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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Pulling a sled with my mud truck ?!

Local fairground is having a truck pull next month, there having a "run what you brung" 4x4 gasser class to try and attract the local mud race community, I'm thinking I'm gonna run my truck with 38 boggers , I don't think my 14 bolt and d60 with 5.13s will come apart , does anyone think otherwise ?!

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Id find a set of 33 inch all terrains if I were you, depending on how much power your putting down that dana 60 wont live long with thoose big tires, u joint,yoke or ring and pinion failure. Where are you from?
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Western Pennsylvania , I think I do have some 33 all terrains , not the best tread but ....

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Ok,way to much traction with those boggers that equals driveline disaster. Good luck on your pull but beware, Its addicting.
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Thanks for the warning , and I'll leave the boggers at home. I've never done it but I'm guessing 4lo 1st gear?

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Yes 4lo 1st gear by 75ft have your foot in the carb.
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So the object is to pick up as much speed before the sled hits the dirt and you start spinning? Sorry for my ignorance I've never paid close attention to pulling

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yep,you got it. how many springs do you have in the rear.
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Not near enough I know that! I only got 4 because there 6" lift springs, i do have another pack I could swap in for that event it wouldn't take long, I have good strong ladder bars also

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Springs are half the battle in a truck pull. If you keep the back end from squatting under load then you're pulling weight off the sled and making it easier to pull!

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I have the perfect set I do believe , thanks guys

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Yeah block the rear suspension if you can, much travel and truck will bounce!
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Hmmmm,.... sounds like a lifted truck.....

if it starts bouncing....... LET OUT....!! It aint worth it....!

Lifted trucks n truck pullin are sometimes not a good combo...
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With 513s I would use 4lo and 2nd gear
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But it's an automatic, stick with 4lo 1st gear.
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