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OOPS! Stuck my Dmax! (pics inside)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 83ZZ502_Jimmy, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I thought I would share in my moment of humiliation... :o It is truly "Mall Rated".. :p:

    Well, the mighty dmax went and got itself stuck in a sand drift. Actually, I helped it get stuck.. :doah: High winds and surf created a bit more loose, deep sand then expected. Plus, people usually come flying over the dune without regard to people coming the other way. (Can't see the other side) So I always take it a bit slow until I can see..

    Seems that 500Hp and 900ftlbs of torque when applied in a 7500lbs truck can bury itself to the framerails, even with 34" tires aired down to 20psi front and 15psi rear, pretty easily. :D Oh well, it was fun getting unstuck, my lil' bro pulled my out with the K5 (keeping it K5 related...)

    The 383 was bouncing off the rev limiter the whole time he pulled me out. It really was a blast hearing the ol' small block screaming max RPM. Plus the dmax turning 3800rpm made for quite the smoke show.:pimp:

    Sorry for no action shots, as my mother-in-law was in amazement of the whole show. So without further interruption, here's the pics...

    I edited out my @ss so no one would complain about the reflection of the moon... :whistle: Enjoy....

    Stuck...

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    Unstuck

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  2. Wishbone

    Wishbone 1/2 ton status

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    yeah sand can be tough! Good looking truck;)
     
  3. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I love that place.

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  5. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    It is fantastic!

    Nice pic btw. :thumb:
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: Like the license plate!!
     
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    nothing at all to do woth the OG post, but this time next year I will hopefully be moving to the newport news/ VA beach area... I love that state/ coastline.....
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    damn thats a nice lookin blazer. oh and yours is nice too!
     
  9. muddybuddy

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    obx? i love it there. both are sweet trucks
     
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    Air down. If you were at 16lbs you could have pulled right out of that. When I go to Pismo I air my truck and trailer down to 16-18Lbs and pretty much tow my 36' toy hauler anywhere on the beach.
     
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    Nice DMax and K5. Someday I want to wheel in some sand. That being said you guy should come blast snow drifts with me and my buddys
     
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    thats what you get for running AT's :p:
     
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    no disrespect intended: 20 psi is not aired down man. 8-12 psi will crawl like a friggin bulldozer. Like spoolnaround said, less psi and you'd be out.... also sand is all about lightweight and lots of hp. you had the hp but 7500 lbs dosen't have good flotation lol. Sick rigs tho and looks like it was a good time.
     
  14. chevysmithz71

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    How do those like the New Dmax? I heard they had a big injector problem a few years back or is this over? Doesn't look like there is a lift on the truck or is it just me, said there was 34's on it?
     
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    Actually when you have almost 2000lbs or more on the front tires it is. The front tires were bubbled more than the tires on my blazer which were aired down to 12 in the front and 10 in the back.

    That is what works best in the sand, you want a tire that is going to stay on top of the sand and not dig. Hence why all sand tires like the Trxus tire, and the Mickey Thompson baja belted (both sand tires) have a very tight tread pattern. If he were to have mud terrains or something even more aggresive than that it would have dug even more.
     
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    If you had read my post, I am aired down. 20 front/15 back. And in a truck that weighs as much as it does, its plenty. As said in the above post.

    None taken, but in a truck that weighs 7500 lbs with me in it, plus my wife, gas powered air compressor, toolbox full of tools, cooler, and fishing boxes, it tends to be heavy. The tires were plenty low with the pressure that was in them. And rolling a bead is not my idea of fun. Thats why I kept a towstrap handy and made sure I had someone to pull me out.:D Rather yank it once, that lose a bead in that truck.;)

    I assume this is meant in jest. I'm too old for swampers on my DD. :o
    Yes its OBX, and thanks for the compliment on the trucks. :)


    Thanks to everyone for taking a look, I just wanted to share a funny moment with the gang.


    John
     
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    I love my Dmax. Some are having injector issues, but its made to be worse than it really is. There is a small lift on the truck, green keys in the torsions and a 1.5" block in the back.

    John
     
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    i know, i used to have 35" bfg AT's. i never had any problems in sand tho, guess its cuz back then on open 10b's my truck was way lighter than urs is. do you have a limited slip in the rear or is it open?
     
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    Factory Gov-Loc. It works pretty good though, in this large axle.

    John
     
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    have you posted pics of ur 502 k20? that sounds bad a$$! i guess you like ur trucks with 500+ hp:haha: ...wish i could afford that:bow:
     

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