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Old February 20th, 2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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Is there a big difference if I strip the truck for mud runs? Like interior and cutting the bed out of the box.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 08:17 AM   #2
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take the windows and windshield out that way the mud just passes through instead of sticking on the vehicle and adding weight
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Old February 20th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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no, the less interior the easier is is to clean ...and if theres no bed floor you can really throw the rustier tails, but then you don't have a place to throw the strap
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yes the lighter you truck the better. it takes less power to move less weight, or the same power will move less weight faster. if you are running in a compition just make sure gutting your truck won't move you in to a higher class. btw the truck in my avatar is 4600# with 1 tons 44s and a big block
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Is there a big difference if I strip the truck for mud runs? Like interior and cutting the bed out of the box.
Big difference in what? power, weight etc?
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Old February 20th, 2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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Big difference in my times. Yes it is going to take me out of the street stock class and put me in the 35" and smaller class. It is a mid 90's f-150 302 roller motor. With 34 LTB's.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #7
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If you are placing and having fun in the street class, stay there. Pull the carpet and whatever you can and still stay in street. A mid 90's 302 roller motor will not do well in the 35" mod class.
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This is a fresh build never run before in the mud. I'm pretty sure im going to be out of street stock anyways. I have headers, aluminum intake, MSD distribitor. Plus I am putting in a racing seat with 5 point harness and a fuel cell. I belive I cannot have that stuff in street stock class.

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It sounds like you know what class your running in so why the hell are you asking just do it less weight = faster truck, I'm sure you already knew that.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #10
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Why do you comment on peoples post if your just going to be ignorant??? I was checking if it was going to be a big difference or not even noticable. I understand I will be a little faster when I strip the truck but was checking if it was going to be worth it before I put all the time into doing it.
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Just do it, the amount of time you wasted in this thread would have been enough to gut the interior from your truck.
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in racing every little bit helps. do it
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does it peel out right now or what
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