This weekend our friend Sam was putting on a mud bog at the Colville Fairgrounds. So, we decided to spice up the Suburban a bit. Believe it or not, no alcohol or drugs were involved in the process. Proving that you don't need drugs or alcohol to do things fun (or in this case stupid). Then since Sam said it wasn't going to be a shallow blow-through pit, the 35's came off and 39.5" Boggers went on the rear and the Grand Prix tires up front. Sawzalling was involved. Wayne sported a new purple paint job on the Baby Bronco. We met up at the Wal-Mart parking lot and turned some heads. In my case, head turning includes head shaking. The mud was deep at first. The alcohol dragsters floated across, but as soon as ther other mud rigs hit it, alot of people got stuck, including people who rarely get stuck. Big tires and high horsepower were the key, and even a couple of them got stuck. As they worked down toward my class, the pit got blow out some. But I watched as the two rigs before me had to get pulled out. The mud wasn't as deep as earlier, but thick like concrete and hard to churn through. I had 4.88 gears and 40" tall tires... in a fullsize Suburban with a winch on it, two passengers equaling about 400lbs additional weight, with a TH350 and NP205 in low range, and stock 350, with probably dished pistons and who knows how many miles (A/C still hooked up and working). Lets say I had enough tire, and enough frame/body clearance, but no where near enough power. 4.88 gears, low range and low gear... to the floor the entire way, and it barely churned the tires through. But on my first run I didn't have to get pulled out! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2592159576408331861&pr=goog-sl I think I got the record longest time out of everyone who didn't get stuck. I remember I had to ask for my time in minutes. When I watched the vid, I was like, Thats Lame! Looks so much shallower on the video than it felt trying to drive through it. I'm not used to not having a big block. After a night's sleep, day two brought a lesser crowd, but everyone got 2 runs. I got stuck this time, as did quite a few others. Then towards the end everyone broke a shallower trail through the left side, and everyone (just about) made it. I think my run was about 7 seconds... floored again. Pretty pathetic, but I guess I can't complain for what I have into it. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6154002678998332832&pr=goog-sl Back home again with Ione mud as a top coating. Advantages of a gutless 350= I didn't break anything and drove it the 40 highway miles back pulling the little Dodge trailer without incident.