I have researched, researched, and researched about water proofing TJs.
I have a 1997 Sport TJ Manual. I would like to know what people have done to waterproof their rigs. This is what I have read.
-I have read that TJs before 2003 have vents on their trannys to vent.
-I read that you need to run breather tubes from both Diffs
-Dielectric grease on every electrical connection
-Also to make a vent for a gas tank fuel line since when you go into the cold water the warm tank creates a vacuum and it will suck water in the tank.
-Water proofing electronics
-Sealing the distributor
-Do something with the fuse boxs
-Covering the alternator
-Do something with the exhaust
(Now I just need to know what I’m missing and also what all this means
I get some of this but I would love to get some write ups and so advise on how to make my Jeep as water-resistant as possible. NOW for everyone that is going to say "Why don't you just buy a sub" I don't want a U-Boat just peace of mind when I drive to work after a weekend of Wet Wheelin. I know there is no way to be 100% protected expet absonece, haha, but I want to be well prepared.
Some questions I have:
-Wouldn’t water contacting the battery short it out??
-When the cooling fan hits water will it put to much stress on it?
Also, I know once you do take your TJ into the water, you need to do some stuff to it after to keep it running and looking nice. Like regressing and changing fluids. But exactly what, where, and when should I do maintenance afterwards?
My jeep is a daily driver and my trail toy. I bought a snorkel cause if I hydro lock my Jeep I would not have a car to drive anywhere. I plan on taking my carpet out and eventually lining the tube. I take my jeep through a lot of wet trails and when I finish all this prep work I plan on taking in deep waters, up to hood levels at times.
Id love some Pics too!!!