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Hey all,

What is the official wading (water fording) depth of the OB? I see that the air intake and alternator is pretty high up. Are there breather tubes for the transmission and differentials?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Got caught in a bit of a flood the other day. I was on streets, and evidently a storm drain was blocked. The water was about 12-15 inches deep at the most. I could feel it when the front bumper hit the water line. Car just chugged right through it, though. Past at least one stuck sub-compact... Sometimes it pays to have the lifted station wagon.
 

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Hey all,

What is the official wading (water fording) depth of the OB? I see that the air intake and alternator is pretty high up. Are there breather tubes for the transmission and differentials?

Thanks in advance.
If you put a snorkel on it...like they do in Australia/Africa, etc...water depth does not matter if you don't mind damp feet...
 

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If you put a snorkel on it...like they do in Australia/Africa, etc...water depth does not matter if you don't mind damp feet...
And the breathers... and go slow but steady... and don't get floated away...

I considered a snorkle. It looks like a fun and neat project. However, I decided there's no water in Florida that's deep enough for me to go into that I'm willing to put my car in.

I've had a vehicle in hood deep water, it's fun until it stalls or gets stuck (like I did) and you have to swim for help. Then it takes days for the car to dry out. I'm not doing that in the family wagon.

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I've had a vehicle in hood deep water, it's fun until it stalls or gets stuck (like I did) and you have to swim for help. Then it takes days for the car to dry out. I'm not doing that in the family wagon.
...I thought you said there was not enough deep water in Florida...looks like you found it once maybe you will again...snorkel would be handy...and a mask too...lol.
 

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Thanks all for the responses. Hehehe, for me, i have no interest in snorkel...however, knowing that we sometimes get lots of rain, i want to know the limits.
 

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...I thought you said there was not enough deep water in Florida...looks like you found it once maybe you will again...snorkel would be handy...and a mask too...lol.
Oh, there's plenty of deep water... just not that I'm willing to drive into it! Maybe I could pull off the brush bar and put a plexiglass mask on, instead... Hmmm.... maybe nice thick Lexan...

If there's enough water on the road to wreck the car and I don't realize it until too late... then it's a $500.00 deductible and I'll move on!
 

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I've had a vehicle in hood deep water, it's fun until it stalls or gets stuck (like I did) and you have to swim for help. Then it takes days for the car to dry out. I'm not doing that in the family wagon.

yet.
I did this in my Outback when it was 3 weeks old... had water halfway up the doors.

The car would have gotten through if it wasn't for my car sitting the oil pan on a berm.

Car ended up with water inside up to the seat tops by the time I got it pulled out.

Still running though... so I'd say the depth is at LEAST 20 inches, or up to the headlights, then it looks like water got splashed in to the intake tube.

Diffs were fine. No water came in through the breathers.
 
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