This crazy gearhead decided to swap out his 24-inch wheels for a set of teeny tiny tires on his lifted Ram pickup.
As we’ve said before in this fine online publication, pickup truck owners are as unique as the trucks themselves. Everyone wants to customize their pickup to be just the way they want them, to stand out from the crowd, and to express themselves in their own way.
Lots of people end up lifting their truck into the stratosphere while slapping on a set of monster tires to make it look like they can simply crush any vehicle that gets in their way. We’re not saying that’s necessarily a bad thing, but it does seem a bit like they’re overcompensating for something.
Bug Bmx, a YouTuber with a bright red Ram Big Horn, also had his pickup lifted and fitted with some extremely large aftermarket wheels--24-inch FUEL Cleavers, to be precise, with matching 37-inch tires. They looked good, but Bug apparently received a lot of hateful comments for his design choice, so he decided to get them swapped for something a little more fashionable.
Now, we’re not entirely sure what brand these tires are or if they’re intended for small trailers or as a limp-home tire replacement. But we do know they’re 4-lug tires, which means Bug needed to do some “redneck engineering,” as he put it, to get those tiny tires onto his Ram’s 5-lug axles.
One plasma cutter montage later, and they’re all fitted. "Definitely looks like my truck skipped a leg day,” Bug comments, and it’s true. Each tire is also only rated to 1,000 lbs, and the entire pickup probably weighs north of 5,000 lbs. But there’s just enough clearance so the front and rear differentials aren’t scraping on the ground, and that means it’s good enough for a test run.
Things go about as well as you’d expect. The truck drives if you only feather the gas, but put your foot down and the rear wheels lose all traction and just start smoking. It makes for some pretty funny slow-mo donuts, although the tires are a molten mess by the end of it.
We’re not sure if Bug will keep those wheels considering the disastrous wear they receive just from parking his big pickup, but he seems pretty pleased with them so who knows? Maybe he’ll start a tiny tire movement.