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Setting up a pulling truck

So i am trying to buy a new truck for pulling. I don't know anything about it and would love to learn. Is there somewhere i can find some rule and regulations on setup? And if anyone lives close-ish to me i would love to learn how to work on trucks a lot more. I would come to your shop just to check it out and learn some things. I am looking to do like a stock modified class.

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That's a good place to Start! It ill give you an idea of where to start rule wise!

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dont know where marengo is but if its not too far from peoria give me a shout. RCD is also located here and between me RCD and all our buddies we have a couple trucks

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I am about 3 or 4 hours from peoria. I am on the wisconsin/illinois state line.

As far as the truck goes, i have found a truck in great shape. Its a 2002 Dodge 3500 cummins. But the only thing that i am worried about is, it is a 6 speed and its a dually. So not really sure how hard that is gonna be. It has about 104,000 miles on it and is in great shape. Only asking 13,000 and i'm sure $100 bills will talk so maybe cheaper.

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dont know where marengo is but if its not too far from peoria give me a shout. RCD is also located here and between me RCD and all our buddies we have a couple trucks

Well if you ever have a bigger project to do i would try my hardest to come down and learn some stuff. Not sure how much help i would be but can always grab tools for ya.

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you want a dodge...oh boy forget what i said then just kidding. actually the dually and a 6speed is better for pulling. just put a good clutch in it and then the rear end is big enough once you put some good traction bars and suspension stops you wont have to worry about it breaking.

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We set trucks up and educate, we have 20+ years of experience in pulling. IF you want to get in the fast lane it will cost a few dollars. But when you go home you will be three years ahead of the curve.

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We set trucks up and educate, we have 20+ years of experience in pulling. IF you want to get in the fast lane it will cost a few dollars. But when you go home you will be three years ahead of the curve.

PM for help if your serious
Well i have a full time job now that i would not trade for the world. So not really looking to go back to school full time for it. This is just gonna be more of a hobby sort of thing. But thanks though

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you want a dodge...oh boy forget what i said then just kidding. actually the dually and a 6speed is better for pulling. just put a good clutch in it and then the rear end is big enough once you put some good traction bars and suspension stops you wont have to worry about it breaking.
What is a suspension stop?

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