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Old 03-31-2012, 02:25 AM
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Hey all! contemplating getting a 4ws Express with 3.92s....

Can you race a 4x4 truck in 4wd (4wd Lock) at the track? Will I break anything? I was considering a 3200 stall converter with 4wd on and I wouldn't have any traction issue at the track.....is this safe?

I am not new to drag racing but I've never owned a "true" 4x4 before. I know diesels always drag race in 4wd when possible.
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others will chime in but I think they are using 4wd Auto.
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yes you can..badblack will chime in, he always runs in 4x4..no traction issues like us 2x's have
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Thanks guys!

Do you have to worry about anything breaking like tie rod ends, ball joints, etc?
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Racing a stock vehicle always has that potential, launching may snap something. I don't think the engineers at Mopar thought about these trucks being raced off the lot.
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I can crush the local R/T's with my 4x4
3k stall and 4 shorter Drag Radials, 3.55 gears

In fact I can even run door to door with SRT8 Jeeps.






I only use 4WD when track prep isnt 100% and traction is questionable.
and even then I only use 4WD Auto (AWD mode), that only engages front driveshaft when rear slip is detected.

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I can crush the local R/T's with my 4x4
3k stall and 4 shorter Drag Radials, 3.55 gears

In fact I can even run door to door with SRT8 Jeeps.


Thanks a lot MB!

Without the shorter tires and 3.92s, do you think I could hang with a stock R/T in 4Auto?
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Reg Cab or 4 door?

Not likely without DR's

My effective gear ratio on DR's is 4.30:1
and I drop 120lbs on lighter 17" wheels and DR's

every 100lbs will drop your ET by a 10th,
and R/T's are featherweights at 300lbs less than my RCSB 4x4
R/T TC is a 2600 stall, stock Ram is only 2300.

A great launch in 4wd really needs a higher stall torque converter...at least 2800-3000
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Reg Cab or 4 door?

Not likely without DR's

My effective gear ratio on DR's is 4.30:1
and I drop 120lbs on lighter 17" wheels and DR's

every 100lbs will drop your ET by a 10th.

A great launch in 4wd really needs a higher stall torque converter...at least 2800-3000
Sorry, I forgot to specify... This would be a RC/SB with 3.92 and limited slip diffs.

But here's, the thing This truck will be a commuter as I drive 70 miles a day to and from work. So I want to know if I can hang with an r/t on the street with street tires in 4wd? I read a lot of your posts and see your truck is more of a racer/weekend toy sort of thing and I can't justify slicks for the 2 times a year i go to the track. And I promise, I'm not stalking you!
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