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"Off roading" gone bad in Costa Rica - Toyota to the rescue

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by cyclingroks, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    cyclingroks

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    This is an interesting video I took while vacationing in Costa Rica. A tour bus decided to go into the beach, got stuck, and then the high tide came back. It was an adventure that I decided to help the locals in the pushing process while a Toyota jeep came in to help. :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df4fu-NwV2I
     
  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    You mean a toyota land cruiser?
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Yes, I stand corrected. Thanks Drew!
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    LOL why would the tour bus driver decide to do that!??!?!? LOL
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Because paved roads are way overrated???
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Did they end up getting it out?
     
  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    there is definitely another vehicle in the water beside the bus check the end of the vid
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Toyotas ftw
     
  10. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    it didnt get the bus out did it? not in that vid anyway. also it looks like maybe the surf is pushing it in, or the other landcruiser that is in deeper water is smashing against it pushing it in. also the nice FJ is trashed now with all that seawater. too bad
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Yes, the bus did make it out. Unfortunately, the video was cut moments before it was pulled out. It took lots of pushing and pulling. Yes, the other FJ was completely drowned. The story is that the bus apparently came in help of the red FJ, but he got stuck, and the green FJ came to bail him out. I didn't hang around for the red FJ to get pulled out since it was pretty much covered in water. That was the last time the bus driver held a job as a driver. Lesson learned, I hope.
     
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    I believe that van, or bus you are mentioning is also a toyota. Its called the toyota hiace, and yes its a diesel. Same D4D engines that are in the hilux.
     
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    God what I'd give to own an old landcruiser like that. Toyota of El Cajon's owners have two of those sitting in the dealership for display. I drool every time I see them.
     
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    I wonder why He was pulling him backwards?? :confused:
     
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    Technically speaking the Toyota Land Cruisers were originally named the Toyota "Jeep".


    From Toyota's Website.

     
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    someone needs to tell the guy in the green LC to snatch people out going forward...
     
  18. Oct 8, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    why is that so bad to recover going backward?
     
  19. Oct 8, 2011 at 3:01 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    More torque in reverse.
    You ever notice how much 4L torque you have in reverse?

    He woulda just spun the piss out of the tires in 1st.
    That van weighs more then the Landcruiser probably.
    So he used the torque to his advantage.

    LC driver was actually smart.

    The only way that would have worked going forward is if the guy had an actual "snatch" strap. Then the dynamics of the strap plus the recovery vehicle would have free'd the van easier.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    It's hard on your gears. They're designed to have more power applied in a forward motion. If you have straight cut gears then it doesn't really matter but most vehicles have helical gears.
     
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