|06-29-2013 12:11 PM|
That measures about to the Wrangler decal on the fenders.
|06-27-2013 12:53 AM|
|06-26-2013 06:03 PM|
|06-26-2013 04:06 PM|
Finished the front. I ran it up the drivers side and ended it next to what I believe is the ABS unit in front of the master cylinder. Cost an extra $7 dollars. So far in about $22. I am going to think about doing the transfer case. It is already 40" above ground. i feel more comfortable if i need to go through water.
Gotta say it was easier than expected and happy I did it myself...
|06-26-2013 03:23 PM|
If a stupid motorist gets rescued they are charged for the rescue. Happens every year and people still die. Just boggles my mind.
|06-26-2013 02:11 PM|
|socal-jk||Stay out of mud unless you have to, stay out of water unless you have to. If you can't tell how deep it is don't go in. Common sense. If you want to play in water buy a boat. Nothing wrong with having a snorkel and breathers "incase shit happens" but Jeep builds a great 4x4 and a poor submarine. Most trails everyone knows the water crossings and time of year, if your in BFE by yourself or with friends in BFE think twice.|
|06-26-2013 01:50 PM|
Just did my very first mod Big thanks to Rooster76. I read his differential extention thread and just got done with mine. I have only done the rear at this time. The clearance went from 29" to 45". Cost me 15 dollars. Sweet!!!!
Doing the front next.
|06-23-2013 11:13 PM|
|06-23-2013 11:04 PM|
|HRR1||I thought the 2012 and earlier models had a 20" max water depth and the 2013 had a 30" max as the alternator was moved to the top of the engine compartment. Yes? No?|
|06-23-2013 02:36 AM|
Simple concept. Simple solution. If you Gunna go swimming with your jeep. Design it to do so. Or your Gunna sink. If you think because your breathers or air intake or what ever is at x". So If the water is 2 inches shallower your safe. Well. Good luck with the rebuild. After you rescue your rig.
Build and prepare for worst case scenario, and you might just make it. You save yourself, and the people who would have to save your ass, alot of time, effort, and resources. If you plan ahead. Prepare. And use common sense.. At the end of the day, you'll be ok. Bottom line. Just don't be a retard. Lol
|06-22-2013 07:31 PM|
Manual states 30".
Trail Rated badge is about 40".
|06-22-2013 10:38 AM|
|06-22-2013 06:36 AM|
I was told not to go through water that is higher than the top of your rim. Regardless of what vehicle you are in. Keep your speed steady but don't go to fast. Keep a bow wave in front of the vehicle. The only other thing that has not been mentioned is to get out of your vehicle and walk through the water first. ( not always practicable, but if you can, do it ) Then you can find the washed out parts of the road which you need to avoid. Your jeep will die or float away just like any other vehicle. It may make you cold and wet, but at least you have a better chance of getting home.
The main point is to use common sense. Be sure of what you are doing. And when you get home, check your oils for water contamination. Cheap to drain and replace.
|06-22-2013 03:51 AM|
I don't have my manual in front of me to see the wording, but other people in this thread have said that 30" is the max water depth for our Jeeps. So it must have been the Jeep website that I read the other half of that - they say 30" at less than 5 mph, or 10" at greater than 5 mph. Presumably that would be due to the increased risk of water splashing into the air box at higher speeds.
If you look at AEV's faq on their snorkel they say something to the effect that while a snorkel does help eliminate the risk of water in the air box, there are still plenty of other things that can be affected by fording deep water so they still never recommend going deeper than what the owner's manual says.
Putting the two ideas together, I gather that means it's still never a good idea to go deeper than 30" without a lift but you could theoretically be a bit less cautious about your speed if you have a snorkel. Still, high speeds are probably a bad idea regardless.
But assuming one has addressed the breathers and air box issues, what else is there to worry about? Wiring, either under the hood or in the doors/seats? Anything else?
|06-21-2013 02:37 PM|
|06-21-2013 01:39 PM|
Covering the Manual's Vent
|06-21-2013 12:35 PM|
2013 Sahara & Rubicon both have stock 10.5 inches of ground clearance because of the 32" wheel size
2013 Sport have 9.1 inches of ground Clearance. Stock tire size is just above 29"
So just slightly less water depth in sport. Measurable but negligible in real life.
I will not be testing it (At least not on purpose).
|06-21-2013 12:20 PM|
|NFRs2000NYC||Curious as to why no one every made a "screen" or something for the manual tranny holes? The water itself doesn't cause damage (clutch works the same way brakes do) but the crap in the water....if you can filter the water before it enters the clutch area, you would be fine. Seems like an easy enough project no?|
|06-21-2013 12:05 PM|
|06-21-2013 11:58 AM|
|06-21-2013 11:52 AM|
|06-21-2013 11:47 AM|
|positrak||Jeep JK in water - YouTube|
|06-21-2013 11:43 AM|
My dealership told me me that the trail badge line is the max water line? Any truth to that or is it just shenanigans?
All I know is
|06-21-2013 11:16 AM|
255/75R17 = 32.1"
255/70R18 = 32.1"
You can put 35 inch tires on a 17 inch rim or a 15 inch rim and your ground clearance will be the same.
|06-21-2013 11:06 AM|
|Duckquackers||J E T S it would sit them about .5" above but even at that check your good ole Jeep book and I believe they say around 30". I haven't gone to deep but I will tell you I thankfully made it out of some gunk that was half way up my spare tire. Currently sitting on 37" with 4" lift.|
|06-21-2013 11:02 AM|
|06-21-2013 10:54 AM|
I would check out this thread.
It has a few videos to check out, a picture of a snorkel, what to do after hydro locking, etc.
|06-21-2013 10:48 AM|
This is a manual trans below. See the part labeled vent on the transmission. That is what stops you from being able to clutch on deep water. If you look in there you be staring right at the flywheel. There is also a vent on the top. You cannot plug them.
|06-21-2013 10:47 AM|
|WatchThis!||I am scratching my head trying to figure out what size rims you have has to do with any of this.|
|06-21-2013 10:44 AM|
All advice given is good, especially FIREMEDIC82's advice.
That said, assuming you don't want to lift, you could get a snorkel which effectively relocates your air intake to above the hood (on the cowl), or over the windshield.
You certainly don't want water flowing over your fender and into the engine (the air intake is right over the passenger side fender).
Stay safe in the water. Things can get bad really fast. Not speaking from experience, thankfully, but I've seen/read some crazy stuff.
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