Honda Accord With Huge Off-Road Tires Doesn’t Look Practical
3 February 2019 - motor1
It can go anywhere that doesn't require turning.
Consider this Honda Accord, which you see here wearing ridiculously large wheels and tires. It’s safe to say this isn’t the first Honda to ride on 24-inch wheels, but there’s something far more important happening here. There’s a balance to the universe that must be maintained – good and evil, yin and yang, pizza and salad, everything must equal out in the end. Last week these very wheels were removed from a big Ram HD and replaced with teeny pizza cutters wearing skinny tires. Now, the same YouTuber has appeased the natural order of things. The space-time continuum is safe.
Yes, Bug Bmx had such a good time with the miniscule wheels on the Ram that he couldn’t resist mounting the truck’s wheels to this 2000 Accord sedan. If we’re honest, a Fit hatchback would’ve been preferable but hey, we’ll assume the Accord was readily available for the experiment. And it is quite an experiment, as the wheel/tire combo is properly huge. The wheels are big by themselves, but the tires aren't the typical rubber-band spec you find on tuner cars. These are 37-inch meats measuring a full 16 inches wide; no way could they fit underneath, even with a modest suspension lift. The only remaining option was to go out – way out.
To maintain some measure of steering, special mounting plates for the both the hub and the wheels were fabricated from half-inch steel, and welded to custom 12-inch steel spacers. Yes, the mounting plates were actually welded to the wheels, albeit in just a few spots so presumably the rims could go back to the truck with minimal effort, barring catastrophic failure. After all, the video host estimates the Honda weighs at least 8,000 pounds. We suspect some trolling could be happening here.