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06-28-2012, 12:41 PM #1
well this wasnt planned... ~ Got Myself Stuck!
So basically i got stuck at 2:00 a.m., and was up all night tryin to get out of this mess.
after 3 different friends tried snatching me out i finally got pulled out by a friend around 11:00 the next day.
completely high centered in the rear
My friends tow strap snapped 3 times!, busted my left tail light, knocked out both reverse and running lamp bulbs, banged up my tailgate in 5 spots, knocked out my right license plate lamp, and knocked off my spare wheel lock cover, and that was just that rope tension that caused that damage, had it been the D-shackle hitting my truck, wouldve been a whole different story... good times
2000 Chevrolet Silverado
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06-28-2012, 01:14 PM #2
No winch/moving blanket on the tow strap to absorb energy if it snapped???
06-28-2012, 02:01 PM #3
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Sounds like you learned an expensive lesson that could've easily cost more.
Is that fresh water, brackish water, or salt water?
If it's brackish or salt you better get busy doing a fresh water washdown underneath and checking the drivetrain for water intrusion.
06-28-2012, 02:21 PM #4
Fun times can come with woes but you live and learn. Glad to see that you got it out but hoping that is fresh water like Tim was saying.2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco
02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
06-28-2012, 09:36 PM #5
not to criticize to much, but thats one of those times 4x4 is handy. glad you got out and the carnage wasnt worse.
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06-28-2012, 09:46 PM #6
nope surreal, i hadnt thought of that because i was hoping the straps wouldnt break, i wasnt worried about mine because it was a nice 30,000 lb strap, but my friends strap had two hooks on the end and only 10,000 tow strap and it was the stitching that ripped on those and actually one of the metal hooks did hit my truck i found out after i washed my truck today, it hit my left rear fender flare and put a bit of a crack, like pen hole sized not too bad. i definitely think after learning this lesson though i might invest in a blanket or something like you just suggested, however my friend who did pull me up carries around a couple probably about 3" or something d-shackles, those things are like 30 pounds! while mine are only 3/4" shackles which are still plenty strong, but his reasoning for them being huge was that if the tow strap breaks the shackles just drop like rocks and dont fling anywhere.
and yes it is salt water...
i would say it was like that for approximately 8 hours.
should i be worried about flushing and refilling my differential fluid?
and if anyone else has suggestions, for other things i should check just lemme know, although these pictures may not help my case, i DO plan on keeping this truck as long as possible lol
oh and i mark this memory as the first time in college getting stuck in my truck other than a couple encounter back at home and at my land back home, which i still think is an accomplishment considering ill be a senior next semester, and texas a&m university:corpus christi is the "island" university. so im at the beach alot and i applaud my limited-slip it has been wonderful to me
although there were just a few cosmetic dings and such i am glad to have friends who showed up at 4:00 a.m. to help me out, although i wasnt out till 11:00 the next day
Last edited by reggiecab2000; 06-28-2012 at 09:55 PM.
06-28-2012, 10:17 PM #7
I think it's crappy to have happened, but, if nothing else it sounds like you learned a few useful things from the experience...
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