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Wheeling, saved a Hemi & a jacked up F-150

I took my younger cousin out shooting and wheeling for the day. His first time shooting and he did pretty good. He just got a 99' Tacoma 4x4 w/factory rear diff lock. I was showing him the basics of wheeling and airing down etc.

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After shooting I took him down to the local river bottom. There I came across a jacked up F-150. He high centered his front driver lower control arm and part of the front crossmember. Driver tire a good 5" off the ground and the passenger tire barely touching the dirt. It took two good yanks, but I got him off the boulder. He was kind of a jack *** as he insisted on using his chain instead of a ****** strap I had. Once I got him off he decided he will try the rock again. I saw him make it then headed out. He was by himself with a chain. No shovel, hi-lift, minimal water etc. It was 103 out today.

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See the boulder in front of him..
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The Dodge. Towards the end of the trail I was airing back up. When a family gets off hiking trail. It's a little cooler as this is now at 4k feet. Their truck is completely dead. I jump start it three times. It took a while as I was revving it and letting it idle a little so it could charge his battery. Each time it got started he would let it idle and the truck would shut off. I told him to keep his rpms above 1k and put the truck in drive while holding the breaks (drive w/2 feet). He did this and I followed him off the trail.

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way to go! i love what you've done with your truck with the exception of the bed cap. other than that... keep up the good work.

looked like an eventful day too.
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It was an eventful day! Sometimes I don't like the cap, sometimes I do, it just depends. That locker really helped in me getting this guy out as I needed all the traction I could get. I was also in 4 low and in 1st with the tires aired down to 15 and they still spun a little.
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how do you hold the brake with 2 feet and hit the gas? I can hit the gas and brake with my right foot at the same time but the aftermarket pedals are real close..

anywho, nice pics.. i kinda wish i had someone to take up under my wing and go wheelin with haha
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I ment use two feet to drive. One for the break pedal and one for the gas pedal.....thx asshat

It's fun to teach somebody the ropes and the correct way to wheel (legally), dealing with break over angle, approach, decline, hi centering, lockers, limited slips, the correct line, why good tires make a difference, skid plates, sliders, spotting, tow straps, winching, etc. Fun stuff!
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I would of left that guy if he was being a *****, I've pulled out full size Doges and chevy's their pride was hurt but they were greatful, nice truck btw
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I'm too nice to leave somebody out in the desert. Unless my truck was going to obviously get messed up or my life is on the line then I'll always lend a hand. I know the chain could have done both, but it's not like he was burried up to the axles in mud, then he would need a good ******. This was more of a little tug with some good traction aids, and high rpms with little wheel spin.
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yeah I understand what you mean, I'm typically a nice guy too, but if I was trying to help someone who was being ungreatfull and a big ### I would kick out the niceness and leave him, don't care how hot it is. LOL
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I love pics of that area. Sure we have tons of mud but I'd do anything for desert and real trails, rocks etc..
As far as that guy, I would have made it clear that it's the strap or nothing. His choice. I am not endangering my life or vehicle for an idiot who is ungrateful as well as stupid.
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LMAO at the F150!! The only big rock around and he hits it.

Great pics!
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As far as that guy, I would have made it clear that it's the strap or nothing. His choice. I am not endangering my life or vehicle for an idiot who is ungrateful as well as stupid.
Exactly. I bet he was butt-hurt enough having to get tugged off of the rock by a Ranger..
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Yeah I would have said its my strap or you'll stay on that rock lol.
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Yeah, the guy with the chain would have stayed on that rock if it had been me. If I'm there to save him from his stupidity, I'm gonna do it my way, 'cause his way got him there in the first place.
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good to know there are helpful people like you out there to help when in need. there aint much of that out here
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chains are ok if you just have to pull.. if ANY yanking is involved hell no.
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chains are ok if you just have to pull.. if ANY yanking is involved hell no.
Exactly. It sounded like he had to yank him a bit which is why I posted what I did.
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Yeah, i like to help people when they need it but like i said earlier, if their being a pain and ungreatfull, i'll leave.
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LOL at the f150. what an idiot

reminds me of the vid of that H3 i think it is that gets high centered on the only rock around for miles

some people
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Cool pics...
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I thought the F-150 was maybe flexing and the tire slipped. Gotta be hard on the crossmember to bang into it like that, sheesh.
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I thought the F-150 was maybe flexing and the tire slipped. Gotta be hard on the crossmember to bang into it like that, sheesh.
that could be a posibility. but you either gotta be stupid, or just not paying attention for that to happen.

i've flexed on some iffy rocks and other surfaces and never had a tire slip before.
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thats my favorite color f150, truck looks pretty sick i have to give him that
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He was trying to crawl over it he said. Either his tire slipped or he totally misjudged where the rock was. He has a nice lift. I want to guess those tires are 37s but I'm not sure. I know they're Swampers.
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thats my favorite color f150, truck looks pretty sick i have to give him that
Mine too
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