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Most embarassing place you've been stuck in your Ru?
Posted 23 November 2004 - 12:43 PM
Posted 23 November 2004 - 03:02 PM
another time i was playing out in a local desert when i came to a place where water made gorge through a trail so i decided to crawl through. i went in one wheel at a time at about a 45 degree angle. it was pretty steep, some of the times the rear wheel would be 2-3 feet in the air! the bumper got stuck coming out, so two tires didnt have any traction, one in the gorge barely touching sand, and the rear up in the air, luckally, idiots dump crap out there so i gathered blocks and carpet and stuff, cramed it under my tires and backed out. but fortunately, i never got actually stuck to the point that i needed help to get out.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:13 PM
Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:24 PM
Posted 24 November 2004 - 12:34 AM
theres this place, south of minneapolis, out in the country, its called the Ulands. its about 10 square miles of wierd stuff, weapons buildings, explosives dumps, silos, what looks like blast shield walls, all kinds of wierd mililtary stuff. needless to say its illegal to go there. but its about the only spot we got close by, and i was about 17.
i got stuck on a trailer hitch. goint up a steep hill, i didnt make it up, and tried to back up. got the hitch dug into the ground, and i was wedged. pulled the emergency brake, and the cable snapped. then in notice a fire under the hood!
took me about 30 minutes to dig my way out. the place is alot different now, and not nearly as prohibited. there was even a big sigh
DO NOT FIGHT EXPLOSIVES FIRES!
thats good stuff.
Posted 24 November 2004 - 12:38 AM
Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:46 AM
was out at the 4-wheel drive park in my 84 wagon and i saw this really long mud pit i knew i couldn't make it though. so i went over to some guys standing around some trucks and made sure one of them had a rope of chain. then i got a run at the mud pit. i did not realize but there was a little hump right before the pit started i hit that and lauched about 2 car lengths and nose dived into the pit the entire hood was under water and most of the front doors i had to take out the sunroof to get out the back wheels were dangling in the air it was awsome. when i got the car out i dried out the distrubuter cap and drove home very happy. it was fun
thanks for the idea now I have something else that is useful for that sunroof of mine in the 83 an escape hatch
Posted 24 November 2004 - 08:40 PM
Wait!, you say, tomorrow is a holiday ... not in Canada it's not.
Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:27 PM
Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:43 PM
Posted 26 November 2004 - 03:37 PM
it was mother's day of this year, and I was playing around on some back roads I'd never explored. ended up trying to go through a trail with some mud in it to get to a huge field I found on state land. turns out there was a ditch across the road and I had to back out. which means my back tires were doing nothing, and my fronts were spinning in the mud. ended up walking 4 miles and getting a chevy blazer from my gf's house to pull myself out with
Posted 28 November 2004 - 01:03 PM
Second and Worst stuck........
My first Brat.....79 Gen one With 1800 and 4 speed Hi-Lo ( My first Conversion) ....
A Bud and I were wheeling..(He had a Brat as well) ....Looking for an old Gold mine shaft.....I took him down what I thought to be the right goat trail leading to this Paticular shaft site.......All winter Prior to Us doing this there had been a shift in rain run off, and the run off had eaten the road base away under ground where it couldn't be seen......Well As I crawled my way down over this Area, I am going along and all a sudden I hear this rumble behind me ....My Bud gets on the C.B. and tells me to look behind me......The Road had just completely Crapped out and slid down the canyon.....
So here I am on the wrong side of a Slide, on what I think is a Dead end trail.....I told him to hang tight... I wanted to go down the rest of the way and get turned around before I try to figure out how to get my Roo out of this Perdickerment.....I head down, and All a sudden the trail is Gone in front of me , and there is a 200-300 foot drop off to What looks to Be a New Road.......?????? At this Point I know Where I went wrong, and Lucky for me I know where I now Am......I got on the radio And Told him how to backtrack and Come around the Mountain to this Road......When He got to the bottom I went ahead and Committed myself to the Ride of My Life.....Slide my Poor Brat over the Bank and Did my best to control the Slide to the bottom...... :-\
Once at the Bottom I tried to drive out of the Ditch I came into , but something was terribly wrong with the front End of My Ride....I got out to see what was up , and Found that during my Slide I had somehow caught up and Folded my entire passenge side Tire, axle, and Lower control arm assembly up under the car.....Total FOOBAR
I had him yard me out of the ditch Tied to the tire on that side....That pulled it part way back out....I then had to find a Very Large tree.....We chained my Rear Bumper to it, and then proceeded to play tug of war with my Passenger front end to get it out from under the car....We managed after several ugly tugs to get it most of the way back out.....I pulled what was left of the axle out, And Limped it home 50 some miles at 20mph......
I ended Up having to retire That Brat After that trip..... It had incured Too much damage.......
Thats my $1.50........
Posted 28 November 2004 - 07:00 PM
Stuck the legacy halfway up to the handles, but i got out of that one easy, my friend in his chev was standing by with tow rope in hand (i didn't even get mud inside- colorado clay has too low (high? i forgot= it's thick) of viscosity to actually get in the door jams). So.. after an undercarriage wash, she was fine.
This was the big mud pit by the tracks- i will take a pic of it one day.
Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:55 AM
Posted 05 December 2004 - 07:38 PM
This happened fairly recently (early October 2004)
After a school football game (I'm in the marching band), me and a pal (whom I shall call Ron) decided to go off roading because the game was rained out. I drive an 01 Forester, however, Ron drives a humongous 89 Dodge Ram Charger with 34" tires and an 8" lift. Far superior. Anyway, we begin by driving down an abandoned railroad bed. Mind you, this is at around midnight, and we are within Dallas city limits. We had to be careful. There was an area of the railroad bed that was full of overgrown weeds and such. Ron dared me to drive it. I took it. I drove down a small trail to the end of the railroad bed where it met a city street. I was going through it pretty well, until my Forester began to slow down and struggle, then stop. I was bogged down. Luckily, Ron has a 5-ton winch on the front of his Ram. He hooks it up, and proceeds to pull me out, but the story doesn't stop there. As he's pulling me out, I spin the tires. Unbeknownst to me, a rock had gotten into the wheel, and when I spun the tires, the rock proceeded to chop off the tire's valve stem. A jet of steam and mud sprays out of the left side of my car. Not good. I pull out the donut, and finally get the tire changed in all that mud and crushed granite, then proceed home at around 2 in the morning. What a night.
Posted 28 December 2004 - 03:20 AM
I need a lift
Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:05 PM
It was back about 6 years ago when I had my first '84 GL Wagon, 2wd stick. I was on my way to work, my first job, when I decided that on my way I shoulld stop by a friends house to kill some time before I showed up. Well, I hadn't been driving terribly long and had little if any respect for a lowly subaru (my other car at the time was a '69 Superbee), needless to say the subie had taken it's fair share of punishment. So I'm on the way to his house when I take off from a stop sign on a down hill stretch, I went for second gear and heard a huge bang and what sounded like someone dragging a pair of wheels behind their car. I coasted down the hill and got out and checked the car out, it looked ok and ran fine, but wouldn't move under it's own power. So I walked like a mile to my friends house and called my parents to come and pick me up. We decided to leave the car overnignt and go rent a car dolly to pick it up the next day.
We came back the next morning and started on getting the car pushed to where we could load it onto the dolly (just holds the front wheels). We had to push it uphill to get it onto the dolly. First time it was way off-center and wouldn't stap up, second time we were so tired from pushing we didn't get it all the way on. On the third try my stepdad said "let's give it one big push this time", we did.... pushed it so hard the front wheels went past the stops and the car sat there, centered on the dolly. No wheels on the ground, the 'ru, the dolly and the truck stuck in the middle of the road. It had to take atleast another 3 hours to finally get that thing back onto the ground and on the way home.
When the car was finally fixed, I had broken an axel and the center of the clutch exploded, the guys at the repair shop were stunned, said they'd never seen one break like that. Too many burnouts I guess....
All the crap I put that car thru made me a believer in Subaru, I've had 5 since
Oh, I didn't make it to work that night, the subie got me fired from my first job. It wasn't funny at the time, but it's halarious to me now.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 01:40 PM
Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:32 PM
Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:33 AM
Pisses me off, but the night before last, just after sundown, I had the ATV loaded up in the Brat and took my girlfriend out into the national forest to the motocross pits for a ride.
She poked around on the quad, and I took the Brat around. I did a couple hillclimbs and off camber crap, and decided one more climb then I'd call it a night and ride with the gf some more. Went up the hill without incident, but the backside was a bit steeper than it looked with the headlights.. about halfway down the right side dropped into a wash which caused the left wheel to hang and spin the steering to the left. Applying counter force to the wheel and continuing to slide down I felt a RRRIP. Damn ragjoint ripped in half. Damn steering wheel spun as freely as that one at the top of the McDonalds playground does. There I was, on the backside of a hill, front end dropped in a wash, left rear hiked up higher in the air than I've ever had it before, and no replacement (its been on order with the dealer for a week). I attempted to get out to flag my gf down, but without my counterweight, the Brat wanted to roll over and lean up against the wall of the wash.
Long story short, after three hours and two hands worth of skinned knuckles, I was about to give up as I couldnt get the wheels straight enough to coast the rest of the way down the hill. Then I remembered I had a snatch rope at the house. I used my mom's S-10 pickup to pull on the snatch rope that I hooked into the hole on one of the wheels to straighten the front end enough to roll about 3 ft down. I rolled a lil bit, then rehooked the rope, rolled some more.. about an hour later I get off the hill.
Pretty much, I was stuck on the backside of a hill, on a trail barely wide enough for an ATV with no steering control whatsoever.
To make things worse, after I got it down the hill, I went into work to grab my towtruck. I arrived back at the pit with the towtruck, but attempting to back to it proved hopeless, as I ended up sinking in the sand and getting my damned towtruck stuck! Fortunately since it was around midnight on Friday night, there were the usual batch of drunken rednecks sitting around a bonfire on the far side of the pits. I managed to find one that was sober enough to still stand, and he gave me enough of a tug to unstick the towtruck, afterwhich I just got on the gopedal like it was goin out of style. Got through the sand, picked up the Ru, and gunned it to hell to get back out onto the hardpack.
So, to make me feel better while I wait for my OEM ragjoint to arrive Wednesday-ish, where is the strangest place you've been stuck in your Roo?
Posted 07 April 2005 - 08:31 PM
Posted 07 April 2005 - 10:39 PM
So i Descided that it had to be shown who was boss.
Made it through... Now what... ?
Well... The snow depth is greater than my clearance.. start digging!
It took about... 5 attempts w/ multipule diggings to get out... oops
Posted 08 April 2005 - 06:15 AM
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