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I got stuck in the car wash yesterday!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TheBlackPearl, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Mar 4, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    TheBlackPearl

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    I just wanted to know if this has happened to anyone else. I took my car into a local Shell gas station to get one of those touchless car washes. Anyways, I entered in my code then drove in since the light was flashing green for me to go. For those that have used those touchless car washes, you know that your front two wheels need to drive over this sensor bar thing to be locked into place. Well, my truck did not have traction to push my front end over those bars! The two rear wheels were spinning like crazy inside the car wash. The guy that was waiting right behind me had this shocked look on this face and I can read his lips saying "WTF!"

    I couldn't back up because the line of cars behind me didn't give me any room. So I took my foot off the pedal, put it in H4 and was able to go over those bars with ease :) Remember when you were first thinking about buying your Taco and wondered whether or not a 4x4 was worth the extra money? Well, I'm so glad I spent the extra cash at that moment. haha.

    My tires were brand new and were the same ones that came from factory for the TRD sport. I just couldn't imagine someone with a 4x2 version of my truck getting through there unless they had sand bags in their bed.

    That's all. Kind of a pointless thread but I hope you enjoyed reading it
     
  2. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Veccster

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    First of all, I can't imagine that backing up 1' was impossible. If so, I would get out and lay into the guy behind me for riding my ass so closely.

    If you could back up 1', that would surely be enough to roll forward with enough momentum to carry you into the wheel traps.

    Finally, YES...4X4 rocks and was not even a factor in my buying process. No one buys a 2wd daily driver truck in Western PA! The day after I bought my truck, it snowed/iced and I was not able to make it up the driveway. This was after showing my inlaws my new ride and they were watching me pull out. I put it in 4wd and pulled out with ease.

    It would've been embarrassing to get out and begin salting their driveway so I could leave.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    lsocoee

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    my mother in law got her astro van can stuck in the car wash. She drove over the guide track :rofl:
     
  4. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    neslerrah

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    I have seen this happen to people. What can we say, it happens. Has not happened to me (yet).:D
     
  5. Mar 4, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    sdnicker2000

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    I used to run a car wash. Happens all the time. At mine there were two "curbs" to guide your car in. People would get one wheel up on the curb and wonder why their car was sitting so uneven.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    I got stuck at a bp car wash, my back wheels didn't make it over the bar so I thought givin it some gas would get me over it but no, so I ended up spinin my back wheels trying to get over the bar, this was when I had stock tires
     
  7. Mar 4, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    You don't lovingly hand wash your taco? WTF?
     
  8. Mar 4, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    I was ready to laugh, good to hear you got out. I almost had to get a push when this happened in my last vehicle....a G35 coupe. It managed to make the crawl, ha. I would hope a prerunner could do it.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    Wash ur truck by hand
     
  10. Mar 4, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    Todays lesson is Momentum momentum momentum

    Classroom supplies needed are
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    A short piece of 2x4 wood blocking


    Exercise #1
    Now place the 2x4 wide edge down tightly in front of the front tire, release parking brake and put transmission in neutral, placing hands on the rear of the vehicle push and note the difficulty it takes to move the vehicle over the block of wood.

    Exercise #2
    Now remove the wood blocking and place it two feet in front of the same tire, return to the rear of the vehicle and once again push the vehicle, continue pushing the vehicle and if you are not some weak ass little shit you should notice that the energy required to roll over the wood blocking was significantly less and this is called Momentum.

    If you managed to push your vehicle into the road and it was T-Boned by oncoming traffic, return for tomorrows lesson where we will discuss How To File An Insurance Claim
     
  11. Mar 4, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    Word.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    Perfect story for the next 4x2? or 4x4? thread. Glad you made it.:)
     
  13. Mar 4, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    [quote Remember when you were first thinking about buying your Taco and wondered whether or not a 4x4 was worth the extra money? Well, I'm so glad I spent the extra cash at that moment.
    [/quote]


    :stirthepot: That's some funny shit! :rofl:

    I am going to stand up for all the 2WDers out there - I've never gotten stuck in a car wash. :D

    Going to give you creds for posting this - I don't know if I could have. :cheers:

    My suggestion is to submit this to Toyota for a 4WD ad. NOT!!!!!!!! ;)

    Just having a little fun ... don't take it to heart.
     
  14. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    I dont trust those machines after what happened to my sisters Honda.....

    Make a long story short the machine malfuntioned and smashed her back window. Water got ALL inside of her car.



    I like the security of washing my truck by hand........ becuase rarely anything happens :thumbsup:
     
  15. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    i go to one of those do it yourself carwashes later on in the evening. No one is there, and I can do what I want, without having to clean up hoses and such when Im done.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    those car washes at gas stations beat the living shit outta your paint.

    wash and wax by hand. safest way to take care of your investment.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    I wash my truck by hand. But if the wind blows dirt all over it or something I'll run it throught the carwash for a touch-up.

    NEVER had any truck, car, SUV get stuck in one though.
    That's some funny stuff right there. :D
     
  18. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    Okay the thought of backing up did cross my mind. As a matter of fact, that was the first thing I thought about. The only problem was that the people waiting behind me didn't have any patience. As I started going into the drive-thru, the guy right behind me immediately drove up to enter in his code and proceeded to move up closer to my tail gate. From the rear view mirror, it looked like I had about a foot of space. However, since I just bought my truck (and it's a long bed), I didn't want to take the risk of backing up and hitting the guy. I didn't want to get out of the truck to look because it was wet. Therefore, the momentum theory would've worked but why back up when you can easily solve the problem with the nice little 4x4 feature that you paid for?

    Here's a philosophy lesson: "In life, you must always continue to move forward and avoid taking steps backwards." :p
     
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    ^^^ Awesome Quote
     
  20. Mar 4, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    I totally agree. I actually went through the car wash because it came free with my full tank of gas. So I thought, what the heck, it's free.
     
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