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I need some help figuring out the necessary mods to do to my 4 runner to make it so i can cross a twenty yard wide 4 1/2 foot deep creek to get into my property in Georgia. I don't want a bridge built cuz it helps keep tresspassers to a minimum. I've got a snorkle, but keep getting water in my tranny, xfr case and front and rear diffs. Help. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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4 1/2 feet is one helluva lot of water....You are bound to get it in the passenger compartment, and that is where the computer is.
You can extend the breathers for all the driveline stuff, you need to install an electric fan that you can shut off, or install a ring on the radiator so the stock fan doesn't go through it, seal up the dipstick hole, etc......But 4 1/2 feet is going to be over the hood, guess best idea is 44" boggers. Good luck, don't drown. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Stan:
<STRONG>I need some help figuring out the necessary mods to do to my 4 runner to make it so i can cross a twenty yard wide 4 1/2 foot deep creek to get into my property in Georgia. I don't want a bridge built cuz it helps keep tresspassers to a minimum. I've got a snorkle, but keep getting water in my tranny, xfr case and front and rear diffs. Help. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Buy a Hummer!!!! Don't want a bridge what try to keep the Revenuers out, still cooking up Moonshine!!!
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i am 42-43 inches to my fender lips with 33s but only 27-28" or so to get in the bottom of the door. you want to go to 54". maybe that 15" lift on ebay. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Extend the diff and tranny breathers up alongside the snorkel. Air compressor hose/line is cheap and easy to use. Seal the computer and harness up with RTV. Get the electric fan. Seal the dipstick tube with electrical tape. You need to be careful of your gas cap too. I have heard of water getting into the tank through the cap before. I guess if the cap is vented or bad this could happen. Seal the distributor cap with RTV. Use RTV to seal the plug wires too but dont get the RTV on the connectors. You might want to seal the TPS up too. I burned a few up on my Heep from going too deep. I dont know if they are poroblem on the toys yet.
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It's easy to move your computer to the glovebox. On my '88 all I had to do was cut a hole in the back of the glovebox for the harness, extend one wire by a few inches, and trim the corner of the kickpanel cover.

Buy a factory service manual in case you have to troubleshoot any electronics <IMG SRC="smilies/glasses.gif" border="0">
 

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build a bridge with a gate. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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Of course you should run extended breathers on the diffs, tranny and t-case
What about duct taping the lower half of the doors closed? A guy I used to wheel with did this on his Bronco and he ran some pretty deep water and didn't even get the carpets wet..........of course after he did this he went in through the window.....but then you are from georgia <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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pile some rocks in so that you have a place to cross that is only 2-1/2 feet deep. Make it a secret entrance, with moving boulders and bushes that move aside w/ a remote control. Kinda like some of the old scooby doo episodes. If that doesn't work, make sure to grease up ALL of your electrical connections, as they will begin to corrode over time.
 

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Originally posted by Aceguy:
[QB]pile some rocks in so that you have a place to cross that is only 2-1/2 feet deep.QB]
Thats almost a possiable idea, not quite a bridge, but still under the water just enough. But it would take as much, if not more time, than building a bridge.
 

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Originally posted by the General:
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Originally posted by Aceguy:
[QB]pile some rocks in so that you have a place to cross that is only 2-1/2 feet deep.QB]
Thats almost a possiable idea, not quite a bridge, but still under the water just enough. But it would take as much, if not more time, than building a bridge.</STRONG>
The problem's not time, it's tresspassers. That's a great plan. And you could even build a rockgarden to get to the watercrossing, so that if you were going to tresspass, you'd have to do so in a well-built rig. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

...Or you could do a drawbridge. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I don't know about anyone else but I would like to see a picture of what you are talking about <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> Did you build on an island <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Just to satisfy my curiosity.
 

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Let see pics-
posted by camo: "build a bridge with a gate."
That seems like a very viable answer. Maybe even beef it up w/ a lock. That works for most people I know <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> . The boat idea is not a bad one either. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> let see pics!!

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Build a ramp and jump the creek, Dukes of Hazard style!
 

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Originally posted by AIRZUKI:
[but then you are from georgia <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">[/QB]
Actually I'm from Florida, I own property in Georgia. The next time I go up there (approx 3 weeks) I'll take some pics. It's not on an island, there is a creek that is about forty yards off of the road where i can acces my property. It runs the entire length of the western edge of my property. I had some planted pines harvested and a skidder made a big hole at the only crossing place there was. I'm probably going to use the rock garden and shallow crossing area idea. I'm going to leave the deep hole there so that anyone venturing in will sink there rig. --------- NO BRIDGES -------- I've got 130 and 140 class Pope & Young deer on this property and can not afford to have any local yocals picking off my 2 years worth of management efforts. <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0"> to all you animal rights activists.
 

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Breathers on the diffs, gearbox, transfer are a must use air locker line and bring it all back to the snorkel works well.If you can get different colour for each one that way if you have a problem it is easily iddentified.

Computer welleverone has covered that get it up as high as you can.

Fans - either get a clutch fan or electric

A canvas tarp to cover the front of the vehicle restricts water going through the front and into the engine bay.

I would also advise spraying the engine with a lubricant before each pass.

If the engine is petrol a plastic bag over the dizzy would not go amiss.

And remember the trick to water is don't stop, keep a constant speed so you get a wake at the front like a boat.


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