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post #1 of 4 Old 10-01-2010, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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How deep can I go fording in my truck with no lift. Curious because we got all this nice rain here and don't want to screw up my truck.


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That, my friend, is a very subjective question. Meny variables. 6" to a foot, I would think is no problem, but if you are moving very fast, it gets splashed/waved up into places, and it's hard to tell what is gonna get damaged. If it gets too deep, you end up with water trying to get in around axle seals, wheel berrings, u-joints, and.... and....

If it's a 'one time deal', you probly won't hurt much getting in as deep as the bottom of the cab.... but spend much time in it and your gonna be changing all affected fluids. (axles, transfer case, maybe trans, motor.) Do something like the oil/gas well tenders do around here, and cross creeks, muddy roads and such on a daily basis all winter long, it does a job on a truck...


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For a once in a lifetime situation, anything below the headlights is ok. For something you'd do every day, keep it below the hubs. The water and grit don't get along so well with your hub bearings.

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If you go slow you can go up to the nerf bars. No higher without a snorkel

Also be careful with currents

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