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Old 03-09-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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Another newbi question

Went out today and hit some old trails and encountered some deep water (some parts where deeper then the tires. Am i in danger of screwing up my wheel bearings or anything else? i sure hope not cause the trail opens up into a beautiful open sandpit with plenty of challenging lines to take and its closer thne where i usually go.

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Prolonged exposure to water (long term) will mess with your wheel bearings. That's why, if you have the kind that's repackable, you should. If they're sealed bearings then don't worry about them.

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ok thanks. Its not like im stopping in the water i keep moving at a good pace but not too fast as to throw water up over the flares. Hopefully nothing else isnt sealed
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Its a good idea to change your differential fluids after deep water crossings
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Your fine, we all drive through water and mud all the time. Like said above change your diff. fluid every once in a while if your in deep water a lot but if your just wheeling through puddles and not a lake you have nothing to worry about.

If your like chadwick and leave your jeep in the bottom of a lake for 3 days you might want to change the bearings along with everything else but other than that have fun your all good.
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