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#1 s'ko



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Posted 19 January 2005 - 02:29 PM

So here is a pic of my brother's Jeep getting swallowed up by a mud pit when the ice broke through

If my BRAT did that, I would have water half way up my hood. Of course there is probably a good change that I have floated on top of the ice b/c the BRAT is so light.



#2 Jibs


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Posted 19 January 2005 - 02:44 PM

Yeah the brat WOULD have just floated across that!:lol: That's why you always wheel with friends so that they can pull you out as needed.

#3 s'ko



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Posted 19 January 2005 - 02:54 PM

He has a Rubicon and so does my sister. My little bro was driving the CJ.

Ok not "FLOATED" considering it leaks like a crazy. It would have crossed it w/o breaking through. (But "FLOATED" sounds so much cooler.)

IIRC curb weight on BRAT is 2500 ish pounds (that's what my registration says)Curb weight on a Wrangler is 3229.

Found this nifty chart on-line about how much weight ice can hold.
My bro said that ice was about 6 inches thick. That's within the BRAT's weight :banana: now all I have to do is get the BRAT over to VA so we can wheel together.

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 03:23 PM

:) Thanks for the Ice chart. I always wanted to know if I could drive on some of the ponds.

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 05:57 PM

Drive first (and fast) measure thickness later :lol:
...said the guy with the winch in back... :grin:

#6 NVBigBlue


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Posted 24 January 2005 - 02:04 AM

Hey guys,

The Army Corps of Engineers uses this formula for calculating how much weight ice can support:

h = 4 SQRT P

That is: h equals 4 times the square root of P
h is the thickness of ice in inches and P is the load in tons.

This is based upon hard, CLEAR ice.

Always use caution when on ice......vehicles are expendable....people aren't.


#7 s'ko



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Posted 01 February 2005 - 05:53 PM

No stopping my family's Jeep madness.

Just found out yesterday that my Pop just bought a Wrangler Unlimited.

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