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Old 8th June 2011, 11:50   #1
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Default Tug of war events - Do we have them here?

In the western offroading scene, I have come across a popular 4x4 sport, and it appears fairly common among offroad clubs.
Its called, Tug of war. Most of you must have understood, what I mean, but let me explain to others what I could gleam from the videos

1. Find hard slippery ground - Wet grass seems the favorite
2. Both vehicles are tied with a tow strap at the rear ends, and then start pulling at each other
3. The vehicle which is dragged across the center line loses.

So its very much like a tug of war, but with 4x4s.

I was wondering if people do this in OTRs here.
One danger could be high change of the tow strap breaking, so probably you would need to use a strap of 4x thickness.

Otherwise, this sounds like a fun thing to do on OTRs.
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Old 8th June 2011, 12:01   #2
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Sounds fun but i wouldn't do it on my vehicle.

One is the risk factor involved and the other is that it puts unnecessary strain on the tow points and chassis.
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Lol.!!! The Gypsy clutch will fry in 2 seconds with a jeep on other side :-))
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What if you do not press clutch, merely accelerator. With slippy enough ground, all you will get is wheelspin in low ratio, right?
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Not my idea of fun..i mean whats the point? no skill is required,it sounds like something a red neck would do
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Lol.!!! The Gypsy clutch will fry in 2 seconds with a jeep on other side :-))

Reminds me of this video that i came across long time back . Posting it here for everyone to view

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