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Old 11-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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How deep can a Stock tj go in water??

There is a trail that I want to go on but I dont know if the water is too deep. She is all stock by the way. I measured out how deep the water and its as highs as the very bottom of the drivers and passengers door. Will I be fine? Also is jeep wrangler tj stock go through deeper water than any other type of wrangler stock? Thans
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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how far do you have to go through it? ive taken my stock tj through some pretty deep holes. had it come over the hood the other day! i guess it just depends how long youre going to be in the hole.

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Id say a good 300 feet. I know when you go through stuff like that you take it slow and everything. Do you have a snorkel on yours?
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Doesn't depend on how long you will be in the water. You could be in water for 1 second and suck water into the transmission and 2 diffs. What year jeep and what transmission? Start by making sure each remote vent hose on the diff (front and rear) and transmission are secured well and are mounted up higher than the level of water you plan on going through. If they aren't as high as the water, look at buying new hose and extending those.
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also go easy through it, going too fast will make a wake and cause you to suck water through the intake.
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If the water is about 1/3 up the grill is that to high for my automatic transmission and 2 diffs?
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If the water is about 1/3 up the grill is that to high for my automatic transmission and 2 diffs?
I would say yes unless you do as mentioned and relocate the breather hoses, as well as water proof your tranny dipstick
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How exactly would I do that?
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If the water is about 1/3 up the grill is that to high for my automatic transmission and 2 diffs?
What year do you have? The 32rh (97-02) has breathing holes right on top so its very prone to flooding which you really don't want. If you have the 42rle (03-06) the breather is higher up, and I honestly don't know how much higher they are.
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If the water is about 1/3 up the grill is that to high for my automatic transmission and 2 diffs?
I don't know where the rear diff and trans breather tubs are. But the front diff is here.

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I don't know where the rear diff and trans breather tubs are. But the front diff is here.
rear diff breather is by the gas filler neck.

trans breather depends on what trans & year. some are up by the oil dipstick, some are lower in the tunnel.
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rear diff breather is by the gas filler neck.

trans breather depends on what trans & year. some are up by the oil dipstick, some are lower in the tunnel.
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When I go through water I hit it a little hard then slow down and keep the wave right infront of me. It provides a little pull and makes the water right infront a little lower by a couple inches. Also aren't the breathes purge valves so they're not 'supposed' to let water in. Also I've been through water up to the half doors but how I went through the water didn't really come over it just came through the drain holes.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:12 AM   #14
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according to the Jeep testing info in the 2002 brochure, they tested them through repeated fording through 20 inches of water. if the factory ok's 20 inches, i bet you could even go through a tad more under the right circumstances.
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I have driven 1/2 a mile through water just 3" below the top of the hood. The wind would blow the wake in front of me over the hood and I would have to slow dawn again to let it get out in front of me again. I was in too deep to go back but it made it. No water in either diff. I go around that hole after a heavy rain.
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Thats nut man.
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Like a champ. Stock breather/intake
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #18
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Very cool. Did you change the diffs and trany oil after?
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Very cool. Did you change the diffs and trany oil after?
No need too. Perfect fluid.
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Front and Rear bumpers submerged is the deepest I have gone. Would not want to go any deeper.



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I know it's a JK and not a TJ, but it is still relevant to this thread:

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Did that guy have snorkel?
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What about the fan? On HMMWVs we unplug the fan when we ford so the fan isn't smacking the water. On my TJ it's belt driven, so not sure how that will affect things.
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it can go as deep as you can drive it, the damage that will be done is a different question.
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Did that guy have snorkel?
No snorkel in the video

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