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Old 01-25-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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Eau De Rubber: Kumho Rolls Out Scented Tires

Eau De Rubber: Kumho Rolls Out Scented Tires
January 24, 2005

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Get ready to burn some lavender.

In one of the stranger tech stories of the year, Kumho Tire USA says it has developed the world's first scented tire.

The tire is targeted at female buyers who drive such vehicles as the Chrysler Sebring, Ford Taurus, Honda Accord, Subaru Outback and Toyota Camry, the company said.

The punsters at Kumho say the aromatic tire is the "fruition" of more than a year's worth of research and development to deliver "an alluring aroma tire that replaces the normal 'black rubber' smell with heat-resistant oils in the scent of lavender, and in later versions, neroli [orange] and jasmine."

The lavender-smelling ESCTA DX tire will be sold through Discount Tire outlets and TireRack.com in three sizes and priced from $119-$138.

What this means to you: The possibilities are endless. We can't wait to burn chocolate!


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Well they did come out with the first tire that creates 'colored smoke' during a burnout, can't imagine what's next.......


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Old 01-25-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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Perhaps tires that taste like beer.
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So wait. Are they supposed to smell from just the standard amount of heat you get from regular driving or do you have to burn out? Because I think it'd be kind of pointless as I don't see many female drivers who'd buy something like this roasting 'em off all over town.

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^^ lol.. watch, the next year... you'll see female drivers peelin out more than some of the guys..lol
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cant wait to see people smelling tires at the store.

What they really need to target are Rich rappers with that kinda crap. They are the ones who would be buying it up and pimpin it in videos.

Picture giant Escalades with grape or mentholated scented tires...oiled up jiggly ho's dancin around, rubbin butts on kumho's.

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I posted about this earlier this month...

Your Girl complaining about the smell of burning rubber? (Kumho Tires New Product)
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So wait. Are they supposed to smell from just the standard amount of heat you get from regular driving or do you have to burn out? Because it'd be kind of pointless as I don't see many female drivers who'd by something like this roasting 'em off all over town.
that is too funny!
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just gives some guys a reason to pay more attention to their car more than their girl....."man look at her shes so fine and smells good. huh, oh yea you too baby"
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