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Are JK's water proof

are Jk's water proof? Will I have any electrical problems if I flood it going through lake with a safari snorkel?
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are Jk's water proof? Will I have any electrical problems if I flood it going through lake with a safari snorkel?
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Do you know any modern car, in particular a production car, that does not care about beeing flooded?
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are Jk's water proof? Will I have any electrical problems if I flood it going through lake with a safari snorkel?
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Depends on the depth. As Karamba noted the JK (or the TJ for that matter) will have problems if you try to run too deep (even with a snorkel). I don't know specifically how deep the JKs will run but there have been some very impressive photos from the Africa trip showing the JKs with water past the door jambs and over the bumpers doing just fine.
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are Jk's water proof? Will I have any electrical problems if I flood it going through lake with a safari snorkel?
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Based on your .sig file, it looks like you are wanting something that can replace your current offroader.

I imagine that all the electrical connections are weather-tight just as they are in our YJ's. A long dunking in a lake / river / stream (over night) might allow water to get into the connections, but quick jaunts through deep waters shouldn't harm it ... especially if you take the extra time to make sure that everything under the hood is sealed up as well as possible, the way you should have done with your YJ when you snorkled it up.

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I was thinking, my jeep runs like a sloth. Either I want to put in an 8-cylinder chevy and be in it an other $1000, and have it be worth the same if not less. Or I want to get a newer wrangler with an I-6 in it from the start and invest money on that. What do you think is ideal Naekid? BTW, did you see my pictures?

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Depends on the depth. As Karamba noted the JK (or the TJ for that matter) will have problems if you try to run too deep (even with a snorkel). I don't know specifically how deep the JKs will run but there have been some very impressive photos from the Africa trip showing the JKs with water past the door jambs and over the bumpers doing just fine.
Nock on wood but so far in water over my hood with a snorkle no issue, Just have to change diff fluids and my 5 speed Trans

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