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Sled Pull

In a couple weeks, I will be going down to Colorado to watch some sled pulls and maybe participate in them.

I have questions for y'all. (If I participate)

1) I have the banks six gun, Should I leave it in power level six or lower or should I go into speed loader and take a chance with my engine? I only have 15.7k miles on it.

2) Should I be In four High or four Low?

3) Has anybody ever attempted a sled pull with banks?

All help would be greatly appreciated.

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In a couple weeks, I will be going down to Colorado to watch some sled pulls and maybe participate in them.

I have questions for y'all. (If I participate)

1) I have the banks six gun, Should I leave it in power level six or lower or should I go into speed loader and take a chance with my engine? I only have 15.7k miles on it.

2) Should I be In four High or four Low?

3) Has anybody ever attempted a sled pull with banks?

All help would be greatly appreciated.

-Pat
here we go again, can we get this one to 80+posts also??? before midnight..

just mess'n with you, there is another thread almost identical to this, that pretty much says try both hi and low 2nd,3rd or drive. check out that post though,, if i knew how to link it to you i would,, its is still on the front page.
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where is the pull i would like to go...

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I have no Idea, somewhere in Colorado, me and a bunch of buddies are going and they have the directions lol. I'm pretty much the designated driver

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You want the biggest HP program you can run. Sled pulling is basically drag racing with a load on. You want to get going as fast as you can before the weight tips. Run it in 4 low. Just put it in drive. You won't have enough HP to get it past 3rd gear anyway.

Best advise I can give you is relax and take your time. First time you hook you'll be nervous as all get out. Once you're hooked up to the sled and you get the green flag, take a few seconds. It's not a race off the line. Stop and recheck your stuff out. 4lo, in drive, 6 gun turned all the way up, etc. Step on the brake and gently brake boost. When it feels like the truck is going to over power the brakes let off the brake and ease it on out. Don't floor it right away, get the sled rolling a bit first (maybe 50 feet, it really depends on the track surface). If you start to wheel hop let out of it. That's where stuff breaks. Once its rolling good, hammer down. Forget watching your gauges, just keep your eyes down the track. Watch the flag man. Don't let off the throttle until he waves the red flag.

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^ what he said I start out in 3rd and just let it have it but its really up to you turn your wheel side to side this will some what help with the wheel hopp these trucks tend t o have. good luck

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here we go again, can we get this one to 80+posts also??? before midnight..

just mess'n with you, there is another thread almost identical to this, that pretty much says try both hi and low 2nd,3rd or drive. check out that post though,, if i knew how to link it to you i would,, its is still on the front page.
No we are not doing that again

I would reccomend 4low with the Banks.

Higher hp trucks will run 4high tho.

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I was gonna post this in the 6.0 section also, I wasn't about to post in the 6.4 section and ask for advice on this But on my extreme race setting is that enough power to use 4hi or still go 4low. Also if you don't run it in drive and run 2nd and 3rd will you need to downshift to 2nd at the end of the track? And with 10ply tires so deflate to around 20psi or so? Trying to see if anything is different from the 6.4 guys advice to the 6.0 guys.

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Haha, my son sent me that picture...It shows that you can really haul butt when your drivin a ford.

There was also a lot of when I put that up haha. I'll change it in a bit.

"It's not leaking oil, it's sweating power!"

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Banks Monster Exhaust Straight Piped
Banks Intercooler
Banks High ram
Banks Cold Air Intake
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