F-150 Smokes a Tire Until it Explodes: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday

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Ford F-150 turns in an amazing burnout, smoking one tire for more than two minutes, causing it to disintegrate.

This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the Hoontario YouTube channel and it features a Ford F-150 sending its right-rear tire to the afterlife in proper fashion. In many cases, when a video title describes a burnout as “absolutely gnarly” or something along those lines, it fails to impress, but this video is perfectly titled. As one-wheel-peel burnout videos go, this one is about as good as it gets when it comes to a stock Ford pickup.

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There are no details on the video above, but we know from the styling that this F-150 is from the era of the F-Series that ran from 1997 through 2003. Based on the sound, it is packing a V8 and during the tenth generation, this truck would have been powered by either a 4.6- or 5.4-liter Triton V8. We can see from the bedside badging that this truck is outfitted with the FX4 package that was introduced for the 2002 model year, so the engine is delivering either 231 or 260 horsepower.

Ford F-150 Burnout Start

Finally, it appears as though the rear wheel doesn’t match the stock front wheel, so it is likely that the owner tossed on a random wheel and tire for this smoke show. That is good news for anyone who watches this and still wants to buy the truck.

Ford F-150 Burnout Front

138 Seconds of Smoke

When the video begins, this Ford F-150 is already spinning the rear tire and it takes about 15 seconds for the tire to get hot and the engine speeds to soar. That leads to more smoke, making it hard for the cameraman to see the truck from the side, forcing the perspective to shift to the front end. At that point, the truck had been smoking that one tire for about 30 seconds, making enough smoke to black out the sun down-wind.

Ford F-150 Burnout End

When we see how much smoke was behind the camera, it becomes evident that this is a gnarly burnout, but this Ford F-150 continues to roast that tire for almost two more minutes. Around the 1:16 mark, we hear a pop that is likely party of the tire coming apart, but the driver keeps the hammer down for another full minute. Towards the end of that minute, the popping sounds become more frequent and just before the video ends, the tire completely disintegrates and the burnout ends.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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