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Old 03-24-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Jeep can go thru 30" of water

So i was reading through the 554 page 2010 jeep owner's manual and saw this. It says that completely stock the jeep can go through up to 30" of water? It does warn that water ingestion can occur. But still, the muffler is what 20" off the ground? Shouldnt it say water ingestion WILL occur? Is there a trick? If I don't stop givin it gas will this prevent water from entering? 30" is also well above door sill height. Just curious has anyone tried going thru water this deep in a jeep with no snorkel?
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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You need to worry about the air box which is just below your hood, not the exhaust.

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
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I did about 25" and all was good.

From what I have heard though, stay in 4lo and keep it under 5mph.

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Water won't travel up the muffler. It WILL travel up the breather tube...
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You need to worry about the air box which is just below your hood, not the exhaust.
So exhaust under water= no damage or stall?
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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You need to worry about the stuff that is sucking, not blowing
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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Oh so true
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #10
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Actually water can travel up your muffler but that will only happen if you allow it to stall under water or you intentionally turn the Jeep off with the muffler under water. It wont actually get to engine I dont believe because of the distance but it will fill your muffler and possibly even get to the cats.
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The key is that you have to determine if you can cross. Meaning, it's not a good idea to stop. I think it's easier with an auto. With a 6spd, 4lo at no more than 5mph and no shifting/using the clutch. Slow and steady. Don't be in a rush to get in or get out.
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The key is that you have to determine if you can cross. Meaning, it's not a good idea to stop. I think it's easier with an auto. With a 6spd, 4lo at no more than 5mph and no shifting/using the clutch. Slow and steady. Don't be in a rush to get in or get out.
This is true. Don't wanna make waves. Also, if the crossing can be avoided (by taking an alternate land route) then avoid it, tread lightly!
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #13
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Generally speaking the issues start when you stop in the water. If you keep moving forward you shouldnt run into many issues with water getting places it shouldnt be. Do some searches on water crossings and you will see that these Jeeps can usually handle much more than that 30" of water.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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Actually water can travel up your muffler but that will only happen if you allow it to stall under water or you intentionally turn the Jeep off with the muffler under water. It wont actually get to engine I dont believe because of the distance but it will fill your muffler and possibly even get to the cats.
So, basically, you'd have a wet cat.

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That was so beneath me. I apologize.
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So, basically, you'd have a wet cat.
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30 inches?! damn I did not know that lol. that is intense, I feel pretty good about that, but imagine after a 2.5 inch lift, 35 inch tires and with a snorkel.



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That was so beneath me. I apologize.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #18
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Just get a snorkel and you won't have to worry about anything being sucked in by your breather tube... except the occasional bug...
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Here's the missus in mine at Tahuya. Running 37's. I'm thinking around 4 feet...



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Old 03-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #20
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You still have to worry about your xfer case, transmission, and both axles (anything else I'm forgetting?). They all have breather tubes that can allow water into those parts and cause some serious issues if not drained.
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nwbronco, that was more like 3'. I was bored so I went out to check my jeep to see where 4' would be and it's just where the hood meets the fender.( 4'' lift & 35''s)
37''s are close to 36''
Did you change or check your F/R dif fluid. Always a good thing after a day playing in the water. Looked like you had a fun day.

My rule has always been, No deeper then the tires and go slow.
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A little more than 3ft is some places. Yes, checked diffs. Do it after every run like that. The missus is the mud nut. She turns into a mad woman once she sees the water.

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Here's the missus in mine at Tahuya. Running 37's. I'm thinking around 4 feet...



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what a great video! I was a little nervous to be honest haha.
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So, basically, you'd have a wet cat.

Its funny because I thought that as I typed it



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How do you like the snorkel? Im thinking about geting one with the same design
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I love your Jeep man, even after going over there 2wice and seeing more tan that a guy can stand. And I STILL like yours! lol

I'm glad you posted this, I just got my first Jeep and was about to start looking into fording water.

What kind of snorkle is that? I've been looking at the AEV but I like that too.

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