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post #1 of 11 Old 10-19-2006, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Lift or No Lift, that is the question

If you plan on doing any sled pulls, is it better to have a small lift or have stock ride hight?

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I don't know which is really better, but as long as you have a way to keep the axle(s) from wrapping like a son-b it shouldn't matter too terribly much. I would rather pull in a truck on 35's or slightly smaller.....

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I've seen HUGE lifts do fine, with lots of mods... and stock trucks that do almost as good. I think it's all about traction, weight and power. If you can pull those off then you're in for a ride.

Like I told ya though, Mech will be able to give you very IN-DEPTH info on this... I've never pulled, I sit on the sidelines and watch.

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I've also seen huge lifts do well, but they probably could have done a little better and gotten more of their hp/tq to the ground. It is in traction, weight and power as well as the track itself.

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Because at some point, I want to go with a 4" lift. Not too much but something that would help clear a little bigger tire and something that would look good too. I am sure alot of the lifts out there are not made for the kind of weight or stress put on the system when pulling. But, I don't know much about and don't really know what I am talking about

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The more lift you have the more leverage the bounce gets (axle wrap) but if you use some good ladder bars or traction bars that keep the axle from wrapping you should be just fine. Tall sidewalls will give you a bounce as well. On our 1000 hp 79 Ford we run a 4 link rear suspension with airbags (only 8psi) that me and Larry made. We also use 35" Truxus STS's very good tire. We dont get any bounce, but we also hang about 3k pounds off the front bumper lol.

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Pat, sounds like a mean rig. Thanks for the info. Would you go with a 2" leveling kit to fit 35s or 4" with traction bars?

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On yours I would just lift it. It would look a whole lot better.

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a small lift is fine, i am taking mine all off though i want my front low to the ground

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Thanks for the tip House. Any other tips you might have would be great.

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