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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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need some tips for a truck pull

hi i am entering my first truck pull in a couple weeks at the local fair. i have never pulled before. my truck has 3 inch lift nappa 6637 filter straight pipe and sct programmer. i was wondering if i could get some tips. i have a auto trans. im not sure if i should start out in drive 1st 2nd or what and if i should have it in four low or hi and anything else that would help thanks

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Re: need some tips for a truck pull

I used 4 low second. 4 low third would be ideal but impossible for these auto trucks. I dont floor it right off the line. I usually go about 1/4 - 1/3 throttle to start until some momentum is built up then floor it and hold it till the flag guy tells you to stop unless you're getting really bad wheel hop then let off some to stop the hop and get back into it. Also memorize a dummy list because you will be so nervous/excited you'll probably forget something. Try to max out your weight for your class by putting stuff in the bed and tying it down. You would be in work stock class so check your events rules before you go. The only way to really learn your own way is by doing it. Everyone does something's different.

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ok thanks dsberman94 do you think i should hold the break and build boost up then go? and the only rules i know of is you cant have your front end tied down and no weights upfront and you cant exceed 8500lbs

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Re: need some tips for a truck pull

No don't build it up on a stock class and Trans. Do as he said. Just get the truck moving and then let her eat.

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You're gonna get embarrassed, I suggest you just watch
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if you had a built trans then you could build it a little but definitely not on a stock trans. even if your nowhere near the top of the board just have fun. dont take #### from other people seriously. its obviously your first pull anyway so just have fun. everyone has to start somewhere and sometime.

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You're gonna get embarrassed, I suggest you just watch
there may be some truth to this...

but also go to powerstroke army and ask..there are a few pullers I know over there.

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ya i know ill get embarrased i just wanted to do it for fun i know i wont get anywheres near a full pull just wanna see what the truck can do

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i also have a sled pull tune from innovative diesel that locks the torque converter in that i am going to use to

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Re: need some tips for a truck pull

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You're gonna get embarrassed, I suggest you just watch
Dont be an ass... I pulled my first sled in a bone stock 97... It was fun...

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ya i know ill get embarrased i just wanted to do it for fun i know i wont get anywheres near a full pull just wanna see what the truck can do
You might be supprised. Every class and weight is set up differant as to how the weight slides...

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i also have a sled pull tune from innovative diesel that locks the torque converter in that i am going to use to

4 low, 2 gear...

Lift if you hop, other wise enjoy.

If you can easily block the rear so it cant sag. You can use some 2x2 metal tubing pretty easy.

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