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Tug of wars are stupid

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, May 27, 2006.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    that being said, I think i'm going to have one :D
    with a 2003 ford f250 4 door long bed (i think) v10 6.something liter 4x4
    I know the tricks, add weight to the rear of the truck, low tire pressure, 4x4, i'm taller, so short rope

    but what about the doubler.. 2:1 low? i dont want to spin the tires too easliy
    we'll be doing it on dirt/grass

    truck challangers
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9211806299588453834
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have nearly the same truck (mines a F-350) and it pulls Very well lot's of grunt should be a good contest . it's a 6.8 litre V-10
     
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    FOR MUD 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Gotta post picts!!! I'd say the lowest gear you got to keep the wheels from spinning and loosing traction . I've never done it before so I'm not sure.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    WHo cares aboot pics branndon the video king:D I think 2:1 sounds good. If it was pavement id be all for 4:1 but youll need the wheel speed in the soft dirt.Keep the engine reving with your foot on the brakes and let off fairly quick. Dont gunn it, youll break traction to easy but not to easy cause hell pull ya...He's heavier so hes got ya there but you gots that 500:D go for it man...!
     
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    In my opinion, on dirt whoever breaks loose first is going to loose. So I agree, don't go too low on the gearing.
     
  6. Citizen Rider

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    Torque break it. Keep throttle down, but also have brakes down some so that you dont spin the tires and its all torque and not wheel speed.
     
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    Air down a lot. Like it was mentioned, the first one to spin the tires will lose. Last time I saw a tug of war it was on pavement, older Ford with a 460 and stick shift against a Dodge with a 360 auto. Ford pulled it all around the parking lot. I didn't get a turn to hook to the Ford because they did it at work over lunch and lets just say they were luckey to keep their jobs. Was a nice smoke show though.:D
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Man, that was funny watching your "fixing my locker" video. You working in fast motion.
     
  9. MattK

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    well he does have those bfg hardcore terrains.
     
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    I have done this in the past, And from what i know the best thing to do is set there and hold the brakes. He will probably gun it and break loose, Then you just ease off the brakes and in to the throttle. Take him for a backwards ride he will never forget!
     
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    in something like this, would it be better to swap to smaller tires? like from 38's to 35's or something, to maximumize the gear ratio? i cant wait to see the vid of this!

    are there any mods on the ferd? if he had the diesel id say he'd prolly win, but i fairly confident ull beat him hands down. but what do i know? im biased :)
     
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    yes sir. as long as you stick with a wide tire, you'll gain a good bit of grunt by droppin a good bit of tire.

    if you watch on the trucks gone wild dvd, for one of the truck pulls, all of the bigass trucks swap from they're tractor tires to like 28" slicks. crazy.
     
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    I would think the added height(taller tires) would help to lift the back of the other truck. He would lose traction and you would gain from the added weight.
     
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    i have 525lbs of torque and 5.13's, i could use 2:1 if i wanted more tq, i think i'm good :D
     
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    very true :haha: , ur one of the few who shouldnt complain bout tq. i jsu thought u might not wana tear up ur new tires, but i remembered ur doin it on dirt.

    rock on:saweet:
     
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    Hardtop on, fullsize spare in the rear of the bed, full tank of fuel...

    K5's have a good amount of weight over the rear tires, unlike long bed crew cab pick-up's.

    Rene
     
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    when is this gonna happen cant wait to see the outcome and possible video!
     
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    How soft are your rear springs? Is axle wrap going to be a problem? Or do you think it will load up and pull straight without hopping :dunno:
     
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    yeah axle wrap could suck , and when is the pull you better get video this will be one i want to save .There are some HS punks around here that say there stockers can pull . Well my friend has a k5 and he was going to tug one of them ,but did not get the chance. needless to say we have been finising the truck with hopes of finding them so i can pull them whereever i want.

    with a healthy 350 ,465,welded diffs and full hydro, and 44" boggers i will takt them for a ride they wont forget
     
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    it should be in the next couple weeks, we just need to find a place. I dont know where we could do it right now. I still need my rear drive shaft back from the shop
     

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