About an hour ago i was off roading through some trails about a mile from my house and got stuck I decided to back up and open my door to see better... bad idea... even in 4wd my rear tire spun and covered me and the entire inside of my door in mud
So what stupid things have you guys done while off roading?
Dumbest thing I ever did offroad was attempt to drive through a creek without checking the depth... That was fun...
1991 XJ Cherokee, 4.0, AW4, NP-242, SYE
HP D30, Rusty's axle truss, Currie HD steering, diff. slider
C8.25, Powertrax locker
4.5" RE up front and Rough Country out back
33" BFG A/T's 15" soft 8's
Suspension seats, rock sliders, plated rear corner panels,
trimmed fenders, CB, exhaust, lights, remote locks and start, etc.
Past jeeps:97 TJ, 99 TJ
Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop
In video games, the bad guy's bullets travel much slower than the good guy's bullets.
i used to have a solid top bikini top (the one i have now has little bity holes in it). i was at the coast and it rained like hell one night. when i got in to drive away, i didnt realized 20 gallons of water had accumlated in the center of the top. when i drove away, it was like having buckets of water poured on my head.
'90 YJ, ford 8.8, SOA, lincoln front, aussie rear, 4.88s, swampers.
Not offroad, but in my driveway in a YJ my dad had. Got out to get the paper, put it in N instead of Park. Tripped as I was getting out and somehow fell with my foot under the Jeep. The Jeep was rolling backwards slowly and the front tire ran over my leg! Scared the mess out of me, but somehow I came away without even a bruise!
Driveway dips there and goes back up towards the road, so the Jeep simply stopped.
left the keys in it to run to the gas station for some coke cola come back the cousin took the jeep i get back in and get in our creek bottom exactly halfway between the nearest exits and get high centered and run out of gas and have to be winched out ten feet at a time in the pitch black of the new moon
There's a line between adventure and stupidity.
Originally Posted by frankenstein_yj
oh and when i find the guy who invented torx screws i have a big can of wup-ass for him
there is a mud hole up at rausch creek that i don't get a long well with. one time while trying to go through it one side of my jeep got hung up on a big rut and almost flipped it in the water. then, on the next trip out, i tackled it again. i hit the gas a bit too hard and slammed my tire into a rock and bent the rim. that scared the crap out of me.
I let my 6 yr-old son get in the Jeep with the keys. I was out talking with a friend when he started it up in gear (5 speed). Didn't realize the Jeep would start without the clutch engaged Had to run down the street and try to get in and stop the Jeep before it did any damage...Ran over my foot in the process. No harm was done, but it scared both of us to death. Haven't made that mistake again...
i thought it would be a good idea to tell my friend with a stock cherokee to go threw a mud pit... thinking that i was in my jeep that goes trew it with no problem, got stuck and had no cell service so we had to walk 3 miles in the middle of febuary to get someone with a truck to pull us out. i couldnt feel my feet or fingers for like 2 days. fun though
89' yj 2.5 with 7in lift and 35's
soon to have 350 and possibly 38's
Pulled up to the gas station one time, left the jeep running, put it in neutral and forgot the parking break. I jumped out and just as I was walking into the gas station I hear "hey! your jeep!" I looked back and my jeep was rolling backwards across the parking lot headed straight for the gas pump, I ran after it jumped in, popped it in first and peeled out and drove away cause I was so embarrassed. Haven't been back to that gas station since.
I back off someone driveway, high centering it on a log. We had to walk 4.5 miles to get the tractor so i could pull it out. In the process i ended up pulling off some break lines. i didnt realize this untill i was on my way home going dont a hill. This wasnt in a Jeep but the only story i have.
2000 Wrangler Sport
2 in Procomp SL 1 in BL
33 in Procomp MTs
Not a huge bonehead move, but on both of our (Briana's and mine) JK's, while taking the doors off, left the limiting strap off with the door hanging, and bang! Two matching dents on the passenger sides of each JK from the mirrors- D'OH! Mark W.
Me and two others took my friends jeep on a camping/road trip through the Georgia mountains one July. No soft top, so we just used the bikini top. The whole trip it poured down rain and never got above 60 degrees. I never thought I'd get cold in Georgia in the summer time!