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Friday afternoon trail riding (self-recovery)

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by tacomarotto, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    so i just finished up a really stressful week. I had Three tests and a paper throughout the week. I needed to chill and hit some local trails. i recently found one here in Valdosta but it unfortunately everything in South Georgia is FLAT as anything.

    So i headed out on the trails alone, which i never do! but i always know i have some buddies that i have to count on (in my fraternity and just friends in general)


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    I wanted to avoid mud totally but i decided to hit this one mud hole. knowing me i HATE hitting mud fast.
    i went waaaaay toooo slow. i high-centered and my rear wheels were completely off the ground. they were spinning in drive and throwing up plenty of mud water.

    here is the stuck picture....

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    I didnt have anywhere to be that was too extremely important and i knew if i called my buddy he would give me crap for getting stuck on such a small puddle. i decided to get myself out of this situation and make it interesting.

    so the self recovery begins.....

    first thing i did was shove some rocks under the rear wheels to get them to stop spinning in "drive" this would provide a source of traction once i set everything else up.

    i have two tow straps. One ARB strap and one procomp strap.

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    i cranked the hi-lift tight.

    i had to readjust the hi-lift two or three times before i got a really good pull.

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    here's an up close picture

    i clamped a adjustable wrench onto the lip of the hi-lift so the rope wouldnt slide around.

    the second time i adjusted i didnt even need the adjustable wrench on there at all. the grip on the ARB strap is really awesome. it held onto the hi-lift REALLY well...

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    i know this is REALLY sketchy but this is all i had to attach the procomp strap to the hi-lift...

    -brinks lock pad
    -screw driver


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    Once i cranked the hi-lift as far as i could it basically pulled my truck up on top of the rocks i wedged under the wheels.

    AND I GOT OUT!!!



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    leaving the trail....

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    i drove over to where my buddy works after the whole thing and showed him how i didnt need his help :)

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    the next day i went out and bought some hooks so i wouldnt have to use the pad lock and screw driver again...


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    ill be more prepared next time :)
     
  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Blasphemous

    Blasphemous Well-Known Member

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    I agree on the sketchiness. But that was pretty innovative.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    OP- invest in some 3/4" D-shackles. Would have attached the straps to the hi-lift nicely, and much more safely.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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  5. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    defiantly.

    i think ill head over to tractor supply today and buy some


    i was actually REALLY concerned using the lock pad...

    i was scared it might snap on me...
     
  6. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Sounds good man!
    Glad it held in this instance though. :cool: Probably because you werent really all that stuck, just high centered on the diff.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    yea that was the main thing.

    once i shoved some rocks under my wheels i just needed some extra pull to get some forced traction on the rocks.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Hu?....I didn't know MacGyver had a tacoma, and hes on TW? win win I suppose.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    tacomarotto [OP] "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    huh?
     
  10. Apr 16, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    You MacGyvered your way outta that lol.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    oh! hahaha thanks man
     
  12. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    I think I would have buried my pride and called the friend.there's a lot of creepy stuff in those pics, but glad you are OK.

    I just went downstairs and tried that out just to be sure, but there's no way a D-shackle fits through the holes. You pretty much have to buy the Hi-Lift ORK
     
  13. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    yea good use of the hi lift, definitely sketchy with a pad lock tho lol
     
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    nice work man i would of never thought of that
     
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    i just bought some stuff from tractor supply.

    ill post it up in a second
     
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    4wd might have helped haha
     
  19. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    yea seriously. i need some 33s. this is the 3rd time iv gotten high centered.:rolleyes:

    thanks man
     
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    Nice work getting out. Is the basket rack so u can load two layers of gear in your truck? I like it.
     
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