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Unread 03-14-2012, 10:02 PM   #16
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very true. i totalled a 70 vw bug with a 30lb+ raccoon. had the tubing and diamond plate for the vw stinger inside with me. day late and a dollar short.
Too funny....

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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:03 PM   #17
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very true. i totalled a 70 vw bug with a 30lb+ raccoon. had the tubing and diamond plate for the vw stinger inside with me. day late and a dollar short.
Even a photochopped version of what you just said would be welcome.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:51 PM   #18
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For me, I use the heck out of my stinger. In tight rock canyons, I put it up against rock walls at an angle to cheat the corner and slide around it. I haven't flopped yet, but I suppose it would save damage to the radiator, etc... like the other guys on here said. Personally, I have used mine literally hundreds of times, usually to get up somewhere I didn't quite have the clearance to get over or around.

When you are looking down a 15' drop of granite, with a 55* incline behind you, I would rather keep going forward than back up and do a 37 point turn and risk going down in the same spot I just came up.

So, it just depends on what kind of wheeling you're into. Dirt roads and mud puddles, keep the stubby stock style. Start playing in more technical areas, better safe than half-assed.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #19
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So if one of them fancy shmancy sport cars happens to brake check you for reasons unbeknownst to anyone, you can just keep rolling on over the top of him
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Unread 03-15-2012, 06:02 AM   #20
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So if one of them fancy shmancy sport cars happens to brake check you for reasons unbeknownst to anyone, you can just keep rolling on over the top of him
ha nice one
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Unread 03-15-2012, 08:07 AM   #21
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AND push them to the ground so you can drive over them..... bullets are getting expensive.



so true
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Unread 03-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #22
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the original purpose of stinger bumpers was to keep your rig from completely falling into sink holes and crevasses you didn't see coming out in the desert or running an ice floe.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #23
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AND push them to the ground so you can drive over them..... bullets are getting expensive.
plus, if you get the right "recovery hooks" on the front you dont even have to get out to take home a trophy.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #24
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Depends on how its installed. I have a buddy who uses his for crawling, the line of the stinger runs straight down to the front tires, so he just drives it into a rock and slides up on it until the front tires make contact. You can attack higher rocks that way.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #26
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great place to carry your trophies during hunting season too just lay it across and tie the legs around the bars
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Unread 03-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #27
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great place to carry your trophies during hunting season too just lay it across and tie the legs around the bars
This was what I was thinking. You usually have all your camping gear and beer in the back so there is no room to put your game, so the stinger is the next option.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #28
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This was what I was thinking. You usually have all your camping gear and beer in the back so there is no room to put your game, so the stinger is the next option.
exactly. added room.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #29
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Its also a great place to mount your trail camera
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Unread 04-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #30
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Its also a great place to mount your trail camera
I thought that it was for the whole time!
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