I am just going to beat the hell out of the crossmember with a BFH.
I learned my lesson about being too lazy to hook to both tow hooks up front. That pull was the easiest of the day also. Oh well. Live and learn.
That Jeep is on 35s with a good amount of lift. It also has a coil pack not a distributor so that probably helps with deep water crossings??
As far as deep water goes, as long as you are in and out pretty quick and have a snorkle, you are usually OK. Hell I have had water crest over my hood many times and I don't have a snorkle. I don't like it and I have to pull my seat fibers out of my *** but I have done it successfully.
99Ranger, they dog me like crazy too but in one shining moment of "satisfaction" for me you can hear on one of the videos that he "really likes that Ranger". I think it is on this video. Nothing technical or crazy about it though and not sure why he even video'd it.