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My first mudding experience!

I've played around in the snow/rain a little bit in my truck before but was always fearful of getting stuck since it's RWD with little power (2.5L 4 cyl). I got 235/75/15s BFG all terrains recently, huge upgrade from my 225/65/14s i was running prior.

Went into an abandonned nieghborhood by my house, found an awesome baseball field. It just finished snowing here like 2 days ago, it's all melted so the fields are perfect mix of water and mud and grass. Tore this field up like it was nobody's business.

Ended up letting my buddy drive, he ended up tearing us a pretty good rut doin reverse donuts, now this was an old nieghborhood bought out by the airport so it's technically Federal Police jurisdiction. We tried to McGuyver it out using sticks and bricks and whatever else we could find lying around to no avil.

Meanwhile a police helicopter was circling above periodically, I figured it was only a matter of time until cop cars showed up. Eventually, I called my dad down, we just pushed the back real hard to get it out, got soaked in mud.

Then when we were leaving he got his new Silverado stuck in the mud, which my Ranger is his old truck. I think the lesson of the story is that my dad needs to quit buying 2wd trucks!. Anyways, a few pics, this was about half way through the day so it's way muddier now.




Long story but feel free to post your first mudding experience or etc. All I know is I'm glad I got outta there before federal police showed up!
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cops catch you? and dumbshit move being on federal land doin stuff like that.. find an OHV park or land meant for it.

cool pics though. i love mudding in 2wd.
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Not smart, lucky you did not get caught.
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Nope. Kind of a shame I don't know anyone with a wench on their truck. Had my dad not brought my a shovel out I probably would've called the cops on myself so I could get it towed out.

The neighborhood used to be my old stomping grounds so a lot of the time you'll get leeway if a cop stops you back there if you tell him you're just checking out the old neighborhood. We were there for a good 2 hours or so, stuck for about an hour of that. Shows you how good our national security is, despite the chopper flying by 10 times not a single cop showed up.

I learned my lesson though, don't play around in reverse and dig yourself into a rut in a 2wd 4 cyl truck lol.
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Good job being a dumbass and wheeling on property that is not yours or designated for legal wheeling.
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Good job being a dumbass and wheeling on property that is not yours or designated for legal wheeling.
you're getting too hung up on where it was. it's an abandoned neighborhood, nobody is using the property for anything. the only reason people don't live there is because it's within x amount of feet from where planes take off. i'm probably the 20th truck to go back there this week and play around, that's what it's notoriously known for.

chances are the police probably would've given me a warning
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Still not your property. Its not yours to tear up....even if 20 other trucks have done it.

Most of us have been there...wheeling where we shouldn't have been. I did it when I was young, carelss, and dumb.

Just letting you know it isn't the smartest thing to do. And its even dumber to come on a forum of wheelers and brag about it. Just gives the wheeling community a bad name.

Ever heard of tread lightly?
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Still not your property. Its not yours to tear up....even if 20 other trucks have done it.

Most of us have been there...wheeling where we shouldn't have been. I did it when I was young, carelss, and dumb.

Just letting you know it isn't the smartest thing to do. And its even dumber to come on a forum of wheelers and brag about it. Just gives the wheeling community a bad name.

Ever heard of tread lightly?
fair enough. if you knew this area it'd be different because around here (st louis aka very few dirt roads/back woods), if you're going mudding in st louis county, there's only like 2/3 places you could be going, and none of them are legal.

i'm not bragging necessarily, i'm just happy that i got to go tear up some grass for the first time, i've never done it before.
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Fun stuff.
fun illegal stuff.
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If everyone else speeds on city streets, that doesn't make it ok for you to do it.

Glad you didn't get caught, but use your noggin before doing things like that.
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If i was your dad I'd make you find your own way to get out of there lol
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We've all done it before, don't think anything of it. Always have an extra vehical and a tow rope! Awesome pics!
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We've all done it before, don't think anything of it. Always have an extra vehical and a tow rope! Awesome pics!
finally someone not on a high horse, abandoned property who cares, especially in st louis.

and i'm surprised my pops didn't leave me out there

also- the BFGs are pretty kick *** off road tires. the drive back to my buddy's house is like 3/4 of a mile and by the time we got there my tread was clear as could be.

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