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Most embarassing place you've been stuck in your Ru?
Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:01 AM
Amazingly enough there was almost no body damage. I know if it was anything besides a subaru there would be a lot of body damage.
Posted 08 April 2005 - 09:47 AM
I towed him out of the ditch with my '92 Loyale, parked his car in a nearby driveway and gave him a lift home.
Posted 08 April 2005 - 11:27 AM
going over the backside of Mt. Hood last winter in some 33 degree packed snow (slippery @#$%). Decided to do a 'Brake test'. well, ended up perpindicular to the road with the tail in the ditch, nose pretty high.
Put it 4-Lo, pulled out, and kept on going
Posted 09 April 2005 - 09:00 PM
Even more embarrasing: I went off the same slope the same way, but hit the brakes sooner the next week! Same deal with the floorpans stopping the car from going down. I couldn't bring myself to get the tractor again, so I used the jack and the spare tire to get traction on one of the back wheels and got out. I never park over there anymore, it's just too risky.
Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:48 AM
I stumbled across this ancient dead thread and figured some new people might have good stories, so BUMP!
Here is my ONLY stuck subaru story. I've been pretty close to stuck in mud and snow plenty of times, but this was the only time I was truly helpless.
When I was a freshman in college, there was a ski resort about 15 minutes from campus and I went almost every day. Everyday on my way there I'd see a PennDOT hardhat left on a fence post by its owner and think, I should grab that. It's cool! But I always remembered just as I was passing it and would figure I'd get it next time. After about 10 days of this, enough was enough. I forgot on the way there but there was NO WAY I'd forget on the way back. I pulled my 97 OBW over onto a perfectly flat shoulder with a few inches of fresh snow on it, hopped out, crossed the road, and grabbed my prize. Go back in the car ready to drive off and found that the flat shoulder was really a 4 foot deep ditch filled with snow. I was sitting on the floor pans with all 4 wheels dangling and only about 6 inches from the road. This was also the day that my high school youth group from home drove up for their annual ski trip. Guess who got mocked by a 15 passenger van filled with teenagers as they pulled me out of the snow? At least I got the hard hat...
Edited by jmoss5723, 11 June 2015 - 09:49 AM.
Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:58 AM
My ball joint failed in the middle of an intersection. I felt a drop and some rubber grinding. Got out and saw the tire mostly under the car. Put it in 4wd and dragged the tire under the car. I slipped the 1/4 axle out and twisted my strut a little but it's all better now!
Posted 11 June 2015 - 04:55 PM
Most embarrassing stuck?1987 Gl wagon-100% bone stock, sway bars still attached,open diff,stock tires,yada yada yada.A section of trail had a small curb sized bump in the front and a small curb sized bump in the rear.Open diffs and sway bars meant those little bumps were enough to get the car stuck with air under the LF and RR tire.Put the car in neutral and pushed it until it was unstuck.Turned around,went home and promptly removed the sway bars.
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