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Old 12-02-2007
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puling stuck people out of snow

well no one has started this i think but i puled my frist person out this winter, i try to help any people i can. this guy was driving a 2 wheel drive dodge dakota. so lets hear the storys if you have some.
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if we had any snow I'd have stories, but since we haven't had any I'm kinda screwed... I hate Colorado weather... lol
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umm, yeah....

i plan on getting pulled out a few times this winter, lockers suck for driving in the snow, i have almost no traction and my truck fishtails if i give it any gas..
fun..

maybe its because my bfg's are getting kinda thin, to bad i don't have cash for tires.
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we have this VERY SLIGHT incline like NO slope really...


and this Mustang couldn't get out of the parking lot, people had to push it out
and an S-10 couldn't make it either

anyways, these MTZs could be better in the snow, but after seeing those people last night i figured they are a pretty good tire

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I love the snow...I just shift into 4x and plow through it. My buddys 2wd S-10 is another story, but as long as he keeps moving he doesn't have a problem.
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i passed a car that was in a 6-8ft ditch infront of my neighborhood. i laughed and drove on. the way the car was sitting in the ditch, looked only possible if they tried to fish tail out of the parkin lot.... or just drove straight into it haha.
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oh yea, let me say this, until the 11th im a 2wd and these tires if im nice to the throttle do good.

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snow, we dont have that much here in MD but when we do I am prepared I have gotten some wood to put into the bed of the truck and I got 2 strong tow ropes I had a friend who tried it one year and the idiot he tried to pull out floored his car and when he got traction he drove right into my friends truck, I told him next time have the guy sit beside you and just drag his butt out, at the time my friend drove a silverado 1500 4x4
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no pulling yet...but I did see an exploder w' its back end in the woods (when there was only ~1/2" of snow)

is there a right way to do it? or do you just hook up a tow strap to your tow hooks (or hitch), connect it to their tow hook, slowly roll until the strap is taut, then slowly go in 4lo, while they're floored, until they inch out?
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i would strongly recommend against pulling most people out, the last thing you want is to be sued by the damages "you caused" on the car or the whip lash on the person while trying to pull them out.

its good to stop and make sure they are ok and have help on the way... if its an older person or someone with a truck that looks like they have the slightest clue of whats going on ill help.
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i walked outside in the early morning the other day...definitely a thin layer of frost on my windshield. Not something you always see in eastern carolina. I'm thinking im gonna need a bigger tow strap to pull some of these people outta the crazy frost.
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Like zach said. If you see somone stuck I suggest only pulling them out if they have an idea of what they are doing.

#1 If there retarded they may rear end you, which is very easy

#2 Sue you for damages or medical damages.

Stop make sure there ok and ask if they need to use your cell phone or if they want you to advice the authorities.

Most the time When i see a vehicle too stuck to push out they are rolled over anyways lol
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I'd be pretty hard pressed to pull people out. But it's not so much because of law suits. IMO the on coming drivers/cars are VERY dangerous around here. I'm far more scared of getting run over by a idiot than I am in getting sued.
You'd think people in Michigan would comprehend that traction in the snow/ice is less. Nope! Its amazing the cycle they go through.

Having lived in Mich for 7 yrs now I see the exact same thing every winter.
The first snowfall and EVERYONE slows to a crawl. Very aggrivating IMO.
The following 4-5 days of no traction and they speed up faster and faster back up to 70mph no matter the weather. Then after they see at least 20-30 wrecks they'll get it and drive a reasonable 30-60mph depending on conditions.

Oh and whilest I'm on a soap box... why in the world would you EVER hit the brakes after your in the middle of a ice covered bridge? Stupid people ought to ride a bus or something.

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^^^So true...
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sunday my cousins civic got stolen and the theives hid it in like thse 4x4 trails... so we got a 20 ft tow strap and my cousin is all,"I kno your truck is cool and all... but there is no way that you are gonna be able to pull my car out..." and i was like "bet ten dollars that i can.." and obviously i pulled that freakin civic out of the bushes... the as we were going down the trial he steered in to like a two foot rut.... meanwhile i was in 4lo and pulled that little car like it was nothing... man it was awesome..... the responding officer was even surprised...
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sunday my cousins civic got stolen and the theives hid it in like thse 4x4 trails... so we got a 20 ft tow strap and my cousin is all,"I kno your truck is cool and all... but there is no way that you are gonna be able to pull my car out..." and i was like "bet ten dollars that i can.." and obviously i pulled that freakin civic out of the bushes... the as we were going down the trial he steered in to like a two foot rut.... meanwhile i was in 4lo and pulled that little car like it was nothing... man it was awesome..... the responding officer was even surprised...
Why didn't he just call the cops?
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because he stole it first, then somebody stole it from him! hahah just kidding
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he did and the stupid cop said you kno where it is at take care of it...
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