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Stuck yet again

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Well I went wheeling with a bud today down a trail that has been used many many many times and all the snow was compacted down and was pretty fun until I got slingshot into like 4 feet of snow just off the side of the trail, well my friend with a 6000 pound winch tried to pull me out but no luck so I called a first tow truck, he said he didn't have 4x4 so he wasn't even going to try it so then he called me in another one with a brand new Dodge 4x4 tow truck.

So this thing had 2 winches on it rated at 15000 pounds I think each. With just one of them, it was not enough power to pull me out, he had to use the second one.

I don't have any pics as it was dark but man it sucks, $200 later I am finally out. I really need to invest into a winch or a new truck, I have had the truck for 3 weeks or so and been stuck now 5-6 times but today was a good one lol.

Just thought I would share
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Ok your in 4 feet of snow with stock tires and a open diff on both ends, its not the trucks fault its your fault.
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hello? 4' of snow....stock truck.....stock everything....open all around......


yea....so i get high centered all the time in the snow. lol...damn ruts. Don't be biatching about getting stuck. it's how you learn...and it's how you learn to build the rig to what it needs to do.

Gotta love digging yerself out! Done that more than a time or two.
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Hey, I have a limited slip. I know it's my fault but it does suck. I was driving nice and straight and then bam, it made a hard right and into the ditch I went. I do wish I had a picture, this one was bad. I had to climb out the windows, the snow was so high on either side I could not even open the doors. Oh well
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hello? 4' of snow....stock truck.....stock everything....open all around......


yea....so i get high centered all the time in the snow. lol...damn ruts. Don't be biatching about getting stuck. it's how you learn...and it's how you learn to build the rig to what it needs to do.

Gotta love digging yerself out! Done that more than a time or two.
lol I tried digging myself out but I went right around the truck completely with the shovel and as much as I could under the truck but the tires would just spin and I would not move. Yeah I know I am learning but it's gonna be expensive, I need a winch badly.
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No get tires before a winch, trust me on that one.
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^^Ditto. And always go play with a buddy in another rig.
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The only thing stock tires are good for is highway driving.. and posing for pictures.. and stuff.. But definitely not offroading.
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And flexing on!
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and burnout
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... and driving on to get the new tires
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tires first.
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get boggers ;P
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lol Ok, I will get tires first but I still think a winch is a great investment. They are pretty damn expensive though, I got quoted $1600 for BFG AT's and 4 Soft 8 rims. It's like $269 a tire or so and $89 a rim. I guess to have fun, you gotta pay!
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Damn I can get 32 BFGs for 145 here.

summitracing.com has the BFGs and the cragers for a total of $727, check them out.
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Shop www.race-dezert.com - great prices on used shyt.

I'll never buy brand new tires, too damn expensive.

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I am in Canada, everything is alot more expensive!

Ranger in the US is like $22k, I paid almost $30k for my truck

I could order them from the US but then I have to pay shipping and board fee's
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I am in Canada, everything is alot more expensive!

Ranger in the US is like $22k, I paid almost $30k for my truck

I could order them from the US but then I have to pay shipping and board fee's
Ouch and it's a mazda lol.

I think you paid so much cus it's 4wd, and everything cost more in Canada.
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you stop hitting **** you cant get through

hell I get stuck in 3ft of powder.
and who the hell buys a 6,000 lb winch?

lift it
lock it
get some meat under it


then get stuck and see how much it takes to get out ha
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If your going through stuff like that then you need a better tire then a bfg a/t.......
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i cant believe you want BFG A/Ts if you have wheeled this many times in 3 weeks and keep getting stuck get boggers.
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or at the very least a mud terrain

dont make the mistake i did and get a set of all terrains, just skip em
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or at the very least a mud terrain

dont make the mistake i did and get a set of all terrains, just skip em
exactly, i made that mistake too, never again.
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You gotta be careful on packed down trails. The vehicles passing over the snow pack it down, leaving a hump on the trail that you don't want to fall off.

Also you must learn proper shovelling technique. I had a very similar situation not long ago, slid off the side of the trail and instantly got hung. I start on the front passenger side, behind the wheel. Clear out under your truck, paying attention to the suspension, and the crossmember. The torsion bars must be clear of the snow as well. Next move in front of the rear wheel, clearing out under your shock hangers and differential. Then repeat for the other side. Now you want to shovel all the snow that will hang you up when you start to move, in front of your tires and the whole width of the truck. Just be sure to leave a little 'ramp' so you have a chance at climbing back onto the hardpacked part.

A cheap alternative to a winch is comealongs. You can remove yourself from damned near anything, and they go on sale at crappy tire for under $20.

As far as tires, what beats bfg a/ts for snow use? They're absolutely amazing in almost all types of snow.
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So you completely shoveled the truck out and it still took more then a 15,000 lb winch to pull you out?

I'd really like to see how your truck was hung up to pull that off. Must have been one hell of a stuck.
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