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Old 01-26-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
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Just pulled a lifted Ram 2500 out of almost 2 feet of snow in a field... yea Jeep!

Thanks to the most recent snow storm in the north east my area just got about 14-16 inches of snow today (not including what was already on the ground) and it is still really coming down. I just got home from a fun ride on the uncleared roads and while I was driving I came across a Dodge Ram that had slid off the road into a field. He was really stuck. The field was sloped down away from the road and the snow there was almost 2 feet deep. It was deep enough to easily cover my axles and come up more than half way up my 33's... At first I thought my strap was long enough to keep my jeep on the road and reach him, but I was wrong. I had to venture into the field and down the hill to reach him. At this point I was thinking that I am in over my head and I am gonna get stuck too. But I thought "oh well, I'm this far so F%$K it"... thanks to my baja claws and a front locker / rear LSD I was able to tug the Ram out of the hole after about a 10 minute struggle and then I was able to slowly pull him back onto the road. I was really proud of my little Jeep... And to make it even better, a lifted diesel Ford and a lifted Chevy were with the Ram (on the street, before i got there) but they didn't want to help because they thought they would get stuck if they drove in the field!! hahaha. And I was the only one who had a tow strap (since I don't really ever take my recovery gear out of the jeep after off road trips)... anyway, I just had to share because it was pretty cool to pull a huge Ram out and have two other huge trucks watch because they were too scared to try it themselves. Also, I wanted to take a few pics with my phone but I thought it might be rude if I said to the guy "hold on a second while a snap some shots of me saving ur ass in my little jeep. I'm gonna post them later so everyone can see!"

oh and I forgot to add that all of the other trucks there had 33's too and at least 4-5 inches of lift

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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Awesome story man you should of told the people in the other trucks they should of invested in a JEEP.

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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Nice... I did something similar with my nearly stock tj with 31s a couple of days ago. But it was a fordf150 a little smaller than the ram2500....
What setup do you have?
What front locker? And what rear do you run?
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #4
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Haha man with the locker and lsd, 33 baja claws your perfect for the snow wish I had that now but money dont go on trees. great work! haha my buddy called me the other night to pull his ranger out of the woods cause of the snow, but I said screw that. His dad owns a jeep, so he got his mom to drive it to pull him out. but its just a lil 4banger and i dont think his mom knows how to drive too bad I couldnt make it to save his butt.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:53 PM   #5
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^^hahaha, nice.... my set up is a Dana 30 up front, stock axles for now until spring time when chrome-molly's will be put in, richmond no-slip front locker (which I really love), Dana 44 rear with a true track in it (also works very well). My set up is pretty basic in terms of money spent on everything but my Jeep has never had trouble off road or in snow. I usually take my TJ on medium - hard trails at a local off road park and the locked/LSD axles really make it nice for traction. I would definitely like to put better axles under the TJ at some point (maybe d44 up front and d60 in back), but for now I am happy with it... also, I guess I should mention i have a 2.5" OME lift and 1" body lift.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:56 PM   #6
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Score one for the Jeep guys
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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Sounds like the makings of a great childerns book I can see the illustrations now... the Chevy and Ford trucks looking on with scornful faces as the Hardworking little Jeep pulls and tugs on the stuck Ram.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:44 PM   #8
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similar story to this... even though its jk none of the guys that were with him wanted to tow him out afraid they would get stuck... nothing beats a jeep!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:29 AM   #9
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I'd have taken some pics anyway!!

Awesome story.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:30 PM   #10
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Haha very nice, and thats a good setup! OME you sob, you must have a money tree my buddy tried driving though a snow pile in his ram and got stuck, and I got the call to save him but I was in town. hahaha. SCORE!
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Hahahaha lmao nice!!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:52 PM   #12
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Sounds like the makings of a great childerns book I can see the illustrations now... the Chevy and Ford trucks looking on with scornful faces as the Hardworking little Jeep pulls and tugs on the stuck Ram.
hahaha, that is a good visual... now I do wish I took some pictures. You guys had to see how tall the Ram and the Ford were. I was thinking "holly shi*t guys, your trucks are THAT big and you are worried about the snow?"... but I guess it doesn't matter how big your truck/tires are if only one front and one rear wheel spin. Yay for REAL 4wd thanks to my locker/LSD.

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