broken axleBig horsepower plus aggressive mud tires is hard on axles!

Going DeepBy the way this guy just trudged right in, we’re guessing this mud hole was slightly deeper than he was expecting.  

Jeep StuckIf you’ve ever ventured into a deep mud hole, chances are you’ve found yourself stuck a time or two.

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Considering the first driver didn’t even come close to making it through this mud hole, you have to wonder what possessed every driver behind him to dive right in only to experience the same outcome.

Lifted 4x4
A bunch of friends got together with all their lifted 4×4 trucks to have some fun at the mud hole, but of course there’s always that one guys… and as you can see, he got a little overzealous. He probably won’t be invited back.

Serious ATV Mud Riding
It’s really amazing to see the different types of riding people gravitate toward. Some stick solely to the sand and wouldn’t dream of taking their prized ATV or UTV through a mud hole; others will spend thousands of dollars on upgrades just to bury it in the thickest, nastiest slop they can find. Different strokes for different folks, and if ATV mud riding is your thing, then more power to you. Check out the video below of a turbocharged ATV powering through the slop.

Deep Mud Hole
You know you’re pushing the limits of your Jeep Wrangler when you’re bouncing off the rev limiter.  This guy made quick work of this deep mud hole in his Wrangler but his engine definitely had to work for it.

Jeep Ruts
There are typically two schools of thought on how to navigate a severely rutted-out mud hole when mudding in a Jeep.  You can ease your way in, gingerly navigating the obstacle and hope you don’t get hung up, or you can do what this guy did and just hold the gas peddle all the way through. Sometimes when off-road, momentum is your friend.

Nitrous Cj7 Feature
You’ll rarely hear us complain about too much power in anything. However, sometimes when the lines of horsepower and traction intersect, bad things happen.  In this case, the axles on this incredible nitrous-powered CJ7 Jeep just couldn’t withstand the abuse. Check out the destruction below.

Acerni-Off-Road-King-of-Valleys-8-16-13WALTERS ARENA, WALES, UK: More than 40 teams from nine countries competed last weekend in the 2nd annual King of The Valleys ULTRA4 race held at Walters Arena in Wales, UK. Going into the event, there was much speculation as to who would be declared this year’s King of The Valleys: Would it be a returning driver such as last year’s winner, Italian Pier Acerni, or perhaps a local racer familiar with the terrain such as UK’s Jim Marsden, or could it possibly be the American ULTRA4 driver on his first trip overseas, Levi Shirley? Ultimately, after three grueling days of competition that saw drivers navigating through winding technical rally roads normally reserved for WRC events, battling waste deep mud bogs and scaling extreme rock obstacles designed specifically for this event, it was the Italian driver, Pier Acerni, who retained his crown for another year.

The event began on Friday with a three mile prologue that served as both the first recorded stage of the event and also determined start order for Saturday’s complete 22 mile stage.  After the prologue the top 3 drivers to start on Saturday were: American driver, Levi Shirley, in 1st with French driver, Nicolas Montador in 2nd followed by Swiss driver Stephane Zosso in 3rd.  While Pier Acerni actually recorded the 2nd fastest time in the prologue, he received a time penalty for failure to stop at a check point that resulted in him starting Saturday’s stage 33rd.