Rez Zircon: Very interesting concept. I live in Montana and I use tire chains a lot in
winter but I drive a dually and getting chains on and off is hell. This
would be so much easier.
I think the other comments' complaints are fixable.
1) Snow chains ride rough, this wouldn't be any worse (probably better),
and you are never supposed to go faster than 25MPH regardless, nor drive on
2) Probably the best construction for the 'wings' would be ribbed steel.
Injection molded plastic will not hold up to the tens of thousands of PSI
that tires develop, not even structural plastic, and it would become
brittle in the cold (I have had to use chains when the temperature is below
-25C). Also, if the wings are made of steel, it could be made so a broken
wing can be replaced by the user. Likewise the center should be all metal,
not plastic. Trust me, plastic will NOT hold up under the conditions where
we use chains.
3) As to flying off, I think the flange on the back needs to be deeper. At
least two inches of grip down the side of the tire. One inch is not enough,
it will come off when the tire flexes over any bump. With a metal flange,
the inside flange should be covered in rubber (same rubber as tires are
made of) to prevent tire damage.
I think this is a great idea, it just needs to be implemented so it
actually works under real-world conditions. People use chains under tough
conditions, not so much for regular driving. The device's construction has
to take that into account.
Coleman Adamson: My issue how would you get them tight enough to keep from flying off?
Just a little plastic knob even with a rubber loop grip wrench won't be
luna21kouta: Super. Where can I buy snow chains?
andres felipe Velasquez: What program did you use for animations ?
TIMEtoRIDE900: How about a tire that has studs on the edges?? You deflate the tire to 18
PSI and the steel engages AND you have a bigger footprint. When the road
is better, you re-inflate.
Tommy Taylor: Ugh, sorry that looks an awful lot like the Maggi quick trak or the Thule
K-summit snow chains, except they're better because they don't wrap around
the back of the tire…
emdman1959: While it looks easier to put on than the stupid tire sock it is still
another stupid useless invention. if your going to drive in the snow and
live where there is snow most of the year buy yourself a good set of snow
spadri1: muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuy bueno
ahmet ahmety: ıyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
syl tau: Super. Where can I buy snow chains?
NorthwesternNL: Why did they put it on the front wheels of a bmw xD
oliver peimbert: Its a nice idea, but not workable. It looks very flimsy and breakable. The
ride will be bumpy.
Alberto Burchiu: i was thinking of something like this 7 yeas ago, even made some drawings ,
never had the money to actually do a prototype tho
Enzo Catalogna: Bella trovata! ma x la misura -larghezza-dei pneumatici?Sepoi vai sull
asfalto non si rovinano??
Julio B. Figueroa: I like this. Sure beats having to get out the car and driving over chains
to get them on.
1emanres: It's a bad design. It would come off and tear the body panels from your
car, just like chains. What we need is something like Japanese ice tires
but with a six year warranty. Ice tires are made of soft gel rubber and
work well but will wear out in a single season (or in a single day or less
if driven on dry roads). What is needed is a new kind of tire tread and
material that will provide excellent traction on snow, slush or foot thick
ice, has automatic cleat tip retraction and endures summer.
Eugen Afanasjev: @charlypb Wouldn't it be too stiff? I mean it needs to be stiff to keep
itself on the wheel, but soft enough not to disintegrate while deforming.
Plus temperature changes shouldn't affect it's stiffness. It should be also
soft enough as not to crack on the pavement, and stiff enough for snow/ice
to grip. I can't think of any existing material that could do all this.
Carlos Palacios: @markskate69 if you can not see the difference, is because you have never
installed any!! Furthermore, this project is meant to be built by injection
molding, so would be much cheaper...
ChuckChazCharles: thats awesome dude!
Carlos Palacios: No! Ya me gustaría a mi, pero no se llevo a cabo la producción.
Carlos Palacios: Unfortunately...Is not in the market, is just a final student project.
NorthwesternNL: @charlypb Still a very nice concept.
Sacha R: /watch?v=G_hndafrj9k
Carlos Palacios: Ovviamente! E stato progettato per resistere a un breve periodo di tempo su
asfalto, come qualsiasi altra catena da neve. Ma è destinato solo per la
Mitika Dumitru: @NorthwesternNL because xD is an 4x4, it`s better to be mounted on the
steering front tires
wudgee: Where can I buy these in the UK please? They look fantastic!
syl tau: Toll.Wo kann man diese Schneeketten kaufen?
marc m. serna: it's called spikes spiders...
NorthwesternNL: @relat1v if it's 4x4 it doesn't even need snowchains :') Besides, BMW
always has more torque going to the back wheels (38-62), so it would be
stupid to put them on the front wheels :') Also on this type of BMW the
front wheels dont lock when the spin difference is too great, and the back
wheels did. It's not the same as Audi's quattro system... lol
lilsquirt8995: That would be one hell of a bumpy ride
Sacha R: Si, está más que inventando hace más de 5 años: /watch?v=G_hndafrj9k
vincbestia: nothing beats he sound and destruction of real chains^^
Carlos Palacios: @NorthwesternNL haha you are right! is a little photoshop mistake :P
januseski: Great concept ! Congrats.
Cam Moto: thump thump thump thump thump ok now you've gone 108 inches thump thump
thump thump thump ok now you've gone 216 inches thump thump thump thump
thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump
thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump thump at the 1 mile marker,
you have thumped enough to detatch little timmy's retina at mile 2 please
retorque all suspension hardware mile 3 body mounting
Carlos Palacios: Sorry, I really appreciate your comment! but unfortunately is a student
project, so it is not in stores! :(
brandt19699: I bet this has never made it through the computer graphics stage because
it's such an impractical idea. This will never work.
Greg Épine: That is a sexy tire.
selim chicco: Cool Video !! For the Braders Support 81 Hells Angels Triebute Video
Elizabeth .JustElizabeth: I wish I had a set of these when I lived in Central WA. The old chains were
a pain in the butt and chewed up my hands. There doesn't look like a lot of
clearance at 5 and 7 o'clock. Are they much more expensive than the old