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Re: How deep in my Jeep!

In my opinion, flooded streets are easier to gage in terms of depth than off roading and pretty clean, so yes, you should be able to safely travel through water that is up to the maximum recommended. That said, a friend's wife hydrolocked their Explorer in a flooded parking lot...

The intake for the engine is just above the left headlight, so as long as you go slow and don't get water up there, you should be fine. The vents for the diffs are very high as well. That said, I still wouldn't test it unless I had to.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:37 PM
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Definitely not interested in testing the water fording ability in a 52 thousand dollar jeep....I'll take the word of the person who wrote the manual on that one....

Hopefully I'm never forced to deal high water. I'd be uncomfortable to say the least.
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Re: How deep in my Jeep!

High water can be dangerous if it's moving enough to push the vehicle sideways, but, as has been said here, even if it is calm, verify the depth and walk the entire planned fording route to make sure you won't drop into any holes, then have the fluids checked for contamination once you get the chance. Sometimes, you have to do what you have to do.
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:45 PM
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Re: How deep in my Jeep!

My GC survived this water crossing, and it has crossed water about another 6" deeper with no problems (it has standard suspension). Checked all fluids and no sign of water contamination.

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Re: How deep in my Jeep!

On our camping trip in May my buddy took it a little on the extreme side in his Hummer.



I didn't test my '14 Overland out as it was only about 5 weeks old at the time. Too scared.

I'm sure I'll mess with it when we head back out Memorial Day weekend.
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My GC survived this water crossing, and it has crossed water about another 6" deeper with no problems (it has standard suspension). Checked all fluids and no sign of water contamination.

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I have a limited with ORA-II. also live in an area that seems to flood with almost every rain so I've spent some time recently looking at my grand cherokee trying to determine how deep I could go and feel safe. It looks to me that the door sills are about the 20 inch mark in normal ride hight but seemed to be sealed really well and I have read some posts by people (seemed to be mostly the guys down under) that have not had a problem with the seals leaking. The electronics in the engine bay seem to use good connectors that apear to atleast be splash resistant and the ecu and main wiring ( that Ive traced) is pretty high in the engine bay. The fan shroud looks like it will manage to keep the majority of spray from the fan away from major electonics. And I found one breather between the block and firewall, about as high as the throttle body. I dont know if that is the breather for all the drive train components or not its the only one I have found and seems to atleast handle the front diff. I currently have a broken foot and its a pain in the a$$ for me to get under the jeep now to trace the other breathers out. And then it depends on the intake and since im running an AFE that is open towards the fender I feel that is my weakest link but it still sits somewhere around 45 inches from the ground (in off road 2), but that doesnt account for spray or splashing ext. I am not sure about any problem areas on the firewall that may allow water to get in or the heater/ac systems and what issues I might get there.
So after all that I have a number in mind for my self that I feel comfortable but like others have said its a 50k suv and water has ways of destroying vehicles.
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:13 AM
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Thanks for that. Cheers.
Anyone gone beyond the limits of the owners manual and lived to tell the tale?
I've had mine through water just below the bonnet (or hood as you guys call them). It's ok as long as you don't stop!

It is an Aussie WK2 with 2.5" lift.

Cape York trip (google it, youtube it and see all the water crossings on the OTT)

No issues at all, and I wasn't turning around to go the long way around!

As above, make sure you "know" the depth of water, and they type of substrate to plan your route.

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Re: How deep in my Jeep!

The hazards of fording flooded streets.

https://www.google.com/search?redir_...Mg39v3BfGgM%3A
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20" is quite a bit of water. I don't think I've ever gotten close.
Smart forders have someone outside the vehicle guiding, best done by using a pole with contrasting markers for depth. It helps if the water is clear so you don't move that rock that is keeping you out of a 3-4 foot hole accidentally, but a good set of pole measurements can keep you from needing to call someone for a tow.

The speed of the water matters as well, where again, using a guide helps since if they can't stand up in the water, you probably want to try a crossing else where or be even more cautious.
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In my opinion, flooded streets are easier to gage in terms of depth than off roading and pretty clean, so yes, you should be able to safely travel through water that is up to the maximum recommended. That said, a friend's wife hydrolocked their Explorer in a flooded parking lot...

The intake for the engine is just above the left headlight, so as long as you go slow and don't get water up there, you should be fine. The vents for the diffs are very high as well. That said, I still wouldn't test it unless I had to.

Where are the differential vents located?
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