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To Pull or Not to Pull?

Hey guys im new to this forum and ive only ever watched Pulls.. my buddy does it once and a while and he wants me to do it with him. i realize something will eventually break but i cant really afford to put thousands of dollars into my truck if i break something.. what should i do? tips?

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if i decide to risk it what should i expect to break though?

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Re: To Pull or Not to Pull?

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if i decide to risk it what should i expect to break though?
Anything that's part of the drivetrain.

Your pushing the truck past its limits. You can expect engine and transmission problems. Rear end breakage, u joints, drive shafts, etc.

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hook it to the sled, if you break something, then it was bound to break sooner or later. just fix it and keep on driving.

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Whole motor possibly. Whole trans possibly. Whole rear axle possibly. Whole front axle possibly. That's a lot of money right there.



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Just make sure you have access to a trailer in case you do break something and get fix it at the event. Maybe bring a couple U-joints just to be safe, I broke one at the drag strip and was fortunate enough to have a chapter buddy bring me one so I could fix it, race, and then make the 1.5hr drive home.


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Iwould think u joints to be the most common thing to break. But you risk breaking drive shafts, and hurting the trans. You won't break the trans during the pull most likely..you could hurt it but breakage during the pull is not likely, unless your trans is already in bad shape and you know it.

I had a warranty on my trans abd the shop put in a faulty converter. It was slipping, building heat and they wouldn't replace it unless it broke. Sup I pulled with it, and drove out for a week, then did a boosted launch on the street a couple of times playing around before the trans shot the bucket. The converter came apart and destroyed the trans. The company came and picked up my truck and rebuilt the trans no questions. It was a local company that said lifetime warranty as long as they service it every 3 years or 25k miles...no questions asked.

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If you can't afford breakage and your buddy really wants you to pull....then pull with his truck.

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i always pull, because you never know when your toy money will become your kid's toy money.....


but really, best advice right here
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If you can't afford breakage and your buddy really wants you to pull....then pull with his truck.

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