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Old 03-25-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Jeep JK in Water (video)

I found this on youtube and was amazed by the stock JK driving through what looks like a river but it is actually a street.
All credit goes to kswyg for placing this on his youtube channel. Enjoy!

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Old 03-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Does anybody else want to go wakeboarding behind that? haha

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Old 03-25-2011, 07:31 PM   #3
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Impressive!wish the video showed if the jeep had a snorkle.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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You can drive through water and sheit so long as you don't kill it right? From what I understand anyway. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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There is a long thread discussing this same video from just a couple or so days ago. It is pretty amazing though. What's most amazing is that he didn't hydrolock his engine (if he is actually stock as claimed).
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I posted it first. Lol. Still a crazy/stupid/lucky person driving. Check my water crossing thread. It turned into a good conversation about snorkels and breathers that may be useful to some people that aren't familiar with This type of driving.
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You can drive through water and shit so long as you don't kill it right? From what I understand anyway. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Suck water into the air box and your done. Hydrolock
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Impressive!wish the video showed if the jeep had a snorkle.
If you read the comments he says its a stock jk with a drop in kn air filter.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #9
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Surprise everybody, I am the poster of the video and I did not hydrolock the motor. I don't have a snorkel either or extended breathers. Any other questions, just ask me. Sorry, no wakeboarding but there were canoes on the road when I went out the next day.
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wow that is pretty amazing. during the middle of it the water was getting close to the top of your hood. really lucky that you did not hydrolock there bud.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #11
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Oh yeah, I know I got lucky. No doubt there, but it was the only way out to town after all of the rain. The road is Bunch Walnuts Road in Chesapeake, VA for anyone who wants to get on google and look at it dry.
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And so the mysterious kswyg man comes forward to receive his abuse for coming so close to hydrolocking.
Let me step in with this: YOU FOOL MAN HOW COULD YOU BRING YOUR JK SO CLOSE TO DEATH, PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHOULD LIVE IN DRIER CLIMATE!
Okay I feel better now that I chastised kswyg who had it coming.
Just promise us you won't try that again.
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Oh yeah, I know I got lucky. No doubt there, but it was the only way out to town after all of the rain. The road is Bunch Walnuts Road in Chesapeake, VA for anyone who wants to get on google and look at it dry.
Watch google to have updated their images with it flooded and your jeep in the middle of it. That would be pretty cool.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #14
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that street has some serious drainage issues!!
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
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Something intersting...check out the videos of water crossing on the jeep web site:

Jeep - Trail Rated - Water Fording

It looks pretty deep and they darn sure aren't going slow. I guess it is "do as we say (in the OM) and not as we do (on our marketing videos)."
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Surprise everybody, I am the poster of the video and I did not hydrolock the motor. I don't have a snorkel either or extended breathers. Any other questions, just ask me. Sorry, no wakeboarding but there were canoes on the road when I went out the next day.
Awesome vid! Glad you made it through without issues. I think you could do it again...maybe just a little slower
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #17
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I have a front receiver hitch.. What would happen if someone would fabricate a plow that would cut through and direct water around jeep .. Sorta like a snow plow.. Lol
Just curious
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And so the mysterious kswyg man comes forward to receive his abuse for coming so close to hydrolocking.
Let me step in with this: YOU FOOL MAN HOW COULD YOU BRING YOUR JK SO CLOSE TO DEATH, PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHOULD LIVE IN DRIER CLIMATE!
Okay I feel better now that I chastised kswyg who had it coming.
Just promise us you won't try that again.
Lol- I will actually be doing it again just as soon as it floods again. VA is pretty dry, but I just had to prove to myself that I could do it.


Update to everyone- I sent the video to the Jeep rep on twitter and he retweeted it to all 22k followers. I also sent the video link to someone high up in Chrysler, so my warranty will most likely be voided very soon. I am working on getting pics put in my photobucket and then reposted here so you guys can see some still shots. I went thru that water many, many times.


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Oh yeah, that was 5 months after buying it, 4 months later and I still have no problems.
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Nice. You must have a super filter in there
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I think the water must've deflected off of the hood and fenders. Now that I think about it- you guys are right, I am quite lucky I didn't hydrolock it.
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I am dying ti know though, what was so important in town that you had to drive back and forth?
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I was hungry a couple of times, had school one day, needed to pick up meds another day. Just little stuff. Towards the end of the week that it was flooded I had to go back to school. My professors asked why I was late so I just pulled out the video and watched their jaws drop. Besides- if you were in my shoes wouldn't you have done the same thing???
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Chrysler marketing is sitting on gold with that video. I'll be curious to see how much your youtube views shoot up now that the video went to 22k twitter followers.
Keep us posted and sorry I had to scold you earlier. I almost get the feel that you cannot wait for Bunch Walnuts Road to flood again so your mango tango ferry boat will be back in business defying the laws of hydrolock physics.
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Chrysler marketing is sitting on gold with that video. I'll be curious to see how much your youtube views shoot up now that the video went to 22k twitter followers.
Keep us posted and sorry I had to scold you earlier. I almost get the feel that you cannot wait for Bunch Walnuts Road to flood again so your mango tango ferry boat will be back in business defying the laws of hydrolock physics.
Next time I'm gonna have someone else film from another angle if I can. My jeep is manual and so are my friend's jeeps that could make it thru that. We all know that clutchs and water don't mix, so stopping and filming isn't an option.
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That raises a good question about water crossings in a manual. I have heard you are not supposed to push in the clutch if you are in water. I have also heard that you are not supposed to start the car in the water. So...what do you do if you stall, or if you get stuck and need to go in reverse??
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That raises a good question about water crossings in a manual. I have heard you are not supposed to push in the clutch if you are in water. I have also heard that you are not supposed to start the car in the water. So...what do you do if you stall, or if you get stuck and need to go in reverse??
It's true- you do not want to push the clutch in underwater (or mud for that matter) the JK is a little differnt tho. If I had stalled dead in the middle of it, this is how to safely get out of the situation without any damage.

Shift the transfer case to 4lo (don't use any clutch)
Shift the transmission to 1st (don't use the clutch)
Start your jeep. It'll start right up even without the clutch depressed. The same goes for reverse, just do not use your clutch and you're basically stuck in 1st or reverse until you get to higher ground.
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There is another thread over here with the same comments, just different people. There are pics over there on the 3rd page...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wat...g-85943-3.html
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Good job. I think you did everything right. You maintained a constant speed, kept a nice bow wave in front of the Jeep, didn't panic (?), and drove it out.

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People talking about him hydrolocking his jeep? The water is deep but I thought the wrangler was designed to ford water up to the Trail Rated badge with out issue, or am I just talking out my butt?
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People talking about him hydrolocking his jeep? The water is deep but I thought the wrangler was designed to ford water up to the Trail Rated badge with out issue, or am I just talking out my butt?
Definite butt talking. You're manual states 30" max at a speed no greater than 5mph.

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