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Old 10-16-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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I'm sure there is something on here about this would someone please point me in the right direction. I cant seem to find what I'm looking for.

I'm located in SWFL and there is tons of water out in the glades right now. What should I do to prep my jeep for some moderate water. It's not deep enough for a snorkle but I can see my tranny and other goods getting a good bath.

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
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I'm sure there is something on here about this would someone please point me in the right direction. I cant seem to find what I'm looking for.

I'm located in SWFL and there is tons of water out in the glades right now. What should I do to prep my jeep for some moderate water. It's not deep enough for a snorkle but I can see my tranny and other goods getting a good bath.

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Yep, what model year TJ and what transmission do you have?
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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Sorry... 97 tj with a body lift 33's and a suspension lift. Prob total about 4in lift. Manual trans everything else stock. Guess it would help to update my profile too.
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I'll be installing this once I'm back from school, might order parts individually if it ends up cheaper. I'm not an expert though so I'll let some one else explain it, I just read the boards

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
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Is this all I need to do? Looks like some stuff I can get at Home Depot and do?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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It looks like home depot parts to me. You could even go to a plumbing supply house. Maybe twenty bucks worth of material.
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Depends how deep you want to go. Its a jeep not a boat. If you extended your breather lines up to the air box then that would make your max fording depth (without submerging the vents) to the head lights to be safe. Even then you would have to crawl through the water, because once that intake sucks up and water you can hydro lock the engine and that's a whole other set of problems.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:35 AM   #9
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The deepest part might be foot half. How do you run these lines where do they go? Is there already something there stock I just have to extend it
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:42 AM   #10
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I'm sure there is something on here about this would someone please point me in the right direction. I cant seem to find what I'm looking for.

I'm located in SWFL and there is tons of water out in the glades right now. What should I do to prep my jeep for some moderate water. It's not deep enough for a snorkle but I can see my tranny and other goods getting a good bath.

Thanks fellas
Just as long as you keep the air intake above water you'll be fine. I don't know about you but my "Rubi" is the most air tight vehicle I've owned, When the top is on, and windows up, you really have to force the door closed, because of the back pressure created when trying to close the door.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:00 AM   #11
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So the breathing hoses are not really necessary with that type of water conditions?
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Water in the tub isn't too much of a problem. What you have to worry about is any water getting into the differentials. If your not going more than Axle deep you'll be ok, but defknetly want to extend the breathers if your often go deeper so you don't have to check/change the fluid each time
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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Any pics I can dig up to see how to do this?
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Sorry... 97 tj with a body lift 33's and a suspension lift. Prob total about 4in lift. Manual trans everything else stock. Guess it would help to update my profile too.
Both of your axles and the transfer case have remote vent hoses that elevate their vent openings up to about the top of the radiator level. Unfortunately, your '97 manual transmission doesn't have a remote vent hose. Its vent is on the the top of the transmission so if water makes its way over the top of the transmission, some is likely to make it inside the transmission. Fortunately, that's not likely to be a problem so long as you drain/change the gear lube immediately after it happens.
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Side note, what year did they put remote vent hoses on manual transmissions?
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Side note, what year did they put remote vent hoses on manual transmissions?
For the 4.0L engine, that was in 2000 when the NV3550 came along. That never happened with the 2.5L engine which kept the AX15 transmission. The 42RLE 4-speed automatic also has a remote vent hose on it.
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Is there any way of extending that vent on the top of the 97 tranny?
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The vent is next to the shifter but it's been years since I had my AX-15 so I'm not sure if it is made in such a way that a vent hose can be attached. I kinda doubt it is possible or everyone would be adding one to their AX15.

You can always drill & tap the top of the case for a 1/8" barbed hose fitting and make your own after sealing up the old vent.
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I'll check it out... Otherwise it sounds like stock is good bc it can go beyond the trans capabilities.

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