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Got stuck for the first time - pics

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ezatnova, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Feb 19, 2011 at 3:56 AM
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    ezatnova

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    Well, I've owned my 04 TRD for 3 weeks and I manged to get it stuck. I'm guessing this was really driver error and I can't blame the truck :rolleyes:

    I was travelling slowly down my future driveway which is supported by large crush, and saw an enticing dip down area off to the side. I've hit it a ton in the past, when it's been more frozen and snow filled, and it's always been just a quick fun dip to hit. Well, with 60 degree temps, and no grass on the new lot, and all that dirt being pushed around loose fill and no crush rock to give it substance, it apparently turned into a swamp-like mud pit.

    The left side of the truck dipped WAY down and the tires just started spinning. Maybe I didn't carry enough momentum, but there are trees around, and the angle the truck took was a little alarming so I probably got off the gas pretty quick. Once it was dipped down on the left, the right tires (although on more solid mud/packed rock crush) didn't have enough weight to get any traction.

    The truck was in 4L with the rear locker on. Moving the steering wheel around, forward, reverse...nothing seemed to help much at all. Tires are brand new Hankook Dynapro ATM. They've been awesome until now. The main part of my lot is flat mud that's 3-6" deep and it rolls through that in 4L like I'm on dry pavement.

    Ended up having to call a friend with a truck to pull me out. My confidence is bruised. :(

    Anyway, here are some pics. Should I have reasonably expected to get through/out of this on my own, or is that unreasonable given the mega mud and tilt angle (we were at 40 degrees, measured with handy iphone level app)?

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  2. Feb 19, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    STLharry

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    Yup doesn't matter WHAT kind of truck you have...if you get yourself in there you'll be hard pressed to get it out alone.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2011 at 5:39 AM
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    Nice. Getting stuck fun sometimes
     
  4. Feb 19, 2011 at 5:40 AM
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    We had lots of laughs AFTER I was out safely. I'm new to these trucks, but it really looke like a rollover risk if we pulled on it wrong. I was a little nervous.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    What kind of truck pulled you out?
     
  6. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    TacoDaTugBoat

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    You shouldn't ask that.

    We all get stuck sooner or later! I should upload pics from my first stuck a month ago.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    That's deep and thick (twss) so don't worry about it.

    I'd think most stock trucks would struggle to get out of that.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    I had my '10 for 2 days and I got it stuck just like that on a local trail network lol.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    Matic

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    Don't beat yourself up to bad, that looks like a pretty gnarly ditch.
    "A" for effort for atleast trying. You never know what your trucks limitations are unless you do stuff like this that's out of the ordinaire.
    Glad you had someone to call though. Coulda made for a long nite.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    achirdo

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    That's pretty sunk down. Maybe if u were lucky and carried more momentum through it would have helped but hitting anything like that with speed would have broken something
     
  11. Feb 19, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    Damn that mud looks thick.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    My truck would walk that :D Lockers f/r or gtfo. Even with IFS if you had a front locker you'd of been fine!
     
  13. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    WTF difference does it make what make model of vehicle helped pull this driver out of a mud hole!

    Unless it was a Subaru Brat, Suzuki Side kick or Jeep.

    What ever it was I'de glad I didn't have to pay a tow truck!
     
  14. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    Yep, driver error. :cool:
     
  15. Feb 19, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    +1. Not too mention whatever pulled you out would have more than likley got stuck if they had driven in there as well.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    I got pulled out by a late model v8 Durango. It's heavy, has decent torque, and had 4L. Honestly, I think any old thing could have gotten me out enough. I just needed to come back up out of the suction about 2' and then it hopped up and grabbed dryer mud.

    On the F/R locker comment....I dunno. Like I said the angle was such that barely any weight was on the right. Even if the front right spunf hard, it wouldn't have done too much!
     
  17. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Yikes! Glad you got out ok!
     
  18. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    Thats what she said :D
     
  19. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    I would like to hear about this...

    If like in the photo, having A-TRAC (or a front locker) and turning the front tire to get a fresh bite may have been what was needed.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2011 at 6:19 AM
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    Thanks! Me too!

    Just out of curiousity, any one know the angle at which things REALLY get hairy as far as tipping over? As I said, this was at 40 degrees, but, I imagine being stuck a foot in the mud helped hold it up a bit too.
     
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