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Post  FORDMUD June 19th 2012, 10:40 am

I noticed the Advance Adapters unit says its to be used with GM cases. Will it work for the ford case? Are there any other options?
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Post  crittersf1 June 19th 2012, 1:20 pm

How heavy is your truck?
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Post  FORDMUD June 19th 2012, 2:45 pm

3960 plus 170 for me. That's with the bench seat and everything else it cam off the line with. I can remove 200-300 and still fit my class rules.
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Post  kjett June 25th 2012, 3:44 pm

In my humble opinion, a glide has no place in a truck weighing that much. Take your c6 and set it up per Frank Merkl's specs and I can promise you that there is nothing you can throw at it that it won't handle! Get that truck down in the 25-2800lb range (with my 250lb butt in tis!) like mine and then maybe, but I'll keep my c-6 Wink

As for the advance adapters piece, it will work with some minor masaging to put a driver side drop case on.
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Post  FORDMUD June 25th 2012, 5:49 pm

I don't have any problems with a c6 except for the weight and the extra gear. I don't think I could ever break it though. I'm under the impression more power gets to the ground through a PG vrs. a C6. If I could find a valve body to allow me to use a trans brake in second, I would probably go that route. When I have a glide built it's going to be with good parts inside and maybe an aftermarket case. What kind of problems are people having with a PG in a 4k pound truck? I'm glad to hear the adapter will work.
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Post  whatbumper June 25th 2012, 5:53 pm

IMHO you are better to stick with the c6. you will not see any noticeable performance advantage with a glide

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Post  FORDMUD June 25th 2012, 6:10 pm

I'm leaving in second now and going to 3rd in 10-15'. It leaves good foot braking to about 2400-2500. I'd like to leave higher though. You can't buy a faster gear than what I'm running up front. My only other option is going to the high side and gearing to run 1-2. I'd hate to spend the money on a glide just to run the same times. The only thing I have to go by is all the race winning trucks I routinely see are running glides.
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Post  whatbumper June 25th 2012, 8:14 pm

I will find out more information for you.

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Post  FORDMUD June 25th 2012, 8:29 pm

I appreciate everyone's help. I'm rocking this c6 for atleast the rest of this season. I'm just trying to get my ducks in a row for next season. I know my competition has some changes in the works.
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Post  crittersf1 June 25th 2012, 9:24 pm

A glide will slow you down.
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Post  FORDMUD June 25th 2012, 9:34 pm

You mean ratio wise or? Please elaborate. Im all ears. Very Happy
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Post  crittersf1 June 25th 2012, 9:56 pm

Anything over 3000lbs and a glide just doesn't perform. I'll put my 5000lb, C-6 equipped truck up against ANY 4000lb truck with a glide. Any drag racer worth his salt will tell you the same thing about a glide.
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Post  whatbumper June 26th 2012, 9:32 am

crittersf1 wrote:A glide will slow you down.

How will it slow him down if he is already leaving in 2nd with the c6?

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Post  lghting94 June 26th 2012, 12:17 pm

In my opinion if your running the gears I am pretty sure your are and still taking off in second then in is time to go to a 205 tranfer case(1.98 to 1) and get rid of the 208 (2.69 to 1 I believe). also if your still spinning that bad then there is more suspension work to be done on the truck.
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Post  FORDMUD June 26th 2012, 12:36 pm

Its leaving good in second, bites pretty hard. And I'm pleased with the rpm and speed of third. I'm thinking if I could leave on the brake it would pick up a few tenths. With the 205 I could turn it another 500 rpm and have about the same tire speed. And leave on the brake. That doesn't sound like a bad idea.
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