We’ve all been there, stuck, whether in snow or mud, rocking back and forth in an attempt to escape the slick death grip of mother nature has on our car. Often, such instances come from adolescent buffoonery—naïveté that runs through the veins of the inexperienced. These incidents are perfect educational opportunities when first learning how to drive.
However, when an adult, who has the money not only to buy the truck but also modify their vehicle to a comical extreme, finds themselves in a situation where a pimply teenager would be expected, it’s difficult not to criticize the driver. The video above is the perfect distillation of this thesis—someone with more money than brains gets their 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck stuck in the mud. Go ahead and lather up, Chevy fans.
The video, which popped up on Instagram last month and was discovered by The Drive, shows the jacked Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck struggling to get free of what looks like just a few inches of mud. Now, you’d think a lifted Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup should be capable of summiting Mt. Everest; however, in the pursuit of form over function, the owner turned his four-wheel-drive pickup into a rear-wheel-drive mud creation machine. According to the video description, this modification is called a “bluetooth driveshaft.” This is where the front drive shaft is removed to give the truck a certain appearance. In the process, it renders the four-wheel drive inoperable, making the front wheels useless.
The video is from the Turkey Drag in Texas, which should explain everything you want to know.
Sadly, the two-minute video concludes before the driver can get his truck unstuck from the mud. If anything, it’s a reminder that four-wheel drive is a necessity when going off-road—if it means driving over some wet grass and a little mud. But this video should bring joy to any Chevy truck fan nonetheless.