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Story time!

Sk0t, Swoop and I ( and some others, cant remember whom all was there ) met up before Swoop went to Okinawa. We were at some bar in/near Detroit. Was winter of.. Like Nov 2004..

We were all getting ready to leave and Swoop had that SonicBlue FX4L2 and he just walked over this snowbank. My truck was unlowered and I put the factory Goodyears back on for the winter and I decided ' That snowbank isnt that big,m I can do this '.

Sk0t and I get into the truck and I remember him saying

Skot : Your not going to try this are you?
D : Yeah mate. Its nothing, a little snowpile.
Sk0t : Umm.. he was in 4 lo. You have garbage tires and your 2wd....
D : I'm like Griggs man! Momentum is my friend..
Sk0t : When you get stuck, we'll pull you out.

So.. I laid frame. Literally, the snowbank was perfectly between my wheels.. It was like a sea-saw in a playground.

It was then we all realized my tucks had NO towhooks or mounting points from the factory..

I have pics somewhere swoop took of Sk0t Laughing his **** off in my passengers seat..

Mall Rated + 1 for myself.
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D. you always have a nifty story.

I have been stuck countless times, but there's always going to be a bigger truck. And no matter how agressive your tires are or how much lift you have, once your axles are hung, you're screwed.

Brenton
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1st time I ever got stuck was in a muddu ditch. I hit it and sank. A 4wd silverado with 35" boggers and 3" or lift all around got stuck in the same spot.

2nd time was in a mudd hole. It was just slick and I was trying to make it dig too much (we were trying to make the mud hole deeper by spinning our tires all the way through the ruts. 4wd would have helped me here, but this was a result of purposely poor driving.

3rd time was in a lake bed. I went down, drove around, played in the sand, turned to go up hill and couldnt ever get enough speed to make it up the hill and I'd just slide down. One time ABS made me slide all the way into the muck in the center of the lakebed and I couldnt get moving agian. 4wd may have helped me here if I had better tires.

4th time was at a construction site. They had brought in a huge load of sandy soil. It rained really hard for a couple days. This washed an oat-meal like muck into a low spot. It settled to look like wet sand. I hit it and sank to the floor boards on the front. It took digging and a little tug from a 2wd F-150 on the dirt road 50yrds away to get her out. 4wd would not have helped here.
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i almost posted pictures of your truck katie!!! lol here's one of victors 2wd:

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Snow is the only thing I get hung up in but my new rear axle should solve that problem.
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Here's an embarassing stuck. Open diff FTW! 35's



After breaking 2 Warn 8k winches 34's. I was stuck on a powerline right by my house. We were all very suprised that no cops came by.



Weged between a tree and bank 38's

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Front tires in a small ditch and the rear is in like .5" of mud. 38's

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And I've been stuck plenty more times, but I have yet to get stuck since I've converted to 4WD.

Brenton

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i get stuck in soft sand and gravel, even buried the truck up to the floorboards in a water hole then again i have a open diff for now till i lock it
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Only been stuck once where I needed some assistance. My avatar pic is from that day. Best winter in years, albuquerque actually declared a state of emergency we had so much snow and ice. Open diff with 31" mudders got me out there, it was trying to turn around and come back that got me stuck. The Jeep that pulled me out got stuck doing the same thing trying to turn around and get in front of me. Great day! I've almost been stuck in sand and mud but if I get myself out without a winch I dont consider it stuck.
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Almost got stuck going over this, but I gunned it. Would have been a sea-saw moment like D.
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ive been stuck once.. i got a 2000 2wd ranger and at the time i was running stockers and no lift... stupidity.. and me and about 2 of my buddys and my gf were headin home.. drunk.... lol and they all say look mud DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!! peer pressure is a BIACH well it was kind of a ditch after you went threw the mud but it was to steep to come out the other side so i just went dawgin A$$ threw it and went at a angle up the ditch to get out my gf of course not holding on falls over knocks my truck in nuetral and we roll into this hole,,,,,, were we sittin for about 30 minutes waiting for my buddy wess with his edge 2wd that has 35's locked... he pulled me out with no effort....besides the fact that i had water to almost the handles on my door... (( it was a big ditch!! ))
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I have been stuck in 2wd many times........but then I click 4wd and drive out lol
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I have been stuck in 2wd many times........but then I click 4wd and drive out lol
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I have been stuck in 2wd many times........but then I click 4wd and drive out lol
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Around here, I like driving around in the back roads till 2wd gets stuck.. usually involves wet clay.. I have no problem with sand or anything up here, as we don't really have any :-D Never had a problem in snow before.. well, not stuck, but more like "embarrassing moment to get my truck out of the driveway" with my old 88' 2wd 2.3L ranger.. I had to chain up just to get 20 feet onto the main road, back up a bit.. unchain myself, and scoot off for work :-)

But nowadays, i just click 4-low and crawl on out =)
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and now you own a VW, go figure!
I got smart and traded off the gas hog I now get to laugh at dip****s like you speeding down the highway getting 15mpg, oh and lets not mention modding it to get even worse mileage! Talk about go figure!
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2wd is for lowering!
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rotflmao at those stuck pics with 38;s and 35's EdgeWannaBe... wee wow... sorry i had to laugh.
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rotflmao at those stuck pics with 38;s and 35's EdgeWannaBe... wee wow... sorry i had to laugh.
That crap happened to me in my '85 Bronco :-( grr, one front tire got stuck in a little dip.. and the other was spinning.. I was leaving a buddies house in teh middle of the night and he told me to be quite.. then 5 minutes later you hear this engine roaring sound of me trying to "quietly" rock the truck back adn forth enough to hop out of the ditch.. sorta embarrassing
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2wd is for lowering!



2wd is for whatever the hell I want to do with it!
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I have been stuck in 2wd many times........but then I click 4wd and drive out lol
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This was me at the beach getting stuck on purpose so Christian had a reason to winch me out with the F250.

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I have had my back wheel burried even deeper then Roach in sugar sand before. Same night I ran into 2 tree's and dented the crap out of my bed.
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Same night I ran into 2 tree's ...

In your truck?
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hahaha it was fun though
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Yeah that same night I ran into 2 trees in my truck. Poor bedside got dented in.
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My truck is in the desert or pasture no mud for me i know i will get stuck haha, i have yet to be stuck since i got my truck all tricked.
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