Ford Ranger Becomes a Burnout Machine: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday

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When the owner of this Ford Ranger got a new truck, his old one was sentenced to a life of burnouts and abuse.

This week’s tire Smokin Tuesday video comes to us from the Greaseball Shenanigans YouTube channel and it features a 1998 Ford Ranger doing a wicked burnout. This truck is stock and worn out, but that doesn’t stop it from roasting both rear tires for the duration of this minute-long video.

A New Life

According to the brief details accompanying this video, the Ford Ranger in action here is owned by a guy who has purchased a new truck, so he decided to beat on his old compact pickup. We hope that there will eventually be more videos of this Ranger doing things that will lead to an earlier death, but the beating began with a long, smoky burnout.

We believe that this Ford Ranger is stock, with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 117 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. The details actually say that it has a 2.3-liter mill, but no 2.3 was offered in 1998, so we believe that he means that it has a 2.5-liter mill.

The Smokin’ Ford

In any case, that factory 4-cylinder engine does a great job of roasting the tires for nearly a full minute. The video begins as the driver bring the engine speed up and dumps the clutch, quickly getting both rear tires spinning hard. After roughly 30 seconds or slaying the tires in one spot, the driver lets the truck roll forward with the tires still spinning hard.

The Ranger runs off of the road for a second as the driver whips the rear end around, but he finishes up the video by stopping the truck on a side roar – getting the tires smoking through the end of the video.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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Patrick Rall is a regular contributor to LS1Tech and JK Forum, among other auto sites.

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