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So I pulled out an 18 wheeler today!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by a89aries, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:13 AM
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    a89aries

    a89aries [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So a truck was trying to back from my work parking lot back into the drive across the street. He somehow managed to semi jackknife it and drive the tractor into the snowbank/ditch and get stuck.

    I pulled the truck around, hooked my 30'000lb strap on, dropped it into 4L and locked the diff. A few very light tugs and some scratching for traction on the hard packed snow and out he came.

    :cool:

    Pics or it didn't happen:

    IMG00758-20110203-1139.jpg
     
  2. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:26 AM
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    BlueTaco07

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    Thats how its done! :)
     
  3. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    TacoRun

    TacoRun Subd for later..

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    You saved him like a good 700 bucks. That's the average cost to get a tow truck to pull you.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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  5. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    :eek:
    That's awesome.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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  7. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:37 AM
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    x2!
     
  8. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:42 AM
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    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    :taco: That is a win in my book!
     
  9. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:48 AM
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    0BlackTaco6

    0BlackTaco6 Ive got tiger blood

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    30,000lb STRAP ON!!!! :bananadance:
    Anyway....Thats how its done. very nice man.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:50 AM
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    thank you for showing and not just telling. :D
     
  11. Feb 4, 2011 at 4:50 AM
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    Since our Tacomas are only rated to tow up to 6500 lbs, couldn't you potentially damage or break some part of your drivetrain pulling that much weight?
     
  12. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    Matic

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    Doubt it. He would of spun before breaking anything.
    Good job man. Way to help out a trucker.
     
  13. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:02 AM
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    Matic

    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    aren't safety/tow straps supposed to be yellow or orange?
     
  14. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:07 AM
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    there's an auto supply store up here that has light grey ones with yellow ends. they are less expensive
     
  15. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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  16. Feb 4, 2011 at 5:12 AM
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    Agreed, now if he was running some bigger rubber and dropping the clutch on it, that may have been a different story.

    Good job on helping out someone. Good karma is always a nice thing to keep around :cool:
     
  17. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    that's funny. for real. funny. if you had video it should be the 2012 tacoma commercial...

    i'm guessing he was running light... but either way it's awesome
     
  18. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    WOW!!!

    did a case of smokes fall out of his truck and into your's? or a box of lobsters?

    i wouldnt have thought it was possible.
     
  19. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    A few!
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  20. Feb 4, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    :thumbsup:good job bro.
     
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