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Unread 01-05-2008, 09:53 AM   #1
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How deep I can go?

I never try to go in deep water..maybe this clip will answer part of my Q yah it seams JK can go through such deep water..but what is the limit and did someone try to drive in deep river without modifying his JK?

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Unread 01-05-2008, 10:16 AM   #2
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I don't have the balls for that.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 10:36 AM   #3
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I'll try it......when my Jeep is finally payed off.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 10:55 AM   #4
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Yep it can. I have had some water on the inside. Keep the corner of the hood on the passenger side above the water and your fine. Be aware that you need to check all fluids for contamination after a run like that. I have not had a problem with gear oil yet in the diffs, but did drain my t-case.

Have fun out there, but be smart. I would recommend a snorkel if you plan on that all the time.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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See part three http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3tW_S8tblQ&NR=1

Sucked in some water on that run near the 44 second mark, also blue smoke at 38 seconds might have been then too. Custom ventilated block for sale...

Unless it is for your survival why would anyone go through water this deep? Get a snorkel!

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Unread 01-05-2008, 12:07 PM   #6
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I don't have the balls for that.

I second that, this thing has to last me a while as a daily driver..I'm more than content watching others from the sideline....
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Unread 01-05-2008, 01:20 PM   #7
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I second that, this thing has to last me a while as a daily driver..I'm more than content watching others from the sideline....
I'm part of that club!
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Unread 01-05-2008, 01:27 PM   #8
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You can run it into water that is about as deep as your fender flares and not worry too much. There is no distributor cap, so it can't get wet like older Jeeps. The air intake comes up to (about) the top of the hood. So, as long as the water does not exceed the top of your hood, you're fine. I haven't done it in my JK (yet), but I did in my TJ. I had water coming inside the Jeep, but with the drain plugs in the floorboard, that is easy to get cleaned up and dried out.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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the JK manual page 288 says 20 inches @ less than 5 mph. Also remember if you have a manual trans you shouldn't use the clutch while in water, manual clutches are not water tight and will lets water between the friction plate and clutch plate.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 01:53 PM   #10
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ha maybe this will answer your question

this video is insane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMCfan0upRg
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Unread 01-05-2008, 02:03 PM   #11
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This thread topic sounds dirty.

To answer the question, 20 inches (508mm, 50.8cm, 0.508m) is the limit on a stock JK.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 03:22 PM   #12
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The manual say 20", but trust me, it will go deeper than that. The manual says that for safety reasons. I would imagine Porsche manuals probably say drive 55, but we all know they go faster then that.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 04:45 PM   #13
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I have been up to my windshield with out any problems at all! Why?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld0wMSGt1w0


This was the hole that was over my hood!



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Unread 01-05-2008, 09:19 PM   #14
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I have been up to my windshield with out any problems at all! Why?
Hey! You're cheating, mister "I have a snorkel"

Jeeps have always been notorious for forging water better than anything else. The high air intake helps. Of course, the snorkel helps more. Nice pics by the way.
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Unread 01-05-2008, 10:24 PM   #15
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but a snorkel wont solve all your problems... snorkels dont keep electronics dry.

Like others have said, the manual says 20". Ive been over the headlights for a few seconds, just dont get it over the hood or your intake will be sucking in water. Best bet is if you dont know how deep something is, dont go through it. And if you suddenly take a nose dive turn the jeep off quickly and you MIGHT save yourself after you do some things to insure no water is in the engine.
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