F-150 Tremor Thrills the Crowd: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Even with only one tire spinning, this EcoBoost-powered F-150 puts on a great smoke show.
This week’s “Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of G.E. Gunzy and it features a 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor participating in a burnout competition. We get to watch the action from a variety of angles, and although the run didn’t go quite as smoothly as the owner had hoped, it still create a pretty impressive cloud of tire smoke.
If you are unfamiliar with the Ford F-150 Tremor, here is a quick rundown of this sporty package. Introduced for the 2014 model year, the Tremor was a sort of on-street performance package that included the basic two-door cab, the short bed, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and a set of 4.10 gears. You could get the Tremor in two- or four-wheel-drive but for many buyers, this was the first attempt at an on-road performance truck from Ford in years.
While the package was nowhere near as flashy as the actual performance models such as the Lightning or the Raptor, 365 horsepower, 420 lb-ft of torque and 4.10 gears in this lightweight pickup made the Tremor quick – but it didn’t prove to be popular enough to continue beyond 2014. The 2015 brought with it a new generation of the F-150 and it was without the Tremor package, so this ended up being a one-year affair.
Burnout from Every Angle
The video begins by showing us the burnout from the perspective of a GoPro mounted on the passenger’s side front fender, giving us a great chance to hear the EcoBoost V6 roar, but we really can’t see much.
After that, there are three clips of that same burnout captured from the crowd, one from each side in the frustrating vertical phone orientation and one shot with a bunch of heads in the way. When you piece them altogether, we get to see this burnout from every angle and in doing so, you may notice that there isn’t much smoke coming from the driver’s side rear tire.
It turns out that the owner was having a problem with the electronic locking rear differential, causing the truck to only spin one tire much of the time, but the result is still a whole lot of smoke.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!