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    Driving through water. Any tips or guidelines?

    Hey guys,

    I'm living in FL and with all of our recent rainfall and flooding in the surrounding areas, I was wondering how much water the 2015 WRXs handle?

    Any tips or suggestions? Living near the coast I occasionally find myself having to drive through several inches of standing water to get to where I need to go. Any mods that can be made to help handle these types of situation?

    Fortunately I have access to a much higher riding vehicle for emergencies, but it's nice to know what the Rex can handle.

    Thanks for your upcoming informative and I'm sure entertaining responses

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    Same as any vehicle its size - err on the side of caution. Slow is best. Any doubt, turn around.

    I saw Pensacola got dumped on. We got quite a bit from the same storm; 5" - 6" in one day. That is a lot for around here.
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    As long as you don't have a cold air or short ram everyday water shouldn't be too much of a concern but obviously our cars weren't made for water fording so be cautious when driving through puddles drews knows best.
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    Ask Drews.. He'll give you some good pointers

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    Just be safe and take the lifted vehicle for a little while.

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    If its more than 3-4" I would not drive through the water (especially if it is moving). Water is a strong force not to be messed with. Also, you are never quite sure how deep the water might actually be at points and if it has taken the surface out underneath it. If you want to drive through water get a jeep with a snorkle!!!

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    Thanks for all of your responses! I'm new to the forums and am not familiar with this legendary Drews... Which mountain top do I find him at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iatros View Post
    Thanks for all of your responses! I'm new to the forums and am not familiar with this legendary Drews... Which mountain top do I find him at?
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    Actually Drews was who Malcolm X saw at the mountain top... Just FYI

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    This was on the local news in Orlando. 4 inches is the cutoff, you can swept away in standing water any higher than that.

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    We've had a few members hydro lock engines in standing water, so my advice would be to avoid it unless you don't mind having to replace your engine.


    That being said.. I've personally driven into water that was probably 25"-30" deep without issues. Of course once I could see my headlight beam shining under the surface of the water I wised up and backed out, then took a nap until it receded enough for me to get through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514 View Post
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    My advice...

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