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I got stuck. First time full-out truck extraction....

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trevthefatty, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    trevthefatty

    trevthefatty [OP] Wheelin' the Great White North

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    Went out looking for mud today.....and although I've done a fair bit of off-roading with my baby, today was the first time I actually got stuck in mud. (fighting with the snow is a constant battle in the winter here....)

    I was out on some local Canadian farm lanes and with the spring time weather we found a trail that was just too muddy..... I had been in this area before during the winter when the swamp was all frozen....but this time of year creates lots of fun....
    I had just bombed through a really swampy part when we decided to head back. I thought I had a good dry spot to turn around, but quickly dug myself deep in the mud. After trying to rock myself out a few times, I knew Ihad to crack out the gear.....just thought there might be a few souls interested in hearing the tale...
    With my girlfriend in the drivers' seat, I squished through the mud and pounded in some steel bars with a post pounder. I rigged my Jack-All ( Canadian Hi-Lift ) to the bars with a tree strap and wrapped my 20ft pipeliner sling to my 2 front tow hooks. My first attempt was working....except the truck was just plowing into the mud instead of getting up ontop as my girlfriend applied some juice. I dug around the wheels and stuffed some branches underneath
    and reset the steel bars and Jack-All. Second try we got the front wheels out of the ruts and on top of the sloppy muck. After that it was smooth pretty sailing....

    I just like to demonstrate to other off-roaders how you don't have to have really expensive gear. My Jack-All, chain & slings are quite inexpensive but they can get you out of anything....My rig has no lift, no winch and stock bumpers and I am still a VERY capable vehicle. I mean, my truck doesn't have the capability of some of these great Tacomas you see on the web, but with the right gear, I feel completely confident....

    just thought some fellow Tacoma lovers might enjoy reading this ....man I love this truck....
     
  2. Apr 28, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    johnecon2001

    johnecon2001 Well-Known Member

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    No pics? You should know better.

    I concur with the stock Tacoma being very capable. Several people can attest to my truck being just fine on a course where lifted/locked and slider'd trucks should be.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    09tacoLI

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    Wtf pics
     
  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Glad it worked out for you, I agree you don't need the best of the best you just need something.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    Bre2tSco2t

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    The important part is that you had FUN!
     
  6. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

    Killer Red Taco NorCal Rock Whore

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    No pics means this is just a tale.

    at least some of the muddy truck parked.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    luk8272

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    Good outing.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    X2, not sure this really happened with out pics.
     
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