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Z0Error 05-14-2007 09:24 PM

How deep can i ford water?
 
im not realy familiar with jeeps yet, but i got a 2006 tj sport... I have a amp botled under my rear seat, so i was wondering how deep can i go? can i get the water level right up under the doors? or are there holes on the bottom of the jeep? just wanted to know how deep i could go without getting water on the inside. thanks.

nicolas-eric 05-14-2007 09:32 PM

i would take care about the trannys and diffs air hoses.

here is a thread where i asked how waterproff the TJ is...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-chat...rove-5534.html

Mike001 05-14-2007 11:09 PM

When you start hearing water slap the undercarrage you'll know cause it will come in and fry your amp. Thats probably a bad location if you plan on fording alot of water. If you drive slow it might be OK though, I personally would relocate the amp

bluvikng 05-15-2007 10:25 PM

I have always thought that a person should buy a boat, if they are so enticed by deep water..........:D:D:D

MOz 05-16-2007 07:15 AM

Get a lift kit and some big tires so you can keep you a$$, I mean your amp dry....

I would not exceed the bottom of rocker panels on a regular basis - IMO.

JCS05Rubi 05-16-2007 08:29 AM

Ive had my jeep in water up to the door edge2-3 times. Keep the drain plugs IN untill you get out, or just dont take out the rear plugs. I havent had water in the trunk yet, but I dont have an amp either...

SportsGal501 05-16-2007 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 82291)
I have always thought that a person should buy a boat, if they are so enticed by deep water..........:D:D:D

....or a hovercraft;)

bgmiller 05-17-2007 01:27 AM

I have gone deeper
 
I have crossed a particular river numberous times and the deepest I have been is a foot below my window opening. I also had an Amp and CD changer on the floor at the time and had no leaking problems. I got more leaks from a hard rain.

mrbigjeep 05-17-2007 09:28 AM

please don't go in the deep water. i did it and regret it. the only water i'll ever go in again is just the water to get across the creek...which is very short and doesn't come up over half the tire.

stainless 05-17-2007 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigjeep (Post 82679)
please don't go in the deep water. i did it and regret it. the only water i'll ever go in again is just the water to get across the creek...which is very short and doesn't come up over half the tire.

Please elaborate. What happened that you regret? :confused:

mrbigjeep 05-17-2007 02:08 PM

water sucks. i went in the water and got stuck big time. if i would have stayed out i would have been fine. plus it stripped some of the bolts underneath so that when the dealership went to put in a new gasket it took them a day longer. and its still leaking...don't think its cause of water though...i've heard of this leak a lot. gotta take it back again for the 5th time.

plus, water is just boring. crawling is so much more fun.

stainless 05-17-2007 02:57 PM

I have done several deep water crossings...some a little deeper than I was ready for. It's a little less stressful since my Jeep doesn't have to take me to work every day. ;) As long as I can get her home to work on her, I'm happy.

I have taken a little time to give myself some insurance incase I get in too deep. :eek:
I've raised my vent lines up as high as I can get them under the hood. They are well above my airbox...and I'm trying to keep that dry at all costs anyway, so they're fine.

I've started low and used lots of dielectric grease to try and keep my electical system as dry as I can. I've still got a ways to go, but it's a start. I haven't ever had to replace my starter or any other electrical components, but I am prepared for that in case I do. ;)

I leave my drain plugs out and enter slow. I'd rather have wet feet and good traction, than lose traction and float out into deep water then sink.

I really enjoy playing U-boat Commander. It freaks my wife out when she has to put her feet in her seat to keep them dry. :rolleyes:

I've spent alot of time partially submerged with no problems...yet. I also spend alot of time during my 3000 mile maintenece sessions going through and checking everything to make sure it stays that way.

Mike001 05-17-2007 03:34 PM

I never have problem with water either I had it almost over the fenders and that with a 4 1/2 in lift and 33's.


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