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April 2009 4x4 Truck Whoops!

Old Model Truck
Posted April 1, 2009

Civilian Casualties

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 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.
Name withheld

This is what happens when your coil wire melts onto your headers and leaves you stranded!
Felipe Dodge, via

Heavy Tipper
Next time I think we will go through instead of around.
Ashley Brown

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

Plain D'oh!
Getting bogged down in Plano, Illinois.
Mark Kurtz, via

Line Locked
I picked the wrong line. Again!
Jonathan Baldivino

Trick Trapper
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

Without Lime
I guess we all experience a whoops! sooner or later.
Sasha Oakley

Quick Change
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

Thank goodness my neighbor just got a new tractor!
Peyton Squires

Hello, Dubai
Getting stuck is all part of it when you're playing around on the sand dunes of Dubai.
Paul Wade, via

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