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Unread 06-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
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Stuck?

I did this a while back, but put it in the wrong forum, and it didn't get any pictures

Post pics of your jeep getting stuck. Include a story to go along with the pic(s)

You most include a pic in every post


Here is the only time I was ever stuck (Just Wait...)





I went for a short jeepin trip with my friend about an hour before lacrosse practice, and I got stuck. The reason I got stuck is because I was going slower than normal, because we were filming it. I didn't have enough momentum, and I just stopped. My diffs and axles were buried in mud, and my frame was resting on the ground. We didn't bring a tow rope, so the only thing we had was this little rope that happened to be in my friend's dad's GMC 1500, and of course that snapped... so he tried pushing me with his truck, which also didn't work, so he took me and we backed all the way down the trail, and drove to another friends house, who had a tractor, and he took a chain and pulled me out with his tractor. And we made it to practice in time.

When I get my lift, in the next week or two, Im gonna go wheelin again, and hopefully I'll have some more pics, and some videos.


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Unread 06-26-2005, 07:09 PM   #2
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Here's me stuck my first time wheeling.



I wasn't buried over the doors but it did make for an interesting afternoon. During summertime, this is a lake. During winter it's the kind of mud that sucks your shoes off when you try to talk in it. My girlfriend and I had just left her mom's house when I mentioned that I'd like to go wheeling. We ended up at this wretched place where she said the locals went. We were alone but her mom's house was just 3 miles away so we went for it. We spent a little time playing in some rocks then I'd say we wheeled in the mud for.. oh... 30 seconds before getting stuck.

I made it past the stream, 5 more feet and I would have been on firmer mud, but I bogged down and tried to back across the stream. I had to go slower so I wouldn't rip my gas tank off and didn't make it. We called her mom out but I was afraid her SUV was going to get stuck as well so I wanted to try digging out and only take the strap (one of those taboo wal-mart ropes with hooks) as a last result.

Three people stopped and offered help. The first was a guy who appeared on foot out of nowhere and asked if we wanted him to go get his Jeep. I said sure, that'd be great, and we never saw him again.

The second was a guy in a chromed out Jeep. They drove over in a gravel area, careful not to get their Jeep dirty, and stopped as I was carrying rocks to try to dig out with. The driver didn't offer any help, he just kind of watched but his girlfriend kept trying to tell me how to dig out. I finally walked away as she tried to tell me the 300 pound chunk of concrete 100 feet from my Jeep would be a good rock to use. They left without offering any help and I no longer wave at chromed-out Jeeps because of that.

After trying to dig out for a couple of hours with nothing but my wet frozen hands I was almost ready to take the strap from my GF's mom when 3 good ole boys in an old jacked up 2wd Chevy with mud tires and about 100 feet of rope stopped and said "Ye-ont me ta pull ya out?". It wasn't a great idea using the rope but he was able to pull from firm ground with it and I didn't need much of a pull anyway. It held and I was out. Thank God for rednecks.
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Unread 06-27-2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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Here's me stuck my first time wheeling.



I wasn't buried over the doors but it did make for an interesting afternoon. During summertime, this is a lake. During winter it's the kind of mud that sucks your shoes off when you try to talk in it. My girlfriend and I had just left her mom's house when I mentioned that I'd like to go wheeling. We ended up at this wretched place where she said the locals went. We were alone but her mom's house was just 3 miles away so we went for it. We spent a little time playing in some rocks then I'd say we wheeled in the mud for.. oh... 30 seconds before getting stuck.

I made it past the stream, 5 more feet and I would have been on firmer mud, but I bogged down and tried to back across the stream. I had to go slower so I wouldn't rip my gas tank off and didn't make it. We called her mom out but I was afraid her SUV was going to get stuck as well so I wanted to try digging out and only take the strap (one of those taboo wal-mart ropes with hooks) as a last result.

Three people stopped and offered help. The first was a guy who appeared on foot out of nowhere and asked if we wanted him to go get his Jeep. I said sure, that'd be great, and we never saw him again.

The second was a guy in a chromed out Jeep. They drove over in a gravel area, careful not to get their Jeep dirty, and stopped as I was carrying rocks to try to dig out with. The driver didn't offer any help, he just kind of watched but his girlfriend kept trying to tell me how to dig out. I finally walked away as she tried to tell me the 300 pound chunk of concrete 100 feet from my Jeep would be a good rock to use. They left without offering any help and I no longer wave at chromed-out Jeeps because of that.

After trying to dig out for a couple of hours with nothing but my wet frozen hands I was almost ready to take the strap from my GF's mom when 3 good ole boys in an old jacked up 2wd Chevy with mud tires and about 100 feet of rope stopped and said "Ye-ont me ta pull ya out?". It wasn't a great idea using the rope but he was able to pull from firm ground with it and I didn't need much of a pull anyway. It held and I was out. Thank God for rednecks.
I noticed that your front two tires were really muddy but you can still read what the tires say on the back from both sides. What happened, only the front was pulling?
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Unread 06-27-2005, 07:10 AM   #4
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here is my best stuck pic.

http://www.the-jersey-devil.com/phot...cat=500&page=1
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Unread 06-27-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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Damn man... I think we have a winner-so-far.


Musta gotten pretty wet that day, eh?
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Unread 06-27-2005, 08:49 AM   #6
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I noticed that your front two tires were really muddy but you can still read what the tires say on the back from both sides. What happened, only the front was pulling?
thats a good point, it looks like the rears barely moved? you sure you didnt drop the rear driveshaft on this little adventure? that really has me thinking why his tires up front are muddy and the rears look fresh...
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Unread 06-27-2005, 08:58 AM   #7
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thats a good point, it looks like the rears barely moved? you sure you didnt drop the rear driveshaft on this little adventure? that really has me thinking why his tires up front are muddy and the rears look fresh...
From the looks of it, that little stream is pretty clean water..... itwas probably cleaning the tires as he spun 'em.
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Unread 06-27-2005, 09:20 AM   #8
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Damn man... I think we have a winner-so-far.


Musta gotten pretty wet that day, eh?
yeah we got real wet that day...... btw it was about 20 degrees outside that day with a wind chill of about zero. but we pulled it out and she fired right up.....
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Unread 06-27-2005, 05:31 PM   #9
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From the looks of it, that little stream is pretty clean water..... itwas probably cleaning the tires as he spun 'em.
That's exactly what happened. If it weren't for the old tires and junk in it, you could have probably drank the water from the stream. Didn't help though, the bottom of the stream wasn't any firmer and the tread still stayed pretty well gunked. When I did get a little traction it was only one wheel (no locker) and that just meant it stopped spinning while the other one spun more

The Jeep didn't seem to mind having an idiot like me behind the wheel though. After getting unstuck we took an interstate drive (with a detour to wash the wheels off so they'd balance), stayed at a hotel and went wheeling in the mountains the next day while it was snowing/sleeting. I even got a nice massage that night for working so hard during the day.

Ahhh memories. Ya know, even with spending 2 hours trying to dig out with numb hands, that was one of my favorite days wheeling. The only recovery gear I had was a dangerous wal-mart tow rope which was just long enough to get other people stuck, my hands and a towel to get the mud off. And the only one I really knew how to use effectively in that situation was the towel. Being prepared isn't half as exciting!
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Unread 06-30-2005, 09:30 AM   #10
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first stuck ever...on 30" swampers, had the jeep for only a few months




Stuck after trying to go around a mud hole in order to pull a guy that was stuck in it out.


First trip to tellico a year ago, wedged between the bank and the rock on trail 8.


Stuck at our proving grounds near my house, and testing out the new winch.




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Unread 06-30-2005, 09:55 AM   #11
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Went wheeling with about 4-5 wranglers back when I had no sliders and open diffs f/r. I began climbing over this innocent-looking ledge and ended up high-centered on my t-case skid plate. The skid definately did it's job of protecting the t-case, but only one tire could actually touch rock. With the open diffs I was going NOWHERE. We tried pulling me forward, but that was a no-go. After some creative jacking and rock-stacking we were able to pull me off backwards though. I then took the same obstacle about 6" to the left and cleared the ledge with no trouble.
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Unread 06-30-2005, 12:24 PM   #12
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Went wheeling with about 4-5 wranglers back when I had no sliders and open diffs f/r. I began climbing over this innocent-looking ledge and ended up high-centered on my t-case skid plate. The skid definately did it's job of protecting the t-case, but only one tire could actually touch rock. With the open diffs I was going NOWHERE. We tried pulling me forward, but that was a no-go. After some creative jacking and rock-stacking we were able to pull me off backwards though. I then took the same obstacle about 6" to the left and cleared the ledge with no trouble.
Where were those pics taken? Austin or San Antonio
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Unread 06-30-2005, 12:58 PM   #13
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Where were those pics taken? Austin or San Antonio
yah where is that joint? Looks like fun.
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Unread 06-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #14
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Unread 06-30-2005, 01:23 PM   #15
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Where were those pics taken? Austin or San Antonio
San Antonio at a wheeling place called The Den.
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