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    Default Drag Racing a 4.3L

    Hey all I have a 1994 C1500 2WD with an open differential and a 4.3L vortec. I'm going to be drag racing it this Friday (probably in the neighborhood of 3 passes) and I was wondering if anybody has raced with this setup before. I just want some advice before I hit the strip. I'm not expecting anything great out of this, I know the truck is slow, but there's no reason to be any slower than it already is... So should I skip the waterbox, remove the spare, brake torque, etc. Tips please!
    1994 Chevrolet C1500 Pickup
    Regular Cab, Long Bed, 2 wheel drive.
    4.3L Vortec V6 '262 CID'
    333,000 miles and counting....with a gallon of gas every 14.

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    skip the water break torque it and remove your spare if it is a auto shift. Shift it your self
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    thanks. It's an auto, but I'm not comfortable manual shifting it; I tend to overshoot the gear I'm looking for with the column shifter, especially if I'm driving balls to the wall. I think i'll just stick it in regular drive. I'm guessing I should probably avoid overdrive in this situation.

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    at least put it in tow haul, so it shifts harder

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedsilverado View Post
    at least put it in tow haul, so it shifts harder
    tow haul? is this a transmission mode that I haven't heard of?

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    it doesn't have tow haul? it should be on your gear shifter, its a little trailer on a button. and yeah its a mode for the transmission

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    No such button. It's just a column shifter without any buttons on or around it. Remember, this is 1994.

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    oh i missed that part

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    Sr. Apprentice
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    Sep 2008
    Lexington, KY


    Of course its not a high power truck, but adding some weight over the rear axle will help any spin and produce a better 60' time...
    that rug really tied the room together, man.

    i am the walrus. shut up donny.

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    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States


    open differential not gonna be good, king of the one wheel burnout and no traction
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual

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