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Video: Can You Drift a Ford F-450 Dualie? Yes

Posted in News on January 21, 2016
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You may recall the YouTube video series “Will it Blend” in which various consumer electronic items were tossed into a blender to see how they’d fare. Expectedly, most did not survive. Of more interest to truck fans is whether big brutes like the Ford F-450 dualie can get sideways in the snow. If championship rally driver Tim O’Neil is behind the wheel, the answer is a definite “yes.”

In this video, O’Neil starts out with the usual prerace safety check, where he dutifully dons a helmet, sets the F-450’s drivetrain to traction control off, and selects “4-Hi” before going for a romp in the powder. In the video, we see O’Neil flinging the 8,000-plus pound truck around like a Lancia. As with most cool-looking stunts involving 4-ton blunt objects moving at a high rate of speed on a low traction surface, the caveat “do not try this at home” applies. However, if you really want to learn how to do it, you can always enroll in O’Neil’s Ohio-based rally school at teamoneil.com, which offers driver training in a variety of safety, tactical security, and motorsports driving.

Source: Team O’Neil Rally via YouTube

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