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Submission information: Send photos of your four-wheeling foul-ups to Whoops!, 4-Wheel & Off-Road, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515. Unfortunately, if we can make out the faces of the people in the photos, we can't use them. Also, letters must be signed by the vehicle owner. Due to the volume of mail we receive, not all submissions can be used and none will be returned.
Dear 4-Wheel & Off-Road,A buddy of mine found a good mud hole, so we took our trucks out to play. But after a few runs, the 35-inch mudders and Detroit Locker weren't enough to make it out. It took three hours, two other trucks, and a Hi-Lift Jack to recover the truck.Walter TeerDanby, VT
Dear 4-Wheel & Off-Road,I was attempting to forge this pond in Cedar River, Michigan, but found the hole instead. It took a '52 Willys to pull my '84 Ford Ranger out.Ben RaulsMiddleton, WI
Dear 4-Wheel & Off-Road,Here is my truck stuck. It took 111/42 hours and two trucks to pull my '79 Bronco out. Surprisingly, I kept the truck running the whole time. A new power steering pump and gearbox were needed, not to mention the interior carpet needed to be cleaned. When we tried to cross back we avoided hydro-locking the engine again. My poor truck was able to drive us home two hours away, and we learned our lesson the second time.Matthew WagnerFort Collins, CO