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Old August 16th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #41
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How come you didn't tilt the camera to make the hill look steeper?
For Bones, the RR tire was hanging in the air and the driveshaft was sitting on the ledge. No going back and winching would have not gone so well.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #42
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I was able to jack it high enough to get rocks under it and also winch forward a little until my tire grabbed.
your suck down winch should be able to pull your axle all the way to your chassis, even though the travel of your bumps.

sooooo, if you are high centered, and have a "long travel" suspension of 16", you should be able to pull that tire 16" into the air and stack rocks under it. If your suck down winch isn't strong enough, then shame on you for installing it int he first place, or not doubling it back with a pulley.
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We have had a few times that you get your axle tube jammed between two rocks and your belly not touching a rock. No suckdown winch is going to help you. We make sure at least one person in the group has a highlift when we go wheeling. Both a highlift and a regular jack have there place in different senerios.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #44
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your suck down winch should be able to pull your axle all the way to your chassis, even though the travel of your bumps.

sooooo, if you are high centered, and have a "long travel" suspension of 16", you should be able to pull that tire 16" into the air and stack rocks under it. If your suck down winch isn't strong enough, then shame on you for installing it int he first place, or not doubling it back with a pulley.
In the case of my front, it was jammed up just as Eric said. Actually to the extent that it pretzeled my tie rod and my hydro ram. In the case of the rear, if I had a rear pull down in that situation pictured, it "may" have pulled it up. But, I didn't have a $100 winch in the back (actually I do but it's still in the garage) but I did have my $50 hi-lift. Problem solved.
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