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post #1 of 46 Old 04-24-2009, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Sled pull ?'s again

Ok, I know I have asked before but my first sled pull is on sunday. To be totally honest I don't know wat I am doing well to an extent anyways. Heres wat i have it is a 03 f-250 6.0 auto, sct canned tunes only custom in very near future, 4 inch exhaust cat delete, afe stage 2 intake. Now my ?s are wat do i run the sct on race performance tow? should i switch any thing else in it lock converter? Wat should i do with tire pressure? Should i build boost? I know i dont wanna just stomp on it get some traction then go. i got tommorrow to do anything u think i should to the truck and a shop to do it in should i build deals to stop my suspension or anything else like that? Any and all info Is really helpfull and i appreciate it very much and thank u in advance. I will also be installing the egt for my sct tomorrow wat kinda temp is to much cause i know i wanna watch that at the pull. O and the tranny is already been built no worries there
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do you have traction bars or sled stops?


Rear tire pressure as high as possible, front tire pressure about 50% of manufacturers rating, get as much weight in the truck as allowed, get your hitch height up as much as possible, run the hottest file you have....

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No the traction bars are in very near future, if anyone has info on how to fab some i would appreciate it, the sled stops wat are those? the pull has been cancelled till the 16th of may so any fab that i need to do i have a little time. Thank u very much
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sled stops are anything between the sled and bumper to keep the sled from smashing the rear end of the truck alot of pulling trucks don't have rear bumpers just sled stops and hitch height is real important

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search traction barrs i had some spare time there are a couple different ideas on that thread about which ones to go with. Maintain has a pretty sweet short set up on his ride.

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K ty dzchey i will look that up. Seven point three how do they make the sled stops and how is the hitch hieght important. Sorry if i sound really stupid just wanna start getting into pulling and wanna do it right.
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not sure how to make them i don't have them on my truck and never will cause i won't pull it but i would just mount something up to your hitch or frame that comes out and will stop a sled from coming up and smashing your bumper and bed. hitch height is important cause the higher you get it the more traction you will have because you you are pulling away it's pulling you down so your rear wheels will get more traction kinda hard to explain but i tried maybe somebody else can do better

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ya you said it right. pretty much if your hitch is taller than the hook point on the sled, the forward force will be trying to make the hitch pull straight which will pull down on the truck since its lighter than the sled, which in turn makes more downforce on the rear tires.

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k Thanks a bunch guess i will be making my own hitch to. Dz where u from in wyoming
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