Drag Racing?! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-11-2008, 10:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Geraldton, Ont.
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to Mud-Nut
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:



Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-11-2008, 01:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 387
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Leave it in 4x4 all the way down..it won't hurt anything
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 4,243
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-11-2008, 02:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 3,008
Thanks: 6
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hold the brake down... push the pedal down and build some boost up and let er rip in 4x4...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-11-2008, 02:29 PM
John Wood Nut Swinger
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: too far from Texas
Posts: 3,410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thuglike View Post
Leave it in 4x4 all the way down..it won't hurt anything
Quote:
Originally Posted by layson View Post
Hold the brake down... push the pedal down and build some boost up and let er rip in 4x4...
^^^^^ What they said.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-11-2008, 02:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 3,008
Thanks: 6
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
oh yeah and don't forget to put in your Top Gun CD at the staging line.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-11-2008, 02:42 PM
John Wood Nut Swinger
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: too far from Texas
Posts: 3,410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by layson View Post
oh yeah and don't forget to put in your Top Gun CD at the staging line.
I listen to Sammy Hagar's VOA album with "I can't drive 55" on repeat....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-12-2008, 07:01 AM
International Threat
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elkton, MD
Posts: 13,087
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I don't listen to music, I listen to my exhaust. Gets me in the mood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-12-2008, 07:05 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NE onio
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors