Alright, I just found this out tonight. There's a little tension going on over here in Bladen County. A boy I went to high school with is starting to talk about how big and bad his *FORD* is. He drives an old 70's longbed pickup. You know, it's set up like a typical mud truck: 12" suspension, 40 some inch tires, and 1/2 ton axles. He wants to hook up for $100. Here's the details about the deal though. He wants me to wait until Thanksgiving so he can convert his truck to 1 ton. He also wants to use a chain that's only 6 feet long, because his truck is taller than mine and will pick my rearend up (I thought about this after I was told he only wants to use a 6' chain and figured that's the only reason). Also, he thinks he can pull me because he has a 4 speed and I've got a slushbox. But here's my deal. No one in this county knows I'm putting 3/4 ton axles in my truck. Nor do they know that I'm putting in a 4 speed. I think I can pull him. He said if we hook and he wins (by some ungodly chance) and I don't pay, that's he's gonna kick my arse. I thought this was hilarious in itself because he's always been a scrawny young'n. What I want to know is, what kind of technique should I use for pulling him. I had thought about using Galloway's idea and making a detachable hitch that mounts all the way up at the tranny crossmember and out the back. That way, it would be pulling from the center of my chassis and spreading the weight over all four tires evenly. All I know is I'm not going to use a 6' chain. If we hook, it's gonna be my way, with my chain. My chain is about 12' long and the rings on it are about a 1/2" thick. Give me some tips. Thanks in advance.