Even with all the safety sensors and electronic nannies, we still manage to get our rigs in some pretty precarious situations. From flops to wet socks, we've compiled more than three dozen of your best blunders, stucks, and mega whoops! Think you've got a whoops! that can top what you see here? Send a high-res digital photo measuring at least 1600 by 1200 pixels (or 2 megapixels) along with your interesting story to firstname.lastname@example.org. And those of you who still prefer the traditional way to mail, send us your prints and story to Whoops! at 4-Wheel & Off-Road, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.
Soggy Bottom Boys
Yep, I'm stuck.
This is what happens when your coil wire melts onto your headers and leaves you stranded!
Felipe Dodge, via 4wheeloffroad.com
Next time I think we will go through instead of around.
Whole Lot Of
My son and I went out for a little ride and ended up in a hole and a whole lot of work! We dug and spun ourselves out after about an hour.
Jim Welch, via 4wheeloffroad.com
Getting bogged down in Plano, Illinois.
Mark Kurtz, via 4wheeloffroad.com
I picked the wrong line. Again!
My '94 F-150 was yet another victim of the tank trap. The hole was way deeper than I thought, and the ruts were even deeper!
Gary Covey, via 4wheeloffroad.com
I guess we all experience a whoops! sooner or later.
It's amazing how fast a trail can change in the Great Northwest. I powered through this hole just a few weeks prior with no problems!
Blake Brocato, via 4wheeloffroad.com
Thank goodness my neighbor just got a new tractor!
Getting stuck is all part of it when you're playing around on the sand dunes of Dubai.
Paul Wade, via 4wheeloffroad.com
After a great afternoon fishing we decided it would be fun to drive through a mud puddle near the edge of the lake. As soon as I hit the hole, my Cherokee dropped like it was in quick sand and became buried up to the axles. We could not get it out that night, so we came back the next day with more recovery equipment and a bigger tow vehicle. Unfortunately the lake had risen overnight and now my Jeep was sitting in water up to the doors. It took six straps, a chain, lots of wood, a shovel, and a Hi-Lift jack, but we finally got it free.
Alan Edwards, via 4wheeloffroad.com
The last time we crossed here it wasn't that deep!
Fred Buhl Jr.
Down Under Water
While wheeling in Western Australia we came across this hole, which honestly didn't look that deep when we put the spotlights on it. I guess Jeeps don't float.
Greg Myers, via 4wheeloffroad.com
This is what happens when the ice starts to melt.
Alex O'Connell, via 4wheeloffroad.com
When we got our first snowfall I decided to move my JK to the backyard. Somehow I missed the driveway and ended up in a 2-foot snowdrift where my factory 29.5-inch radials were all but useless. Luckily I had put tow hooks on the back, since Jeep didn't think this particular "trail-rated" model needed them!
Tim Williams, via 4wheeloffroad.com
No Go Cabo
While driving out to the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, I ran across a section of the road that was covered in a little more water than usual. I decided to go for it, and my dualie ended up sliding off to the side into a deep mud hole. I had to carry my daughter out on my shoulders, then proceeded to call a local with a backhoe to pull me out!
Bryan Giem, via 4wheeloffroad.com
It's the new Mopar bottom-finder sonar system for you and your buddies!
We were going down a muddy trail when the Bronco started to slide a bit off the trail. Usually that's no big deal, but when you add in a heavy rain, you end up with a wilderness makeover.
I sort of knew that I wouldn't make it through, but I didn't think I would sink the truck to the top of the fenders!
Go To Roll
I was simply trying to figure out my rollover point. I found it.