F-150 Roasts Mud Tires with Inline-Six Power: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Farm trucks of America are done proud by this 1995 Ford F-150.
This week’s Tire Smokin Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Thomas Roberts and it features a 1995 Ford F-150 pickup doing a sweet burnout. Unlike most of the trucks that we feature that are powered by a big V8, this old half-ton is powered by the 4.9-liter inline-six engine – but that doesn’t stop it from roasting a set of 31-inch mud tires.
Back in 1995, the base engine for the Ford F-150 pickup was the 4.9-liter inline-six, delivering just 150 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is hard to imagine that just over 20 years ago, the base version of the bestselling truck in the world had such low power levels, but this just serves to highlight how far engine technology has come in the last three decades.
However, even with those balmy horsepower numbers, the 4.9-liter engine mated to the manual transmission had enough torque to roast a big set of tires and that is illustrated in the video above.
Farm Truck Burnout
The video begins as the driver of this six-cylinder F-150 brings up the engine speed and drops the clutch, getting the rear tires spinning as the aging suspension chattered under the truck. While the truck seems like it is probably stock or very near-stock, roasting the big tires is no problem for the 4.9 I6. Within a few seconds, smoke begins to pour from the beefy 31-inch tires and for nearly a half-minute, this 90s Ford “farm use” creates clouds.
The only “modification” might be some custom exhaust – or maybe the owner just cut the exhaust off – but the roar of the inline-six is unmistakable in this smoky burnout video. Crank up your speakers and enjoy!