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Old 06-04-2017, 04:29 PM
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My truck is my daily driver. I'm really just looking to optimize what I got for my local pull this year.

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That's where I got started too. Now if you show up at my local fair pull you better have your ducks in a row there are around 35-40 trucks and half a dozen are full built engines dual fuelers street trucks. Every year the bar just gets raised higher and higher...

One plus traction bars are a street truck look sweet too.. but if installed properly will have prevent rear end issue also..

Where is your local pull?
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:46 PM
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That's where I got started too. Now if you show up at my local fair pull you better have your ducks in a row there are around 35-40 trucks and half a dozen are full built engines dual fuelers street trucks. Every year the bar just gets raised higher and higher...

One plus traction bars are a street truck look sweet too.. but if installed properly will have prevent rear end issue also..

Where is your local pull?
Truck pulls are at the hunterdon county Fair in NJ. There's is only one class. Stock turbo street trucks. No tech inspection besides weight and hitch height so a few highly modded trucks that don't meet the rules. There's a few trucks trailered in. I know one duramax with twin turbos. I placed 9th or 10th out 33 trucks and was happy about that.

I use my truck here and there to run scrap metal. Some times up to 4500 lbs. If I had traction bars wouldn't that screw up the pinion angle when I load it up like that?
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:32 AM
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Get you a 3rd gear start tcm tune, and unlock the converter depending on how the track is at the end.
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Old 06-05-2017, 02:41 PM
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My tow pig has reactions bars and runs without issues dragging a 9k lb gooseneck and and 8k lb pickup.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:43 AM
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I agree. My truck with track bars and stops was pretty good. Adding a set of leaf spring clamps front and rear helped out that little bit more and honestly only cost another 75$
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:15 PM
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Do you guys want to spin out at the end to keep on top of the charger or is having traction and the rpms pulling down seem to be getting you just as far or better? I'm just thinking if I should be running higher tire pressure to be more likely to spin out. Once I started loosing rpm i was surprised how quickly I lost power and stopped.
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:34 PM
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You don't want to get pulled down under the turbo
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This may sound stupid, but how are you unlocking the converter at the end of the pull? Or even locking it for that matter? Are you holding the T/H for the 5 seconds or whatever? Or can you only do this with a lockup box?
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need a lock up switch to do it
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:13 AM
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This may sound stupid, but how are you unlocking the converter at the end of the pull? Or even locking it for that matter? Are you holding the T/H for the 5 seconds or whatever? Or can you only do this with a lockup box?
I run a DHD lock/unlock box
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:31 AM
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So if I pull in 3rd lo with no lock up box or tcm tunnig the converter will not lock correct?
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Most likely it will not lock.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:24 AM
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So if I pull in 3rd lo with no lock up box or tcm tunnig the converter will not lock correct?
It will lock. Just will be delayed. The higher your power level the worse it will be, too.
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Years ago guys were just throwing the truck in neutral at the end of the pull. Are guys not doing that anymore?


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Old 07-28-2017, 10:56 AM
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they are trying to eak out the last few inches they can. neutral will stop you flat while unlocking the converter will allow the engine rpms to come back up into the power band and keep the charger lit. this may gain you a little more distance
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