Watch This Lifted Ford F-450 Drive On Broken 30-Inch Wheel

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This could have ended badly.

The Ford F-450 Super Duty is just about the most versatile truck you can buy. When you aren't carting the family around, this monster truck is capable of towing up to 37,000 pounds. Its strong chassis and dual rear wheels make it a serious workhorse but not everyone buys an F-450 for practical purposes.

In this video doing the rounds on social media, a lifted F-450 Limited with enormous 30-inch wheels and low-profile rubber is clearly a show truck and not anything intended for hard work. What makes this clip, well, interesting is that this beefy truck was briefly driven on one tireless wheel after an attempt to move it with a floor jack failed.

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The left front wheel was obviously damaged at some point and the removed tire remained attached to the wheel's barrel. The floor jack initially did the job of keeping the damaged wheel off the ground as the truck moved but it soon began rolling in the wrong direction. The guys then decided to lower what was left of the wheel to the ground. Remarkably, the wheel's spokes remained intact - remember, this is a truck that weighs over 7,500 pounds at its lightest, which is more than two Honda CR-Vs. According to The Drive, a dealership in Houston bought this modified F-450 from truck enthusiast Bobby Perez. The 30-inch forged wheels are said to have been built by Forged Nation.

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Being one-off items, replacing that single wheel won't be cheap, but then again, perhaps that won't matter on a truck this excessive. The standard F-450 comes with far more practical 19.5-inch wheels and thicker rubber, allowing it to safely tow anything from boats to large mobile homes. Even with conventional towing, it can haul over 24,000 lbs. While this single show truck losing a wheel won't bother many of us, Ford's recent Super Duty recall certainly will; it was found that improperly tightened hub extenders could lead to the front wheels literally coming off. This recall was specific to dual-rear-wheel models. In either case, we wouldn't recommend driving an 8,000-pound truck without all four wheels (and tires) firmly on the ground.

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Source Credits: The Drive

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