2017 Raptor Roasts 37s (Video)
Badass 450-horsepower EcoBoost Raptor has no issue doing a gigantic burnout on 37-inch off-road tires.
This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the MerchantSVT YouTube channel and it features a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor doing a massive burnout with a set of bigger-than-stock wheels. With many trucks, swapping on a set of big, beefy, 37-inch off-road tires would make smoky burnouts a whole lot harder, but the newest Raptor isn’t the average truck.
As the video shows, while this F-150 is built to be the best factory off-road-truck in the world, it is also one hell of a tire slayer.
The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is the most powerful production half-ton F-Series truck ever. The specially-tuned 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivers 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful truck in the segment, while the advanced all-wheel-drive system coupled with a high performance suspension setup, a new 10-speed automatic transmission and 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 tires all work together to make it the most off-road-capable factory-built truck on the market today.
Even though the Raptor is practically unstoppable in stock form, the owner of this particular F-150 has swapped to aftermarket wheels and tires, replacing the 35-inch rubber with 37-inch rollers. This tire swap should make this Ford truck even more capable in rough conditions, but does it impact the EcoBoost V6’s ability to roast the rears?
The video begins with the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor facing the camera, quickly getting the tires spinning with the roar of the EcoBoost V6. Within a few seconds, smoke pours from both rear wheels and as the driver keeps the turbocharged truck in place for about 10 seconds, an impressive cloud of smoke is created before the F-150 races off into the distance.
The video ends with a clip of that same burnout, captured from a rear angle and replayed in slow-motion – giving us a chance to watch the smoke gather in high definition.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!