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had lots of fun, then it ended.....got stuck :(

well i think i change my mind about this weather. lol. just came in after 3 hours hours of trying to get me unstuck. was going along next to a ditch, fell in a washout for the ditch, snow was prolly 6'+ barried the hood, snow was up to the bottom of the window, while the back of my truck was way up in the air. i hit the hole at prolly 10-15mph then went to a dead stop.

i think i messed up my grill :( prolly fixable tho. everything else seems ok on the truck. something smelled really hot while it was sitting in the snow

took 2 3/4 ton trucks to get me out. first one was a f250 4x4 (gaser) got stuck before he got to me. second one was a 3/4 dodge cummins, mudders and a plow. needless to say he jerked both of us out without too many issues. but almost got a tractor to get all 3 of us out.

wish i had some pics, but it was no time to take pics. the 250 almost slid into the ditch and it got kinda serious after that.

but i plan on going out tomorrow. :)
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But still a cool story!
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Damn dude. time to get a buddy in another truck to folow you =)
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Damn dude. time to get a buddy in another truck to folow you =)

lol i know. my buddie has a stock lvl2 he was gona come try and pull me out, but he had no chance. i barely got back to the road. had to have the diesel plow a path out. i was about 1/4 mile off the road. 1/2 mile from home
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Sounds like you had fun lol, I need to move back to Indiana lol.
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eh i know how that is. try being 1/2 mile in the middle of a swamp with a broken ankle!
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Dang Zach..battle scars right lol..

glad to see you and the truck ok..come down south with no SNOW
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dang i wish u had pics!!
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i got some pics from hear ill have to post a lil later of 17" of snow i pulled out 13 cars and a chevy full size lol but he was 2x4 but i still love to pull the chevies out, cars were all over the place over 28 on a 4 mile stretch on major highway and i got 6 and the rest on side streets and main roads WAS SO FUN!!
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Hope you didn't mess up your truck too bad. That is one sweet looking rig!
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be careful bro...
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sounds like fun....
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man that sucks... luckly i havent had any problems sliding around or anyting only once when i slid through a red light...hopefully if i ever get stuck ill be out very quickly cuz i got like 4 freinds with 4.0 jeeps and they should be able to pull me out...

i wish i had 4x4 so i could pull people out cuz that would be fun to do...
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Nice one zach :-)



playing in snow is fuuuuuun! lol
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Man sorry to hear about that, hope there's no damage. Up here the snow is all suddenly melting.. it's sort of stupid but some big parking lots me and friends go to are super slick (ice with water on top) and you can slide all day long. I wish all the snow wasnt melting though.
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well she seems to be ok, havnt drove it or started it today tho.

here are some pics of it in the garage, but i really wish i had some of it stuck. lol
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you werent kidding when you sayed on the phone there is snow everywhere holy crapo!!!......

where is the grill damaged?

plus i thought your Stock wheels filled up with snow bad WOW on those 15x10's
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dang in the last pic look at that cycle hangin from the crossmember

is snow bad for the truck like mud and sand is?
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Zach,

That reminds me of one time I was driving along in my Splash with some nice wid[er] 255/60 summer tires, out on some country backroads near my friends house in some fresh snow. I wasn't doing anything weird, was cruising very low RPM in 3rd gear at about 30mph.

Anyway, I crested a hill and the rear end got loose. I almost had it corrected, controlling a nice little drift. It was almost fun, until the rear end decided to grab a dry spot and sling-shot me into some dudes yard, thus burying me in the snow.

A '97-ish Ford 4x4 tried, a larger Dodge tried, and I finally had to call my friends Dad who had a large John Deere bohemoth tractor to yank me out. It sucked...but my truck blue was so pretty against all the white snow.
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It sucked...but my truck blue was so pretty against all the white snow.
always optimistic you are...lol
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dang in the last pic look at that cycle hangin from the crossmember

is snow bad for the truck like mud and sand is?

no not as bad, snow melts away. all that ice is from the snow that filled the engine bay then melted after i parked it. lol


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you werent kidding when you sayed on the phone there is snow everywhere holy crapo!!!......

where is the grill damaged?

plus i thought your Stock wheels filled up with snow bad WOW on those 15x10's
grill is dented a bit, but ill fix it when the snow melts off. ya the 15x10 definatly fill, but they dont vibrate and get off balance as easy as the old wheels and tires. but ya kinda sucks they fill up.

swoop sounds like a very simular situation but yours was on accident. mine was... ah i can make it.lol


good news is we are suppose to get 3-4 inches tonight and the wind is blowing bad agian. lol, i might go out later tonight agian. i know we have some 4'+ drifts in the yard im thinking about tackling.
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You sound like me... "...we are supposed to get more snow...lets see how much I can go through..."
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We went out last night, and I convinced my friend to drive accross this dirt field thing. Anyways, as soon as his front tires hit dirt, he sank to his axle! We were at my friends contruction site, and they hadnt taked the machinery back yet, so we went and got the Front end loader to get him out, lol. what a site that was.

The snow is fun, no doubt, it just sucks when you loose control in it!
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that thing is packed with snow. it almost looks how my truck did after i got stuck the first week i had my truck.
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Nice work on that Zach, you really filled it up with snow lol.
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