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Stock Jimny and Rivers

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18 Jun 2013 17:15 #74281 by Nef
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Quick question about Jimny's.
They aren't available where I am (Canada) so I have to turn to the wisdom of the internet for help.
I'm going to be in Iceland this Summer and currently have a Jimny selected as my rental car because I want to drive on what they call "F" roads, which are gravel and unmaintained.
One road in particular I want to drive has some river crossings that don't look too deep or fast moving but what is an acceptable depth for me to try in a stock Jimny? How high off the ground is the air intake, without a lift or tire change?
Thanks in advance.

Here's a youtube link of a Discovery doing the particular road.

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18 Jun 2013 17:42 #74283 by mlines
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The air intake is located up under the front wing (Fender).

On a UK spec. Jimny this is on the Right Hand side as you sit in the car (left hand side as you stand in front of the car looking at it). I have no reason to believe this is different on left hookers.

It creates a nice air pocket for itself if you keep moving so you can push your luck to the lip of the bonnet (hood).

The drivers manual is more conservative and suggests a lower level.

Martin

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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18 Jun 2013 17:43 - 19 Jun 2013 13:07 #74284 by JuanGuillie
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Your air intake is in/under your right wing, behind the inner wing.
This is about a little bit higher than the top of your tire... BUT....

There are some précautions to take :
- How strong is the rivercurrent... if you can't get trough on foot staying upright due to the current don't go trough whit your car and make a detour.
- If you are not sure about the depth of it, go yourself into the river (on foot) and check which traject you should take.
- Look out for big boulders hidden under the watersurface.
- Drive gently into the water and try to keep a slow but steady "speed", before you get into the river look for a good way out at the other side of it.
- Look out NOT to make a wave in the front of your car, when this is flooding your bonnet your air intake and motor will be soaked.
- When you have a wave in the front of your car and you're reaching the other side the "wave" can come back to you.
- Use your common sense.
- Have lot's of fun... ;)
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18 Jun 2013 23:28 #74330 by Nef
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Thanks for the quick answers guys, as well as the tips for crossing water.

On a stock Jimny the top of the tire is around 670mm (based on a tire size calculator). So I guess I'll check the depth and hope we find it to be less than that.

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19 Jun 2013 07:10 #74338 by mlines
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I hope you realise that by logging on to this forum that you have committed to show us the photos!

I bet when you first drive it you will think how can the Europeans drive such a basic, bouncy and rattling car. Then when you finish your holiday you will want to pack it in your luggage and take it home with you.

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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19 Jun 2013 11:45 #74365 by kirkynut
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Be aware that Jimnys float more than LRs so any real current will take you off for a ride you didn't expect!

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19 Jun 2013 13:07 #74386 by GuardianAngel
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Iceland is fantastic. Been three times and will go again. You will love it :)

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19 Jun 2013 18:05 #74421 by markyp2000
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My air intake is behind my drivers side head light

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25 Jun 2013 09:41 #75023 by mc_nebula
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Standard wading depth is (I think) around 600mm, this is measured, and not a published figure. Suzuki don't reccomend that you go deeper than the bottom of the doors.
It's a rental (so it doesn't matter ;) ) but if it was yours, I would suggest fitting diff, transfer and gearbox breather extenders to prevent more ingress.

Curioiusly a standard defender has a maximum wading depth of only 500mm, published by Land Rover, a disco 3 sits at 700mm and I believe the new Range Rooney Vogue is a whole whopping 900mm!

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25 Jun 2013 13:49 #75034 by Smoggy
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The bottom of the doors eh. That puts me safe to about 1000mm :) :laugh:

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25 Jun 2013 20:34 #75086 by jonplace
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i've had mine up to the headlights but wouldnt like to go any deeper. i agree with the comments that the current is a big risk. heres a vid of mine crossing and you can see it go sideways



smoggy - your mate rich has took the snorkel tonight

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25 Jun 2013 21:43 #75098 by Teds Jimny
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i had it over the bonnet up to wipers in my stock unlifted jimny at Brent Pelham, I was even able to start the engine after I stalled in the deep water. however there was no current there so no risk of being swept away, but still very deep.

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