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Old 10-02-2005, 09:07 AM
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Anyone have any more info on this competition? I was surfing looking for more Tug-O-War vids and came across this article. Wanted to see how the Ford won. Just curious..

http://www.socaltrucks.com/whatsnew/...oice_recap.htm

"The Diesel Tug-O-War seemed to be a big hit with the crowd. "They hooked up the chains and plumes of black smoke shot up," an onlooker noted as the contest started. In the end, no one could take out the Ford Diesel, not even a Duramax Chevy."
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Tug a wars is all about traction. Your truck can have 3,000 rwtq but if a truck with 300 rwtq has the traction advantage, you will lose. Wieght of vehicle, and tires play a huge role in traction.

My brother and I hooked bumpers one evening in his field, he has an extended cab long bed Ford with the V-10/auto, and 4.10 gears. truck is stock, and wieghs 6740# (He does have new mud tires 285`s) my truck out wieghs his by 500#, has about 400-450 more rear wheel ft lb tq, but has nearly bald all-terrain tires, also 285`s. The tug a war ended after he dug down (only 3 tires) about 6-8 inches. He didn't move me, but I couldn't move him either. And even though all 4 of my tires spun, I barely dug through the grass.

The way some think, I should have out pulled him easy, because of power and wieght, while others would think his tires would make all the difference!
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Originally Posted by Xonid
Anyone have any more info on this competition? I was surfing looking for more Tug-O-War vids and came across this article. Wanted to see how the Ford won. Just curious..

http://www.socaltrucks.com/whatsnew/...oice_recap.htm

" In the end, no one could take out the Ford Diesel, not even a Duramax Chevy."
there must not have been a properly weighed and BOMBed cummins in teh group.. if so no ferd woulda had a chance...

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Originally Posted by TxDiesel007
there must not have been a properly weighed and BOMBed cummins in teh group.. if so no ferd woulda had a chance...

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I dont like to pick on the competition but unless it's an Inline, it isn't a diesel. Them V-8's just sound like a gasser with a bad knock.
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Originally Posted by A-Poc
I dont like to pick on the competition but unless it's an Inline, it isn't a diesel. Them V-8's just sound like a gasser with a bad knock.
Have you listened to some of the common rail Cummins? Some of them sound like a bubble bee on seroids.
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in case you didn't know cummins is the only real diesel on the market
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I know a person who has a H1, and was challanged to a pull by a very BOMBED Ford PS on pavement. Notice I said person, not friend, as he is so strung out about his car, I won't even call it a truck, that he is impossible to deal with. Anyway the Ford ended up blowing his rear differential out through the cover. A pavement pull will do that, vs a dirt pull, where the tires can spin. The H1 has a 2.7 rear end, but from there, each wheel has a 1.9 reduction gear, which will distribute the torque better than a straight differential. Interesting.
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