Guys... I had a dental appointment out in the sticks this morning. So, when it was over, I went muddin' this morning on my way back to the office... I slide it into 4x4... I drive in and it looks pretty burley, after a few yards I was genuinely scared. I was in deeper mud than expected. Wet soggy thick stuff. Felt like quicksand. After I got in another 25 yards.... I went "oh ****, keep going lil Jeep
!" I realized I might be in a little over my ski's. I was alone and didn't have a winch.
Momentum started slowing, i realized I was in 4 hi instead of 4lo, I could feel that lowering sensation and loose mud fly....Uhhhhgggg... As the RPM's went down, the engine felt like it was about to start lugging (6 speed man.) and.... she started just creepin' along.... almost out of it.... almost to the end of the bog...allllmost
.... The little 3.8 was roaring along, the BFG's were scrappin' for as much traction as they could muster. Stay calm stay calm.... "Sshhhhwoip
!" It pulled itself out! Whooo Whoooo! Go Sahara!
Jeeps are so much fun. Welcome aboard to the new JK owner.
As I was leaving this mud bog, I saw another Jeep (a YJ) turning into the area I was driving out. Apparently he was just about to do the same thing. We both smiled at eachother and waved.