Jeep Grand Cherokee Plays Tug of War With A Tree, Instantly Regrets It

Removing the engine out of a car can be a long process, if you want to get it done the right way. Well, there are other, much faster ways to do it, though they are a bit unorthodox and you definitely shouldn’t try them at home.

If you have any mechanical sympathy, you’ll cringe while watching this video that shows an old Grand Cherokee getting abused on a field, before having its engine hooked up on the biggest tow strap you’ve seen. What’s more, that strap has been wrapped around a tree.

Why would anyone try such a thing? Apparently, BlippinJeep wanted to give the Grand Cherokee a spectacular death and asked for some scientific advice from Engineering Explained.

The plan involved 440ft of tow strap and having the car doing 60mph at the moment of truth. In theory, it could be done. Practice was an altogether different story.

Yanking an engine out of a moving Grand Cherokee didn’t exactly worked out though but the attempt still resulted in a pretty dramatic fashion. With the steering wheel and throttle pedal locked in position, the old Jeep accelerated across the field until it met the force of an immovable object, namely the tree, that yanked it over as if it were a toy.

Nature won this one, but we can’t help but be impressed by how well that V8 powertrain is bolted on the chassis of that Jeep. Maybe more speed will do the trick next time.


  • Dennis James

    Fun 🙂

  • Thunderbolt

    More like instant gratification.

  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    Me likey

  • Brent Morrison

    Not news

  • paulgdeaton


    • LeStori

      yokels need their entertainment…

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        What is the collective term for several rednecks?

        • Headache in a suitcase

          I think that would be “a mess of rednecks”

  • uS’gedlemba

    can’t take this site serious anymore.

    • Enter Ranting

      This site has become 50% dashcam footage.

  • Sebastien

    american redneck

  • exeptor

    Clickbait … nothing more really.

  • Paul

    Too much time on their hands.

  • Headache in a suitcase

    OK, that headline is stupid! And I think you guys know it. There is no “regretting” it because it was done on purpose.

  • Six_Tymes

    4.0 Straight Six, one of the best engines ever, fact. Shame they don’t make it anymore

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