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Before Anyone says anytihng, I'll tell you the story. Was driving back from the recycle plant when the empty garbage bags i had in the back flew out the window. I pulled over to get them back. Stuck in some mud, nuthing too bad. Put it in R, just spinning the tires, even at a low rpm. Went to 4wd low (also low on the gear selector) and didnt budge. Cops came by with an expedition with a tow strap.

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other than not finding THE muddiest spot to pull over, anyone have some tips to not get stuck? Or rather about getting unstuck?
 

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been there man and wish I had photos to share. A friend and I were getting dirty, and running through a creek bed... well, I hit a spot and the trooper sank, and I mean sank. It was like quick sand, but mud. I had to crawl out of the windows to exit the vehicle, and the mud was up to the door handles. I had to dig, dig , dig and wait for the bulldozer a few miles away to pull me out... it was horrible. :oops:

fun fun

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It happens. Once you are stuck over the hubs like that, your are pretty much screwed.

Thinks that you can try:

1) Air down to about 15 psi
2) Dig holes around tires and stuff with rocks

If those don't work, time to call someone with a tow strap!

Bart
 

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Hi-lift jack could very well help, especially if you have a piece of plywood or something to enlarge the footprint of the jack so it doesn't sink into the ground. And of course, you need suitable jacking points.
 

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looks like the frame is resting on the floor...once that happens thats pretty much it but HEY! it happens :wink:
 

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Where do you apply a hi-lift? To a nearby tree with a snatch rope?....

Hi lifts are pretty much worthless unless you have already given up on smooth body panels ;-)

"Crush the rocker panels, open the doors!"

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vurry vurry nice :lol:
 

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nfpgasmask said:
It happens. Once you are stuck over the hubs like that, your are pretty much screwed.

Thinks that you can try:

1) Air down to about 15 psi
2) Dig holes around tires and stuff with rocks

If those don't work, time to call someone with a tow strap!

Bart
well it was about 1/2 up the tires, i locked em and then they spun, digging me deeper.
 

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My suggestion would be better tires. Those walmart good years suck ***, but so do my Daycos.. wait.. no they are ok it's just my lead foot on the skinny pedal defying gravity that gets me in trouble.
 

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yeah i would say some better tire would not get you into that position. but I got my trooper stuck one time too...

I thought that was an exit of that walmart but then it's a ledge , about 4~5 feet drop... covered with snow... lol it was a Christmas night and some nice lady came with xterra, but no strap at the time, and she waved to a driving by tow truck and got me out of there..
 

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On my budget, my walmart goood years work just fine haha
 

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CalG said:
Where do you apply a hi-lift? To a nearby tree with a snatch rope?....

Hi lifts are pretty much worthless unless you have already given up on smooth body panels ;-)

"Crush the rocker panels, open the doors!"

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Well like I said you need suitable jacking points...rock sliders or off-road style bumpers can serve. A stock vehicle would not have these.

However, one of these: http://www.hi-lift.com/accessories/lift-mate.html can even work on a stock vehicle, depending on wheel type.
 
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