By Patrick Rall
While we generally stick to Dodge and Ram brand vehicles in our daily feature articles, this awesome clip of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee destroying the rear tires is too good to pass up for this week’s Tire Shredding Tuesday feature. This video appears to have been shot by some younger gentlemen who are excited enough by the results of this burnout to use some not-safe-for-work language at the very end of the clip but even with the sound off – this is one epic burnout.
As you can see, this is a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee rear wheel drive model powered by the 5.9L Magnum V8. The rear tires appear to be a bit bald to begin with even without any water to get this burnout going, the Jeep absolutely cremates the rear skins. In fact, it looks as though this Grand Cherokee could have kept smoking the tires until they popped but after some 40 seconds of merciless tire abuse – he lets off the brakes and drives away as smoke pours from the vehicle.
The fact that most V8 powered Jeep Grand Cherokees are four wheel drive would generally cause this vehicle to not be atop the list of awesome burnout videos but thanks to this guy and his Magnum powered SUV, this Jeep is more than deserving of being featured in the legend book that is the Tire Shredding Tuesdays feature. Enjoy!