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Old 05-22-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Default Can your cut spring, fart can civic do this? NE subaru fun!

Yesterday I was diggin fence posts, and we hit a rock, we figured we could just move the post a few inches. Well, two feet in each direction, we still found rock. Plan was tie a strap around it and pull. My buddies jeep wouldn't do the trick, so I had to roll in the pi car to pull the rock out of the ground. Weighed a tad over 900 pounds.

The rock
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robotdeath/510305508/

The void from which rock came
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robotdeath/510305480/

A victorious John
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robotdeath/510305478/

This is a new england sports car.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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That's... fantastic!! you should drag that damned rock around behind you like a Stone of Triumph!!

"Remove The Stone of Shame and attach The Stone of Triumph!"
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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Work smarter, not harder!

Now what are you going to do with it?
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:17 PM   #4
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That's... fantastic!! you should drag that damned rock around behind you like a Stone of Triumph!!

"Remove The Stone of Shame and attach The Stone of Triumph!"
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:52 PM   #5
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the "pi car?"

i moved 6 yards of mulch this past weekend with the trusty rex and a free-to-me harbor freight 4'x8' trailer.

it DID take two trips, though.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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I love the smell of clutch in the morning
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:04 PM   #7
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900#+ pulled by one side of a unibody car? Yikes.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:22 PM   #8
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What was wrong with the jeep that it couldn't pull it out?
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Old 05-23-2007, 05:04 PM   #9
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prob not a v8
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:17 PM   #10
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900#+ pulled by one side of a unibody car? Yikes.
I've pulled heavier than that with a much less powerful car...

Great thread!
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:08 PM   #11
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What was wrong with the jeep that it couldn't pull it out?
Yah weird, was it a 4cl wrangler?
My 4.0 cherokee could have pulled it out at idle.
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:34 PM   #12
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How do you know it's 900lbs? Did you press it over your head like Hercules?
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:04 AM   #13
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How do you know it's 900lbs? Did you press it over your head like Hercules?
He can lift 100 lbs. by hand and this rock felt nine times too difficult to lift.
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Old 05-24-2007, 04:56 PM   #14
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How do you know it's 900lbs? Did you press it over your head like Hercules?
Estimated based on volume of stone and assumption of curvature.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:28 PM   #15
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Reminds me of the time i had a '92 s-10 blazer and my brother used to give me crap about how big of a peice it was....sure enough his four runner broke down and i towed him all the way home and smiled and laughed at him when all he did was watch me "crappy blazer" pull is much superior car
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:59 PM   #16
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:24 PM   #17
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awesome!
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:41 AM   #18
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nice post on Autoblog Rob.
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:17 AM   #19
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just for reference....

granite is ~167#s per cubic foot.




<--- works with granite
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:02 AM   #20
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just for reference....

granite is ~167#s per cubic foot.




<--- works with granite
I used 160 for my factor.
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:22 PM   #21
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Question. Where did you get the tow strap? specs, price?
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:09 PM   #22
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Question. Where did you get the tow strap? specs, price?
like 30 dollars from Advanced auto, 3000 pound straps. I got 30' with hooks. I would have gotten separate links If I did it again.
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