I've got a whoops myself. I'm 21 and have had a total of 3 trucks. 2 Jeeps and my pride and joy! @ 18years I had an ole 85~86 or so jeep cherokee with a 2.5 litre and a bad crank. The thing was great for wheeling. Rainy night looking for some mud with friends, ahhhh, found it! There is an industrail park about 2 miles from my place. 2 main retention ditches and 1 large field (fun place!). I get going in one ditch with stock tires and 4 people total. wooo it gets boggy! 1st gear low and to the floor just about stalling, but I get through. Those ruts I made prob will never go away! After 4 years and 2 other trucks and many friends these ruts are getting very deep. So a day or so after a nice rain (ground is nice and wet) after work I was minding my own business and kinna sorta tresspassing again (for like the umpteenth time) and going through the ditch. Low and behold I high center in the now 1'x1' ruts that match the suzuki's tires perefectly. No winch, no jack, no strap, nothing. *sigh*, after a call to Mom and a friend stoping by I get out. Just last week I was wheeling down there again, bouncing over the ruts, going through the small shallow ones and making new ones... The tires must have had a mind of their own. Low and behold I'm back in the dag gum ruts high centered again, all 4 wheels spinning. *sigh* again.. Atleast I had the stock sissor jack handy and jacked one side up on the nerf bars enought to put a bunch of 2x2's under the tires to get out. It worked great.
I had the winch gear with me, but since there were steel buildings on both sides, no winch point. My ingenieousness thought of burring a 4x4 in the muck and pulling myself out with that (I remember that from an off road web page from a while back, I think it was a competetion but they were using railroad ties and not some 2' long 4x4 in gooey mud). Sure enough, the ground gave way and made a mess of everything. As above I used the jack to get some boards under the tires. I was also using my strap and 2 comealongs attached to some stair hand rails (that was a good idea, righhhhhttt....), nothing bad happened but I sure put a lot of force on that. Thank God nothing gave way! Always keep a comealong and a jack with you! Other stuff is nice unless you've got a daily driver...
got zook? I do, 88.5!
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