How To Make A Tire Sled

The DIY tire sled completed and ready for sled dragging. Now to add a strap...

The DIY tire sled completed and ready for sled dragging. Now to add a strap...

I needed something to drag so today I set about making a tire sled. I took some pics along the way so you can make one too. Enjoy!

Needed Parts and Tools

  • 1 Tire (about a 20" diameter)
  • 1 Utility knife
  • 1 Screw driver
  • 1 Large eye bolt, nut, and washer
  • 1 rope or some sort of attachment to drag with
Everything you need to make your own DIY tire sled for dragging.

Everything you need to make your own DIY tire sled for dragging.

Step 1, GET A TIRE

I drove a few blocks and walked into a discount tire. The staff were friendly and happy to give me an old tire they were gonna have to dispose of anyway. Just make sure you get a tire with a diameter of about 20-21 inches. This will ensure weight plates fit into the tire well once its finished.

Step 2, CUT THE SIDE

Use a box cutter t cut the tire sled for loading.

Use a box cutter t cut the tire sled for loading.

This is now the top side of your tire sled.

This is now the top side of your tire sled.

This is very easy. The utility knife goes right through the sidewall of the tire, no problem. Be careful not to cut yourself.

Step 3, PUNCH A HOLE

Mark a spot  for the tire sled's eye bolt

Mark a spot  for the tire sled's eye bolt

Make the hole in the tire sled for the eye bolt

Make the hole in the tire sled for the eye bolt

I used the utility knife to first slice a hole in the side of the tire. Then I used the screw driver to punch a hole through. The hole needed to be larger so I spent a good 5 minutes or so working the screw driver around to make the hole big enough to start threading the I bolt between the steel belts. If you have access to a drill that will work more easily.

Step 4, SCREW IT IN

Screw the eye bolt into the tire sled.

Screw the eye bolt into the tire sled.

Thread the bolt through the tire sled fully.

Thread the bolt through the tire sled fully.

With a good deal of force press the eye bolt into small hole you started and begin twisting. If the hole is large enough it will begin threading itself between the steel belts in the tire.

Step 5, THREAD THE NUT

Pace a large washer on the inside of a bolt to complete your homemade tire sled.

Pace a large washer on the inside of a bolt to complete your homemade tire sled.

Place a large washer over the bolt and then thread the nut on tightly.

Step 6, ATTACH A ROPE

I haven't done this yet, but will likely just use my blast straps.

Step 7, GO DRAG A TIRE!

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