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Old 01-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So the day before New Years me and a couple of the guys decide to hit the beach and go do some muding, hill climbing and all around 4x4. Which we did for a good 2-3 hours before we decided to hit some of the trails... The trails however can have huge puddles or mud pits in them based on the tides, which we eventual found out.
Now when we found these mud pits, I was some how leading the group on the trails; which is never a good thing since I have stock suspension and street tires. At first glance I thought I could make it through on one of those split second decisions. So I tried to ride the out side of the pit and shoot out onto a dry side trail. However this didn't happen, I got stuck high center in the ruts on the side trail; being quickly followed by a Chevy half ton, which got stuck right behind me. Luckily the Nissan with us didn't get stuck and thankfully pulled me out after about an hour of yanking. The Chevy was not so lucky, as we ended up having to call a tow truck to wench him out as he became high center on some roots.

The pictures show the Chevy and how bad it was stuck after we had already pulled my Sidekick out of the way. My sidekick was stuck in front of the Chevy on the right side, while the mud behind him is what I managed to get through. Sadly I didn't think to snap photos of my sidekick while it was stuck and all muddy.
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Bet that mud was cold too. Tracker is better on hills and narrow trails btw
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Yea that mud was cold especially when it started snowing.
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Have you ever watched serious offroaders on new terrain? They investigate these 'puddles' before trying to go through them, to see how deep they really are. They don't just go through unknown terrain 'blind' without knowing what they are about to drive through. Might be a good suggestion for the future. It is impossible to determine how deep a 'puddle' is just by looking at it, so it is usually sensible to investigate these unknowns first, before trying driving through them. Just my 2c!!
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Those big trucks once stuck are like trying to pull a battle ship to dry dock with a row boat lol

My Jeep tried to pull a big blazer out of a mud hole once... We stuck a winch on the tow hitch and gave it a shot... it ended up tugging my Jeep toward the mud hole instead! We ended up strapping the front axle to another vehicle and using 2 snatch blocks and attached the line to a 3rd vehicle! You've got to love physics
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