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dang man..sucks BAD
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Yes, but the front crossmember? I don't know, Zach -- I think you just hit too hard. That's way too much damage for a weak spring BENDING. BREAKING, perhaps -- but merely bending like that?

The way it's bent is odd. What direction was the impact that bent it like that? It looks like you backed into something and jamed the wheel FORWARD?

Did it happen during extraction backwards? Going forward it would be very hard to bend a spring like that. That's either a torsion force from the truck spinning, or the wheels getting caught on one side and not the other, etc.; or going backwards. No matter what, it would take some impact.

I don't think you even indicated how fast you were going.

it happened on the 4th time bill tried to pull me out. i was already stuck. i think the video will explain alot of it. i was sitting stil when i got stuck. we are currently uploading the vid now.
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All the damage was done when Zach was getting pulled out, the front crossmember was bent due the jerking when he was getting pulled from the front, and the rear was from the jerking also of bill trying to pull him out. He almost had him till' the spring bent (you'll be able to tell when it bent in the VID) and then Zach kept on the gas which he had no idea at the time the spring had bent which hurt a few other compnoents.

Its too bad this happened, but bill gave it his all to pull zach out, and it wasnt happening. Its no ones fault, everyone tried to help, sh*t happenes.
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I've got it now, thanks.

Perhaps you should carry a hi-lift jack and some accessories. When you're stuck that deep, a straight pull will bust stuff, as you found out. A high lift, a base to spread the force on soft ground, and then put things under the wheels once you've got it in the air. Not an unknown technique to mudders, but I can see where you'd need it there as well.

I always have that stuff just because of that type of scenario. The jack is good for all kinds of things, but the base and all is something you should get or make. Mine is just made of two pieces of 3/4" plywood screwed together.
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I've got it now, thanks.

Perhaps you should carry a hi-lift jack and some accessories. When you're stuck that deep, a straight pull will bust stuff, as you found out. A high lift, a base to spread the force on soft ground, and then put things under the wheels once you've got it in the air. Not an unknown technique to mudders, but I can see where you'd need it there as well.

I always have that stuff just because of that type of scenario. The jack is good for all kinds of things, but the base and all is something you should get or make. Mine is just made of two pieces of 3/4" plywood screwed together.


well, depending on whats under the water, a hi-lift might be hard to use cause ift its mainly sand under it, it would require a really good size base or it will just sink under the weight of the truck....

but yeah, if there was anyway to lift the truck up some before pulling, it would've helped save somethings
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wow dude that sucks big time.
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Here is the Vid that I threw together, Zach if you wanna make a new post about go ahead. Wasnt sure what you wanted to do. Give it a few more minutes and should be good to go.

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well, depending on whats under the water, a hi-lift might be hard to use cause ift its mainly sand under it, it would require a really good size base or it will just sink under the weight of the truck....

but yeah, if there was anyway to lift the truck up some before pulling, it would've helped save somethings
thats why you get a offroad base for it and make your own to make it bigger with either metal or wood

ya that sucks but pulling it out when it is that deep can cause damage
like my old thread says the hi-lift jacks are very useful
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Here is the Vid that I threw together, Zach if you wanna make a new post about go ahead. Wasnt sure what you wanted to do. Give it a few more minutes and should be good to go.

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video didn't work 4 me
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linky no worky for me either
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right click save as
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As Aaron said right click and save as, it should be up and running now.
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Sorry i edited this.

Im shocked. Simple as that.

And snatching with a chain. Worst thing ever.

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dang dude that suxxxxxx..........sorry to hear

bet you wish now you would've gone to the Lima Jamboree huh?
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nice vid.. wow crazyness
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Well Zach, I really hate that for you, if there is ANYTHING I can do, or you need from me, let me know. I dropped a lifter this weekend and then gashed my arm pretty bad. It hasnt been a good weekend for me either... Just let me know...
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man i still cring when i think about lookin at his truck in the water....

Gosh Darn it
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i hate to sound like a ***** but what were you thinking when you decided to do a burn out with water and sand?

why didnt someone try to pull you out going forward?

guess its too late to say what ifs.
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Sorry that had to happen and sick vid.Time for some serious upgrades.If so what kind of upgrades are we talking about,bigger tires sas????
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man i still cring when i think about lookin at his truck in the water....

Gosh Darn it
I second that.
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Don't mean to sound like a ***** either...but at the intro of the vid, "unfortunate" is spelled wrong.

The vid explains so much. Wish we could have seen the extraction
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Wow. I'm sorry about the damage
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yeah man i feel bad and hope you can get it back asap, but burning out in the sand/water was a bonehead move. i hope this taught you a little lesson. GL man
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so what exactly were you guys attempting whn you got stuck? the vid makes it look like it was a challenge of who could bury there wheels first lol

I have ver very lil wheeling knowledge when it comes to techniques, so this could be a stpid question but when you're on sand is it best to have your tires fully inflated or partially deflated?
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That video explains alot.

just don't where to start...
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