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Haha, my last one was in the cab...and...it still got ruined...
how was it ruined? water?
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My reprocessing of the pictures. Good thing you were only in deep on one side -- if you're looking for the "bright side" in the whole affair.

In the story, I don't believe the real water level ever went "over the headlights" -- that would be a hydrolock for sure without a snorkel. It will crest over them -- heck I've had it crest over the roof, lol -- but that's not the same thing as being in water deep enough to go over the headlights.

Still, not minimizing this at ALL -- that's quite deep and it's the fear of all of us who take on water at night and I'm part of a group that does just that. My best to you on getting it cleaned up and maybe we'll wheel some water area's together someday as "veterans", lol!
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Haha, I wish I had pics of it...but the pics I have are where my truck "rested". She fought a long struggle before she settled.

I was about a full6 inches deeper before the pics. My engine was on, I'm not sure what depth it was, I was driving. The headlight reference was from the onlookers...although it wasn't too far off

I am still in disbelief as I have no 1st gear...I need vent extensions now.
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I am still in disbelief as I have no 1st gear...I need vent extensions now.
I think you may need more than just some vent extensions....
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All of us who do this need brain extensions......at least that's what people tell me, lol.

Extending vent tubes is water crossing 101. I'm surprised you haven't done it previously if you wheel like this?
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how many vent tubes are there, i'm gonna lengthen mine now haha.
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how was it ruined? water?
I'm actually not quite sure.

I wired it perfectly. I taped/twisted all my connections. For some reason (just before the water incident) my fan wouldn't turn on. I just rigged it up to turn on whenever the truck was on (blue wire IIRC).

I don't mind, it's still an AWESOME product and I love it. I'm just really rough on things, the controller is really sensitive to water...

BTW, it was in my expo console before.
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All of us who do this need brain extensions......at least that's what people tell me, lol.

Extending vent tubes is water crossing 101. I'm surprised you haven't done it previously if you wheel like this?
I know, I know...it was on the LONG list of mods to do, my wheeling stopped drastically b/c of my work schedule. We just started going to this one spot and everything went downhill from there

I didn't even think about the extensions until after my truck went under...
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how many vent tubes are there, i'm gonna lengthen mine now haha.
There are four: front axle, transmission, transfer case, and rear axle.

Being 2WD, I have only two for now, but after my conversion this spring I'll have all four.
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i was under the truck a few days ago..rear diff? where the crap is is i didnt see anything unless its hidden? and all the other is there pics of all the breather tubes
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its on the drivers axle tube.
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