Weirdest mod ever? Guy puts horse and carriage wheels on a Dodge Challenger

  • Man fitted his Dodge Challenger Hellcat with wheels from a horse and carriage
  • The unusual mod drew plenty of attention while out and about
  • He says he managed to get the Dodge up to around 170mph

Published on Jul 10, 2024 at 3:54 AM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jul 10, 2024 at 1:35 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A man put some horse and carriage wheels onto a Dodge Challenger Hellcat and took it out for a drive with no problems. 

While car mods and customizations are really nothing out of the ordinary, every now and then one will come along that catches your eye. 

And, look, we’re just going to be the first to say it, OK? This looks really cool.

It absolutely shouldn’t work, but it sort of does. 

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The first task was fitting the wheels to the Dodge Challenger

YouTuber WhistlinDiesel – who previously attached 10-foot wheels to his Tesla and drove it upside down – decided he needed to know what his very modern-looking Hellcat would look like with some not-so-modern wheels. Because while some of us ask ‘why?’ others – such as this guy – ask ‘why not?’

WhistlinDiesel – formally known as Cody Detwiler – picked up some aluminum carriage wheels and set about attaching them to the Dodge.

As you probably know, cars aren’t designed to be fitted with such wheels, so Detwiler had to add some spacers to a set of standard hubs that were welded onto the wheels. 

With the new wheels on, Detwiler takes the car out for a spin and, as you’d imagine, it quickly drew attention from passersby who were whipped out their phones to snap a quick photograph. 

How did it go?

The 717-horsepower Dodge certainly puts its new wheels through their paces, and we soon get to see arguably one of the weirdest burnouts ever. 

Somewhat incredibly, Detwiler says he managed to get the Dodge Challenger Hellcat up to 170mph – but that in doing so, the rubber snapped off the wheels, and the metal neatly cut right through the asphalt surface the car was on.


Even more incredibly, Detwiler claimed that the car actually felt quite normal to drive – unless he went over a bump. 

The car’s paintwork took a bit of a beating, but overall, we’d have to say the bizarre project was a success. 

It gives a whole new meaning to the term horsepower, doesn’t it?

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.