Re: Wondering about off-road mishaps
Thanks to all that responded. To all the rest you, SHAME ON YOU. By the lack of responsesÖam I supposed to believe that you donít take your S-10ís off road? No wonder all of the other guys (Toyota, full sizers, Fords, etc.) make fun of us. Any carnage? At all?
I know Iíve never gone to the extremes that you did Tick.
My Blazer has a 3Ē body lift, 31ís, open diffs., and a 2.8 [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img] . Gotta know your limits, then push them until all hell breaks loose. My most adventurous trip involved 4 4x4ís and about 6 hours. On that day we drove up a stream that looked like a river. It was about 1.5 Ė 2 feet deep and was all rock, some hidden ones about a foot high. My friend plotted out the easiest path, which I didnít follow too well. I ended up dropping off a ledge into 3 feet of water and got hung up on a huge rock. Thankfully I didnít stall and just put new door seals in! It took me about minute of rocking back and forth to get unstuck, then a 150 point turn to get out, the tranny was foaming at the mouth after that. In fact, it still leaks a little. The rest of the day was just good old-fashioned mud slinging and hill climbs, with only a few minor sticks. Mostly by my friends Cherokee. I got harassed about my getting stuck in the ďriverĒ all day my friend who has a Bronco with 35ís. Well, his big tough truck turned into a 3 wheeler on the way home. The front wheel took a sabbatical. On different days, my friend rolled his Ranger (the second one he rolled), blew out the rear end, partially ripped out part of his steering, and smoked off a clutch. Needless to say, he goes out more and wheels harder then I ever did.