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Re: Preparing a new Jeep for water & deep mud
Great article, bluesman. Best part is that Doc takes the common sense (and incidentally dirt cheap) approach to fording.
Going him one better, though... when I waterproofed, I made my own vent hose air filters using packing foam and pantyhose. Only tricky part was finding the right foam.... basically whatever foam I found, I tried to smother myself with it. If I could still breathe, it was OK. Carved a cup-shaped pellet out of that stuff to fit over the vent hose, surrounded it with a layer of pantyhose (notice how it shrugs off water), and hose-clamped it into place. Diffs and tranny have not made mayonnaise since.
Granted, if you're a single guy, you may just prefer to go buy the small KN filters instead of explain to the checkout clerk why you're buying pantyhose.