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Monster Tire Jambuster

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This is such a common sentiment that I imagine it must have been invented here before. Consider the traffic jam. Loads of cars stopped along the road - no doubt because somewhere down the road there is a cop writing a ticket and everyone must slow to look. And you stuck behind them all.

The monster tire Jambuster adaptation consists of huge 20 foot high transparent tires which can be inflated so as to extend out from the regular tires. Once deployed, the Jambuster allows the driver to proceed by driving over cars ahead of her. The added height and softness of the tire can compensate for cars of varying heights, one tire on and one off a car, etc. Once thru the jam the tires are deflated and the car proceeds as before.

Care must be taken when approaching bridges. Considerate drivers will equip the tires with a brush on the leading edge, to wipe off sand and gravel and avoid scratching the cars underneath.

bungston, Mar 18 2005

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       What if everybody buys it?
zeno, Mar 18 2005
  

       powered zorb four-wheelin'!
changokun, Mar 18 2005
  

       sharpend tire studs
JesusHChrist, Mar 18 2005
  

       <aims window-mounted UnaBubba Inc. Pickle Harpoon at impatient twat with giant tyres....>   

       Kaboom!
ConsulFlaminicus, Mar 18 2005
  

       So, nothing to do with Bigfoot opening a particularly difficult lid then?   

       [CF] :)
DesertFox, Mar 18 2005
  

       I wonder how long it takes to inflate 20 foot tall tires?
Mr Burns, Mar 18 2005
  

       They have gas charges like the martian lander. They inflate in seconds.   

       They are transparent so as not to occlude the view of drivers behind / under the vehicle.
bungston, Mar 18 2005
  

       <a too fast inflation> "Look mommy, we're in orbit!" </a too fast inflation>
DesertFox, Mar 18 2005
  

       And then grease them up and traffic would become like blood cells. Or lubricate them enough to squirt past eachother but not enough to lose traction on the road.
JesusHChrist, Mar 19 2005
  

       Why not instead make wedge-shaped cars with teflon roofs? Then, you just built up a good turn of speed and nudge your way *under* the car in front. This would be fairer: the nudger (rather than the innocent nudgee) gets the tire marks on his roof.
Basepair, Mar 19 2005
  

       Made out of rubber from the unobtania tree, I suppose.
RayfordSteele, Mar 19 2005
  

       Only if the unobtania tree yields teflon. I believe that raw teflon is extracted from the sap of trees of the genus Cafateria.
Basepair, Mar 19 2005
  
      
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