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Old 05-21-2008, 05:03 PM
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Red face Messing around and got stuck!

So..... I went to the local auto parts store to pick up some oil and a filter. On the way out I remembered there is a little hill out back, 4 or 5 feet tall. I have been up this hill a few times in various vehicles so I thought I would give it a go in my, new to me, '05 Screw.
I went up the left side of the hill with no issues. The right side of the hill was a bit steeper and it did not look like too many people had been up it.
I put it in 4 Lo and start up the small hill. Front wheels roll over the top and then..... high centered ! I try reverse, nothing, forward nothing!
The left front wheel is off the ground, the left frame rail is on the ground at about the middle of the back door. I did not get to look at the rear wheels to see how they were sitting because a cheby s-10 comes bashing up the left side of the hill . The young driver gets out and hooks a tow rope up to the front of my truck, I tell him there is no way he is going to be able to pull me UP the hill. He tries anyway, no success. He drives back down the hill and hooks up in back, he starts a pullin, and down the hill I come!
Crap.... This guy is dancin and a prancin about a little old cheby pulling a big bad Ford off the hill.
What can I say but THANKS!
I hope I gave someone a good laugh, I know the cheby guy was laughing! I did after a bit.
I do have a question after this long story. Should I have been getting traction from the right front wheel that was planted firmly on the ground. I would have thought I could drop it in reverse and come on down the hill, but I gots nothing!
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the front axle is not a locker, it is a limited slip, sounds like time for a upgrade!!
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anything but a chubby ........ what can you say?
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Limited slip..... ah ha! I just noticed that if you are typing 4x4 and hit the shift key you get $X$.
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Limited slip..... ah ha! I just noticed that if you are typing 4x4 and hit the shift key you get $X$.
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$X$ yep, sounds about right, you have to pay to play!!

If you lightly hold the brake it helps trainsfer the power
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woooooooooooow that sucks.
Now you know why I put in lockers. Sorry you had to bear that embarrassment bro.
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It's all good! I will just have to look around for the cheby people before I go and get stuck again. Ha Ha!
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Nothing like wheelin' with a long wheel based truck....LOL

Years ago I had a 4 door, 1 ton GMC 2wd. I was out cruising around outside of town and managed to high center the beast on a very small dirt berm....

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Atleast you had someone to help.. Last time I got stuck I was on the top of Taylor. No cell service. Took hours to dig her out of the snow with my hands.
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