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The best way to get your truck unstuck out of mud?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by IBATanker, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Oct 17, 2012 at 3:26 AM
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    t4daddy

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    OP said it was 4wd.
     
  2. Oct 17, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    If you want to go mudding, get some mud tires...keep them on seperate rims and put them on to play.

    Howard
     
  3. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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  4. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:13 AM
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    yeahhhh get that thing dirty.:D
     
  5. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:24 AM
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  6. Oct 17, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    I put gas in it...
    That truck looks good with some mud on it :p

    I think the key is to not get stuck in the first place hehe.. If you feel like your stuck, flooring it at that point is more than likely just going to dig a hole. Try to back out of the hole you just created. If you must go forward, back up and get you some momentum, and mash the skinny petal.

    I've seen a dully bury itself in my backyard down to the frame trying to "unstick" itself. 2 other dullys, a tractor and a tow truck couldn't get him out at that point. He had to be winched out by one of them trucks that pull out tractor-trailers lol..

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    Good tires and a snatch strap go a long way! Check out a Kinetic Recovery Rope, like this one: http://www.bubbarope.com/

    The rope actually does all the work. You just pull it tight at about 5mph, it'll stretch and then you can basically put it in park because the rope will pull him out as it goes back to its original shape.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Oct 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Now remember the three S's of off-roading...spin, sink, and stick.

    The soil where the dually got stuck looks awfully soft and once the suspension starts to act like a plow, it is best to go back the way you came. The OTHER alternative is to use a skinny tire, one that will sink until it finds traction.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    I would take it this way:

    1. Can the vehicle unstick itself safely without causing excessive harm to the environment?
    2. Can I get free with another vehicle and a snatch strap?
    3. Can I get free with a winch?
    4. Can I get free with a Hi-Lift? this may require the Lift-Mate, the ORK kit, etc. My first idea is to lift the tires up and shovel in the hole or stick in carpet strips. If maxtrax (or the smittybuilt alternative, which is probably less expensive) is available, use those.


    In the pacific northwest, we have a lot of loggers, and they were able to pass on a helpful hint to me:

    You may notice that a winch is not powerful enough to pull you free due to the suction of the mud. In a situation like this, simply rig up the winch and place it under tension, take security measures to keep people out of the area, then walk away for a few hours.
    Over time, the tension on the winch line will eventually break suction with the mud and drag the vehicle fractionally forward. At this point, re-tension your winch. If the winch can't handle it still, then just put things under tension and repeat.
    It can be a very slow process (think hours of waiting), but it works, and it provides a safe extraction method.



    OP, In about 20-30k those stock tires will wear out, and you will definitely want better tires. Even a good A/T will be more effective. When I removed the Rugged Trails and went to a Mud Terrain, the need for 4x4 and the reliance on my locker decreased dramatically. I lose some mpg, but with the amount of offroading I do, I gain offroad prowess and I dramatically reduce the effort on my 4WD system
     
  9. Oct 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    A Hi-Lift, when used in the pulling mode can put an awful lot of power very easily...I was hauling native stone, to build a really nice looking culvert head wall, and high centered the 68 Dodge Pickup...got it out with a hi-lift and a few lenghts of logging chain in 30 minutes. The two teenagers helping me load were awestruck. I was doing my own version of the fresh air fund.

    Howard
     
  10. Oct 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    Step one: ditch those useless Rugged Fails. Step two: don't go mud bogging without a buddy with a 4X4 and a tow strap.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Rugged Trails are great all around STREET tires, useless in mud or sand. I have put many sets on older trucks and would normally wear the engine out before the tires would need replacement.

    As for mud tires, I have GRIP SPURS in the 9.00x16 tube size on the M37 and MUD STAR M/T on the 68 Dodge.

    Howard
     
  12. Oct 17, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    Are you serious??? Most people are wearing out the Rugged Fails at 20 -30k with average town driving. I talked with the tire guy at Costco and he actively steers people away from them. There's post after post about how bad these are.

    If you want a true on-road tire, go for a Michelen LTX M/S2. You can't go off road for beans, but they are a 70k mile tire.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Actually looking at the LTX M/S2 in the 235/85R16 size for the taco...it looks like I am going to start making the round trip run to DFW from East Tennessee on a more regular basis. 2k round trip.

    I put them on a 1990 Chevy van, converted to a one ton suspension, 225/75R16 E, and 75k later the motor let go, tires still looked good, then later, put them on my wife's pathfinder at 125k miles, when we traded for a Mazda 3 five door three years and 60k later, tires still looked good.
    That is MY direct experience. And Sams had them cheap...

    On the other hand, I once got 120k out of a set of Michelin X-ONE on my 94 Toy pickup in the 205/70R14 size:)
     
  14. Oct 18, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    Looks good! Snap a few photos of that passenger side for a keepsake. I've gotten stock pulling someone else out once. I used a comealong and a tree to pull my truck backwards then rammed some trailer ramps under my rear wheels. Pulled on out.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    and you can get yourself out of just about anything next time...

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  16. Oct 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    Don't forget a JackMate, those are good too (not as much in mud, but great on uneven surfaces)
     
  17. Oct 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    haha! that's awesome! major karma for that guy. what did the note say?
     
  18. Oct 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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  19. Oct 21, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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    Chainsaw and a hi-lift with wheel mate thing, also a shovel. Or the ramps, I have fiberglass grating, works awesome!
     
  20. Oct 23, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    What are you planning to do with the chainsaw? Cut the mud? :confused:
    In all the areas I 4x4, cutting down trees will cost you big time. If you are cutting downed stuff, you can't always count on having that around. Go with the Max Trax
     
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