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Old 05-23-2005, 08:59 PM
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J-fox i need new tires, i can row through all 5 gears when the pavement is a little damp. It sounds funny but a dime is thicker than the tread on my tires.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:43 PM
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The way I see it is aggressive tires are alright if you have the power to spin the crap out of them. I pulled with an aggressive set of all terrains last year and they bit alright and rode smooth. I just pulled on saturday with a set of Mud Terrains and they bit almost too well. I should have spooled the turbo and got them spinning right away, but instead I eased into it and started hopping too bad. The hop is also because I blocked up the rear suspension, though. I think that is the main culprit...
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Old 05-24-2005, 10:34 PM
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How did you do pulling Matt? I should be getting a torque converter REALLY soon and when i get it in i would like to pull once, and we have close to the same setup, so how'd you do?

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Old 05-24-2005, 10:48 PM
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Originally posted by fearthedeere
J-. It sounds funny but a dime is thicker than the tread on my tires.
I think u best take ur clutch fund and get some shoes for the ride!!.. wouldnt wanna know somethin happened to ya..

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Old 05-24-2005, 11:22 PM
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Eric, my first pull last year I made it 253 feet, my second was on a crappy, un-resurfaced track and was 193 feet. This last one I never hit more than half throttle and made it 203 feet. It started hopping too bad whenever I would get on it, I was too afraid of breaking something The 253 foot pull was made when I spooled the turbo and spun the tires almost right away. My next pull I'm going to try this again...

One thing though, I had plenty of power to spin out, just need to get more tires turning so that I could get the sled moving.
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Old 05-25-2005, 08:08 AM
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I pulled once and made it 150 feet But that was before the GSK, and i had really crappy tires and was just spinning. Cant wait to get a good torque converter. Maybe i can get some power to the ground then. You are always better off letting out of it if it starts hopping though. That WILL break stuff in a hurry. Did you pull in 4 low and let it shift to 3rd or 1st gear in 4 hi? If i pull again im not sure how im gonna do it.

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Old 05-25-2005, 08:25 AM
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How do you "hook up" to the sled?
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Big clevis hook?

Ive seen many custom hitches that way, infact i have one.. just no intention for a sled, its more for my strap and chains..

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Old 05-25-2005, 02:38 PM
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that must be a lighter sled than the one i hooked up to. with a 13.25 con fe clutch i had to go all the way down to 1600 to get the truck to even start moving in 3rd low range. i would suggest 2 gear low range with a stock clutch. this year i will be in 5th or 6th low range. only because i put in a 3850 southbend dual disk.
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Originally posted by Mcmopar
How do you "hook up" to the sled?
Most pulls have a maximum hitch height. Typically in the classes I ran it was 26" from the ground to the middle of the clevis. Every single clevis rule that I've seen states that the clevis must allow a 3" diameter hook to pass through it's center. So the clevis hole must be at least a 3" round hole.

The chain on the sled is approximately 3-4' long with a HUGE hook.

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Old 06-04-2005, 11:23 PM
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Yeee haaa!!! Well, I pulled tonight and what a rush. I had 1700 pounds of weight out back and weighed in at 7960 lbs. I came off the line about half throttle with minimal clutch slipping (2nd low), it hopped a tiny bit, and took off down the track. I m,ade it 220 feet 2 inches and spun the tires! I was absolutely amazed at how well it did. That distance put me in 7th place, the winner was somewhere around 250 feet and he was in a brand new 6.0 chipped. I beat my friends PS by 30 feet(the same one that pulled me a while back, equal weight makes a big difference) and another friend by 20 feet. He's lifted and started hopping, broke the rear yoke in half. I'm still amazed at how this truck powered down the track. Hopefully, I can scrape up the money for a clutch so I can do this more often. Anyway, any guys that are plannin on pulling before long, just my two cents worth......stock clutch-2nd low, if you have weights get right up to the limit, put her to the wood, and if it hops definitely let out of it. Oh yea, my tires were at street pressure, I think next time they're gettin aired down.
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Originally posted by gunracer1
that must be a lighter sled than the one i hooked up to. with a 13.25 con fe clutch i had to go all the way down to 1600 to get the truck to even start moving in 3rd low range. i would suggest 2 gear low range with a stock clutch. this year i will be in 5th or 6th low range. only because i put in a 3850 southbend dual disk.
I think you're going to need way more ponies and alot more rpm's if you think you're gonna get either of those gears on the pullin track, unless it is as sandy as the beach
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Old 06-05-2005, 07:00 AM
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Hey Sam, will they let you block up the rear suspension? A couple of 2x4's between the frame and axle should help with the hop.

I'm glad it pulled well for you, especially outpulling the PSD that drug you across the field.

Don't go under 15 psi on the tires or you're likely to pop a bead loose.
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