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mud junky

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trying to figure out which of my rigs would be better for one event i plan on racing. this type of racing will be totally new to me. i normally do deep mud aka trench racing with my B2. but the event im looking at doing is a 100yard, shallow (about 6" of mud) mud drag race.
hear are the specs.
the B2: 2.9l, manual trans, 4.56 gears, totally gutted for weight reduction.
the Ranger: 4.0 SOHC, auto trans, 4.10 gears, its my DD so its not gutted or anything.
i would run 35" Boggers on ether when the race comes.
i know the ranger has about 70hp and 70 torque over the B2, but dont know if that would be enough to make up for the much harder launch i could make in the B2 because of the manual transmission, or the gears.
what do you think would win?
 


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nitrofan1

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As long as the clutch is in good shape I'd take it over the slush box!
 

pillen140

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Id say the opposite. That short of a run, shifting would definaly take more time in the mud. Plus that much more power in the ranger than the b2.... id definatly use the ranger.
 

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I think i would take the ranger too, Brake torque it a little bit to get a harder launch (don't spin the tire, like tanner foust always does in a drag race) I think the ectra wheelbase will be nice when you get up to speed in the mud too.
 

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dont take advise from this drag racer.

 

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