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Pulling Tech thread!

Alright, since I am a complete noob to the pulling world from a competitor's view. I would like to start a thread on buildiing rigs for pulling. Mild to wild, trucks to tractors etc. I (and others too I am sure) would like to cover all levels in the future of this thread. I know there are many out there that want to pull like myself. I haven't found many threads about technical aspects etc which is why I am asking for insight in this topic I have posted for not only me, but, future pullers as well

Where to start?

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Here is a starting point that I came across searching through the forum...
https://www.thedieselgarage.com/forum...ulling%2C+tech

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Could you pulling gurus talk a little about the frame structure since this is a must in any vehicle? Whats the best design in your opinions, most popular & reliable modication to a factory rig etc... maybe some things to look for when selecting a good prospect to pull with?

Thank you in advance!

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ford frames are some of if not the strongest frame on the market and do not need altered unless your going for dedicated pulling rig..
some good mods to start with are
weight bracket for the front
traction bars
suspension stops
driveshaft loops or ujoint covers
axle shaft bolt covers
locking or limited slip differentials
four link for those coil sprung axles
a good adjustable pulling hitch
bump stops in the back incase the sled were to hit the truck....the list never ends

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Are you referring to recent (within the last decade) model Ford frames or althogether in general. What if someone were to choose a older truck, say middle '90s and/or earler?
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What design do you recommend to construct (if fabrication can be done) or buy pre-made when/if somebody does choose to persue a full-blown pulling rig?

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how about you tell us what class and power level you want to run and go from there..otherwise its a shot in the dark...

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Alright. Here is a link I found for Ohio. Lets use the 8000LB "cheater stock 2.6 Diesel truck" class as an example. With a 1995 F350 PSD as the machine or Chevy or Dodge.
http://www.cotpc.com/truckclassrules.htm

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id pick a 12v if you're going to run 2.6. that or a dmax.

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How would any of you experienced pullers view this (in example) rule book in terms of things you would do for modifications?

Are there things that you or somebody you know have tried and had no success with?

Is there one thing that won't fail to give you a boost in power or traction regardless of truck make?

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Bump.

Had some thougts on ladder bar designing. Anyone have their preferences?

I was thinking on a round tubular steel with round tube as center cross braces.

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