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My"new" wagon just won me over
Posted 30 May 2004 - 05:51 PM
Sorry I don't have pics, but what happened was I was up visiting my rents and decided to give the wagon a quick rinse. I pulled the car on to the side yard but didn't realize how soft the ground had become or that there are now many small sink holes, it has been a while since I've visited. As soon as I left the pavement the car sank down fast and the right rear wheel shot up 6" off the ground. There was little mud and most of the hole was covered with grass so I didn't see it, no signs to tell me the ground conditions Now my wagon had 1 tire in the air and another dangling in a hole with most of the weight on the left rocker. using the stock jack I lifted the left front, shoved 2 blocks in the hole and layed a sheet of plywood in an attempt to span the majority of the sink hole. Dropped the car, started it, let off the clutch a bit and gave it some gas. After a bit of spinning the car lurched forward and I U-ed it back onto the pavement.
All I can say is what I thought was going to require a lot of work, whinching w/ my Trooper, the help of some people, turned out to be an easier task than I figured it would be. I managed to get the car out in 20 mins alone before any one else got here. Now I have to explain the tracks in my dads yard but thats better than him coming home to find my car cock-eyed in a sink hole in his yard. This is my first Subaru in 8 yrs, my first car was a 2wd sedan at 16, and now I am kicking myself twice, once for getting stuck and once for taking so long to buy another soob, but I'm not perfect.
Posted 30 May 2004 - 09:52 PM
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