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I'm late to the game, and probably no one will see this, but I thought I'd mention that I tweeted about this back in 2017:


The ensuing discussion was wide-ranging, and covered various limitations of this technique. It was more true of older tires, but tires now have more structure, so some of the car's weight is supported by the tire structure, and not just by the air pressure.

In turn, I remember reading about this in a Martin Gardner book, probably nearly 40 years ago.

You made it to the top of the comments section.

That's ... genuinely surprising ... thanks for letting me know!

(Sorry people are downvoting you for that, I appreciated it.)

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