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Old 10-05-2012, 06:37 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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I would like some recommendations for setting up my suspension for sled pulling. I know about the tie rod sleeves and idler and pit-man braces, although I have wondered if HD tie rods are worth the money? I have read that 4wd boosted launches are bad for the cv's if the are not straight. I assume this is also true for sled pulling. Which leads me to believe a lift is a bad idea, but I like my 33"s. I saw a truck that appeared to be lowered at a pull a while back that did really well and wondered if that is the way to go. I have read about hard stops but I am not sure what they do. I assume it keeps your hitch height up, but I'm not sure of the advantage of this. I am in the process of installing some 2 link trac bars so I have that part figured out. Any knowledge on this subject would be appreciated. I would like to go compete in a couple of local pulls next year, and then gauge my interest in adding more mods to support better pulls. Thank you in advance for your help and any information.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:33 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:42 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I'm running a very close to 33" tire and I'm lowered. Leveled or lowered and you can fit good sized tires with minimal trimming of the fender wells


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Old 10-09-2012, 07:15 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Does this setup serve you well in your sled pulling endeavors?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:19 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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well i don't sled pull, i was just stating that you can still run your 33' tire if youre lowered
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:36 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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Many of the sled pullers run trucks with lifts without any issues. As long as your CV angles are flat or slightly negative you will be fine.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:17 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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Cognito's lifts are designed to correct cv angles, are t they? So would this be better for pulling then a leveling kit if you still wanted to go up? I have a wide offset so I still get rub I.n reverse on my fenders. We've trimmed as much as we can, and my t bad are up more then half way ( I know not good, but I'll be ok for now). I want to do a set up capable of 4wd launches and sled pulling in workstock class, but also get rid of the rubbing and keep my tires ( 33x12.50R17) thoughts? I won't pull my truck untill I'm confident in my suspension and trans, so I'd like to get em knocked out this winter
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:35 AM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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Yes a lift would be better then a leveling kit. All a leveling kit does is turning up the torsion bars resulting in increase CV angles. Putting a true lift kit on drops the front diff X amount and lifts the front X amount. Just have to watch out though as some lifts drop the diff X amount and lift Y amount.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:30 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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Like said before the lift will keep your cvs flat at the right setting. I would just do a 4" lift and keep it so the cv shafts are level. Do you use this truck for anything other than playing with? I ask this because i got a cousin that has a modified gas pulling truck and after a few years his frame is bending from the stresses of pulling.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:39 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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I have t even pulled it yet. I want to do one maybe two pulls a year, just to show that the truck isn't all show. Otherwise, the truck is all show. Lol. Used to truck show and pull my jeep every now and then. Soon it won't even be my daily driver. More like my Harley. But I want everything done right. I have the money to do it, instead if living with it or finding quick fix. I will never get rid if this truck if I can help it.
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