July 14, 2004I believe there are 2 total runs for each truck entered. I am running stock class, so I dont know how many there will be until about 30 mins before the pull. I am hoping there will be more than 2 pulls, I like doing things in 3, lol, makes it easier to adverage time and distances...
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July 15, 2004Heres what he said so far:
quote:Not knowing what your friend`s truck specs are, I would say that he needs to manually lock the hubs, put it in 4LO, disable OD, gear shift lever in drive, and floor it! Have fun.
July 15, 2004Talked to him again this morning:
I would leave it in 4 LO in drive-the idea is to get as much speed as possible-that will take the sled longer to stop at the end. I would guess that he has 350-400 HP.
On a Chevy-make sure you change the U joints to a SPICER of something heavy duty. The last two events I was at, 2 Chevy`s dropped the shafts in the dirt.
July 16, 2004Seeing that you have a lift and are running a 1/2 ton your probably going to toss the rear driveshaft within the first 50 feet runnning those 35`s. Try to find a friend with some 31`s check with the rules and see if your allowed to put a block between the top of your leaf spring and the bottom of your frame to stop suspension sag, and some pull classes don`t allow for aftermarket intakes and holley carbs in the STOCK class. You may get bumped into stock modified and that`s a tough class to play in.
The key to pulling is as everyone has said first after you are hooked to the sled and given the all clear ease forward to get the slack out of the hook. Drop your tranny in L1, t-case in low lock. Be smooth and easy when first taking off being carful not to light the tires, as you feel the weight transfering and the truck bogging mash her down and don`t let up unless the front end begins to bounce. If you feel the front start hopping ease out of the gas a little if it continues to hop let off the gas and let her stop. Find the lowest drop receiver for your reese hitch if you have one if you hook the sled high especially with that lift kit it will suck the rear down and you will loose all foward bite.
July 16, 2004What I mean by putting a block between the spring and frame is that we used to slip a chunk of 4x4 in there to limit the rear springs from sagging. We would take some heavy wire and wrap them to the frames to keep them from falling out. Also when the tires do start to spin and your as far down the track as the truck is going to go let off the gas as soon as it breaks the tires loose. Though it may look and sound cool to sit there and blast the pipes and throw dirt, this is where most t-cases, driveshafts and rearend get grenaded by all the load suddenly being let loose when the traction is gone and everything is suddenly set free.
In all honesty if I were you I would not pull your truck. I know I`ve darn near wrote a book on your topic but a lifted 1/2 ton with big tires will probably break something or things. I`ve seen lot of trucks like this not even get the sled off the line because of their gearing, lift and tire size and the ones that did broke soon after leaving the line.
It`s your call, if you do it good luck and if you don`t but are interested in getting into pulling walk through the pits and check out some of the setups others are running and build an old beater sleeper 3/4 ton with the right springs, gears, motor combo to play with and keep your big ride to drive and enjoy. I`ve seen a bone stock 3/4 ton beat farm truck smoke some trucks that sounded stronger and probably had more hp because it had the right combo of power and drivetrain components along with tires sized to not rob it of power and still get max traction.