A C-shaped fiberglass reinforced plastic runflat stabilizer has been developed that can be mounted around the wheel well inside an inflated tire. The stabilizer, along with its lubrication system, allows the driver to operate his vehicle despite zero air pressure in a flat tire. This eliminates the need for a spare tire, saves trunk space, reduces weight, and-most important-does away with the inconvenience and danger of roadside tire changing. /SRIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition held by the Society of Automotive Engineers in Detroit, February 28-March 4, 1977. SAE Paper No. 770350.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Goodyear International Tire Technical Center

    Luxembourg,   Luxembourg 
  • Authors:
    • Kraft, L S
    • Watts, G T
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152954
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770350
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM