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February 2013 Whoops!

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Unexpected
We decided to take the kids out for one of their first muddin’ experiences, and as luck would have it, everything was frozen! No problem!

I had my Bronco, with a 400M, Holley four-barrel carb, Edelbrock Performer manifold and air cleaner, C6, NP205, 33-inch Maxxis Big Horns, and of course my inability to think ahead. With me was my brother-in-law, who has an ’81 Chevy 3⁄4-ton with a mild 402, 36-inch Super Swamper TSLs, and 20 years of off-roading experience (and reading your magazine). I figured there was no way anything could go wrong.

We were tearing up the ice and revealing that sloppy mud we were looking for. Things were really looking up for our afternoon, so I decided it was time to take the Bronco just a little farther onto an unexplored corner of the ice. After a full-throttle water-splashing, ice-slashing wheelie up the far bank, the Bronco stalled out, and, well, the pictures speak for themselves. Everyone got out OK, including the Bronco.

Lesson learned? I need more power, bigger tires, and a nice big lift!
Clint J. Grover
Via whoops@4wheeloffroad.com /a>

Submission Information
Send us your wheeling foul-ups! Letters must be signed by the vehicle’s owner. Due to the large volume of mail we receive, we regret that not all submissions can be used and none will be returned. Digital photos must measure at least 1,600 by 1,200 pixels (or two megapixels) and be saved as a TIFF, an EPS, or a maximum-quality JPEG file. Write to: Whoops!, 4-Wheel & Off-Road, 831 S. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245 Email to: whoops@4wheeloffroad.com

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