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How Aussies Do Offroading

Hits: 8907 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Travel | Added by: kitteh9lives
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GTrain
Male, 18-29, Australia
 166 Posts
Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:08:49 PM
Slow clap deserved.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24492 Posts
Friday, March 30, 2012 8:44:49 PM
That was a stupid post, he was very lucky that time... but yeah i do the same in QLD, just know the roads first before you commit

Crabcakes
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 229 Posts
Friday, March 30, 2012 7:24:52 AM
A friend of mine has an old Jeep that he water sealed and put a snorkel on. Best part is he's got a self-extending snorkel capable of up to 15' depth.

We did find out, though, that you absolutely NEED to keep the RPMs up around 1.5k or higher, else the exhaust doesn't have enough force to keep the water from swamping you from the backside.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1542 Posts
Friday, March 30, 2012 7:18:06 AM
I stand corrected. I though the exhaust needed a snorkel. I guess it's a real drag if you stall the engine eh?

TheShgn2
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 631 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:15:38 PM
Is Australia always flooded? I swear every video I see from there is cars going through water or a flash flood in a city.

BrimstoneOne
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:38:55 PM
It wasn't till water seeped into the truck the fool gained traction. The truck was too light and sealed for fording that deep of a crossing.

Tho it wouldn't have been as entertaining as the vid.

whodat6484
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3619 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:54:46 PM
@turbotong - that's what the snorkel is for, engine is sealed water tight and snorkel take in the air, I drove a humvee with that kit through a pond like that when I was in the Marine Corps, it's actually pretty fun to do.

turbotong
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 603 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:20:57 PM
How the hell is that possible...
Isn't the air intake from the front of the car? It was completely submerged and shouldn't have been able to provide oxygen for combustion...

som-tam
Male, 18-29, Asia
 639 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:26:59 AM
@ dromEd, the snorlke is for the air intake, very important with a diesel engine.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1542 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:02:09 AM
It's not the exhaust. The exhaust is coming out the snorkel on the right side towards the front.

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1503 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:39:41 AM
The splashing out the back is the exhaust (of course).

geckohead
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 485 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:22:25 AM
I was going to laugh at him, but that was awesome.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 9973 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:36:01 AM
@ted: That's the tires acting as a propeller.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:19:30 AM
Looks like it has some sort of propellor attached to the flywheel or propshaft.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1542 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:15:04 AM
In America we have these things called boats.


I kid, I kid.

uhmerikin
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 871 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:08:23 AM
The guy at 1:57 pretty much sums it up.

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1399 Posts
Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:06:35 AM
Link: How Aussies Do Offroading [Rate Link] - Now this is what you call offroading!


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