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Old 06-06-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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We all do stupid things.......right?

So, just this morning....about the butt-crack o' dawn...I was driving to work and hit a patch of road that dives down about 8 feet to go under a bridge...

This little spot has a habit of forming a very large 'puddle'...and it had been raining...a LOT. So, this morning provided me an opportunity to do something really stupid. I went through a 2-foot deep "puddle" (at least) with my Cobalt.

I didn't know it was that deep...probably a combination of early-morning-ness and how dark/rainy it was. It's quite a surprise to have water sliding up your roof and onto your windshield...............

Luckily all that happened was I got some water in the airbox and my filter got wet. I'm cleaning it right now, in fact. Cobalt handled it like a champ, though...love this car......

Next time....notice how high up the wheel the water reaches on a Semi's front end....
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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lol, glad you didn't lose control. yea those colbalts are pretty good cars imo.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
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D'oh! Puddles are hard to resist man! It's just the kid in us that wants to make a giant splash!
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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at least it wasn't in Chris's car - we wouldn't've put it past you to do it. anybody who'll burn 180*s on the highway & go off-roading in somebody else's car can't be trusted to take care of their own car
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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at least it wasn't in Chris's car - we wouldn't've put it past you to do it. anybody who'll burn 180*s on the highway & go off-roading in somebody else's car can't be trusted to take care of their own car
So now the story's evolved to a 180 burn, huh? Awesome....
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:07 PM   #7
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A few months back it rained here so much half our roads were flodded - Camaro took it ok going slow - but some of those dickbags in SUV's would take the puddles at warp speed - lucky I learned to roll my windows up just in case....one stupid woman threw up a wave that went over my windshield and into my sunroof....
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:08 PM   #8
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one stupid woman threw up a wave that went over my windshield and into my sunroof....
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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LMAO what a cool guy
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #10
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LOOOL niCe one mate, it had to be the britz didn't it..
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:22 PM   #11
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good thing u didn't go thru it slow, otherwise it pry would have came in ur doors.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:30 PM   #12
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I did go through slow, actually. About 10mph. I couldn't go much faster with that amount of water, or the whole front end might have torn off. The car has a complete seal around each door...I didn't think about it at the time, but thank goodness for those!
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:34 PM   #13
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:11 PM   #14
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I NEVER do stupid things.






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But, it can be scary getting into deep water. Gald it worked out.




Oh, and the driver in that vid Fen, needs to have his arse kicked. jmo
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:16 PM   #15
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So now the story's evolved to a 180 burn, huh? Awesome....
okay... a 180 wipe out followed by an overly-accelerated escape

i was trying to make you look cooler

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But, it can be scary getting into deep water. Gald it worked out.


Oh, and the driver in that vid Fen, needs to have his arse kicked. jmo
i drive through deep water all the time...
oh, wait...

and that driver needs a high-five
i remember doing that to this super-douche who lived in my dorm. it was too epic to pass up
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:34 PM   #16
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Just be glad you didnt hydro-lock the motor.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #17
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Just be glad you didnt hydro-lock the motor.
You have no idea....

After I realized where I was and what happened...my first reaction was to keep going...I didn't want the water to rise to the airbox, so I wanted to keep it swirling underneath...after that I was scared stiff for a few minutes....stupid-stupid-stupid-stupid.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:19 PM   #18
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:29 PM   #19
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:36 PM   #20
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So, just this morning....about the butt-crack o' dawn...I was driving to work and hit a patch of road that dives down about 8 feet to go under a bridge...

This little spot has a habit of forming a very large 'puddle'...and it had been raining...a LOT. So, this morning provided me an opportunity to do something really stupid. I went through a 2-foot deep "puddle" (at least) with my Cobalt.

I didn't know it was that deep...probably a combination of early-morning-ness and how dark/rainy it was. It's quite a surprise to have water sliding up your roof and onto your windshield...............

Luckily all that happened was I got some water in the airbox and my filter got wet. I'm cleaning it right now, in fact. Cobalt handled it like a champ, though...love this car......

Next time....notice how high up the wheel the water reaches on a Semi's front end....
You think that's bad. My wife called me at work today to tell me that her mother rear ended her dad at a stop sign while they where on the way to drop her car off for inspection tomorrow. Now, not only does it still need inspected, but it needs a new front end and head light. His truck needs a new rear bumper and tail pipes. Both vehicles are just over a year old.
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You need a snorkel for that thing!
Snorkel kit for the win! I'm still disappointed that I never got to ford any rivers in the HMMWVs :( That should be part of the instruction course!
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:10 PM   #22
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But, it can be scary getting into deep water. Gald it worked out.




Oh, and the driver in that vid Fen, needs to have his arse kicked. jmo
Spoken by the 9 fingered man. PQ does not do stupid things at all, He is just an Idiot!!
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