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phdsk8 10-13-2009 11:47 PM

Is this real?
I cannot tell. But it looks real.
YouTube - How "NOT" to pull a truck out of the mud!

Blackbeard1718 10-14-2009 12:12 AM

My vote would be... YES!

I've seen similar video's on other Forums, and they've all happened about the same way.

That's why they stress to have a Hook Point on the Front and Rear of the Jeep, so that a Recovery Strap isn't hooked to an axle, which results in what you just saw.

"THAT'S" gonna leave a mark!!!



crazyredneck 10-14-2009 12:17 AM

the strap is hooked to the frame and not the axle...

Blackbeard1718 10-14-2009 12:20 AM


Originally Posted by crazyredneck (Post 459072)
the strap is hooked to the frame and not the axle...


Couldn't tell exactly from the video. I blew it up to 400x, and it just got blurry.

Hell of a thing to happen when you're out just wanting to have fun, huh?



morphious 10-14-2009 12:30 AM

I'm curious if the strap was hooked to the frame why did the axle come out thats why i thought it was hooked to the axle and not the frame

schnutzy 10-14-2009 12:36 AM

lookls like his front right side tire was just burried enough that the mud didnt want to let it go, so the whole axle stayed there while the jeep moved

whitebuffalo 10-14-2009 09:32 AM

it was hooked to the frame but everyone involved were dumb-shits. that was a bad angle and that front tire was wayyyy too buried to be jerking like that. i bet right about the time they ripped it apart, getting a little dirty and digging that tire out didnt sound quite so bad

jwells36 10-14-2009 06:22 PM

I wonder if they had been using a winch if they would have had more control over the pressure and not broken anything like that? i wonder if you had a good winch hooked to it if it would have moved it at all the way it was burried.


motokeen 10-14-2009 06:59 PM

I would have pulled it out from behind. It would have came out the same way it went in and not such an agressive wall of dirt.

motokeen 10-14-2009 07:06 PM

I like the guy jumping out and all I hear is thats not good.

4Jeepn 10-14-2009 07:11 PM

There is no frame on a Cherokee guys.. so not sure how they would have tied it to the frame other than using a small hook in a body drain hole.. Tire was too far down in thing would have been to use two tow trucks slowly pulling out front behind...

birdhunter 10-14-2009 07:41 PM

Ya Makes you wunder why no one
had a shovel to dig out
To proud to dig alittle

standing on back bumper is a dunb ass move

schnutzy 10-14-2009 07:51 PM

the way they pulled it out was a dumb ass move

Vaultzz 10-14-2009 08:28 PM

I'm sure that guy just learned his lesson, (the guy in the red Cherokee) his reaction was exactly the same as mine when the front end of my Cherokee went for a dive and stalled :banghead:

ExDementia 10-14-2009 10:47 PM


Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 459521)
There is no frame on a Cherokee guys..

I can't believe how long it took to see this comment appear:D

I thought it was a pretty well known thing that cherokees are unibodies:confused:

Isn't that what wrangler guys bag on them for?

Vaultzz 10-14-2009 10:59 PM


Originally Posted by ExDementia (Post 459715)
Isn't that what wrangler guys bag on them for?

We're supposed to bag Cherokee guys for not having a frame? :doh: I only bag on people if my rig out performs theirs...or of course if something on theirs breaks :D

nicolas-eric 10-14-2009 11:02 PM

A guy from here did the same. His steering was in full lock when he tried to winch his XJ out of a hole.

buckshot500 10-15-2009 05:55 AM

Funny how a guy buys a tow strap, & instantly becomes a recovery expert!

Years of experience all rolled up in a neat little $20.00 package from Harbor freight!

I'm sure if there was someone in that vid who knew what to do, they were standing there with a nice big bucket of imaginary popcorn! Not saying one word about the right way yo do it.

Heh heh, this is gonna be cool!!!!!!

csamn2007 10-15-2009 03:15 PM

You can fix stupid.

jeep41 10-15-2009 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by ExDementia (Post 459715)
I can't believe how long it took to see this comment appear:D

I thought it was a pretty well known thing that Cherokees are unibodies:confused:

Isn't that what wrangler guys bag on them for?

Thats the same thing i was thinking as im reading this. :rofl::rofl:

Coyote_94YJ 10-15-2009 05:14 PM

"That's not good."


jdhallissey 10-15-2009 05:54 PM

haha I would of just pulled him back out the way he came in even pulling him out up the hill he most likely wouldn't of broke the entire front end of his jeep. That angle and the power of a diesel well diesel won.

Coyote_94YJ 10-15-2009 06:03 PM

The diesel won?!?! The dang thing made a hole in one on a par 4.

baja 10-22-2009 07:00 PM

Why they didn't pull her from behind I'll never know,never a good idea to pull at an angle if poss.Jeep frames will pull apart at that exrtreme.Stupid is as stupid does.............

stone68 11-19-2009 03:04 AM

I'm grinning, maybe even a chubby. I must watch it again!

stone68 11-19-2009 03:08 AM

alright, i re-reviewed it. i think the best part is that the left rear tire is way up in the air - not due to an obstical, flexing, or any major articulation pushing the limits... it's up in the air because the nose is face-down in the mud! BROKEN!

that was cool and fun- at least from my perspective.

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