Sketchy Rivian Trail Fix Proves Even an EV Can Be Rescued With Some Welded Rebar

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I can see it now after all the Jeeps climbed it. Rivian guy...Hold my beer. :oops:🙃🍺

There's always that one who has to try it even though they know deep down they shouldn't!😂
 

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That's what happens when an EV identifies as a off road machine. Overweight and underbuilt that makes them good mall crawlers. Wonder when one will puncture a battery and burn down a national forest after saying hold my Bud and watch this;).
 

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what did they use to weld with?
I bet it was a diesel powered welder.....kinda ironic.
 

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what did they use to weld with?
I bet it was a diesel powered welder.....kinda ironic.
Probably 12 Volt batteries, cables, and stick, like trail welding has always been done.
 


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Probably 12 Volt batteries, cables, and stick, like trail welding has always been done.
apparently this tow truck driver brought out his welder.
That's an amazing recovery truck. Isn't any technology on there that's going to fail and need a computer to fix.

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apparently this tow truck driver brought out his welder.
That's an amazing recovery truck. Isn't any technology on there that's going to fail and need a computer to fix.

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Is it really a "trail weld" if you call out a tow truck to do it?
 
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If you read the story the rivian made it out through the obstacles but only after 4 repairs on the junk tie rods they use. Sounds like it’s pretty capable outside of that flaw. There’s a ton of them here in San Diego. They don’t look like they should be out in Moab but they all have SUV tires from what I have seen, likely to maximize mileage. I’d be pretty nervous to f up an $80,000 pickup but I also choose not to afford an $80,000 pickup.
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