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I will be pulling at Rural Retreat the weekend of the 24. This is the first time I have ever pulled a sled. I was wondering if yall have any tips for a beginner. Thanks Zac

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leave ur rear tires aired up to full pressure , drop the pressure in your front tires,
pull in 4 low in 3rd or 2nd, try to keep the tires spinning , do not hesatate at the begining of the pull,
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RPMs !!!!!!!!!!! got to have wheel speed!!!
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As said 2nd or 3rd. Air pressure needs vary great by the track. Try to read the track it will come w/time. Dont go in the same ruts and holes everyone else has dug, sometimes you can have the sled operator go to one side if you ask, sometimes almsot out of bounds is the best. have fun is the most part. Some guys recommend poping it in N exaclty as you let off to unload the drivetrain b ut stock you should be ok.

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ive got a tip get a chevy!!!!! jk man rock on i will say this was at a pull tonite in wilmington and the fords were wheel hopping awful im talking new style track was real soft though i couldnt hook up worth a hoot so i dropped down a lvl with the programmer and almost took it out just couldnt get hooked up i really think the right tire is as or more important than the hp if it wont hook up all the ponies in da world are useless i think the bfg radial all terrain is a real good all around pulling tire for the stock classes air pressre so so important just a pound or two can make a huge diff
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As said 2nd or 3rd. Air pressure needs vary great by the track. Try to read the track it will come w/time. Dont go in the same ruts and holes everyone else has dug, sometimes you can have the sled operator go to one side if you ask, sometimes almsot out of bounds is the best. have fun is the most part. Some guys recommend poping it in N exaclty as you let off to unload the drivetrain b ut stock you should be ok.

i saw a vid while back where a guy did that and threw it in R and backed into the sled...HARD

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i saw a vid while back where a guy did that and threw it in R and backed into the sled...HARD
yea he was a dodge too and the only way to do that is if you have your foot on the brake.....so i make sure my feet are off the pedals when i do it, and it has to be done right when you get stopped...tire pressure is the biggest thing, i run 25PSI in the front and 45PSI in the rear....and to avoid wheel hope ease into it instead of doing like a boosted launch....good luck:Thumbup:

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a lot of people with fords have told me to go ahead and do a boosted launch..? and how come so much in the front and lil in the rear?

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if i had a dollar for every bit of diff advice ive heard on truck pulling id have a lot of dollars my point is your going to hear a bunch of diff advice up to you to sort out wha t works for you and your drivng style wjat works well for one person may not work for another the other night i had a bone stock d max whom i was helping out kick the tar out of me(no more help for him) lol he just had the right combo of power and traction that i did not had the power but no traction see what works for you no advice in words can match experience as far as why lower front tire pressure more than the rear you want to get as much rubber
in contact with the track as you can and you cant lower the rears as much as the fronts because you risk spinning the tire on the rim or blowing out plus the lower pressure lowers the truck and you really want that hitch height as high as you can get it and be legal many other reasons wheel hop etc hope this helps smoke on:smoke
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