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Let's see your off road rigs! Tell us what mods you've added, craziest off road experience, etc. Here is the 2019 4runner, added some Bilstein shocks, leveled the front, added RCI Sliders, full skids (lower control arm armor, diff armor, full skids down the center, just missing the fuel tank armor). I haven't had any crazy experiences with the 4runner yet, but as you can see, I am over the issue with desert pinstripes!
Have you ever been stuck or gotten stranded? Are you willing to share your story? I got stuck one time, and there is a video on YouTube which documents some of the ordeal. I was way out in the middle of nowhere, no cell phone reception, and got high centered in a sandy wash. I tried to dig out the center of the vehicle as it was high centered, but there was a massive ant hill right where the belly of the Armada sat making it much harder to dig out. We tried to use the jack, but due to the angle, it snapped the handle! We shoved sagebrush and other things under the tires, but with an open differential, once one side was good, the other side would just spin instead! I tried to get out for around 3 or 4 hours, but it was no use. I was lacking a shovel and only had a prospecting pick, and didn't have any traction mats. It wasn't too worrying though as I had a PLB and I knew I could get help, but I dreaded pushing that help button as it makes you feel like a failure. I had my two youngest daughters with me at the time, which made it a little more difficult to wait it out, but basically I ran out of light and had to make the dreaded call for help on my PLB. It took a few hours for them to show up, but once they did, we were able to get rescued but we had to leave our only vehicle in the wash! It was tricky getting a rental car the next day and finding someone who would pull us out of the rut. Anyone else every get in a bad situation?
Has anyone seen this video yet? This guy handles it like a serious pro, and it goes to show how quickly things can turn south. A lot of respect for the vehicle owner, he knew how to deal with the situation and take it in stride!