Man who filled tyre with concrete under investigation for Queensland driving offences
It’s racked up tens of millions of views and now a social media personality’s tire stunt could land the Queensland Police in trouble.
In early May, popular motorist channels posted footage showing a man pouring concrete over a tire and driving down a public road.
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The videos have since gone viral, with over nine million views on TikTok and about 8.7 million views on Facebook.
However, 7NEWS.com.au can report that police have now learned that the footage was likely filmed in Queensland and they have launched an investigation into whether the man committed driving offenses.
It is clear that the man would not have attracted the attention of the police if he had not filmed himself driving.
In the video, a man pierces a tire with an ax and then makes a hole in the rubber.
As long as the wheel remains connected to the car, it pours water, wire balls for reinforcement and stones into the tire.
“It helps tie everything together,” he says.
“I think I can take the tire off. It makes things a little easier.”
He then fills the tire with cement mix before adding water.
“Let’s seal it up and mix it well,” he says before rolling the tire.
“Okay, that feeling is pretty mixed. Let it sit for 24 hours and you’ll be done.”
When he returns to check his work the next day, he rates the tire as “hard as a rock” and “nice and durable”.
“There is only one thing left to do: test drive,” he says.
When he starts driving on the front lawn, he describes the feeling as “a little weird, but pretty good.”
He decides “It’s all set” before pulling out onto a public street.
As he is shown driving down the road, he tells the viewers that “it definitely seems a little weird now.”
He then cuts open the tire to see the concrete shatter. He believes it is “starting to get a little messy” and “still very wet”.
“Maybe it took a little longer to cure,” he says.
The actions of the man caused condemnation in the network.
“He just got us back to the Flintstones,” one person wrote on Facebook.
Another suggested that “the wheel is now heavier than the whole car” while a TikTok user said it “seems like a great way to put unnecessary stress on your gearbox.”
“It won’t even hit 10 mph (1.6 km/h) before that wheel turns to dust,” a Redditor user said after the footage was posted on the DiWHY forum.
In other videos, the man also tried to use nails and duct tape as makeshift “substitutes” for tires.