Cummins-Swapped Bronco in Action: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday

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Diesel power allows this full-sized Bronco to do a quick burnout with two types of smoke.

This week’s Tire Smokin Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Ashton Cotton and it features an 80s Ford Bronco with diesel power. However, this full-sized SUV isn’t powered by a Ford diesel – instead deriving its monster torque from a 12-valve Cummins Turbo diesel.

The Diesel Swap

The full-sized Ford Bronco was never offered with a diesel engine option, but diesel swaps have become more popular in the years since the model left production. Many Bronco owners opt for one of the diesel engines from the Ford Super Duty lineup, but this SUV owner went with Cummins power.

Ford Bronco with Cummins Power

Under the hood of this topless Bronco is a 6-cylinder, 12-valve, 5.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine from a 1993 Ram heavy duty. This engine was fairly powerful for its size in stock form, but with an upgraded turbocharged, this Cummins engine surely makes some big power numbers.

That power is sent to all four wheels via an automatic transmission, but in this clip, the vehicle is only working with the rear tires.

Roasting the Rears

The video above begins as the Bronco comes to a rest, and with the brakes locked, the driver rolled into the throttle. After a few seconds of black soot, the rear tires begin to spin and white smoke quickly builds up under the big SUV.

Even with the huge wheels and tires, this diesel-powered Bronco has no problem smoking the tires hard for the duration of the 11-second video. This big Ford SUV is likely a fantastic off-roading machine, a comfortable daily driver with the open-air feel and – thanks to that modified Cummins turbo diesel engine – it offers impressive tire-smoking abilities.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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