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How deep in water can I go?

So how deep can an 2006 FX4 L2 go in water? I recently went in some water, it was a little above the hubs on my wheels...

How high up are the breathers supposed to be?
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the rear breather goes to the under side of the bed at the top of the frame, the front goes up to the engine compartment i think.

i wouldn't worry about it unless you get water up past the bottom of the door.
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If you go thru any water at all I would highly advise you extend all the breathers.
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The front diff breather is the lowest I think. It is behind the drivers tire on a clip mounted to the shock tower or near it. I have filled the front diff plenty of times with water.
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The front diff breather is the lowest I think. It is behind the drivers tire on a clip mounted to the shock tower or near it. I have filled the front diff plenty of times with water.

Don't the Level 2"s have longer breathers?
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If you go thru any water at all I would highly advise you extend all the breathers.
x2. Its cheap and easy whick makes me wonder why I haven't done it.
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Don't the Level 2"s have longer breathers?
No. Same crap.

I;m not sure where the breather isfor the tranny but that should be extended asap. Water in the diff isn't good but you can change the fluid. Water in the tranny is very bad.
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So what do I need to extend the breathers? Some hose, barbed fitings and hose clamps?
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So what do I need to extend the breathers? Some hose, barbed fitings and hose clamps?
sounds about right.

idk the size of the breather tubes, i think john griggs does.
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You can even just replace the whole line so you don't have to use fitting. Zip ties will help as well. Run the front diff and tranny lines to a common point in the engine bay like next to the airbox and run the rear axle to the same height as the gas filler neck.
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If there was water in the tranny, would the color on the dipstick be different?

Would it turn milky like oil does?

Anyone know how much it costs to change the ATF?
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it will look like a pink milkshake.
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If there was water in the tranny, would the color on the dipstick be different?

Would it turn milky like oil does?

Anyone know how much it costs to change the ATF?
That I don't know. I'm guessing the fluid if fine though. Water just above the hubs shouldn't be high enough to get into anything.
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it will look like a pink milkshake.
That sounds good right now.
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That I don't know. I'm guessing the fluid if fine though. Water just above the hubs shouldn't be high enough to get into anything.

Well ya never know. I'm gonna check tomorrow after my morning drive to work.
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That sounds good right now.
haha yeah, i think im going to run to mcdonalds before they close down the shake machine at 2am.
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Ive hit some pretty deep water with my stock set up, but I don't stop so I dont know how high it comes on the rims. I know some of the stuff ive it was 20-24 inches, via the stick test. Now that I think about it I need to extend them breathers
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The front diff breather on Level II's goes up into the engine compartment and clips onto the abs lines. The rear diff clips onto the top of the frame by the back of the gas tank.
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idk if anyones mentioned it yet, but extend the T-case and tranny lines too, i had water up the that plastic piece on the bottom of the door frame.

the rear diff on mine is vented at the top of the tail light, the front one is sitting next to the fuse box in the engine compartment, i need to extend the tranny and t case still..

i would say dont get water above the bottom of the frame in stock form..
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The front diff breather on Level II's goes up into the engine compartment and clips onto the abs lines.
Really? I didn't know that one. Lucky Level II owners!

Stupid XLT!
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So what do I need to extend the breathers? Some hose, barbed fitings and hose clamps?
John's how-to for extending the lines. Bottom of page 1.

You'll want to raise the transfer case vent also - on my LII, the factory breather hose only went high enough to melt its end fitting on the DS exhaust manifold.
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Kevin sounds like something i should do as well...let me know when you decide to extend the hoses, ill join ya
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Kevin sounds like something i should do as well...let me know when you decide to extend the hoses, ill join ya
Will do! I'll get Josh to join too!

We might as well get a case of beers and kick it for a while too!
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Sounds good to me!
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dont go through water more then 1ft deep, me and my friend (marko2ranger) learned a very valuable and expensive lessen

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