Thought I might submit a few pics of my
(at the time 2 month old) 2000 Nissan Frontier CC 4x4 going for a bit of a
swim... in the ocean, no less!
Here's (sort of) the story:
Well, you can't really tell from that pic (I have others that show better, will
upload as soon as my g/f sends them to me) -- but the 'puddle' is only about 25'
across, to the passenger side, it's only a few inches deep -- about 3' behind
the truck, and to the driver's side, it's over 5' deep, and about 3' behind
that, it's about 3" deep.
Basically, thought I was crossing a normal tidal pool
at high tide, but it happened to be a tidal pool at low tide (forgot to check
the tides, *laugh*) -- with a small channel running down the center, to about
the middle. Caught the furthest edge, truck goes under water (starts coming in
the open windows) -- almost made it out, but got too much water in the airbox,
and when I started back up the other side, it flooded back into the engine,
killing it. The step rail at the passenger door isn't even under water -- had to
climb out my window and around the bed to the other side to get my girl out.
Took about 3 hours to get a towtruck out, as no one would help tow (I had no
straps w/ me, and those who did were afraid to risk their drive components
considering the bed & cab were full of water).
All-in-all, cost me more than $3k to get it back on
the road. Notice the tape marks around the windows on the second pic, my power
windows were stuck down until I got a new smart entry module.
Needless to say, I will walk through any water, first,
in the future! =)
dolljunkie at digitalKOMA dot com
|Steve's Swamped Toy
Steve Rhoads' 96 Toyota Tacoma Met it's Match in a construction zone.
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is Jack from T.T.O.R.A. (Toyota Tacoma Offroad Association) thinking his Tacoma
could swim. Well not quite. He kept it running while we
extracted him. For more details on this trip check out this report here.
|Nothing beats a good trailer hitch
New pickup truck................$32,000
New pair of pants................$42
Heavy duty trailer hitch......Priceless
Afternoon in North Central Pennsylvania, the temperature was 0° F, but that
wasn't about to stop us from having "fun". Besides, we were in a
Toyota Land Cruiser with front and rear locking differentials. What's a little
we didn't know was that there was spring fed, muddy, slimy, unfrozen water under
that snow. The tires cracked through the 6 inches of ice leaving the under
carriage of the Land Cruiser hung up and the tires spinning freely. It
took 6 guys 4 1/2 hours to dig it out.
from this Stuck
This stuck 4 door sedan sits in a mud pit at Mud and More
located in Buffalo, Minnesota. They hold 3 events during the summer time.
First event is on May 5 & 6. Take a look at their mud pits, grease hill, log
hill, rock ravine and much much more at their web site: http://www.mudandmore.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 612-522-0784
Click for larger images
from Puerto Rico in his 1980 CJ 7
playing in the mud. It's equipped with 36x12.5 swampers, an AMC 304, T-176
trans., lockers both sides, 4.56 gears, a Warn XD9000i. The roll was
caused by a broken front axle.
from Indiana is his 1965 M-715
Taken at The Badlands ORV Park, Attica, Indiana
Yes, we got it out without any
damage. in the photo I shut it off as engine oil was coming out of the valve
cover, you can see it floating on the water. (BUMMER) we hooked up a buddys
bronco to my 40' strap and his 20' to try and get him on drier ground, dumped in
3 qts of extra oil, threw it in reverse, hi range, dropped the clutch, yanked,
and (according to witnesses) the entire truck jumped back out of the hole about
3 ft off the ground! WHEE!! The right front tire NEVER touched anything in that
Click for a larger image (you have to see this)
|It's one thing to get stuck in a mud pit
or somewhere along a water crossing or even to have trouble ascending a
hill. It's entirely another story to somehow drive your Dodge Ram and Jeep
up a sheep trail on Houghton Mountain in Silverton Colorado above the California
Gultch, realize your precariously teetering on loosing your life, abandon your
vehicles and have no way to bring your vehicles down the mountain.
Even with the help of authorities.
After struggling for a week to get their stranded
vehicles off the side of Houghton Mountain, two brothers from Texas finally
lower their vehicles down 12,500 feet with the help of a band of Durango-area
men. Alan and Gary Hatcher created daily drama that drew increasingly bigger
crowds to gawk at their high-wire act above California Gulch. For five harrowing
days they were the most spectacular example of "stuck" in the land.
This is Wayne and Brent Stuck in
their 1986 Dodge Ram. Since Dodge doesn't build Ice breakers, ours didn't fair
our so well trying to do that. This hole kept us there for two days after a
Jeep, two straps and broken comealongs made the attempt to get us out. The next
day we got it out with a set of 2.5 ton chain gear comealongs. Next year we'll
tackle that hole with more power and bigger sneakers
Wayne Sangster & Brent Bethune
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
This is Carol Markovich's friends stock 4x2 83
Ford Ranger. He learned if you want to play with the big boys you need
4x4. I do have to say it does go good for only 2 wheel drive.
Sent in by Carol Markovich