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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???
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.
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.
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.
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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