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Unread 12-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Yesterday myself and moparich were at little Moab to run our rc crawlers. We saw a group of guys from here up there also. I noticed at one point a ZJ with open diffs got himself into a position where he couldn't go forward or backwards. ( which I have no clue how he managed to do that on the obstacle he was on ) It took him about 30 minutes to get free But as a friendly reminder if your going to go offroad please have proper equipment (ie. Recovery points ) if he had front tow hooks a strap and simple little tug would have got him out in seconds. And in places like little Moab you really want recovery points I've seen way too many rigs roll / flop and get into plenty of sketchy situations. Where a simple strap could have help them avoid their situation

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Unread 12-08-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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I've seen that happen out there as well. The ones I saw were on steep climbs that they drag bumper on to begin the climb, couldn't make it, and slide back down onto their rear bumper so they can't go forward or back.
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Unread 12-12-2014, 08:12 PM   #3
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I've seen that happen out there as well. The ones I saw were on steep climbs that they drag bumper on to begin the climb, couldn't make it, and slide back down onto their rear bumper so they can't go forward or back.
And end up curling their exhaust under.
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Unread 12-12-2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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^^ x2

Winch?
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Unread 12-13-2014, 02:41 PM   #5
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Winch?
Even with a winch there was nowhere to attach it to out where I was at. We were on the south side of the large rock outcropping at the north end of Little Moab. The only thing I could have winched on was the other Jeep I was out there with. But seeing how easy they went up this little hill, I just followed them.

But open diffs on a long wheelbase vehicle = different climb from a lock short wheelbase vehicle. So I got the fronts up no problem, but the trailer hitch and the long wheelbase left me with my rear tires almost completely off the ground. And the exhaust on a ZJ hangs down pretty low (not anymore, though).

So when I lost traction and slid back, I dug the tip into the sand and bent it under, creasing the pipe right behind the cat as well. But $160 later I now have a tucked up exhaust and a really nice sounding Borla muffler off a Corvette on there...
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Even with a winch there was nowhere to attach it to out where I was at. We were on the south side of the large rock outcropping at the north end of Little Moab. The only thing I could have winched on was the other Jeep I was out there with. But seeing how easy they went up this little hill, I just followed them.

But open diffs on a long wheelbase vehicle = different climb from a lock short wheelbase vehicle. So I got the fronts up no problem, but the trailer hitch and the long wheelbase left me with my rear tires almost completely off the ground. And the exhaust on a ZJ hangs down pretty low (not anymore, though).

So when I lost traction and slid back, I dug the tip into the sand and bent it under, creasing the pipe right behind the cat as well. But $160 later I now have a tucked up exhaust and a really nice sounding Borla muffler off a Corvette on there...
No reason to justify what you did, go out, have fun, learn while your at it, and be safe ( this is what I strive to acheive ). At the end of the day if nobody was hurt thats a success, we all know vehicle damage is part of the game.
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Unread 12-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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Even with a winch there was nowhere to attach it to out where I was at. We were on the south side of the large rock outcropping at the north end of Little Moab. The only thing I could have winched on was the other Jeep I was out there with. But seeing how easy they went up this little hill, I just followed them.

But open diffs on a long wheelbase vehicle = different climb from a lock short wheelbase vehicle. So I got the fronts up no problem, but the trailer hitch and the long wheelbase left me with my rear tires almost completely off the ground. And the exhaust on a ZJ hangs down pretty low (not anymore, though).

So when I lost traction and slid back, I dug the tip into the sand and bent it under, creasing the pipe right behind the cat as well. But $160 later I now have a tucked up exhaust and a really nice sounding Borla muffler off a Corvette on there...
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