Pink Ford F-150 is a Drift Machine: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday

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Combination of V8 power and one-wheel-drive makes this F-150 a great rolling tire-slayer.

This week’s “Tire Smokin’ Tuesday” video comes to us from the Maritime Mitch YouTube channel and it features a 1993 Ford F-150 roasting one tire as it rolls up and down a desolate country road. Although the open differential only allows the truck to smoke one tire, the driver does a pretty impressive job of drifting back and forth as the pink Ford creeps down the road. The driver even throws in a quick spin-around for good measure.

The Machine

The details on this 1993 Ford F-150 are brief, but we know all that we need to know. This truck is powered by a 302-cubic inch V8, which sends all of its power to the right rear wheel only. We can also see that it is a short-wheelbase flareside model in “Iris Metallic”, so it is one of the lighter configurations of the F-150 with V8 power and single-wheel traction.

1993 Ford F-150 Burnout Front

In other words, this is the perfect burnout machine, provided that you are cool with only burning one tire at a time.

Rolling Burnout

In most cases, when we feature a Ford truck with an open rear differential smoking a tire, it is stationary. When you get to doing rolling burnouts with a one-wheel-peel vehicle, it will tend to push to the side opposite the drive wheel, so while it can make for good donuts, this configuration generally doesn’t make for a great rolling burnout machine.

Pink 1993 Ford F-150 Burnout Rear

However, when you introduce a driver who knows how to control the truck with one tire smoking, a V8-powered F-150 with one tire’s-worth of traction is a pretty wicked drift machine.

After the lengthy intro, the F-150 begins roasting the rear tires way off in the distance and following a few seconds of stationary burnout, the truck begins to creep forward. As the pink pickup nears the camera, the driver lets it wander slowly from side-to-side on the road with the back end of the truck leading the way.

Pink 1993 Ford F-150 Drifting

On the second run, the truck begins much further away and as the tires begin to spin, the driver tosses the F-150 back and forth on the road. This time, as the vehicle reaches the camera, the driver drifts onto a side road, kicking the back end around and heading into the other direction with the rear tire spinning the entire time.

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