Back in the 80s, one of those iconic, yet cheesy, movies was Death Race 2000. All of those cars had some kind of bizarre contraptions on them for running over pedestrians. The guys over at WhistlinDiesel have created some of the craziest wheels we’ve ever seen that look as if they would be perfect for a remake of that iconic film. The guys call them Reaper Wheels, and they appear to be made out of metal spikes of some sort.
You might recognize this fancy SEMA Ford F-350 pickup as the one that we saw getting beat on in the mud not long ago. After getting the Reaper Wheels installed on the pickup, using lots of spacers apparently, the guys set out trying to drive the truck around the frozen ground. It won’t roll in two-wheel-drive mode, but it doesn’t want to shift into four-wheel-drive due to frozen hubs.
They decide to put the truck in four-wheel-drive mode, and things don’t look much better in the beginning. The wheels do pick up copious amounts of dirt in the spikes. When they finally get the truck moving, it doesn’t look like a very smooth drive, but it does work.
The Ford F-350 looks like it’s doing a heck of a job tilling up the frozen soil. From what we can see, it looks like more tips get bent as the truck rolls, and they look even more like some sort of implements for running people over. The back wheels take a more significant beating than the rest of the wheels, and it looks like the truck overall isn’t doing too well. None of this seems particularly safe, but it looks cool right up until it breaks.