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in the deep end

Posted By: budicexxx

in the deep end - 09/06/09 07:40 PM

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Posted By: Anonymous

Re: in the deep end - 09/06/09 09:59 PM

You made it threw that?
Nice to know what this little thing can do!
Would love to see me photos like this.
Posted By: jays2001

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 01:09 AM

cool pic trying to edit some video my self to post up. keep um coming
Posted By: budicexxx

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 02:21 AM

That is nothing that the sporty goes through...Just have to have the balls....Wish i had agresive tires i only have m/s cooper tires.
Posted By: Everet

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 02:47 AM

Looks like you had some luck too!!!
I wouldn't be worried about getting stuck, I would worry about motor damage (internal) by sucking water into the engine.
Easy way to bend a rod or collapse a piston.
Still looking for a snorkel that looks good. I know that I could make an abs prototype and then find a CNC tube bender company to copy it.
Just wish there was one that fits something else we could modify.
I'm going to check out some for a jeep.
I know that some of the downunder guys have them, but haven't seen anything local.
I know that there has been a few threads about this.

If I find something I'll post it.

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Posted By: bombardj1

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 03:14 AM

I would worrie about back presser up the muffer pipe also
Posted By: budicexxx

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 04:22 AM

Well i got to differ i've been though alot worst then this, I went through a beaver dam that was about 100 yards long and water was up to the top of the hood for a long ways, The only porblem i had was still running clutch fan and lost power right at the end. But made it out. There was so much water that i had to put the wipers on to see.
I'm actually going out tomorow hope to get more pics but its hard when im the only one that brings a camera.
Posted By: Everet

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 05:13 AM

Well, you should go to Vegas!!!
I'm sure you have been in worse, but from the pic, if you keep things under water like that for long, I would think that you would eventually suck water into the motor.
Water doesn't compress, so if you suck enough in, damage will be done.
But, it's your Sporty.

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Posted By: 4runnernomore

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 09:49 AM

You can help counter this buy using a tarp straped across the front of the car with some Occy straps to help make a air pocket if travelling through deep water for a short period. If you are going to consistently travel through deep water a snorkel and extended braethers for diffs and gearboxes would be advisable as well.

I am the lucky one from Down Under with a snorkel for the Sporty from VTTR. It does help give piece of mind for that type of situation.

Cheers, Chris

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Posted By: bombardj1

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 04:25 PM

so I guess if you have a snorkel on the intake, diff. breather and gearbox and muffler, I guess your sporty's might learn to swim LOL <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />, kind of reminds me of the joke with 1 bullet in a cylinder, spin it and hope it goes click, the guy says oh I have done this a 100 times before. it's a great gun it has never failed me yet and it's a 50cal Smith and Wesson, it's only dangerest with all the cylinders full. good old dirty harry, at 25 years old 44mag, at 45years old 45 automag at 65 years old 50cal SW. it only takes once and it's a done deal, you can do what you want with your sporty's but remember it ain't no boat. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" /> John
Posted By: DennisThompson

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 05:40 PM

As long as you keep moving the shape of the hood creates an air bubble. If you stop moving shut off the engine ASAP. I have never crossed water that deep but I wouldn't worry about it.

Dennis
Posted By: DamKia

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 08:01 PM

It's all fine untill the water gets into your passenger footwell. No amount of snorkel will help you then <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shiner.gif" alt="" />

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Yeah....big time <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: jays2001

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 09:48 PM

back to the muffler coment, as long as the engine is running no water is going up that pipe, mine is off in front of drivers rear tire and goes under deep and yes water on floor board no problems except door locks worked by them selfs for awhile till she dried out. but in small waves like in the photo ,do that everytime we go wheeling and i have never had a issue yet,
Posted By: bombardj1

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 11:10 PM

I think DamKia is talking about the computer under the passenger foot panel.
Posted By: bombardj1

Re: in the deep end - 09/07/09 11:15 PM

hey we only get a photo with part of the front end in the water, come on budicexxx, close the window and will see if the kia floats, lol.
Posted By: budicexxx

Re: in the deep end - 09/08/09 12:24 AM

Well before i put my lift i went through water for about 100 yards and there was three deep spots about 20 feet each hole that i had to put side windows up and water was over the hood. The only issue i had was at the end of the third big hole i lost power due to the clutch fan wich got to go soon. Happens often. But i still made it. Also its hard to take pics of myself when i go as i am the only one that usually brings my camera.
Posted By: Nukeiridium

Re: in the deep end - 09/08/09 07:04 AM

You can waterproof the computer.
Posted By: Hydra747

Re: in the deep end - 09/08/09 10:21 PM

Nice Country!

Any fish there? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />

Seriously, I would never have done that. Glad that u made it across (U did didn't you)?

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