I took my younger cousin out shooting and wheeling for the day. His first time shooting and he did pretty good. He just got a 99' Tacoma 4x4 w/factory rear diff lock. I was showing him the basics of wheeling and airing down etc.
Ranger Pics... (soon to be SAS within the next few months if all goes well)
After shooting I took him down to the local river bottom. There I came across a jacked up F-150. He high centered his front driver lower control arm and part of the front crossmember. Driver tire a good 5" off the ground and the passenger tire barely touching the dirt. It took two good yanks, but I got him off the boulder. He was kind of a jack *** as he insisted on using his chain instead of a ****** strap I had. Once I got him off he decided he will try the rock again. I saw him make it then headed out. He was by himself with a chain. No shovel, hi-lift, minimal water etc. It was 103 out today.
See the boulder in front of him..
The Dodge. Towards the end of the trail I was airing back up. When a family gets off hiking trail. It's a little cooler as this is now at 4k feet. Their truck is completely dead. I jump start it three times. It took a while as I was revving it and letting it idle a little so it could charge his battery. Each time it got started he would let it idle and the truck would shut off. I told him to keep his rpms above 1k and put the truck in drive while holding the breaks (drive w/2 feet). He did this and I followed him off the trail.
05' 4x4, Auto, Locked F&R, D44 SFA & 8.8 w/disc & c-clip eliminator , Yukon Chromo's F&R, Custom Skids, Sliders, Bumpers, 35" BFGs, 5.13 gears, Riddler & Solid Diff Covers, Superchips Flashpaq, CB, Optima Red Top, Gibson Exhaust, K&N Air Filter & a lot of other little things.
It was an eventful day! Sometimes I don't like the cap, sometimes I do, it just depends. That locker really helped in me getting this guy out as I needed all the traction I could get. I was also in 4 low and in 1st with the tires aired down to 15 and they still spun a little.
I ment use two feet to drive. One for the break pedal and one for the gas pedal.....thx asshat
It's fun to teach somebody the ropes and the correct way to wheel (legally), dealing with break over angle, approach, decline, hi centering, lockers, limited slips, the correct line, why good tires make a difference, skid plates, sliders, spotting, tow straps, winching, etc. Fun stuff!
I'm too nice to leave somebody out in the desert. Unless my truck was going to obviously get messed up or my life is on the line then I'll always lend a hand. I know the chain could have done both, but it's not like he was burried up to the axles in mud, then he would need a good ******. This was more of a little tug with some good traction aids, and high rpms with little wheel spin.
yeah I understand what you mean, I'm typically a nice guy too, but if I was trying to help someone who was being ungreatfull and a big ### I would kick out the niceness and leave him, don't care how hot it is. LOL
I love pics of that area. Sure we have tons of mud but I'd do anything for desert and real trails, rocks etc..
As far as that guy, I would have made it clear that it's the strap or nothing. His choice. I am not endangering my life or vehicle for an idiot who is ungrateful as well as stupid.
He was trying to crawl over it he said. Either his tire slipped or he totally misjudged where the rock was. He has a nice lift. I want to guess those tires are 37s but I'm not sure. I know they're Swampers.