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It happened - first time stuck!

Funny thing - after 2 days rain - those median strips are muddy!

Passed by a guy in a bimmer with jumper cables - I was feeling good so I thought I would just turn around (on a 2 lane divided highway - with no traffic coming) and go head back up the shoulder nose to nose to jump the poor guy. All seemed fine - until my front end hit the slight decline of the median - she slid right down. I dropped her in reverse - rear spun. I kicked her in 4wd - front pulled around - right into the thick of the seemingly dry - but now swamp.

Dropped her in low range - started throwing clods of mud - she went no where. Rear dug down to the axle - front sat spinning.

A dude in a 1/2 ton Ford pulled up - we hooked a chain, took him nearly 10 minutes of tugging and pulling but finally got me out.

Hit the highway, spun around and went ahead and jumped the guy after all.

Hey - did you know a BMW battery is in the trunk? Who would have thunk it - I could have evaded this whole escapad!

Oh well -

It's my first "stuck" in 100,000 miles.
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It's my first "stuck" in 100,000 miles.
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My front end sunk in a clients front yard........he had a good laugh as he winched me out with a Chebby.


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Sad part is - my truck is accustomed to off road. But those bald tires upfront - just sat ontop and spun. The rears dug in, the side-biters on the Nitto's (I know - not really side biters - but worked the same) dug and threw chunks of mud and grass all over my roof and hood - just never dug down. The one tire that would have had traction - had I not had bald fronts - was my drivers front. All 4 were spinning - none had traction.

Sucked being pulled out by a 1/2 ton - at least it was a Ford.

For the good part - after I jumped the bimmer, I hauled a truck load of oak and locust, dropped it then went back and cut/loaded/ and hauled a truckload of birch. So in a day - went to work, cut and hauled 2 truck loads dead firewood, got stuck and jumped a bimmer.

Slept good that night.
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i didnt know the batteries were in the truck on those cars but i know they are on some caddies kinda blows your mind first time u do it lol but i am glad u got out without breaking anything


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i took my truck mudding yesterday and was very impressed with its ability. I would recomend my tires and lift to anyone. My old f250 would bottom down with 35s but my new one and 38's just chugged on threw. Never even had to use 4wd. It was awesome and no wheel hop at all. It did throw mud all over my truck though lol. I was am still am impressed with this truck.

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No good deed goes unpunished! I had the same thing happen to me when I stopped to help a lady get unstuck where she drove up to the edge of a lake that had been receding. My buddy told me just to keep on driving.... Wasn't in my PSD, but burried my 87 F-150 quick. It was a much longer ordeal than yours (involving a stuck tow truck that used his hydraulics to walk himself out), but all ended well and I still would have helped either way. Nice job man!
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I used to stop alot more often to help people out - but for the last few years - been backing off a bit - too many crazy people out there. Now I will normally pass the person - check out front and rear, side area's - turn around and hit with high beams - see if anything looks questionable - then make a gut decision to stop or not.

Got yelled and threatened by a cop once for trying to snatch someone out of a parkway median - he was stuck good - cop didnt like that It was muddy - threatened me with destruction of park property. He was serious too.

Another time I saw what looked like an outline of a few guys down a ditch just off the shoulder - gut told me not to stop at that one.

Got to be careful. But we all need help sometime. Changed a tire for a lady a few weeks ago. Same thing - passed, then turned around.
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