Got her stuck last month, now the video!

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Playing in central Oregon in the ice, mud and snow last month while showing my niece how much fun the LC is. Luckily she had a camera to film this.

First video plowing through some goo then hitting a ridge of permfrost, ice and mud.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmK-vlQmcok
Next I decide to turn around and do it again but real slow. Front end drops down and body gets hung up on the permfrost with front wheels spining. No problem with the CDL on put traction to all wheels and pull myself out (no I do not have F/R independent lockers :crybaby: ) Well it's not locking!:censor:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oTUaWzCKFA
Nerver used my winch so this would be a good time I think:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKrEYiIspQI
It was a small fur tree and the angle was not the greatest but it worked!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRNw_YrEfgw
Winch line back in and we are free!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QIkV1pSHXA

In review, the things I did wrong (as a newbe it is good to share so others will learn).
Should have used my tree saver since I almost cut that tree in half and the line could have done some damage.
Forgot to put a tree branch or blanket in the middle of the line in case it broke.
Still cannot figure out why she would not lock. I later checked her out by jacking her up and wheels do not spin when locked but do when unlocked:doh:
So locker working fine now and if they worked in the mud I never would have gotten stuck to learned some valuable lessons.

In the big picture we had great fun, we got stuck and got free. Without that winch it would have ruined a great day indeed. Thank You Warn and my bumper form Slee!

And best of all it justifies needing a winch to my wife.:cheers:
Enjoy

If anyone has any idea of why my lockers were not working please let me know. Something got wet? User error? I have a CDL switch and 7-pin mod.
 
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Your spotter said "only the driver's side is spinning."

Do you have locking front and rear diffs, or just the CDL? With the CDL working properly, you can still stick by spinning one tire in the front and one tire in the rear.

If that was your wife talking, you are a lucky guy. She sure sounded like a good sport.....
 
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LOL! Looking for a reason to use the winch! Looked like a lot of fun.
How much was it to have the Slee bumper shipped to you? That's the bumper I like too but it's been out of stock lately.:frown: Which winch do you go with?
 
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Your spotter said "only the driver's side is spinning."

Do you have locking front and rear diffs, or just the CDL? With the CDL working properly, you can still stick by spinning one tire in the front and one tire in the rear.

If that was your wife talking, you are a lucky guy. She sure sounded like a good sport.....

That was my niece as my wife does not like wheeling that much.
 
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LOL! Looking for a reason to use the winch! Looked like a lot of fun.
How much was it to have the Slee bumper shipped to you? That's the bumper I like too but it's been out of stock lately.:frown: Which winch do you go with?

IIRC about $180?
Warn XC 9000.
Results priceless!
 

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good you got out!

poor tree, though....
 
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good you got out!

poor tree, though....

Yes if you are a tree hugger I am sorry.
Went back out there today and saw that I could of winched to a much larger tree almost in a straight line but I did not know how long my line was.
Yes another mistake but after rewinding my line I can see that it is nice and long for next time.
 
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No problem with the CDL on put traction to all wheels and pull myself out (no I do not have F/R independent lockers :crybaby: ) Well it's not locking!:censor:



"Well theres your problem"..............:hillbilly:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oTUaWzCKFA



Ive said it before and I'll say it again.......

Open diffs rule!

It's a shame you thought this before you left the house.



When will people learn the T.case has nothing to do with the diffs.


FWIW, 1 diff locked and the t.case in ANY configuration would have gotten you out.
 

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