Breaker, Breaker Can I Get a Radio Check?
We’ve all wheeled with that one guy who is really proud of his CB radio setup, making this one the perfect prank. When the coast is clear, unscrew the CB antenna and put a few wraps of Teflon tape on the threads, then reinstall the antenna. You’ll have a good time watching him try and figure out why his radio no longer transmits or receives.
Because vibrations often signal impending doom, they are a great way to introduce paranoia in to the mind of any wheeler. The easiest way to give a 4x4 the shakes and shimmies is to remove all of the wheel weights and watch the owner react to what he imagines is a rolling time bomb.
How many times have you seen your friend back in to a great shady camping spot on the trail? We’ve seen it enough times that we have perfected the timing for strapping the rig to a nearby tree without them knowing. A few good laughs could be had watching your friend try to figure out why his forward progress has been halted. Just make sure not to leave much slack if any to preserve the tree and the bumper. Oh, and have your camera ready.
Brake If You Are Horny
This one takes a little more skill, but imagine the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel if you pull it off. Locate the brake light wire, and use a jumper wire to connect it to the horn. Your poor sap of a friend won’t be able to go anywhere with his horn honking every time he hits the brakes
Real pranksters always carry a few blown fuses with them. Why? Because when you take out the fuel pump fuse it is a lot harder to locate the burnt fuse than it is to find the missing one.
Using some temporary spray paint, such as Dupli-Color’s Car Art (www.duplicolor.com/products/carArt/) line, will allow you to murder out your friend’s rig in flat black, paint some rude gestures on the door, or for the more artistic and subtle amongst you, feign some damage. With enough care and skill, you can probably make the lips of those high-dollar black rims look like they received a grip of trail rash. Best of all this paint won’t come off in the rain, but washes off using soap without damaging anything underneath it.
Driving on a dusty trail can really hamper visibility through the windshield, especially if someone replaced your washer fluid with blue sports drink. Not only will it leave a sticky film that will attract dust, but also it smears really nice when your wipers hit it.
For the really ambitious amongst us, a clandestine, late-night front driveshaft removal is a good way to make someone think his T-case is broken or his front locker has stopped working.
There Is a Funk In Here…
Not many things smell as bad as rotting fish or fresh dog droppings. Either a drained sardine can or baggy of dog poop, placed under the front seat, can be an awful way to show how much your friend means to you. This one is really special on hot days.