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Ultra Whoops!

Posted in Whoops on April 1, 2006 Comment (0)
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Ultra Whoops!

For those of you out there who say, "I think I can do it...," "Just a little farther," or "It doesn't look that deep...," this section is dedicated to you.

Good luck on the trail, and remember not to think twice: It doesn't make for as good of pics....

131 0604 20 z+1980s toyota+rolled

Sleepy toy
Tech Editor Fred Williams caught this early '80s straight-axle Toyota taking a nap in the woods during the 2005 annual Memorial Day Total Off Road Rally put on by the Minnesota Go-4 Wheeelers at the Trollhaugen ski area outside Dresser, Wisconsin.

131 0604 02 z+4x4 truck+rear view mud

Azusa Ugly
Everything was great until my friend made a final pass in the deep mud. I guess 500 hp got him an extra 150 yards from everyone, making it much harder for the three trucks and 300 feet of straps to get him out.
Charlie Mares, Azusa Canyon, CA

131 0604 12 z+toyota+front view

Second Guess
This is the second vehicle I've owned that this hole has swallowed up. It took 11 hours, eight guys, two winches, and 100 feet of chain to pull me out of this one. Maybe the third time's the charm....
Justin Chohrach, Wainwright, AK

131 0604 08 z+bulldozer+dig

Mud Whomper
After the road crews cleared some scrub back from the two-lane to widen it, Mother Nature decided to give them a little break. Some saw this as an opportunity to test the company's new dozer. After an hour and a half of digging, they pulled it out with a frontend loader. There have been a few more mud pits there, but no more stuck dozers.
Phillip Hooker, Summerfield, FL

131 0604 04 z+4x4 vehicle+rolled

After a successful day on the trail, one donut later on the logging trail and on the lid it went.
Jack Lefebvr, Victoria, British Columbia

131 0604 03 z+ford truck+crushed

It Was A nice Ride
I was turning in the parking lot when the throttle stuck wide open. The next thing I knew my 49-inch Iroks were in the air and I was underneath.
Dave Bertrand, Powell River, British Columbia

131 0604 05 z+jeep+mini hill

Almost Up & Over
Lockers at both ends don't do any good when you're high-centered.
Gavin Richards, Ontario, Canada

131 0604 01 z+suzuki samurai+rear view lake

Ego Driven
I wasn't actually driving; my ego was. That's why you don't wheel with hot chicks. Lucky for me and my Zuk, it started back up 20 minutes later and saved my ego and itself.
Justin Armer, Prescott, AZ

131 0604 07 z+dodge ram+muddy water

Checking the Depth
Here I learned that when I see people just sitting near a mudhole...that I should probably do the same. I almost have all the bugs worked out now.
Lucas Turner, Dayton, OH

131 0604 18 z+2003 jeep rubicon+front view mud

Mud & Mud
Here's my '03 Rubicon in stock trim. It took a Defender 90 to winch me out.
Chris Sweetland, Apex, NC

131 0604 19 z+chevy truck+front view

Mud & More Mud
I took my cousin out for a few drinks after he returned from Iraq...and this is what happened. We busted my carrier, the Law showed up, and we ended up walking home in the rain.
Jed Cheramy, Iowa

131 0604 15 z+4x4 truck+drivers side mud

Nice Job
Thousands of acres of dunes around here and we find the lone mud pit.
Mark Voss, Canton, MI

131 0604 09 z+4x4 truck+rear view free way

Road Debris
After driving into a bumpy mud hole and losing my rear driveshaft, we decided to head home on the freeway. I quickly learned that I had broken more than the driveshaft, when my tire and inner axle walked out and bounced its way across six lanes of a busy freeway.
George A Garcia, Colorado Springs, CO

131 0604 13 z+gmc truck+rolled

Used to Have fewer Dents
I found a really big hole at the top of a small hill (couldn't see over the hood)!
Bernie Wilkinson, Minden, NV

131 0604 16 z+ford explorer+rear view rolled

How'd We Do That?
We were trying to go around this puddle when my '95 Exploder slipped down the hill and onto its side. We got it back over via human power and drove it out. Amazingly nothing broke.
Corbin Jordan, Grandville, MI

131 0604 11 z+4x4 vehicle+passenger side stuck

On the Flip Side
This rut wasn't this deep last time.
Jorian Tatum, Kittrell, NC

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