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adding weight with out hanging it

well it looks like I'm going to be pulling in an 8500lb. work stock class this year. but there are 2 problems, my truck weighs about 6600 and they don't allow hanging weight. The way the rules look to me I am allowed to add weight as long as it is secure, not in front of the front bumper, and not in the engine compartment.
I was wandering if any one has any suggestions on how to do it. I want to get it as close to the front bumper as possible.
The only idea I have had so far was to build a narrow box behind the front bumper and stack lead bars in it, but I have no idea were to buy that much lead and have heard it is kind of expensive, and I'm not on a huge budget.

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Throw some tractor weights in the passenger side of the truck.
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Throw some tractor weights in the passenger side of the truck.
This is the same thing a friend of mine does with his regular cab longbed Dodge/12 Valve. Truck looks like hell driving around at the pull, but it gets the job done legally, and he does half decent...

Just as a disclaimer, I don't think you'd be dumb enough not to do it, but make sure you move the weights back into the bed or toolbox after the pull. Believe it or not, I've seen 120 pound Deere suitcase weights fly up from the floorboard and hit the dash more than once...

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That is what I have done it the past at brush pulls, but I would like to get it closer to the front and rules specificially state the weight has to be safely secured down, so I don't think letting them ride in the cab with me will fly with these guys.

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I say start eatin ALOT more:Thumbup:
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I say start eatin ALOT more:Thumbup:
I was gonna find me a fat girlfriend but I bet the *******s wont let me have a passenger either

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Get some used wheel weights from a tire shop. They will usually give you a bucket at a time. You can melt them down and pour them into a mold. Thats what we used to do for race cars. A small block chevy valve cover holds about 50lbs of lead, although you'll probably want a bigger mold. Just drill two mounting holes in them and bolt them down.

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This weekend I was told lead is nearing a buck a pound?? I reload shotgun shells and we were discussing how much prices have gone up..
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I was hoppeing it would be more like 20 or 30 cents a pound but was afraid it might be a lot higher

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If you are not particulary fond of your front bumper, remove it from the truck, get some bags of quick crete, mix it up. Turn your bumper upside down, make some molds to keep the crete away from the mounting locations and your air holes. Pour into the bumper, smooth off around the edges. Take some strap metal and make brackets to secure it if it ever cracks or tries to come out. I had a friend that had access to a foundry where he melted down cast metal and did it. He also did one where he used chunks of heavy cast and the quick crete. Maybe that will help you get some hidden weight.

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