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daanbc 03-29-2009 07:48 PM

Questions about TJ'S in water.
I've seen plenty of video's of jeeps going into the water-deep water. Besides the snorkle for the air intake, what else is done to prep a jeep to do this? I know mine has carpet, I assume the one's I see have no carpet, But what about the seats/electrical/dash/ tranny/ back-front lights and shifter.? Is there some prep work involved? Just woudering. Thanks.:confused:

stevens243 03-29-2009 08:26 PM

Flippers and a mask in case you get stuck so you can make it ashore.

Oh, and all that stuff you listed is possible trouble when you take a jeep swimming.

So that people can answer this correctly, what tranny, diffs etc do you have? It matters.

daanbc 03-29-2009 08:41 PM

I have a 2000 sahara automatic. I'm not planning on making it a sub. But down here in florida we do get our share of tropical storms and hurricanes. It would be nice to know that I have a vehicle that is capable of going out after the storm.

Jp90Talon 03-29-2009 08:52 PM

I have never driven in a hurricane but have driven on the highway with strong wind gusts. To me it makes sense that a wrangler may not be the best to drive in high winds like you would find in tropical storms and hurricanes. Just think its really light, has a semi hugh center of gravity, and for the most part resembes the aerodynamics of a lunch box on wheels. Just some food for thought cause I know I wouldnt try driving my jeep in hurricane strength winds and its not even lifted yet. However bring on all the mud pits and deep puddles you can toss my way.

jdhallissey 03-29-2009 08:59 PM

I drove home today in 50 mph gust and consistent blowing at 35 it was insane to say the least.

birdhunter 03-29-2009 08:59 PM

^x2 high winds and jeeps dont mix
after the storm have fun

jdhallissey 03-29-2009 09:03 PM

bird my drive today was from the badlands coming up us-41 in indiana. The wind blew apart our tent then this afternoons ride was interesting when you see semi's parked and I kept going I probably shoulda stopped. To a TJ being light I dunno about that one tho. Water if you get stuck well turn it off. jump out through the window depending on how fast you move can limit the water in the truck. Tow it out, check to see what you got wet before you start her back up.

4Jeepn 03-29-2009 09:14 PM

Seal the air intake, if you have a cap and rotor seal that, dilectic (spelling?) grease on the plugs. Auto tranny has small breather line on top of tranny, may want to extend that.

daanbc 03-29-2009 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 345918)
Seal the air intake, if you have a cap and rotor seal that, dilectic (spelling?) grease on the plugs. Auto tranny has small breather line on top of tranny, may want to extend that.

Thanks for the heads up. No i dont have a rotor. I think you guys are not reading what i wrote. I said "to go out after the storm" There is no way in he_l that i would go out during a storm! I have been thru 6 of them. Somtimes afterwards there is a great amount of flooding, and the roads are not so safe for regular cars. That's what i meant.

stevens243 03-29-2009 09:59 PM

Gotcha. Check the tranny vent. You get water in there, you have to get it out QUICK or rebuild.

I didn't see what diff's you have, but if you have breather tubes, make sure they are on and routed up and out of any water depth you may see.

Other than that, keep the water out and dry it if it gets wet as it will begin to corrode everything (especially salty Florida water).

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