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Old 08-09-2009, 04:05 PM
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I'm thinking about entering the truck pulls this year at the lancaster fair in the stock diesel class, anybody got any tips, what gear should I start in?
should I shift? (my truck is a 6-speed) 4-low,4-high? should I add weight to my truck to get it up to the 8k lb limit (weighs 7k empty)
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I'm thinking about entering the truck pulls this year at the lancaster fair in the stock diesel class, anybody got any tips, what gear should I start in?
should I shift? (my truck is a 6-speed) 4-low,4-high? should I add weight to my truck to get it up to the 8k lb limit (weighs 7k empty)
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Im pulling my OBS this saturday for the first time.

Im not sure what gear in a 6speed, I will be in 4 low, 1st to 2nd to (maybe) 1st again.

Make it weigh 8000.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:18 PM
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3rd gear, 4 low and don't shift. Get your RPMs up at the line and slip the clutch as you get it rolling. Keep your RPM's up. Also add the weight to get to 8000# and put it as far forward as you can. Drop your tire pressures to about 45psi rear and 30psi in the front. Good luck!
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how much does a sled weigh?
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how much does a sled weigh?
Depends on class, track condition, location of pull, etc.
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Yeah get the weight as far forward as you can.... like this http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/94-...eght-rack.html
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how about stock class and a dirt track 300 ft?
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I was lookin at the rules,http://www.lancasterfair.com/STOCK_DIESEL.pdf
says I need drive shaft loops, can you buy those for these trucks or will I have to make them?
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what is the date of the pull?
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how about stock class and a dirt track 300 ft?
Once again it varies on the location (who is putting the pull on), track condition, etc.

The 1st truck that pulls is a test pull. The officials decide if they need more/less weight or to gear the sled different depending on how that trucks pull looked.
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