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  1. SwissFreek
    04-13-2010 08:55 PM - permalink
    SwissFreek
    Just ****ing around on a military base I go to every summer. There's a river crossing, and that year (2008, first year I had the X there) we had a 40-days style rainstorm. The next day we (two of us with X's, one with a JK Wrangler) went to check the river and it was about four feet deep (usually more like 6-12 inches). So we had to try it. It's actually got big concrete blocks along the crossing, so it's not mud at the bottom.

    I took the approach way too fast. The shots were amazing, but it cost me a grille, dents on my hood, and my horn hasn't worked right since. Then the guy that took the pics got back in the truck and shot video going the other way on his cell phone. The second pass, we did get some water coming in the passenger side vents, but nothing major. Just left the windows open for a few days to air it out. The water was basically up to the bottom of the mirrors.

    You're correct, no snorkel. When I hit the water I had to wait a two-count for the back wheels to settle to the bottom. But she went in and out both ways under her own power without so much as a hiccup. About six months later I took it to get the oil changed, and the tech says "You know, for having as many miles as it does, it's practically pristine. Only thing I don't get is there's a ton of crap and water stains in your airbox. Weird."

    It's not all rainbows and unicorns, though. If you look at my "truck thread" you'll see a picture of the damage I did to it less than 100 yards from the river crossing the very next year. $9K to get it all fixed.
  2. Surf and Snow
    04-06-2010 02:03 PM - permalink
    Surf and Snow
    Lol. Thanks. Yeah at 28 I feel like an old man around here!
  3. Peck
    04-06-2010 05:05 AM - permalink
    Peck
    Happy Birthday! It's all down hill from here!

  About Me

  • About Surf and Snow
    Location
    Portland, OR, USA
    Interests
    The great outdoors.
    Occupation
    Electrical Engineer, Formerly ASE Certified Master auto tech specializing in electrical/diagnostics
  • Vehicle
    Vehicle Specs
    Vehicle Make
    Nissan
    Vehicle Year
    2005
    Vehicle Model
    Night Armor ❌terra
    Vehicle Trim
    Off-Road - Overlanding Build
    Vehicle Color
    Night Armor
    Vehicle Modifications
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  • Signature
    Support small businesses that support us! - RuggedRocks.com
    My X build
    My Big Overland Trip (9,467mi, 5 CAN Provinces, 22 USA states)

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  • Join Date: 09-17-2009
  • Referrals: 2

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  Mentions

04-28-2018
02:05 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned BakerX05 in post THEMED PHOTOS: Camping Pics
...p last weekend with BakerX05, TravZilla and NWX t...
02:05 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned TravZilla in post THEMED PHOTOS: Camping Pics
...kend with BakerX05, TravZilla and NWX to one of my...
02:05 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned NWX in post THEMED PHOTOS: Camping Pics
...rX05, TravZilla and NWX to one of my favorit...
01:23 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned TravZilla in post What are You Drinking Right Now?
...edition, thanks to TravZilla picking it up for me...
01:19 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned spoolup in post What are You Eating Right Now?
... regular outlet. spoolup outstanding as alway...
04-12-2018
03:27 PM - Surf and Snow mentioned OakJenkins in post 4WD Damaged during Repair of 2005 Xterra
OakJenkins any updates or answe...
04-05-2018
11:57 PM - Surf and Snow mentioned Frink in post Blower Motor Not Blowering
...at’s the word Frink? All this suspense a...
03-17-2018
02:27 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned AustinFound in post What Have You Done for Your X Lately?
... that came out of AustinFound's rig when he redid ...
02:16 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned AustinFound in post Surf and Snow's Xterra: Camping/Exploring/Wheeling Rig
... mi) 2011 cats from AustinFound on here (thank you!)...
03-12-2018
01:36 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned JFanaselle in post Announcement: The Future of the Annual thenewx.org Calendar
...nning photo sent to JFanaselle. :)
01:32 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned JFanaselle in post February 2018 TOTM Poll
Congrats JFanaselle! Winning TOTM hi-re...
03-01-2018
11:02 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned ath211 in post True/False - Yes/No
I believe ath211 (iirc) ran Titan bra...
02-20-2018
12:50 PM - Surf and Snow mentioned ChrisHaynesUSA in post
02-13-2018
02:02 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned OregonX in post Rear Axle Swap with 2006 and above Pathy
...han live rear axle. OregonX might be the only pe...
02-03-2018
01:35 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned TravZilla in post What are You Drinking Right Now?
Gift from TravZilla http://i999.photobu...
01-30-2018
11:06 PM - Surf and Snow mentioned overland in post Where Did We Land on The Best Rotors and Pads?
Bump for overland
01-22-2018
12:16 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned jsexton in post A Hill Descent Control Question ?
...eally though, like jsexton mentioned, try it ou...
01-19-2018
01:30 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned Beavertonite in post January 2018 TOTM Entries
... OR Photo taken by Beavertonite http://i999.photo...
01-07-2018
01:35 AM - Surf and Snow mentioned ZheKing in post
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  Quotes

10-25-2018
01:34 AM - Surf and Snow quoted GÜBLERMEISTER in post Walk Around of my Rig
Having trouble finding the “build ...
10-24-2018
10:28 PM - Surf and Snow quoted Hawk136439 in post What Have You Done for Your X Lately?
so did you just make 3 separate...
10-23-2018
01:39 PM - Surf and Snow quoted ZheKing in post P0420-P4030 Codes / Loss of Power / Catalytic Converter Failure
Based on the fact there are ...
11:24 AM - Surf and Snow quoted PhullD in post Surf and Snow's Xterra: Camping/Exploring/Wheeling Rig
I thought for a second you ...
10-22-2018
01:59 AM - Surf and Snow quoted Adam12SD in post Tranny Issue - Hard Shift from 1st to 2nd Gear
I'd like to know this as well...
10-21-2018
12:49 AM - Surf and Snow quoted PhullD in post What Have You Done for Your X Lately?
I keep seeing a random asso...
10-20-2018
02:32 AM - Surf and Snow quoted Adam12SD in post P0340! Camshaft Position Sensor Took a Crap!
I'm sitting on the side of th...
02:23 AM - Surf and Snow quoted ColinMc in post CoverKing Premium Leatherette Seat Covers - Anyone have Them?
Are you going with a local u...
10-18-2018
11:37 PM - Surf and Snow quoted mires in post Looking for Tires? Save INSTANTLY at Discount Tire Direct
Glad to help guys. Good ti...
12:24 AM - Surf and Snow quoted mires in post Looking for Tires? Save INSTANTLY at Discount Tire Direct
There's a much much better...
10-17-2018
12:39 PM - Surf and Snow quoted Fuego34 in post Coolant Leak Dripping from Front Diff
Not the cap but radiator. It...
10-15-2018
05:48 PM - Surf and Snow quoted hexterra in post How Freely should Tires Spin?
Jacked my passenger front tir...
09:07 AM - Surf and Snow quoted Liriodendron in post P0420-P4030 Codes / Loss of Power / Catalytic Converter Failure
Well I changed the all the spark ...
10-12-2018
01:45 AM - Surf and Snow quoted ChrisHaynesUSA in post What Have You Done for Your X Lately?
RCV half shafts being discontinued ...
10-11-2018
02:47 AM - Surf and Snow quoted iceman1729 in post Engine Swap - Manual to Auto - Crank Noise
The flex plate might not be clo...
10-10-2018
05:56 PM - Surf and Snow quoted Liriodendron in post P0420-P4030 Codes / Loss of Power / Catalytic Converter Failure
That's what I was wondering. Is t...
10:53 AM - Surf and Snow quoted rsquaredatx in post Multiple Codes - Advice on What's Next
Gutted secondary and it was inde...
10-09-2018
09:20 PM - Surf and Snow quoted jsexton in post Review: TruckRuck Spare Tire Bag
I have a trasharoo and it is...
01:44 PM - Surf and Snow quoted Longboardr in post Surf and Snow's Xterra: Camping/Exploring/Wheeling Rig
I wonder how well calibrated th...
12:43 AM - Surf and Snow quoted jsexton in post Surf and Snow's Xterra: Camping/Exploring/Wheeling Rig
Thanks guys! I REALLY apprec...
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