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Old 9th October 2015, 03:05 AM
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Don`t like mud at all......
Not real keen on soft, deep sand either.
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Old 9th October 2015, 06:24 AM
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I'd always take soft sand over mud. Maxtrax/treds usually make easy recoveries in sand, but don't always cut it in mud. And I have bad memories of Twinklz Forester being ripped apart by a snatch strap in mud. As for cleaning, sand is easier to clean, but you'll never get all off and you do get face fulls of it every time you work under the car.
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Old 9th October 2015, 07:19 AM
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Hehe.... Tell me about it Taza! The clods were still in tact after scooby2s paddock plough... Glad I discovered them changing the oil before the mechanic did!

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Old 10th October 2015, 12:55 AM
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Taza, where was that? Looks like around Mandurah estuary area, I've had familiar episodes years ago in my RAV4.
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I'd always take soft sand over mud. Maxtrax/treds usually make easy recoveries in sand, but don't always cut it in mud. And I have bad memories of Twinklz Forester being ripped apart by a snatch strap in mud. As for cleaning, sand is easier to clean, but you'll never get all off and you do get face fulls of it every time you work under the car.
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Old 12th October 2015, 09:37 AM
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Old 12th October 2015, 11:45 PM
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S2, click on EDIT, then click on DELETE.

Just for practice and future reference.

After you have done that, I will delete this post.

If that doesn't work for you, I will delete both ...
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Old 13th October 2015, 03:03 AM
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Trip to wellington Dam the forester got bogged at night in the mud. Two L series tied together couldn't pull it. Broke a rated shackle and the snatch strap went flying. Went and found a Hilux to have a go. After a few huge run ups it ripped the front tow point out, snatch strap went flying and did some damage to the angry drunk Hilux drivers car. No-one was hurt because we did our best to stand back. And we had a bag over the snatch strap but it didn't do much as there was so much energy. Your really need a winch for mud driving.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt-aa12Qhp4
The serious bog is at 7:50, shackle break at 9:10 Hilux breaks tow point at 10:30
And the maxtrax didn't really work for in the mud at 7:00
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Old 13th October 2015, 03:31 AM
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And this is how much easier a sand recovery is with maxtrax
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmZp...ature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKn5...ature=youtu.be
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Old 14th October 2015, 01:08 AM
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That was not a fun conversation with my girlfriend when I got home....
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