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Straping the front end is the ticket.....

I tried something new yesterday at the Tipton County fair. I took 2 of the small ratchet straps and wrapped one through the coil spring and down around the axle. Then, I took one and attached it to the threads of the shock at the top of the tower and hooked it under the shock bolt at the bottom. No more axle hop!!!! The whole truck hopped a little at the end of the pull, as you can see it and hear it in the vid attached...enjoy!!: Click here

'04.5 Chevy 2500HD LLY,Alli, CC, SB, 4x4, Sleeved, Braced, FASS, 4" SS Silverline exh, EGR Blocker, all thanks to MA, EFI Live tuning by me with Edge CTS switching DSP5 tunes, 68mm Danville turbo, ARP Studs with "C" gaskets, Transgo Jr., 20x9 Diamo Karat 8's wrapped in Terra Grapplers, Superlift AAL in rear, Ride Rite Air Bags, some stainless........yeah it shines.

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any video fo me by chance, my camera battery went dead after i laumched!!! the straps worked good for you!!
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Nope... I need to get a new memory stick just for pulling events.

'04.5 Chevy 2500HD LLY,Alli, CC, SB, 4x4, Sleeved, Braced, FASS, 4" SS Silverline exh, EGR Blocker, all thanks to MA, EFI Live tuning by me with Edge CTS switching DSP5 tunes, 68mm Danville turbo, ARP Studs with "C" gaskets, Transgo Jr., 20x9 Diamo Karat 8's wrapped in Terra Grapplers, Superlift AAL in rear, Ride Rite Air Bags, some stainless........yeah it shines.

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DAn, looks like you did pretty well, how far did you go? Any pics of how you strapped the front end? I just can't seem to picture what you are doing. : Sounds Good!
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Ill get some pics later today....I went 263' and some change...Sled was heavy and the track was a power robber. I put some distance on some guys that I never thought I would have. All I can figure is that finally with the front end strapped down I can stay in the throttle and also keep the front end hooked to the ground......

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Here are some pics.....
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'04.5 Chevy 2500HD LLY,Alli, CC, SB, 4x4, Sleeved, Braced, FASS, 4" SS Silverline exh, EGR Blocker, all thanks to MA, EFI Live tuning by me with Edge CTS switching DSP5 tunes, 68mm Danville turbo, ARP Studs with "C" gaskets, Transgo Jr., 20x9 Diamo Karat 8's wrapped in Terra Grapplers, Superlift AAL in rear, Ride Rite Air Bags, some stainless........yeah it shines.

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Another pic....Boy is she rough ridin when you strap her down....
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'04.5 Chevy 2500HD LLY,Alli, CC, SB, 4x4, Sleeved, Braced, FASS, 4" SS Silverline exh, EGR Blocker, all thanks to MA, EFI Live tuning by me with Edge CTS switching DSP5 tunes, 68mm Danville turbo, ARP Studs with "C" gaskets, Transgo Jr., 20x9 Diamo Karat 8's wrapped in Terra Grapplers, Superlift AAL in rear, Ride Rite Air Bags, some stainless........yeah it shines.

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I was also 650lbs shy of 8,000lbs too on that pull.

'04.5 Chevy 2500HD LLY,Alli, CC, SB, 4x4, Sleeved, Braced, FASS, 4" SS Silverline exh, EGR Blocker, all thanks to MA, EFI Live tuning by me with Edge CTS switching DSP5 tunes, 68mm Danville turbo, ARP Studs with "C" gaskets, Transgo Jr., 20x9 Diamo Karat 8's wrapped in Terra Grapplers, Superlift AAL in rear, Ride Rite Air Bags, some stainless........yeah it shines.

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You need to get some weight out front :evil: :
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You need to get some weight out front :evil: :
Well...Im workin on it. I just traded my waverunner to my boss for one of his Boss snowplows so, I have a mount and my buddy Scott has a weight braket that he made for his Boss mount. All I have to do is get my bracket on and I can hang weights then, like everyone else....:evil:

'04.5 Chevy 2500HD LLY,Alli, CC, SB, 4x4, Sleeved, Braced, FASS, 4" SS Silverline exh, EGR Blocker, all thanks to MA, EFI Live tuning by me with Edge CTS switching DSP5 tunes, 68mm Danville turbo, ARP Studs with "C" gaskets, Transgo Jr., 20x9 Diamo Karat 8's wrapped in Terra Grapplers, Superlift AAL in rear, Ride Rite Air Bags, some stainless........yeah it shines.

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