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Driving through flood question

Crazy rain here today in Brooklyn. Some streets were flooded. Certain places four feet of water! Can I drive through that? Just concerned about the camera in the front (tech package) is that water proof?


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Re: Driving through flood question

4ft? I would certainly not drive through that. Forget the camera, water is going to get into the cabin and if you dont have a snorkel then expect to stall.
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Re: Driving through flood question

Ok maybe three feet? I saw a wrangler go through without a problem.


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Re: Driving through flood question

It was defiantly deep enough that the camera would be submerged.


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Ok maybe three feet? I saw a wrangler go through without a problem.
Just because you saw him go through doesn't mean he didn't create a problem for his Jeep. Fording water that deep requires having your vehicle prepped correctly... the GC isn't. One area to be concerned with is water getting into your differentials... they have vent tubes. And obviously, your door seals aren't meant for fording water that deep.

Another thing to consider is that if you have water that deep on city streets that usually will blow manhole covers off. You want to risk dropping a wheel into an open manhole?
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Re: Driving through flood question

I hear what you are saying. Back to my question- would the camera get damaged if submerged? Just curious.


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I hear what you are saying. Back to my question- would the camera get damaged if submerged? Just curious.
Most likely. Water resistant? Yes. The submerged kind of waterproof, I highly doubt it.
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Re: Driving through flood question

I've seen a few GCs without snorkels go through 3 foot of water (just over tyre height) without problem, just don't go too fast, and make sure no water goes above the headlight, where the air intake is. The wading depth is 20 inches, but that rating is for stationary in water for 30 mins. Keep the car moving with a small bow wave and you will be ok.

Just don't cross deep moving water, it won't take much to get swept away.

The ACC camera is fine in water, it sits below the official wading depth.



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Re: Driving through flood question

fwiw, the camera is in the rear view mirror cluster at top of windshield and that eyeball down low is a radar sensor for the FCW and ACC...since the eyeball (I think what you are calling a camera) is a radar sensor it would be water "resistant" and robustly designed for sealing out dust/water contamination more than any other thing on the car especially with it's "take all the rain road spray" location...momentary submersion has got to be similar to driving in the rain for an hour+ which you know they designed in so, no problem IMHO.
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Re: Driving through flood question

Might make it. Then you need to drain all fluids that are potentially contaminated, maybe repack or replace all bearings, and deal with wet carpets most likely. Might smell like Brooklyn sewer for a while. Never smelled that, is it nice? ; )

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Re: Driving through flood question

Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier to take the next street up or walk? It is Brooklyn after all
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Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier to take the next street up or walk? It is Brooklyn after all
but being a new yorker trumps that, "not gonna let this stop me!"
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