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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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break-away switch

anyone have a set up for killing the truck when sled pullin. some of the pulls around here are talkin bout making this manditory so if the truck breaks free of the sled it shuts down. I have a few idea's but just wondering if anyone has set this up before. My truck is listed below.

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Don't know how you could set it up on the diesel pickups, but for our gas pulling truck we just use a simple set of 110volt male and female plugs. We wired it to kill the power going to the coil by running the power back to the female plug were it has to go through to male plugs prong and a wire is ran to the other terminal on the male plug and back up to the coil. Simple and effective with no complaints so far. Just make sure that the "jumper wire" on the male plug is secured good and give it a few wraps of electrical tape to be safe. I can post pics up in a couple of days if ya want.

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i was thinking of using a similar idea with just a regular 2 prong 12v plug and just looping one side of the plug so when unplugged it will kell power just like turning off the key. Just working on finding the right wire to tap into so will work properly. also figure will work for a good theft deterent if i ever have to leave my truck somewhere questionable. just take the plug off and put it in my pocket and you cant start truck.

2003 F-350 XLT 7.3L 4X4 Crew Cab, 3.73, Custom built 4R100, AFE intake, Turbonetics BB Turbo W/1.0 A/R exhaust housing, 238/100% Hybrids from Jim @ Rosewood, 5 inch exhaust w/ 6 inch stacks, Tuned my Matt @ Gearhead, Autometer colbalt gauges, Custom built traction bars, viair dual compressor onboard air system. Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims with 315/75R16 BF Mud Terrains, and 4 inch Rough Country lift kit

New Truck: 2000 F-450 XL 7.3L Standard Cab, 6 Speed Stock for now

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2004 Wells Cargo 20' enclosed trailer (portable shop)


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Most diesel orginasations require the kill switch to activate an air guilitine killing the electrical power will do nothing in the event of a runaway either get an air guiltine.

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