Ranger roasts the rear tires with EcoBoost power and an accompaniment from Metallica.
The Ford Ranger doesn’t get as much credit as the F-150 for being a great burnout machine due to the fact that the smaller truck comes with smaller engines. Many of the burnout videos that we feature are powered by a monster V8, but the modern Ranger is currently only offered with an EcoBoost four-cylinder. However, while the smaller pickup has a small engine, it delivers comparable power to some fairly modern V8-powered half-ton trucks.
As a result, the new Ranger can do some burnouts, especially when the truck has been upgrades with some aftermarket goodies. This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the SPDPerformance YouTube channel and it does a great job of showing off the burnout potential of Ford’s popular new mid-sized pickup.
Ranger with Bigger Exhaust
The 2019 Ford Ranger sold in the United States comes standard with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This particular pickup is not stock, as it has been fitted with a high-flow downpipe and a full exhaust system from SPD Performance. On the website, the company states that the downpipe and exhaust both improve performance, but there are no hard power numbers. We also don’t know if this Ranger has the downpipe with or without the catalytic convertor, nor do we know if this engine has been tuned to make the most of the exhaust upgrades.
In short, we know that this Ford Ranger is making more than stock power, but we don’t know how much more. If the exhaust upgrades are accompanied by an engine tune, we would expect pretty significant increases in both horsepower and torque, but even without the tune, the free-flowing piping should add a few extra ponies in addition to the sound.
In any case, this compact Ford packs enough power to put together a solid smoke show.
Slo-Mo Tire Slaying
You might think that a burnout video of a Ford Ranger with aftermarket exhaust upgrades would offer a chance to hear the truck roar while in action, but you would be wrong. Instead of exhaust sounds, we get an odd remix of Metallica’s “Unforgiven”, but there is a good reason for that.
This burnout is displayed in slow-motion. If the video included the exhaust sounds, it would be all weird and stretched out, just like the video, so it would not serve as a good representation of this aftermarket exhaust system. The company doesn’t want people thinking that their exhaust upgrades sound like crap, so on the slow-motion videos, they add music.
Putting the lack of exhaust noise aside, this Ranger burnout video is excellent. At first, there isn’t much smoke, but once the tires really get spinning hard, the small truck produces some big clouds.