Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Western, PA
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Re: sled pulling gear
The problem pulling in drive with just a slighty modded truck is that if you start to bounce and have to back out of throttle, the truck downshifts into 2nd. Pulling first gear high range is about the same as pulling in drive buts it pretty easy to get under the turbo as the sled catches up. Another thing to watch is your competition. If your at a pull with a lot of big power trucks that are stopping 275-300, with a lightly modded truck you dont have enough track to let the truck get into drive and take advantage of the wheel speed before the sled hits and shifts the truck back into second anyways. Now if your in a true "street" class where its all trucks with chips, tuners, etc and stock or very mild turbo ugrades and the sled operator as the sled set accodingly, yes drive is the way to go. I my self almost always pull 2nd gear, convertor locked.
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