Pink Ford F-150 is a Drift Machine: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
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 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.
In other words, this is the perfect burnout machine, provided that you are cool with only burning one tire at a time.
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.
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.
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.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!