Driving With Four Duct Tape Tires  | MythBusters Jr.

Driving With Four Duct Tape Tires | MythBusters Jr.


[ LAUGHS ]
THREE, TWO, ONE. YEAH! Jesse:
THIS ISN’T SOUNDING GOOD. [ LAUGHS ] OH! WHOA,
IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE. Rachel: THIS IS AWESOME. OH, YEAH! I’M AMAZED AT HOW
MUCH CONTROL I HAVE. WE WERE ALMOST DRIFTING. YES! OUR TAPE IS ON FIRE! YES! OKAY,
HERE COMES THE DRIFT. OH, GOD. SO I WAS LIKE, “OH, MY GOODNESS. I HOPE WE DON’T CRASH.” WHOA! WE NEARLY
TOOK THE CONE OUT. THERE WE GO. WHEN I WAS DRIVING,
THE RIDE WAS A LITTLE BUMPY, BUT THE TIRES HELD UP
PRETTY WELL. WOW, I CAN SEE THINGS
FLYING ALL THE WAY OFF OF US. -WHOA!
-I SMELL DUCT TAPE. AS FAR AS ADAM DRIVING, THOSE ARE DEFINITELY
EXTREME CONDITIONS. [ ALL SHOUTING ] YEAH! WHOO! [ LAUGHTER ] COME ON! COME ON,
WE CAN MAKE IT. YES! YEAH! Cannan: YEAH! WHOA! I THINK WE HAVE
SOME PROBLEMS. HOUSTON.
-HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. I THINK I COULD FEEL
SOME SPECIFIC ISSUES. Narrator: AND THAT IS WHY
WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS. DUDES, GIVE ME SOME! THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN! DESPITE ADAM’S INEVITABLE NEED TO PUSH THE DUCT TAPE
TIRES BEYOND EVEN THEIR PRODIGIOUS CAPABILITIES,
THE RESULT’S CLEAR CUT. AFTER ADAM’S RIDE,
THE TIRES WERE TRASH. BUT IF I GOT A FLAT,
AND I HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF ROLLS OF DUCT TAPE IN MY TRUNK,
AND A LOT OF TIME, I THINK I COULD
DEFINITELY MAKE A TIRE. Jesse:
ADAM, THIS TIRE IS GONE. -REALLY?
-ABSOLUTELY GONE. [ LAUGHS ] -THAT’S WHAT WE WERE FEELING.
-YOU DESTROYED THESE THINGS. I DID.
LOOK AT THE ONE OVER HERE. THIS WAS ONE’S ALSO
SEEN BETTER DAYS, INCLUDING THIS MORNING. OVERALL, I’M REALLY
SURPRISED HOW GOOD THESE DUCT TAPE TIRES
ACTUALLY HELD UP. Adam: COME ON, COME ON.
WE CAN MAKE IT, YES! IN THE GREAT DUCT TAPE
MYTHBUSTERS TRADITION, CAN YOU BUILD A DUCT TAPE TIRE? THERE’S NO DOUBT
IN MY MIND THAT YOU CAN. IS CANNAN A BETTER
DRIVER THAN ADAM? THAT’S PLAUSIBLE. [ LAUGHTER ] SO SHOULD WE CALL IT
THE MYTH, THAT DUCT TAPE CAN MAKE
A VIABLE TIRE IN A PINCH? -YEP.
-YES. I FEEL LIKE
IT’S TOTALLY CONFIRMED. -CONFIRMED.
-ABSOLUTELY. CONFIRMED!

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  1. Well, this at least answered the question of "If I'm stuck in a survival situation with a working car but no spare tires and a lot of duct tape…" could get you to safety as long as you're careful.

  2. If man's FAITH is a LIVING faith……….!

    "Then your hearts became as hard as rock or even harder :…… ( 74 The Heifer)

    Those who seek to find loopholes in God's commandments become more and more insensitive.
    God is another name for the most Supreme of beings.
    If man's Faith is a LIVING faith, belief in God shakes his soul so deeply that his verbosity is replaced by stunned Silence.
    But when the heart is hardened, people begin to manipulate the divine Scripture, for they are used to doing the same with human writings.
    Such brazenness on their part increases their INSENSITIVITY, leading to hardening of their Hearts.
    Their hearts are not moved before the might of their Lord.
    Their Souls become resistant to any excitement at the thought of God. They remain rigid as the most impervious of Rocks.

    The QURAN, translation and commentary by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

  3. I would figure it would take most of a day to construct the tires for a couple people, but if you were like a hundred to two hundred miles from anything, and just let the car drive itself in second gear around 20 mph, that could probably get the car there the second day without ruining the tires. The alternative would take five or more days to walk.

    However, in this day and age after 24 hours people would probably come looking for you, and find you by the end of the second day anyway.

  4. Hearing Adams laugh when he saw what happened to the duct tape tires brought back memories of how truly awesome the myth busters show really is. I still miss it because they made science fun and awesome too.

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