Fit An Ancient Lada With 38-Inch Wheels? Yep, That’ll Be Great!

Those crazy Russian mechanics at Garage54 have decided to transform an old Lada into something more capable on slippery surfaces on a very tight budget.

Thus, after fabricating some wheel spacers, they fitted it with 38-inch (!) tires. The longer spacers were mounted at the front to allow some steering control, and the shorter ones went at the rear.

With the new parts in place, the car was taken to a snowy piece of tarmac, which it managed to conquer quite easily. It turns out that the drifting abilities haven’t been affected either by installing the gigantic wheels. But boy does it look terrible!

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The guys behind this project, whom you may remember from yet another crazy tuning job in which they turned a Lada Niva into a six-wheeler, decided that eventually this sedan doesn’t need large tires at the front, so they reinstalled the stock wheels at the front and kept the large ones at the rear.

And to highlight its transformation, they started drifting it around another Lada. Well, as much as one can drift an old Russian car that has managed not to fall apart. As for the claim that “it drives beautifully”, better take it with a grain of salt. And some nice, cold vodka.

 

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