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Ok so I have the extended diff breather done but I'm still curious as to the max fording depth on a stock extra cab. Any thoughts?
 

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Theoretically as deep as your air intake is I would assume. Whether you can make that depth is another matter. That's just above the passenger front fender so what a couple feet and some inches?
 

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Given the title 7wt, what are you fishing for, and why don't you get a boat. Tacomas are great but they don't make a good platform for smallies.
 

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I have been trying to catch a few smallies but keep coming up with redfish and specks....what am I doing wrong?
 

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dont forget about the trans. auto,s are sealed alot better than manuals but both get water in very easy if u get in water about 6 inchs up the door in water
 

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7wt said:
Ok so I have the extended diff breather done but I'm still curious as to the max fording depth on a stock extra cab. Any thoughts?
As long as you don't get deep enough to drown your ECU...just below your glove box.

like they say...'don't stop!'
 

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I have been trying to catch a few smallies but keep coming up with redfish and specks....what am I doing wrong?

I just noticed your location. Do I know you? :xbeer3:
 

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As long as you don't stop I would assume you are ok up to your intake, but when you stop you endanger all the electronics.
Why would your electronics be any less damaged by moving water than they would be by standing water? I'm kind of confused as to what you mean by this. I don't see how it would make any difference.
 

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Why would your electronics be any less damaged by moving water than they would be by standing water? I'm kind of confused as to what you mean by this. I don't see how it would make any difference.

more time ur in the water the longer it has to come threw the holes in your cab
 

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I can see that less time to get in the cab, but what about in the electronics outside the cab? Are they waterproof enough to take it (I'm talking submerged since the thread is about fording).
 

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Why would your electronics be any less damaged by moving water than they would be by standing water? I'm kind of confused as to what you mean by this. I don't see how it would make any difference.
When you are moving forward you are creating a wake effectively keeping the water from rushing into the cab. If you lose momentum and stop the water will find it's way into the cab and if it is high enough it will swamp the computer. ..been there done that in a Nissan. plus once the carpet gets swamped it never quite smells the same.
The best rule for fording is if you don't want the truck sitting in the water at that depth for a long period of time, don't cross it. If you don't need to cross deep water don't. Water damage is the worst. If the water is moving rapidly or rising stay out of it. Not only is it possible to damage your truck it is very dangerous. If you get into deep water and your engine starts gurgling..to late!

I have the extended breathers but try not to need them believing that it is best to stay less than hub deep but sometimes those cracks and holes are deeper than they look. :boobies:
 

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I can see that less time to get in the cab, but what about in the electronics outside the cab? Are they waterproof enough to take it (I'm talking submerged since the thread is about fording).
outside the cab is mainly ur alt. if its submerged it goes out FAST, and on our tacos there very low
 

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When you are moving forward you are creating a wake effectively keeping the water from rushing into the cab.
I understand all that about keeping the cab dry, and I've forded pretty deep stuff in my old jeeps (but the cabs sure didn't stay dry lol), but I didn't understand how going faster would keep electronic things safe since I didn't know he was just talking about the things inside the cab.
 

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I just noticed your location. Do I know you? :xbeer3:
I ran into you out on the island one day. I pestured you about your truck...you sold me on the benifits of an undercoating and we went our seperate ways never to speak again.
 

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Snorkle it!

Yes yes I to asked the same questions before too m snorkle goes on this week. I did the breathers too. worked great.

Aaron
 

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when the water starts coming over the hood,head for shore.
 

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I ran into you out on the island one day. I pestured you about your truck...you sold me on the benifits of an undercoating and we went our seperate ways never to speak again.
:eek:fftopic:
Hmmm. Was it down PINS and do you have an orange skid plate?
Nice to see someone from Corpus Posting.
I talk to so many folks, I lose track. Wish I was fishing this weeked and not experieincing this weather which is mild)

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I've had the hood on my Taco completely underwater.. Of course, had I stopped, then I would really have been in trouble!!

.. and that's with no lift and P265 tires.
 

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I have lost an alternator to dirty water. Tacos don't like dirty water.
 
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