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getting muddy in florida

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by colinb17, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Feb 17, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    went for a little mudding a trails over the weekend...it was the dirtiest i have ever gotten my truck. it was great! almost got stuck in a mud pit, and had to pull my stupid buddy out who tried it in a nearly stock suburban. it was a good feeling to have a taco pull a giant chevy out of the mud.
    3 of us went out. me, the chevy, and am f-150. believe it of not, i was designated the recovery vehicle, because the larger f-150 couldn't even budge the stuck suburban. +1 for tacomas

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  2. Feb 17, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    colinb17 [OP] If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    just some more pictures. just to show what a good job toyota does sealing things under the hood...i was way dirtier than the red ford, but look at the difference under the hood. after the mud, we hit some trails, and ended the day by playing around on about a 45 degree hill. ford had to try a couple times to get up, but i was able to stop half way up the hill, take a picture, and then climb the rest of the way up no problem.:mudding:

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  3. Feb 17, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I lived near that park....I've got an SUV that could use a nice layer of mud. :D
     
  4. Feb 17, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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  5. Feb 17, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    about 20minutes away from melbourne,fl. 10 minutes south of palm bay.
     
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  7. Feb 17, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    nice pics! looks like a lota fun
     
  8. Feb 17, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    if anyone can tell me how to post a video, i have a good one of me almost getting stuck...i think there was a thread a while back on how to do that, but i can't seem to find it
     
  9. Feb 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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  10. Feb 17, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    found one last picture that one of my friends took. this is after the first time i went through when there was a TON of mater and mud in the pit...took me about 10 minutes to get through/out, but the taco pulled through without help

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  11. Feb 17, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    I see you got it painted...everywhere.

    edit: I can vouch for the Ford that the 5.4L definitely is not a mud engine...I took the Expedition through the mud and almost got stuck once but it got the wheels spinning around 45 MPH...I know this because that's what the speedo said. lol
     
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    lol.... love the pic... can't even tell it's SWB :D
     
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    look fun. cangats on the chevy recovery>:thumbsup:
     
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    yeah, i got pretty stuck myself, i made it out on my own, but that was only after spinning my tires at 70 mph for a minute or two to clear out some of the mud...kinda dug myself out. i know it's not the safest thing...but it was an interesting experience spinning my tires at 70 mph in 5th gear, but only moving abotu 2 in per second....but the truck is alright, so that's all that matters
     
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    I was revving up and was like mmmmm....V8 then looked down and it said 2500-3000RPM going 35-45 and I was like :eek: "OH SHIT!" My buddy thought we were gonna suddenly catch solid ground and start flying forward...but we were on mud...what is he? stupid? lol

    for the record: I'm pretty darn sure my face looked like that when I saw it too. It was more or less my first time mudding. :mudding:(the cleanup the next morning was fun though, putty knife underneath the rig on the driveway)
     
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    i did it on purpose, so i wasn't surprised, but i was kinda nervous for the same reason your buddy was...didn't wann catch and shoot foreword, or wores yet, break something...i have the 5 speed auto, so i threw it into lo, worked it up to about 4000rpm, then to 2nd, then to 3rd then 4th and finally drive, and the speedo was reading in the 70s...i thought that was a good time to stop and rethink how i was gonna get out....i turned the tires from side to side doing abotu 35 for a couple minutes and eventually made it out
     
  17. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    I hadn't thought of it since they would just keep spinning on top of what caught them and break something? On a Ford? Travesty! lol
    I never thought of turning from side to side but I was never actually stuck stuck, it was still moving forward very slowly the whole time. In the end it did really friggin' good for a 2WD 3.5 ton 5.4L monster. I was very pleased with her.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    the turning from side to side realy only helps if you have 4 wheel drive, that way the fronts can search for some bite.....as for the for we were with, while it may have been one of the worst recovery vehicles i've seen...when he was just romping around through the mud and along the trails, it preformed great...i'm not a ford person myself, but i have to admit i was impressed
     
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    sweet pics, looks like alotta fun!

    thx for sharing
     
  20. Feb 18, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    Was that down in Fellsmere? I'm from Melbourne area
     
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