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Old 12-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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snorkel?

Would water get down the snorkel from hitting water puddles hard enough to have a wave go all the way over? And I am familiar with the road and how deep the water is.

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If there is enough water that it makes a wave big enough to come up and over a snorkel, perhaps you may want to consider trading the Jeep in for a submarine?

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Would water get down the snorkel from hitting water puddles hard enough to have a wave go all the way over? And I am familiar with the road and how deep the water is.
I think the idea is that the water that would get into the snorkel this way isn't much more than the water that would get in there driving in the rain. Most snorkels will utilize an air box like the factory does to give that water a place to drain out and not head into the engine. This one by Red Rock 4x4 for instance uses the factory air box and has some good reviews.

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Old 12-16-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Are you really driving through water that's almost up to your hood? I've driven through water deep enough it comes in my doors. Never had a problem not having a snorkel.
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The trick with water is, Slow as possible and as fast as necessary... If your making a wave that goes over your jeep your going to fast. You want to push the wave, not drive through it.

Whether you have a snorkel or not, a gulp of water isnt good. Little splashes and stuff wont do anything but actual gulps are a bad deal. Just ask how I know...lol
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If there is enough water that it makes a wave big enough to come up and over a snorkel, perhaps you may want to consider trading the Jeep in for a submarine?
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The trick with water is, Slow as possible and as fast as necessary... If your making a wave that goes over your jeep your going to fast. You want to push the wave, not drive through it.

Whether you have a snorkel or not, a gulp of water isnt good. Little splashes and stuff wont do anything but actual gulps are a bad deal. Just ask how I know...lol
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