Last week we watched TheStradman attach track pods to his Lamborghini Aventador, and while this made brilliant entertainment for us to watch, the Lambo took quite a bit of damage as it ploughed through snowdrifts at full pelt. Struggling from overheating and clutch wear, the day ended early for the YouTuber.
Now, WhistlinDiesel, another YouTuber who specialises in such destruction, attached Reaper wheels to a Polaris RZR. If you don’t know what Reaper wheels are, I didn’t either, take a look at the image above and revel in the intimidating glory this off-roader now exudes.
The RZR is an incredible machine for off-roading, with it being used in the latest episode of The Grand Tour as a kitted-out camera car that followed Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May across the tough roads of Madagascar. In the video below, it’s been modified for a slightly different use. It’s a very capable off-roader.
Phil Churchward, Series Director of The Grand Tour, said the following about it:
“Quickly realising that a normal 4X4 wouldn’t work – no matter how trick the suspension – we chose the Polaris RZR. Not only did it ride the bumps, climb any gradient, and wade through constant flooded areas, it was incredibly easy to use as a camera platform – and we had over £200,000 of stabilised camera equipment rigged to it. Importantly, we never had to worry whether it would make it to the location each day.”
The Polaris RZR With Reaper Wheels
WhistlinDiesel, aka Cody Detwiler, attached the reaper wheels to the RZR, producing one hell of a dangerous subject for his video. Yes, those are sharp, metal spikes. Not something you want to see being propelled by an internal combustion engine.
This isn’t the first time he’s done it. In previous videos, he’s attached these reapers to two different cars with a varied range of success. A Honda Fourtrax four-wheeler received this treatment, as has a Ford F-350.
See Them In Action
With the wheels installed, Cody took the RZR to a lake in Minnesota where he pushed the lightweight off-roader to its limits. With it being so small, the vehicle barely digs into the snow with its huge reapers meaning it didn’t get stuck so easily compared to Cody’s previous attempts. And there’s nothing more intimidating than an RZR equipped with spikes ready to impale you.
Unfortunately, it turns out that the metal spikes weren’t strong enough on the ice, with them being bent and broken under any movement, eventually forcing Cody to revert back to normal tyres and wheels.
Getting Ticketed By The Police
Unfortunately for Cody, he and his team weren’t alone at the lake. It turned out an officer of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was there, too. He cited Cody with a ticket for “Careless Operation”, making it a day to remember.