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post #11 of 58 (permalink) Old 10-04-2015, 03:27 PM
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I've been in water up to the bottom of my rock rails. No water issues, but would not expect it since the level was still below the door sills. More than water into the cabin, the main concern for me would be water getting into the oxygen intake. That's where the major head aches would occur.

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What gets me is, I used to have an old Isuzu Amigo 93'. I sunk it to the point it was floating, pictures to follow. Even then, water didn't come in through the doors. I crawled out the back. If that old vehicle could float while the water level was a good 6 inches above the seals, why can't the TH keep water out? And for measurement, those were 30" tires on my amigo, as you can see, they are underwater.
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To elaborate even more:
4X2 N/A
4X4 ADI 19”
4X4 ADII 19”
4X4 ADII w/drive lock (Trailhawk) 20”
Does this mean that my Latitude with ADI is capable of 19" water fording?
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I don't believe there is anything high-tech. It is just the weatherseal around the door, which is very unlikely to be different between the TrailHawk and other trims (from a cost saving point of view). As previously mentioned in this thread, the door seal is easy to get dislocated. Also, if the rocker panel is replaced by a rock rail, there might be a larger opening for water to get to push the door seal.
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I used to have an old Isuzu Amigo 93'.
LOL! I had a '92 Isuzu Rodeo. Loved that truck. I always thought that Isuzu was ahead of their time. This was taken back in 2002, so she was 10 years old at the time and going strong.

The worst thing about that truck was the GM sourced 3.1L pushrod V6 - just underpowered. One of the best things was the Borg Warner 5-speed with all synchronized gears including reverse! Made rocking out of a bad stuck less painful.

I had BFG 31x10.5 Radial All Terrains, the grill guard, smoked bug deflector, a set of 385,000 candlepower (each) sealed beam stainless steel KC Daylighters, wide angle driving lights, an in-dash mini-disc (remember those?) player with external 10-disc CD changer, subwoofer, and a bunch of other goodies.

I miss that truck. *sniff*
But I wouldn't trade my TrailHawk to get her back.
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It's a Jeep thing.
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LOL! I had a '92 Isuzu Rodeo. Loved that truck. I always thought that Isuzu was ahead of their time. This was taken back in 2002, so she was 10 years old at the time and going strong.

The worst thing about that truck was the GM sourced 3.1L pushrod V6 - just underpowered. One of the best things was the Borg Warner 5-speed with all synchronized gears including reverse! Made rocking out of a bad stuck less painful.

I had BFG 31x10.5 Radial All Terrains, the grill guard, smoked bug deflector, a set of 385,000 candlepower (each) sealed beam stainless steel KC Daylighters, wide angle driving lights, an in-dash mini-disc (remember those?) player with external 10-disc CD changer, subwoofer, and a bunch of other goodies.

I miss that truck. *sniff*
But I wouldn't trade my TrailHawk to get her back.
Mine was the 2.7l 4 cylinder I believe the size was right, with the 5 speed manual. Open diffs front and rear. Gutted the inside, so it was barely street legal. 4 waterproof speakers bolted to the walls and a cd player that just kinda flopped around since it was duct taped in place. It was my toy. Those photos were taken back in 2011. I beat the living snot out of it. It took all the abuse I could throw at it. As you see in the photos it liked to swim. The intake for the air cleaner was underwater the only way it was still running was through the drain holes. The engine took quite a bit of water but nothing a little transmission fluid for oil, then an oil change couldn't fix. It's still running to this day as a dedicated off road toy. 206,000 miles on the engine. I'd like to see a new vehicle take that kind of abuse.

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So as it stands in my driveway, the top of the driver's door seal sits 47cm above ground level, or 18.5". Meaning the car is rated to ford water 1.5" above the top of the lower door seals.

Mechanically it seems to be not a problem, but don't plan on parking there without getting wet carpet. That said, if you keep your fording to 18" instead of 20" you'll be fine... just make sure you get out and walk every crossing with your ruler in hand

Speaking of which, has anyone heard anything about a snorkel yet?
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So as it stands in my driveway, the top of the driver's door seal sits 47cm above ground level, or 18.5". Meaning the car is rated to ford water 1.5" above the top of the lower door seals.

Mechanically it seems to be not a problem, but don't plan on parking there without getting wet carpet. That said, if you keep your fording to 18" instead of 20" you'll be fine... just make sure you get out and walk every crossing with your ruler in hand

Speaking of which, has anyone heard anything about a snorkel yet?
I love the idea of a Snorkel. Being a storm chaser I go all over the place splashing through water, getting snow caked on the front of the jeep, dust storms, everything. Also I like the look.
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I sent an e-mail to ARB and asked if they would make a KL Snorkel and sent them the vid in my sig block and said I wanted to go deeper.

They said no plans for any KL stuff but to keep having fun!
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