What happened to this technology (tyres)

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  1. campa cola

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    Goodyear double eagle a tyre within a tyre.



    OK so I imagine you can't just get the tyre replaced easily but surely this must be a good idea to stop a catastrophic blow out and loss of control ? Or maybe not as it not used on vehicles today, to my knowledge? Gotta be better than gunk though !
     
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    Tyron bands, are they a similar idea?
     
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    I think the Tyron are holding the tyre in place in a blowout ? thanks for the info (y)
     
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    Would never work - imagine the heat generated as one tyre squirms against the other.
     
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    Those tyron bands sound great. Quite expensive around £65each but you cant put a price on your life. Wonder if any funsters have them fitted?
     
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    Had them fitted to my caravans for a total of 15 years - luckily I never had a blowout BUT when it came to fitting new tyres it was the tyrefitters worst nightmare!! - you need to carry fitting instructions and the special "extended allan key" supplied by Tyron when 1st fitted so that any tyre fitting garage can carry out a tyre change
     
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    I've got some permanent anti-blowout gel in the tyres, installed by the dealer. I guess t's going to be much the same when it comes to new tyres. Don't want to think about it yet, they've only done 3k.
     
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    I have them fitted. Bloody nightmare trying to explain to a French tyre fitter how to remove/replace them. (Hand gestures and a lot of swearing helped;) I think:D)

    As a point of interest I purchased tyres from an internet retailer to be fitted at one of their recommended local tyre fitting depots. I paid online and waited for them to arrive. On arrival the fitters removed the wheels but weren't too sure how to remove/replace the tyron bands. Unfortunately they took forever to work it out. In the end I gave the manager £10 extra per tyre as it took so long and he was throwing a fit.:mad:

    Yet another of life's lessons:rolleyes:
     
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