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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.
'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar
Plus a few other odds and ends...