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mikeyj 01-30-2011 04:20 PM

Jeep Wrangler Easily Handles 2 Feet Of Water Without Snorkel!
 
The Jeep wrangler is such a rugged SUV. This thing can easily drive through 2 feet of water without any snorkel gear or special additions. This thing is basically stock. The Wrangler can also do some amazing rock climbing.

Here is the vid: Jeep Wrangler off road capabilities | Ultimate Street Videos, Car Reviews, Car News

The Jeep Wrangler is soooo tough..

Lawngnome 01-30-2011 04:29 PM

Did he hit the other vehicle at the end?

greenhead17 01-30-2011 04:59 PM

Was wondering the same thing! LOL sure looked like it.

shipjim 01-30-2011 05:58 PM

there used to be a member named CHADWICK on here who thought his jeep could go anywhere without a snorkel too.

greatgibbs 01-30-2011 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by shipjim (Post 1023805)
there used to be a member named chadwick on here who thought his jeep could go anywhere without a snorkel too.

x2

Bubba68CS 01-30-2011 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by shipjim (Post 1023805)
there used to be a member named CHADWICK on here who thought his jeep could go anywhere without a snorkel too.

I thought he had a snorkel...thats what got him in trouble was 'trying it out' :confused:

s3nt3nc3d 01-31-2011 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Bubba68CS (Post 1024488)
I thought he had a snorkel...thats what got him in trouble was 'trying it out' :confused:

Hahahahaha yeah he did have a snorkel...he just seemed to have difficulty differentiating between a "small pond" and one of the Great Lakes...:whistling:

countrybumpkin 01-31-2011 02:54 AM

i now understand the other post in the jeep commandments thread that says thou shall not chadwick it lol

RandyScatch 02-01-2011 12:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shipjim (Post 1023805)
there used to be a member named CHADWICK on here who thought his jeep could go anywhere without a snorkel too.

i love that you brought up CHADWICK:rofl:

wanderer1951 02-01-2011 09:37 AM

Chadwick is a legend!

Jerry Bransford 02-01-2011 09:43 AM

Be wary taking your Jeeps through water that deep. Earlier Wrangler transmissions like the AX-5 and AX-15 manual transmissions, and the 30RH and 32RH automatic transmissions are vented and their vents are open... not extended upwards via rubber hoses to be out of the reach of water like newer TJs have. That means taking your Jeeps through water that is 2' deep is likely to produce a flooded transmission... especially bad news if you have an automatic. The axles and transfer case have remote vents on even the early TJs... but not the transmissions. It was starting in 2000 with the manual and 2003 with the automatic when the remote vent hoses appeared.

Bubba68CS 02-01-2011 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 1027271)
Be wary taking your Jeeps through water that deep. Earlier Wrangler transmissions like the AX-15 and the 30RH and 32RH automatic transmissions are vented and their vents are not extended up via rubber hoses to be out of the reach of water like newer TJs have. That means taking your Jeeps through water that is 2' deep is likely to produce a flooded transmission... especially bad news if you have an automatic. The axles and transfer case have remote vents on even the early TJs... but not the transmissions. It was starting in 2000 with the manual and 2003 with the automatic when the remote vent hoses appeared.

So how deep can the newer TJs go without issue?

Not that I plan to be crossing any 'small ponds' but if I end up driving through deep water, how deep before I need to drain all the fluids and replace them?

Jerry Bransford 02-01-2011 10:27 AM

The remote air vents are extended up to about the gas cap level. Trusting of course that they are still properly connected and water tight at the other end

GoldenSahara00 02-01-2011 10:29 AM

So, for us with old auto TJs. were have to keep it out of the great lakes! :P or do some modding.

Bubba68CS 02-01-2011 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 1027366)
The remote air vents are extended up to about the gas cap level. Trusting of course that they are still properly connected and water tight at the other end

Thanks Jerry. Like I said, don't really plan to push it...but things happen.

99TJCrawler 02-01-2011 11:20 AM

I've got an rh32 trans. Anyone know where the vent is? I'm guessing it's on the top...

Jerry Bransford 02-01-2011 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by 99TJCrawler (Post 1027479)
I've got an rh32 trans. Anyone know where the vent is? I'm guessing it's on the top...

it's on the front of the transmission just above the input shaft. It can be modified to move that vent opening to the top and add a vent hose to it but the transmission has to be removed to do that.

flyin-lowe 02-01-2011 03:01 PM

Is Chadwick the dude that "claimed" he was trying to impress his girl and drove into a small pond. Only to post pics of his jeep being removed from the Atlantic Ocean? I remember him.

XJ Knight 02-01-2011 03:10 PM

As a safety warning that you shouldn't intentional go out looking to be a sup Every snorkel should have a "dont chadwick it" sticker put on it..


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