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May 2010 Whoops!

Ali Mansour
| Brand Manager, 4WD & Sport Utility
Posted May 1, 2010

Mess Of The Month

Lucky No. 13
This is what happens when a 13-year-old gets behind the wheel of a truck with 39s and 400 hp. The result was a mild stuck and a broken set of spider gears.
Name withheld

Buried Blue Oval
After both axles on my '87 F-350 sank into the muck I knew I was in for a long recovery. It took a lot of hard work and creative extracting, but 15 hours later it was finally free!
Wade Probst

Standup Ninja
I quickly found out that my Samurai's wheelbase is just a tad short for the Widow Maker obstacle in Moab. Once everyone stopped laughing they tossed a strap on my front bumper and pulled me down. Thankfully I didn't roll backwards onto my lid!
Susan Stevens via

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