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Old 11-18-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Talking When You Get Stuck

Hey guys just wondering of what does everyone do when they get stuck...

Before you are abosultely sure that you are stuck what do you try..Then when you are sure..WHAT DO YOU DO!? haha

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Old 11-18-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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R.N.D then repeat!!!

also to aviod getting stucki sold my tank for a taco!!!! never benn stuck since!!!
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I floor it, just to make sure I'm really stuck.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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I used to stick one foot out the door, one foot on the gas, and lift on the a-pillar, but I don't have that car anymore.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:55 AM   #5
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hmmm the only time i got stuck was in my 99 with just a rear locker in the sand but my buddy got in the bed and put some weight back there and we got out
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If you get stuck

If you get stuck on a rock, stump or log, survey the situation first to determine the best way to free the vehicle without damaging it. If you're stuck on an object that can be moved, jack up the vehicle and clear away the obstacle. If you're stuck on an object that can't be moved, jack up the vehicle and fill under the tires so that you can drive over the obstacle.


Try letting some of the air out of your tires (to about 10psi) -- just remember to air them up again as soon as you can. (Remember that lowering tire pressure also reduces the vehicle's overall height and therefore the vehicle's ground clearance.) Lock the differential locks (if fitted), and use as high a gear as possible. After shoveling away the mud, dirt, sand or snow that is blocking your tires, clear a path in the direction you'll be traveling, so the tires can get enough traction. Carpet strips, wood, floor mats, brush, rocks, clothing or sleeping bags can be placed as traction aids under the tires in the direction of travel.

If you still can't get out, jack up the vehicle and fill the area under the tires with sand, rocks, logs, brush, packed snow or any combination of these. If the jack sinks into the ground, use piece of wood as a base. (Never crawl under a vehicle that is supported by a jack!)

Snow chains are not only a benefit in snow and ice, but can work wonders in mud as well. Typically, you'll fit them on the rear wheels, especially if you're climbing up a hill or towing. Sometimes it may be necessary to fit them to the front or to all four wheels.

The best way to get unstuck is with a winch. A winch takes the hard work out of vehicle recovery. It also allows a lone vehicle a means of freeing itself. Another vehicle can be used as an anchor, but natural anchors, such as trees, stumps and rocks, are the handiest. When no natural anchors are available, a spare tire, log or any other similar object that can be partially buried can form an anchor. It may be wise to use several items and group them as a single anchor. Never winch with fewer than five turns of cable around the winch drum. With fewer turns, the cable may break loose from the drum under heavy load.



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Old 11-18-2008, 01:02 PM   #7
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good winch tip --^^ here's another...be sure to put something over the winchline incase of a break so the cable don't cut off yer head. there are bags availible from Warn, ARB etc., but you can use a heavy coat etc. if in a pinch.



if i ever get a winch, i'll have me one of these...

http://www.pullpal.com/

best way not to get stuck is make someone else go first
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:13 PM   #8
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neontrail thats a nice write up, rep for u!
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:24 PM   #9
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neontrail thats a nice write up, rep for u!
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:03 AM   #10
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- Lower air pressure.

- Put rocks or logs under tires

- Get out the shovel and start digging.
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At that "I'm about to get stuck moment", I apply steady throttle and turn the front wheels side to side. This lets them bite more as they're sinking - sometimes they'll bite enough to keep pulling your forward (assuming 4x4, obviously).

As soon as a I realize "I'm stuck" - I immediately stop giving it gas. At this point, wheel spin is the ultimate enemy.

If I have something to winch off of, I'll just winch off of it.

If I don't have something to winch off, I start digging. You need to clear the vehicle of the mud/sand - meaning make sure the frame, differentials, skid plates, etc. have clearance. Dig out in front of the tires in the direction of travel. The key is that the tires are not fighting an uphill battle out of the hole.

If it's really bad, I'll get my hi lift and start piling rocks/tree limbs under the tires. The idea is to get something solid under there that is going to disperse the weight.

The key in recovery is to take it slow. Better to dig for an hour than to dig for a half hour and try to get out when it's still not possible. You'll undo all your work and just find yourself worse off than when you started.

It's important to note that when winching you should generally be lightly on the gas, so the wheels dig their way out instead of getting dragged sideways or what not (unless you have a perfectly straight pull).
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well for those of us that dont have winches, i have found a comealong to be a great help as well as the custom floor mats i made out of old carpet in the garage. other than that, like everyone else said, start digging. here is an example of me using both tactics at once!

notice the comealong and carpet being used together for maximum efficiency

notice the carpet taken directly from my truck
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whenever i get stuck i wonder why i havent bought a winch yet
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every stuck is different

stuck upside down teetering on the top of a hill held up by a busted bedside and a 3inch tree = winch and straps no question

stuck in the mud theres all kinds of options depending on what kind of mud...how deep...etc

ive had a few situations where i could put the truck in 2wd, unlocked, and brake stand while someone pushes my rear end so that it would slide sideways until i got unstuck
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i floor it, just to make sure i'm really stuck.
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Stuck in sand... pre-'09 4WD Off Road or all 2WD: DEFLATE tires to 10 psi, clear sand away from tires and differential(s) if blocking movement.

'09 and newer Off Road 4WD: Use A-TRAC!
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You can use shopping carts as waffle boards if you're in a pinch. Sometimes the dirt on the medians is really soft after some rain if they've been planting and you can sink a tire.

Wait, what are you guys talking about?

In my experience, take off your pants, start pulling winch cable in your undies, let 12,000lbs winch do all the work. Cry self to sleep.
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start in 1st and see how many gears u can shift through in 4hi. if you can hit 6th, you're definitely stuck. I'm a big advocate of keeping your ass out of trouble unless youve got your recovery buddy close by.

"that was some of the best offroading i've seen yet, right up until you got stuck. you never, never leave your wingman"

bring straps. lots. i tend to break them. chains, whatever, and rip that bitch out with the other vehicle.

also a big fan of the high jack it and tip it over so its out of ruts.
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