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12-21-2012 10:42:41

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I started out with 14.9s then ran a borrowed pair of 16.9s for one season, and then I went with 15.5 38s. I almost always pull in 2nd gear in 3500 and 1st in 4000, I assume that you are spinning out in second in 3000. If the limiting factor in the 3000 is traction, most likely you are nose heavy. If that is the case, you can slide your drawbar back to the next hole and get more draft from the sled to make your tires stick better.

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12-21-2012 10:59:31

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 Re: More Horsepower in reply to showcrop, 12-21-2012 10:42:41  
With the 16.9"s i was running 4th gear for 3 and 3.5 mph classes and 5th for 4 mph classes balance has been good except in 3250 front is light. Running a 20" high and 18" fron center axle drawbar at most pulls. The last pull used a set of cut 15.5 x 38s did fair had to run 4 th for 3.5 mph class at 18" high drawbar still did not power out. Thinking of trying 13.6 x 38"s
and trying a longer hitch length. With a longer hitch I should need more weight on the front?

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12-21-2012 13:40:25

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The point of the longer draw bar is when you are at the max weight for the class and front heavy, and can't add weight to the rear to help traction

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