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Bvh55 04-29-2013 01:14 PM

I thought this was cool
 
So, Houston floods like crazy. I was there this past Saturday, and the water level was rising big time all through one part of town. There were a bunch of cars stalled out in the middle of the roads from water that was around 2-3 feet hight. This was the first time I had put my Jeep to any "test." I was taking it easy of course, but the Jeep navigated through these waters like no problem whatsoever (stock wheels/tires and no lift). Nothing interesting, just had to share :punk:

ESP 04-29-2013 01:51 PM

Love it.

laollis 04-29-2013 02:25 PM

Cool!

mrbullitt 04-29-2013 03:51 PM

Photos!?!?!

Lowerumble 04-29-2013 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by mrbullitt (Post 3697283)
Photos!?!?!

Read my mind...

Bvh55 04-29-2013 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mrbullitt (Post 3697283)
Photos!?!?!

I've got a photo, but doesn't do it justice. I need to figure how to post photos on here though...I'll be needing to post pics of my new wheels/tires :)

WatchThis! 04-29-2013 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Bvh55 (Post 3698333)

I've got a photo, but doesn't do it justice. I need to figure how to post photos on here though...I'll be needing to post pics of my new wheels/tires :)

I have a photobucket account that is solely for linking picks to forums.

Bvh55 04-29-2013 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Lowerumble (Post 3697294)

Read my mind...

Here's one:



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Bvh55 04-29-2013 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by WatchThis! (Post 3698353)

I have a photobucket account that is solely for linking picks to forums.

Just noticed the iPhone app makes it really easy!

Mr.Dave 04-29-2013 07:47 PM

weird that I just found/watched this today...
Viet Jeep : Mutt M151 A2 Diving - YouTube

Bvh55 04-29-2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr.Dave (Post 3698446)
weird that I just found/watched this today...
Viet Jeep : Mutt M151 A2 Diving - YouTube

That is much cooler than my thing :(

Mr.Dave 04-29-2013 07:55 PM

yeaaaaaa I don't know if i would try it, lol

SilverSport 04-29-2013 07:59 PM

Careless drivers drown every year because they needlessly venture into deep water.
In an emergency, I would go for it. But to joyride thru flooded streets makes no sense to me.

Bvh55 04-29-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverSport (Post 3698551)
Careless drivers drown every year because they needlessly venture into deep water.
In an emergency, I would go for it. But to joyride thru flooded streets makes no sense to me.

I would totally agree. This water had no current or anything, just standing water. Now, a running/flooded creek bed etc....even a foot deep, heck no!

mrbullitt 04-29-2013 11:00 PM

Of course it only flooded here when I owned my Mustang that sat a few inches from the ground....now that I have the Jeep....no rain lol

st1264 04-30-2013 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Bvh55 (Post 3698372)
Here's one:

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2-3ft? Looks like about 8" at most.

Mike- 04-30-2013 01:08 AM

Too bad they don't make them like that anymore
 
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Originally Posted by Bvh55 (Post 3698485)
That is much cooler than my thing :(

He was certainly shifting, and likely clutching:hide:

Dragonscape 04-30-2013 02:12 AM

If the water came above the wheels; I would suggest you check the diff's for water intrusion, not sure how high the breathing/vent tubes extend above the wheel wheels

JKBrad 04-30-2013 02:14 AM

Most of that M151 video was in 2-3 ft of water.

Lusus_Naturae 04-30-2013 03:38 AM

Just to note - check and or extend your axle breathers. Even if you don't plan on needing it later, it can save your behind. I just finished working on one project today and found the rear axle breather is attached to the passenger side rear flare at the back corner. It barely sits above the frame, and would be underwater if I had gone down to the river here to play. Now I have to extend them all, I never thought they would put them so low.

Bvh55 04-30-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3699954)

2-3ft? Looks like about 8" at most.

Yep, that pic wasn't at the deepest areas.

Bvh55 04-30-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Dragonscape (Post 3700107)
If the water came above the wheels; I would suggest you check the diff's for water intrusion, not sure how high the breathing/vent tubes extend above the wheel wheels

Thanks!

c3j3gable 04-30-2013 09:03 AM

Stock Jeeps are surprisingly capable.

mrbullitt 04-30-2013 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by c3j3gable (Post 3700881)
Stock Jeeps are surprisingly capable.

Yes they are.my only complaint is the stock SR-A tires....horrible. lol


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