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Don’t Straddle the Bump!

Don’t Straddle the Bump!

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As with many things, patience is often a virtue. I worked my line for about 10 minutes in this “Rock Garden” before I lost mine. I had nestled in between a literal rock and a hard place and was making 3″ progress forward and back.  The kicker was resting my passenger side side flare on the rear tire against a rock. My ONLY alternative to ripping it off, was to get out the jack and start stacking rocks. I decided to pull it off.

There is a reason you have BIG MEATS (tires) on your rig. It is so you can put a tire on big bumps and drive over them!

There may have been a little emotion involved, and impatience, but the resulting work required to fix that was…a lot.

This video can also be called: “Fixing your Stupid Mistake”.

There is a reason you have BIG MEATS (tires) on your rig. It is so you can put a tire on big bumps and drive over them!

I learned this lesson again a few weeks ago. I saw big stump on the trail and thought, “sure, I can straddle that”. BAAAAAM! Rig stopped dead, and I was thrown against my seat belts!

It may be counter intuitive, but drive on it, not over it! When picking a line, put your tire on the high rock and drive over it. Don’t drag your pumkin over the rocks (or your fender!).

Dont straddle the bump!

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