All the items that deserve vents (transmission, transfer case, and both differentials) have them. Tubes lead upwards at least a foot to keep water out. I've gone through 14-18" sand/mud bottomed water crossings, with 10.5" of ground clearance, and the wake effect works fine.Rob said:I'm not sure if the transfer case or axles have vents, or even if the tranny in the TB has a vent, but it's food for thought.
Not to take anything away from the jeep, but that is a bunch of marketing poop. 20" of water in the right conditions can take out a humvee! The water has got to be still, you have to maintain just the right speed, no obstacles, etc. With the amount of electronics we have dangling from out TB's, I'd stay as far away from deep water as possible. Dont forget about the air injection reaction blower that's under the driver, the ABS system is down there as is the EVAP system. All super expensive stuff.:worried:jmlock said:I read a new Jeep Liberty brochure the other day. It actually stated that the Liberty was good for up to 20" water depth....
Except that I now have a healthy respect for mud since my first embarassment in the desert without proper recovery equipment, I'd go try 2 foot water. Maybe later.jmlock said:I read a new Jeep Liberty brochure the other day. It actually stated that the Liberty was good for up to 20" water depth. Not bad for a little car like that. You would think that ours would be as good, but maybe not.
Ick. I guess no wake effect in the garage, eh? Sorry to hear about a TB totalled for any reason.itchyfishnv said:i had 18 inches of water in my garage my TB was totalled. the BCM in the backseat got wet and fried everything, it was great. (sarcasm)
Exactly. I'm still suprised it was in their brochure. You would figure that would open them up to all kinds of warranty claims in the future.MTPockets said:The water has got to be still, you have to maintain just the right speed, no obstacles, etc.