Awesome Driver!

Korishan

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I'm not sure if this is in Australia or not, but I think it is because you can hear the other people talking and they sound to me like they have that Aussie accent.

Either way, this guy has some good skills driving in the water:


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And the guy with the rock climbing. Quote came to mind: "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need, roads" :p

And then there's the guy towards the end with the close call with the dump truck. That truck driver was slick. The car driver probably had to change pants.
 

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That's pretty neat, but "luck" doesn't have anything to do with it like the video title suggests. People modify their cars to take on water. That's his air intake and how is engine is able to run below water. Lol.


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Yeah, that I know, mike. But, his back end was "floating"! If you watch his tail, he puts it in reverse for awhile. Then as the tail swings around he puts it back in drive and you can see the exhaust start to really bubble the water up and then a few moments later the water is really churning as he's flooring it back towards the road.

That's the part of the video I'm impressed about. I've seen plenty of snorkeling trucks go through water 1/2 way up the doors and be fine. But never have I seen one actually "float"!!

When he pulls out on the other bank, they guys opens his door and you see a bunch of water come pouring out. I think over all, considering the truck was floating down the "river", he was very fortunate to get it back on dry land again in running order.
 

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That's easy. You just put heavy dose of dielectric grease on all the contacts. That stuff is amazing at keeping water out. Just don't get on your fingers, you won't have grip for days :p
 

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Yep that's down under alright. Sadly a lot of people die down here each year trying to cross swollen creeks and rivers in the wet season. Pretty crazy that he got out under power from the exhaust tho :)
 

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I was kinda thinking that the 4-wheel drive was engaged and he still had slight traction on the front wheels. Kinda like when you're wading through water and you feet barely making purchase. But just enough to move a little bit at a time.
And then rear wheels where just a spinnin. There's a floaty that has huge wheels on it and that's how it moves you through the water when you peddle. My thoughts, anyways.

In either case, it's amazing that he was able to get that thing back to dry land and not loose the truck. He didn't panic or immediately abandon the truck when it started floating off. Mad skills, imho :)
 
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