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Dual Chamber Tire Idea

In discussions of using "super single" tires on big rigs in place of duallies, people point out that a puncture would require the truck to stop until the tire is replaced.

Then there are run flat tires that are capable of being driven on with no pressure.

I'm wondering if it would be feasible/beneficial to have a dual(or more) chamber tire that could still be driven on if the other chamber goes flat. It would require tubes, or a redesign of both the wheel and tire. Perhaps at that point we're just better off running dualies, or putting goop in the tires.

It would be neat if there was dual purpose goop that not only sealed punctures, but also provided dynamic balancing. Then it could offset some of the weight penalty.

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