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post #1 of 16 Old 06-04-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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first sled pulling tips

okay so im going to be doing my first sled pull this weekend and im just trying to get some tips, wandering what gear should i use when pulling

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I would use 2nd gear, 4lo. I did it in 2nd gear 4hi and was quickly corrected by many people saying that that kind of weight is bad for your tcase in 4hi. Make sure you have the chain tight before you romp anything, that is if you like having a driveshaft or an axle. Also start off slow, let the turbo spool before even moving, and once you have it rolling, then romp it!! Once the trailer stops moving, stop your truck! You dont want to keep trying to move it because once it decides to stop, it wont move again, i promise you. You will only break things if you keep trying. Its alot of fun and quite a rush to do it. HAVE FUN!

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with a stick shift right? cause that's what mine is

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yes, put the transfar case in 4x4 low range and the transmission in 2nd gear... dont slip the stock clutch to much, i learned this the hard way.... spool the turbo some dump the clutch and try to go straight.. if your truck starts to hop, stop!! good luck and let us know how you make out
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what about 3 rd gear 4wd low

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with limited upgrades and a high milage stock clutch, you have to sli[p it quite a bit to get the turbo lit in 4lo 3rd.. u can try out 2nd or 3rd but 4lo is a must...
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my clutch is new its been in for about 3 week's, but i dont wanna burn her up to bad so i guess ill go with 2 gear

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is it just a stock replacment clutch?? i burned out my south bend single disk kevlar in 2 pulls by slipping it to much... ended up with an $1800 valair duel disk full ceramic good luck and let us know how it went.. one pull and ull be hooked
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if your truck starts to hop, stop!! good luck and let us know how you make out
Most fords will dribble(hop) the front tires. If you let out cause of this you will be disappointed. It normally starts soon. The guys I see stay in it and I have never seen anything break.
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What about a auto still start in second or get it rolling mash it in first and shift into second ?
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