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Old 08-22-2010, 01:33 PM
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pull off. NEW FORD VS OLD FORD

so my boss challenged me to a pull off after work this coming friday. we got a grand riding on this. my 08 f-350 vs his 79 f-250 ranger with a 4 speed?(truck is mint with low miles and a 400 motor) i have a lot power on him but we are taking both our trucks to a local sand and gravel place to weigh in so he can put some weight in his bed... i've never done a pull off but dont wanna lose! lol. give me some thoughts and suggestions please.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:37 PM
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Make sure that your reciever ball is the same height or higher than his. If yours is higher it will take the weight of the rear of his truck and put it on yours.
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thats great info to know thanks! i feel like his trucks a bit higher though so well have to get that figured out. what u thinkin 4lo in drive or 1 or 2?
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I never done one before but I think 4hi should be better. You might tear something up doing it in 4 Low. Just make sure you get traction first cause the first person to lose traction will always lose.
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the last thing i wanna do is break something........ what should i put my spratan on the tow tune?
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the last thing i wanna do is break something........ what should i put my spratan on the tow tune?
Power really doesn't have too much play in this type of competition. Traction is the key here. Like I said I never done one personally but I have read a lot of threads about it and all I read about is traction, traction, traction. So maybe lowing your tire pressure will help. What type of tires are you running?
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i was the stock 20 inch wheels with good year wrangler 275/65/20s? 33 inch tire i think
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i was the stock 20 inch wheels with good year wrangler 275/65/20s? 33 inch tire i think
Actually they are 34's. If you have a buddy you can borrow some mudding tires that would help you out.
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power is null and void in tug-a-wars. wat ur looking for is traction and patience. if hes got a manual tranny hes not gonna be able to stay locked up with u long or the clutch will be going. ur best bet is to put ur brakes on hard and watch him in ur mirror and wait for him to get over-zelous ont he clutch and break the tires loose. when this happens jus giv er som throttle and drive off with him. DO NOT FLOOR IT!!! gentle is key hear. u do not wanna blow the tires off in excitment. also take some air out of the tire to get the biggest contact patch on the ground u can. ull drag him no problem, if ur front end doesnt start chattering up and down.

also u want to be in 4lo to put the least amount of strain on the tranny as possible to keep it cool as possible. u wont break anything, specially being ur gonna pull on gravel/dirt.

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power is null and void in tug-a-wars. wat ur looking for is traction and patience. if hes got a manual tranny hes not gonna be able to stay locked up with u long or the clutch will be going. ur best bet is to put ur brakes on hard and watch him in ur mirror and wait for him to get over-zelous ont he clutch and break the tires loose. when this happens jus giv er som throttle and drive off with him. DO NOT FLOOR IT!!! gentle is key hear. u do not wanna blow the tires off in excitment. also take some air out of the tire to get the biggest contact patch on the ground u can. ull drag him no problem, if ur front end doesnt start chattering up and down.

also u want to be in 4lo to put the least amount of strain on the tranny as possible to keep it cool as possible. u wont break anything, specially being ur gonna pull on gravel/dirt.

PS- get a vid.
So he won't hurt anything in 4lo?
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