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Bub

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PostSubject: Dramatic video from Australia   Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:53 pm

http://www.wimp.com/flashflood/
While the best remedy is to move your car, one guy let the air out of his tires.
I never thought of it, but is that one of the reasons cars are swept away?
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PostSubject: Re: Dramatic video from Australia   Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:59 pm

I don;t think he was letting the air out, I think he was locking the front hubs so he could drive it in four wheel drive. Some of the older models require you to do that to engage the 4x4.
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PostSubject: Re: Dramatic video from Australia   Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:36 pm

That's what I was thinking too. Not sure a about landrovers or whatever that was, but if i recall correctly, i believe jeeps had manual locking hubs up until the tj generation in 97. Letting air out of the tires (unless all the air) would actually provide more floatation and probably not much in the way of lateral surface area reduction, which is usually what the water pushes against to move a vehicle. At least that is my understanding.

Regardless, cool video. It's amazing what nature can do. Think of all the equipment and man hours it would take to move & stack all those cars...yet a little bit of water can do it all on it's own in just a few hours.


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PostSubject: Re: Dramatic video from Australia   Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:01 pm

Crazy video there. I was surprised they didn't go and move their car from the front considering how fast the water was rising and what they were witnessing.
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PostSubject: Re: Dramatic video from Australia   Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:35 pm

That's really a dramatic video. Wow. That's really scary.
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