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Old 02-28-2010, 07:19 PM
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300 i6 truck pull

i have a 93 f150 single cab short bed 300 i6 auto 4x4 with 31inch mud kings its pretty tall in the rear i want to enter it in a truck pull but everyone told me its a short bed it wont have traction to move the sled???
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:26 PM
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Normally the longer the wheelbase the better it will hook up. And the more weight the farthest forward you can get it. But, hook the sled and give it a go. Normal hitch height max is 26 inches. You'll prolly want to run lower on a 150. My stock truck hooks best at 24 inches. Just watch for hopping. That's when parts like to break.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:34 PM
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its so stiffly sprung it likes to hop alot
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Stiffly sprung and a big stack of springs are two very different things. Some stock trucks run upwards of 13 rear springs. I run 8. It'll have its butt planted when the sled gets on it. Whether you just stab the gas and go or ease into before matting it, watch the hop. You'll feel it in your butt. A little hoppin isn't bad. Big hop breaks stuff. Mine will chatter the rear pretty good on a clay track. Then you have to decide to lift or not.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:59 PM
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mine has lift springs in the rear theres only five springs but they're strong
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:33 PM
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Think gasser classes are usually a 25-30k sled. How would your truck do with a trailer like that? Now take the wheels off the trailer...

If you still think you'd do ok give 'er hell.

Most importantly, pull for the fun of it, or don't pull at all.
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Did you pull? How did the 300-6 do?
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just a note on this, i had a '96 f-150 4.9l, 5-speed 4x4 2.5 exahust, cold air intake, 31-11.50-15 super swamper tsl's that out pulled my buddies 1999 chev 3500 4x4 dully ,auto by at least 50 ft. i was in 4-low 3rd gear.it was not a "measured pull" on a clay track but it happend and i beat him hands down. no idea how or why but i did.
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i got 13th place outta 74 trucks
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So tell us about it. How'd it go and what did it feel like. I still remember the first hook like it was yesterday. It is such a rush. Like my first time going into a burning building. And that was a LONG time ago.
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Cool! How did it go?

I missed out on a truck pull here a few weeks ago. Wish I would've gone, but I'd rather wait till I have 4x4.
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it was really heavy my 300 with 3.08 gears didn't like me and i only weighed 4,720 in a 6,600 lb class but i had fun and didnt break anything with over 200,000 miles
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Very nice you got any pics of the beast pulling or video?
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Very nice you got any pics of the beast pulling or video?
no my retarded friends and brother didnt record it
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Put some 4.56 gears in that F-150 and try it again.
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