The same crazy YouTuber that put tiny tires on his Ram pickup truck has now done the opposite: put enormous tires on a Honda Accord.
Bug Bmx is making quite a name for himself on YouTube. His first video, featuring his Cummins diesel-powered Ram pickup wearing a set of tiny trailer tires, has over 1 million views. Now he’s hoping that lightning will strike twice with a second video where he takes the 24x16-inch wheels off his Ram and sticks them on a beater Honda Accord.
Those wheels, by the way, are wrapped in 37-inch off-road tires. The diameter of the tire is actually larger than the Accord’s wheel well.
So in order to make it fit (sort of), Bug makes his own quad-pack of homemade wheel spacers out of 12-inch steel pipe and some steel plate.
Kids, don’t try this at home.
During the construction montage, Bug seems to express doubt that his homebrew spacers would be able to take the weight of the Accord now that it has a set of wheels that weight almost as much as the car itself. We’re not sure if he was being facetious when he mentions the weight of the accord at 8,000 lbs--it’s actually closer to 2,900 lbs--but the concern that the spacers won’t be up to the task is a very real possibility.
Although certainly janky from an engineer’s perspective, Bug’s spacers do indeed work and provide the wheels with just enough clearance for the Honda to retain its full steering. After a few low-speed passes, it was time to take the now off-road-tire equipped Accord over the curb and into the wild blue yonder.
Or up a snowbank. Whichever gets them clicks.
Initially, the Accord seems to have several inches of lift thanks to the tires, but over time the spacers seem to wear out a bit and lower the Accord back down. By the time Bug finishes his outdoor antics, the Accord seems to be back down to its regular height. We’re not sure how much longer the car would’ve lasted out there, so it’s a good thing that he stopped recording as soon as did.