ha yeah that pat was alittle cringy... both the act of throwing the rock down, and the fact that it looked like he was realllllly close to taking a slide with it!G lad it turned out well, scary as heck. Good video, too. Prolly a good general policy to follow is don't push rocks off cliffs.
I was always of the opinion that I'll know if I need a winch beforehand and if I do, I'll just turn around and go back. I guess that doesn't work in all circumstances eh? I'm not too keen on having a 100lb weight in the front since this is my daily driver.. I'm looking into maybe getting a hitch in the front and then putting the winch in only when I really have to. I guess it's all about compromises.
You're probably right.. seemed harmless at the time 🤷♂️G lad it turned out well, scary as heck. Good video, too. Prolly a good general policy to follow is don't push rocks off cliffs.
That's awesome. Is 4k enough though? I like how nice and compact it is.There are several options for those which desire a compact portable winch.
Make sure you have a decent recovery point both front and back and your good to go.
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I'm quite embarrassed. I used to airdown but I got lazy and didn't do it this time. Highway pressure. Do you figure it would've helped?That's a good lessons-learned video. Lockers help a lot. Question; were you aired-down at all or running hi-way pressure in the tires?
I have a heavy duty frame mounted point on the driver side with a d-shackle. The tow strap from the rubicon was attached to that.Glad your ok
Did they run a steel winch line to you and then jerk you out?
What was the connection made with and where on your x? Looked to be drivers side low down.
I’d like more info on the tow strap, seemed very static, almost zero stretch. The impact moment forces looked to be sizable I am grateful it was to a rated anchor vs control arm or other large member.
I’ve never met anyone who wished they had a smaller winch. To each their own however and knowledge often trumps shortfalls. Sometimes being smarter than the problem is enough for a favorable outcome
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Keep the straps to act like extensions for your winch if it’s a 4K you’ll almost always need to double it with any serious pulls. I got a rippin deal on synthetic rope shackles on amazon. Those are game changers take so much mass out of the system.Good question. I had 2 tow straps. One rated 5k pounds one 18k. I ended up using using the wrong one for the actual pull. We did not setup the pull well, I don’t think. We did not clear the area around my vehicle (second pull failure) or set my wheels correctly (first pull). If we’d done that much less force would’ve been required.
I think I’m gonna get a small winch. I hate the idea of waiting for help less than I hate carrying a boat anchor every day on my vehicle. For this recovery a small winch woulda been just fine.
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