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Old 12-06-2010, 04:43 PM
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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. Awhile back I purchased a 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport. My only previous experience with Jeeps had been a sympathetic restoration of a korean war era "willy" with my uncle out at his ranch. I instantly loved it from the test drive. after breaking in the engine and the first couple oil changes I decided to go ahead and see what my new vehicle could really do. I had heard a lot of great things, but to be honest I was skeptical. That changed rather quickly. The first night out at the ranch I had more fun in that jeep than I ever did in my old jacked up 87 GMC. I was on a trail, and we came to a stretch of water in a low area about 40 yards long. The water was muddy as could be, so we had no idea what we were about to drive into. Turns out this puddle is a swimming pool. out of nowhere the jeep just drops and the water is about 3.5ft deep, almost flowing over the sides and into my windows. I thought I was screwed and I let out a strain of words that would make a sailor blush. But I kept my foot on the gas and amazingly made it all the way accross. If it hadnt been for a vertical mud wall on the opposite end that ate my rear axle, I probably would have made it out. After an hour or so of digging and kicking down small trees to try and give myself traction, I realized the only way out was the way I got in, so I popped it in reverse 4L and backed up accross the entire stretch of water AGAIN! Simply knowing that a completely stock vehicle could do this gave me the confidence that I wanted, and made me a beleiver in the Jeep. Attached are some pictures right before the laborious 3 hours I spent cleaning up the mess I made.

P.S. I nearly exploded with joy when I found the drain plugs in the floor.

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Welcome! Drain plugs are lifesavers haha
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:12 PM   #7
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and nice trial by fire... or mud in this case...

Just check your fluids after going for a swim like that to make sure you didn't get any water in your oil.
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