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Old 03-22-2008, 09:14 AM
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need more traction

I finally have enough power ?????? dont' know if that's possible but now I can't hook up. 285/16 toyo mts and airbags any suggestions ? ......front weight bracket in the works.... 96 f250 extcab love the dp tuner
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:23 AM
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hmmm. I would say dont drive it like you stole it 100% of the time...lol Its so hard not to do though!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:26 AM
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Talking

sorry I guess I should say when I'm hooked to a sled.............the rest of the time I can try to contain myself
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:32 AM
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gotcha. Talk to strokin early 99, he does alot of sled pulling i belive, and he really knows his stuff too
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:48 PM
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Give us some idea of how much power? I just went with BFG KM2 can't wait to try them. If you have big HP I would not want too much traction though (broken parts and tranny shafts) most of the big HP trucks I see break free immediately and then start to hook up around 100 feet or so, this way you can build more boost and use a higher gear for more wheel speed.

Auto or ZF6?

Are you running a locker in the front and rear? Need to be running an elocker up front. Also make your weights hang from the driver side frame rail. That corner lifts on take off...........

At least your are not bouncin yet. I bounced prety bad in the last pull last year. I thought it was my air bags doing it. I built some traction bars to run this year, probably go to heavier thicker rear springs (off a long cab and chassis) to keep rear end set.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:23 AM
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haven't found a dyno yet but I would hope with what I've done it would be close to 350 at rear wheels.....
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:03 PM
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Go with the most traction you can get, you will need it!! Not to scare ya but you will see some serious Sh$t when you go to the pulls.... I have never seen a Ford run like they could yet, except for Double Overtime! Thats what I'm shooting for in the next few years.
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I've got ARB air lockers, front and rear, DR 4.5" lift. 41" IROKS, and traction bars,...I got traction....I have a manual tranny, and I can still roast the 41's.....405hp and 786tq helps...lol

I say get some traction bars, and a locker in the rear,..then you should be good,.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:49 PM
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Let me know the next time you pull, I want to see it. I've seen 1000HP pull an they weren't runnin 41's
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whoops...I didn't know I was in a "sled pulling" thread...my bad.

I just saw someone post about traction,...and gave my advice...which is still the same.

Lockers, and traction bars.....
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