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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Land Rover LR3, Lexus GX 470, Motorsports, SUV
#1 of 28 SUV's water fording ability
Aug 30, 2006 (9:54 am)
Please state your SUV and the amount of water that can be forded. By experience.
#2 of 28 Re: SUV's water fording ability [bosi77]
Aug 30, 2006 (10:09 am)
Can you start us off?
#3 of 28 Re: SUV's water fording ability [bosi77]
Aug 31, 2006 (5:18 am)
HAHAAH By experience no one is going to know that because hardly anyone actually takes them off-road. Most makes do not even publish that data anymore.
From my own experience...
Range Rover 20 inches or there about but it will do more as that is the conservative published number.
LR3 and Range Rover Sport 28 inches but again published conservative number.
My old Jeep cherokee would do about 24 inches on oversized tires.
Gas powered Series Land Rovers will do about 30 inches or so without a snorkel. A diesel model will drive in as deep a water as you dare as long as you have a long enough snorkel.
#4 of 28 Re: SUV's water fording ability [british_rover]
Aug 31, 2006 (7:19 am)
I have personally gone through water at least 2 inches deep in my 2WD RX300. It was possibly 3 inches, but I can't verify that.
Aug 31, 2006 (7:38 am)
Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
A foot of water will float many vehicles.
Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVís) and pick-ups.
FEMA and NOAA
#6 of 28 Re: Pick your water [steve_]
Aug 31, 2006 (8:00 am)
Here's another interesting article: Car in the Water.
#7 of 28 Re: Pick your water [tidester]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2006 (8:16 am)
Oh, I used to own that guy's River Rescue book (co-written with a guide up in McCall ID).
Where's Mac24's photo of his H1 mudbogging up to the windshield? Couldn't find it in a quick search earlier.
Aug 31, 2006 (11:14 am)
I saved a copy but with some slight modification.
Sep 05, 2006 (9:49 am)
"Pima County Sheriff Deputies and Rural Metro Fire crews rescued three people from two sports utility vehicles that were swept off Speedway Boulevard Monday evening."
Flash floods sweep SUVs off Speedway (KVOA Tucson)