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post #31 of 99 Old 02-19-2012, 06:46 PM
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we all get stuck from time to time but this case is interesting because the OP violated one of the strictest laws of offroading: never wheel alone. What if he had flipped it and was trapped inside the jeep on this lonely hill? It's a scary thought and hopefully a good lesson learned by all who read this.
I agree. At 31, I've finally started to agree with the not wheeling alone, no drinking, better roll cage, etc. It's so stupid that I had to learn the hard way.

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post #32 of 99 Old 02-19-2012, 06:56 PM
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I agree. At 31, I've finally started to agree with the not wheeling alone, no drinking, better roll cage, etc. It's so stupid that I had to learn the hard way.
Amen to that. The older I get, the more patient I am to do things as safely and thoroughly as I can.

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I agree. At 31, I've finally started to agree with the not wheeling alone, no drinking, better roll cage, etc. It's so stupid that I had to learn the hard way.
Roger that. At 21 and in college (about 15 years ago), I finally learned to use a buddy. Got to a water hole and also learned to check the depth of "all water holes", not just the first few. I also learned that the internal combustion engine does not like water thru the air intake. I learned also that pistons will break, and find their way through an engine block. I had to leave it behind for the night until a tow truck could get me out. It was a day of learning. But, it was a good thing I had my buddy to drive us all back home the 45 minute drive. That's all 6 of us in a Jeep, for 45 minutes. Yep, a day of learning.

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Here's the pic of it stuck. Realize I took this on a hill so it looks almost level here.
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post #35 of 99 Old 02-19-2012, 11:29 PM
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The buddy system woulda had you out last night.

How did that happen?

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About 15 feet left of the bushes was a cliff that dropped down to the ocean. I chainsawed so many branches behind and underneath the Jeep. Then a winch from behind got me out.
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i lol'd so hard. Its a yj , theres yer problem.

you shoudl check your brake line sand hoses and stuff under there, you might have damaged something being hung up on those branches.

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i lol'd so hard. Its a yj , theres yer problem.

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I take great offense to this remark.

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i lol'd so hard. Its a yj , theres yer problem.
I'm guessing you've lost your way, like many other TJ owners do. This is the "YJ Wrangler Technical Forum". Real Jeeps have leaf spring.

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Here's the pic of it stuck.

Meh, thats not bad - even though I can't understand how you ended up there?





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ah Bald BFG All-terrains... on wet grass... yeah you'll be stuck for days! get some MTs or Swampers and that twig would have been a playground!
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Dumbfounded. Did you try backing up? How about 4lo? How about watching where your going? MORE PICS PLEASE!

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i lol'd so hard. Its a yj , theres yer problem.

you shoudl check your brake line sand hoses and stuff under there, you might have damaged something being hung up on those branches.
A tj would have had branches thru the coil springs! I hardly doubt a tj in the same spot could have done any better.

I had to pull 2 tjs and one xj out of the snow yesterday. And out of their group of 4 only the YJ wasn't stuck! (they were all stock in 24" of snow) Made me love my winch even more.

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Did you try backing up?

MORE PICS PLEASE!

^ This exactly!!



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i lol'd so hard. Its a yj , theres yer problem.

you shoudl check your brake line sand hoses and stuff under there, you might have damaged something being hung up on those branches.
As soon as I read this I said to myself "must be a TJ owner" I looked and what do you know

I've been wheeling with a buddy with almost the exact same setup as me his LJ and my YJ, 2" lift and both on 31" MTs only his had lockers front and rear and I had open diffs. I went through a mud hole and had to go back because HE buried it right in the middle.

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