Originally Posted by pontiacross
congrats man:Thumbup: are you gonna be pulling north of the river anytime soon I'd like to see you truck run.
what kind of mods have you done to you suspention I am fighting a severe wheel hop problem with mine.
As of right now I have no plans on pulling again this year unless something local comes up. The president of SMTTPA is a friend of mine and I have been on him the past couple years to add a diesel class and he told me a couple weeks ago that they will have one next year. That is what made me get in gear and decide to start getting the truck ready.
I pulled in these last two pulls to just get a feel and see what I need to do. So far I have not done a single thing to my suspension. I got all kinds of recomendations from experianced pullers before my first pull to help prevent wheel hop but after seeing how my truck has done both pulls they are telling me my truck looks and pulls good just the way it is.
in the beginning I was told to put suspension stops in the rear and that I needed to run my rear tires as tight as possible and the front tires almost flat. Well the first pull last week I let the front tires down to 20psi and the rear tires only had 22psi in one side and the other only had 25psi when I checked them. So all I did was even both rear tires out to 22psi.
The truck never hopped one time during that first pull so last night I did the same thing on the front but set the backs to 30psi this time. The truck never hopped once last night either.
So as of right now my suspension is staying just how it is until I have an issue that makes me try something different.
Now I do have a big front bumper on the front I built and am still working on that weighs 300+ pounds currently from what I have figured and will go prolly 400+ when it is finished. I am sure that extra weight hanging out there 20 inches on the front has alot to do with how the truck is pulling and acting.
I have been around truck pulls most my life and know a little bit about setting them up but I am sure I have alot to learn. But I prefer to start off my own way and change as I go rather than taking everyones advice and setting it up like everyone else does right from the start.
I figure every truck is different and the same thing does not work for everyone.