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Old 05-29-2009, 05:25 PM
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**HELP** Racing my truck

Tomarrow im going to the track with my friends (sikeston, MO.)
and of course my race car is not done.

So i was thinking about running my truck just to see what she would do?
its a 1/8 th mile track.
my truck is a 05 f-350 crew cab long bed, afe intake, 4inch exhaust,
no cat or muffler,

my car runs 6.40s in the 8th at 115mp (big block chevy) i know how to run a gas motor.LOL

Ive only jumped on my truck hard maybe twice since ive owned it.
(yes i baby my truck)
both time i did it seems to shift real quick(too quick) it wont wind out.

Heres my question for u diesel guys,
1) should i try to manual shift ? (im scared i will over rev it)
2) or should i put her in drive & let here shift itself?

thanks for all your time & advise.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:36 PM
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put it in drive and do a boosted 4x4High launch and u will be good to go, thats what most people do so they dont melt their tires in 2wd
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its a diesel it wont rev out like your big block will, you dont want to manual shift it. and its got a rev limiter on it so you cant over rev it

put the truck in 4wd, boost it up a little bit and take off, dont worry about switching out of 4wd it wont matter. but then again you baby it so you problem wont 4wd launch it. just roll into the pedal and see what happens, your not setting records just having fun.

btw you need to open her up a little bit, these trucks like to get beaten on
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:52 AM
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thanks for the help, ill let u guys know what happens
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:54 AM
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12.3, thats haulling *** for a big truck, good luck in 09
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btw you need to open her up a little bit, these trucks like to get beaten on
Ya slap her a$$!!!

let her breath!!
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heres what happend

well i tried it it 2 wheel drive & melted the tires i know the firs 30 ft so had to let off & shut her down,
the next run i took off in 4 high, it didnt spin but was a little slow off the line
& ran a 10.80.
the next run i did the same thing and went a 11.00.

this is 8th mile times so i was hopeing for a little better times.
then again this is my dailey driver and it only has a afe intake, muffler & cat delete, thats it, no tunes or anything else.
so i guess thats not that bad for a one ton 4 door long bed.(i guess)

so what is your opinion, am i beating myself up or is that not to bad
thanks for your info
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put it in drive and let her go, shifting is a BAD idea(already replaced a transmission here)
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12.3, thats haulling *** for a big truck, good luck in 09
thanks, i really need to hit the track again since i have changed a few things around
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