider opting for these for their Pioneer? Im not sure what different sizes are available but I've seen videos of full size pickup trucks and Humvees rolling around on these...

Keep in mind these arent just produced by Polaris, Michelin is already in the game and i expect other makers to get involved to a degree once they notice benefits and consumer uptake
 

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they should start using those on sxs and atvs it would be a great to start out with and then slowly work its way in to cars with covers on them.
 

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interesting. I've seen the concept been thrown around for ages but never make it to production. the idea is good. but whether its practical from a price and reliability standpoint? well only time will tell.
 

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i love the idea of that airless tire, but what would it cost? i would guess in the early stages it will be a bit pricey and as time goes on the pricing will drop.
 

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this design has been out since the early 2000s but haven't made it out publicly. If it ever does I wouldn't be surprised if China starts replicating right away but the department of transportation would set things right.
 

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They have similar wheels/tires for skid loaders and such. The terrain I ride in they would be picking up sticks and filling full of mud. I don't think they would last too long on mine. Plus I run a more aggressive tire but that is on a 4 wheeler. A SxS would be going in the same places though, maybe more..
 

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I saw the polaris add yesterday with the tireless tire. It seems like it would attract everything you don't want in a tire anywhere but riding in the sand.
 

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I run tire slime in my ATV, tractor, and truck tires. The stuff works unless you have a huge hole, or a slice to the sidewall.
 
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never used that stuff, how long does it take to do it's job when you get a puncture?
If your tire is moving when the puncture occurs, the centrifugal force pushes the slime into the hole along with the tires air pressure making it work almost instantly.

If as you park you roll over a 16 penny nail and then that spends the night at the upper part of the tire, and lets say you lose your air through it. The next day, you can pull that nail with pliers after airing the tire up and as you start to drive, the slime fills the hole.

If the hole is in the sidewall, since the rolling force won't ever push the slime up there, it doesnt really work.

I've had it work on a hole from a pole barn spike and used it as a permanent fix.
 

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Those airless tires look like they will be on everything. Saw one of those shows where they put them on a car. They were bookin it too! With reguards to them filling with mud, im sure they could make a set with a thin layer on the outside to keep the holes from filling. If the price is right, id buy em.
 

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Those airless tires look like they will be on everything. Saw one of those shows where they put them on a car. They were bookin it too! With reguards to them filling with mud, im sure they could make a set with a thin layer on the outside to keep the holes from filling. If the price is right, id buy em.
The way I constantly battle chipmunks red squirrels and mice around here. I wouldn't be cleaning mud out of the holes, it would be mice nests, acorns, and small fur bearing mammals.
 
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