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Old 08-31-2009, 06:15 AM
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So, me and the crew have decided to build a sled pull truck. We have a spare 6.4L Powerstroke that we purchased about 6 months ago. The truck is a 96 Dodge 2500 Reg Cab Long Bed 4x4. What kind of upgrades do we need to do to the suspension and what not, any advice will be taken into consideration as we have no clue about sled pulling. All we know is we are going to put a Powerstroke in a Dodge just to piss off the local guys because they only believe in Cummins.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:17 AM
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what class are you gonna try and be in??
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:18 AM
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2.8 is the plan but I am not sure if the engine has to come in the truck.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:24 AM
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most places allow engine swaps... for suspension it depends on who is putting on the pulls. up here there is an assoc that will only let up pull if you have driveline loops, air, elec, ignition shut offs... even for stock trucks. others dont care and wont even weigh you... based on the honor system
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All I know John, is if you're intending to build a competitive 2.8 in your part of the country, I hope you've got deep pockets.

What's your local pulling organization? Wideopen?

I'd check out NADM's rules and build to that personally. I know you can put a cummins in a Ford, so why couldn't you put a powerstroke in a Dodge...
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All I know John, is if you're intending to build a competitive 2.8 in your part of the country, I hope you've got deep pockets.

What's your local pulling organization? Wideopen?

I'd check out NADM's rules and build to that personally. I know you can put a cummins in a Ford, so why couldn't you put a powerstroke in a Dodge...
I don't have deep pockets or daddy's money like some do so I guess we will just do what we can or run a 12 valve in it.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:56 AM
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I don't have deep pockets or daddy's money like some do so I guess we will just do what we can or run a 12 valve in it.
NOOOO dont go to the dark side, stay in the light.... a 6.4 swap would be sweet. i would love to see the dodge guys faces when they see it
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I like the sounds of this, why dont you do a progresive build. Start out in work stock class with the truck and then as your budget allows move up classes from there
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John, I checked NADM rules and there is no provision for the twin turbo'd 6.4's in the 2.8 class. However the 2.6 class does allow "factory" twins for the 6.4's. You can use any OEM motor, trans, driveline from a 1 ton or smaller factory production truck.
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John, I checked NADM rules and there is no provision for the twin turbo'd 6.4's in the 2.8 class. However the 2.6 class does allow "factory" twins for the 6.4's. You can use any OEM motor, trans, driveline from a 1 ton or smaller factory production truck.
hmmmmmm.....
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