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Drag Racing?!

Alright.... This summer, I'll most likely end up towing my brothers '54 F100 to the drag races!!! And I was thinking, while I'm there, I might as well give it a go and play with the PSD too!!! Right?

Right now, my PSD is pretty well stock. I honestly don't know if I'll have a TW chip and whatnot by the time the races come around (someday I will, but being a student, I can't afford too many mods right now). Anyway, I had a couple questions about drag racing.

Just from playing around, I know for a fact that even stock, I can't get traction in 2wd. Obviously, I'll have to launch the truck in 4x4. Now, my question is, do I leave the truck in 4x4 all the way down the track? Or shift out of 4x4?? I have a manual transfer case (just incase that makes a difference).

My other question involves launching the truck... Since my truck is automatic, what's the best way to launch the truck?? Can I build boost at the line by holding the brake down and giving it fuel??

Thanks guys!!! By the way, here's my brothers '54, incase anyone is curious:




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post #2 of 9 Old 12-11-2008, 02:41 PM
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Leave it in 4x4 all the way down..it won't hurt anything
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i like your bros truck. very nice. leave it in 4 wheel and have fun. your right on on how to build boost. i would say about 20 pd boosted launch would do ya good. btw, how fast is your brothers ride? i like the color of the paint.

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Hold the brake down... push the pedal down and build some boost up and let er rip in 4x4...

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Hold the brake down... push the pedal down and build some boost up and let er rip in 4x4...
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oh yeah and don't forget to put in your Top Gun CD at the staging line.

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leave it in 4wd and i usualy wave bye bye to the poor little car next to me. that always gets a werid look followed by attitude

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