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Old 05-24-2010, 04:37 PM
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What else is needed for deep water crossing?

Ok, before I get told to just stay out of the water, Let me just say I'm not going to go find some deep stuff and take my truck thru it. I want to be able to have the ability if I ever needed to. We have some places around here where the mud/water holes get pretty deep. I had my truck thru one that was probably up to the headlights, and hitting it with a little speed put a wave up to my windshield. I decided to back back thru that and change my soaked filter right away. Right now I am pondering a snorkel. I have a bunch of ideas about one in my head using different air boxes etc. Like I said a deep water crossing would probably be rare, but what else would I need to protect to keep my truck moving and keep from tearing it up? I wont ever put it in deeper water then the headlight, no matter who or what is stuck on the other side.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:03 PM
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need to move your axle breathers as high as possible.
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need to move your axle breathers as high as possible.
yelp or there will be water in the pumpkins and a snorkel will be good
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Nothing wrong with playing in some water! I got a honda foreman thats spend 2000 out of 2500 miles pretty much under water lol. Runs like a CHAMP!

A snorkel of some sort, electric fans if you plan on staying under water, route all breathers like axles and trans to a high location. And put dielectric grease on all electrical connections. Silicon and dielectric grease will be your friend.
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dielectric grease is definetly a GREAT idea! I've spent many summers with a Honda Rincon completely submerdged...and every electrical plug on it was packed with dielectric! LIFE SAVER!
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:43 AM
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Where is the trans breather?
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:34 PM
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Still second guessing the whole snorkel thing. Would I be tearing up the truck getting in deeper water and mud and stuff? I realize its not the best treatment but is it hurting anything?
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Depends on what you want to do with it and how deep your pockets are. If your mudding it all the time you're more then likely going to endup with bud and in bearings and in places you didn't know mattered.
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Anything more than 6" of mud or water on a regular basis on a daily driver is gonna cost you money. Mud/water get into axles, ball joints, tie rod ends, all kinds of places that should not see mud and water.

No saying I don't go thru anything deeper than 6", I just do it knowing I am shortening the life of parts of my truck.

The ol' beater mud truck I have for that reason, yup, I'll cross that creek to pull you out, or to cut that tree, whatever.

How much damage is done is proportional. One time dunkin' it good, might not hurt much. Small dunkings more often, might not hurt as much, but it's a game of give-and-take. Dunk it good, do it every day, you'll have a mud truck that soon you won't want to drive on the road.

However, it's your truck, by all means, go for it. A snorkle is a good idea to get the intake air high and dry. Axle, trans, transfer case, they all have breathers, they should also go higher than stock...
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:37 PM
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i'd recommend electric fans and raising breathers as well. i had a fresh d60 in front of my old mudding burb when i swapped gears the last time it looked like it had been sitting in the bottom of a pond for a year. breather tube came off. i would routinely see high water and mud.
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