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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2000, 06:58 PM
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Well just had a funny one happin about a hour ago..I was out at the state trails that Michigan people know as Tin Cup.. Well some hunters were out there and its snowing like hell(love the stuff) and and the guys were buried to the axels sideways across the trail and trying to get pulled out buy a 3/4 ton Ford and the hopeless victim was not a Ford ..Not a Dodge but a 3/4 ton 4x4 Chevy Suburban(yes a Chevy) but me ,the wife and kids come through.
Well I figured Id give it a try..The Ford just spun.The guys just chuckled but I carry a 20,000LB rope and after about 4 hard tugs,WELL WELL what do ya know they were out.
to there suprise they ask if I had the 4.3 in my little Blazer( nope )I told them a factory 2.8 and the mouths dropped ,it was priceless...hehehehe.
I guess the guys front axle wouldnt ingauge and that did him in . He asked how I got it to go so well and told him I put the tires down to about 15 lbs and use a litlle sweet talking on the gas petal and the clutch, trying to keep the wheel spin to "None" just nice even tuggs..
Ive heard that its the attitude of the driver not the size of the tire ..Im using 235/75/15 Wal Mart specials Liberator AT and the work great and agressive I paid 218.00 for all 4 and that with tax. Have fun this winter

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">I've had people mistake my little 2.8L for a 4.3L... It's definitely a funny expression they have when you tell 'em...

20,000lbs? That's a pretty heavy rope, how do you lift that thing? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] I don't like lifing more than 200lbs of rope. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] haha Sorry couldn't resist, my brain is stuck in comedy mode I guess. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

Very cool that you showed that Ford how to unstick a truck. Did you do that pull from the front or back? What's the Tin Cup trail like? Got any pics from that trip?
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My mistake...the rope is a 12,000 lb cap.oops.. I pulled him out tugging on his front and me going in reverse..The guy in the Ford was trying to go forward... BUT dont most trucks have more torque in reverse? Thats my thought..hahaha
The trails out there have about 4 to 6 inches or so...lots of guys stuck in the fresh powder..and the soft sand under it.

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