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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-02-2003, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Yup, so I was sitting on my pc today and got a phone call from my aunt and uncle. They said they're PT Cruiser was stuck in they're yard... So ya me the only guy in the family with a 4x4 got to get them out. So I ran out and got some rope's and straps. I drove over there and here is this poor pt cruiser covered in mud and stuck up to its under cariage in mud. He parked in the back of his yard last night so no trick or treaters would vandalize it. Well his yard is like soggy marshy crap and when he turned it just sunk. I was concerned this weird florida crap would swallow my truck since the tires are alittle bald. I stuck it in 4LO And we tried a strap, tied it around his A arm... ya that wasn't too mind assuring and the other end to my tow pkge.. Well alittle tug and it snapped. So we tried a rope, it broke 3 times before I finally got that little hurse out of the muck. So ya not to exciting for ya to read but it made my day lol
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cool man,

yupo that florida muck sucks, got to spend 3 weeks there aint ever going back under my own will
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I hear ya, this place is so overrated. I'll take the pacific northwest back anytime... Just snowed today up there where I lived. How about Idaho?
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Hey COdy.....go to summit.com and get a 30,000 lbs strap. they are only like $50 or so....then all you need is these and your all set
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7" of snow in wendover utah/nevada. where were headed tuesday, gota go build more stuff in that hell hole. wendover is half utah and half nevada.
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Get a real tow strap. You are likely to hurt someoneor somethingbreaking rope and the other crap. 3X30 strap (at least one) and some shackles.
Pretty bad idea to "tie" recovery equipment to something like an a arm. It isn't the frame, it steering equipment.
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No kidding, but its a unibody and there was no where else to tie it. Couldn't use the I Beam axle in the back because that would require tearing up his neighbors yard. Either way it all came out smooth. Ya Sparty I was thinking the whole time I was doing it I wish I had a real tow strap.
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