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I question some of the depth that some of you guys ride your bikes.
I see where the intake pipe is coming into the air box and in theory that should be the threshold mark for water height right?

But this is assuming your factory air box is rock solid air tight.
Are they really sealed from the factory to allow water to surpass the seal of the airbox?

What is the max water mark that you consider safe?
 

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Had mine in over air box and it popped the seat off but no water got in air box. I have mine snorkeled know got tired of not being able to see how close the water was getting to going in air intake.
 

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If you are going that deep, snorkel the machine.

The older machine would float with 26” bighorns no rider, so that is an option, rider must wade.
 

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Hit a deceptive watery mud hole this summer and got off in a hurry, the machine sort of was, maybe, trying to float, winched out it out. I checked the differential fluids as soon as got home, they were fine. My Rubicon Wrangler has diff breathing tubes that can injest water even if the max crossing depth is 38". The Grizz might also have those breather lines?.


I really do not try to get into any deep spots but it happens. Not one to trash my equipment.
 

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BOSS --it is NOT a sudmarine if you really think about it and question it, than take it from me " GO AROUND IT" fare enough.
 

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Darkness, welcome to the forum, the Grizzly design allows a person to push the envelope, but, a nice new Grizzly, why? The vent.ines have historically been routed up to the pod, except the gas tank rollover valve, not sure where this is on a 17,would warrant some reasearch, the air intake is in center between your legs and the the air intake for belt is about the height of your key, assuming 17 is same as 15. My son and I played in water more than most, get ready to spend money, and you must flush fluids about every two weeks or after every ride if you are going to really play. If you are not going to do that, go around, don’t drown the new Grizzly.

Edit, you should also, stock about five oil filters, and enough oil for a dozen or more changes for when it goes wrong, also research this so you know what to do. Find my thread called sunk Grizzly. Also do not expect factory warranty to cover this, they will call this abuse.
 
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Here is a day of it going right




And here is a day of it going wrong


 

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Thanks for the responses gentlemen.

Understood that it is not a submarine, that wasn't my point.
I am asking to understand where the safe line is on the bike when there are questionable water holes that need to be crossed.

This being said, from what I have gathered, there are a few things that should be re-routed to vent higher up on the bike.

2016+ Grizzly's is what I am after here:

Front Diff - on my 2017 I see that it is already vented high up into the storage area.
Rear Diff - Couldn't get a good look last night, not sure if it is also vented high from the factory??
Fuel tank - Factory vent is very low near the rear diff, I have rerouted this one under the seat.

Any other venting lines that should be considered here?
 

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Had to dig but found my picture. You start taking in water around this level on the 07-15 grizzly. Not sure about 16+
 

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People that ask these type of questions - ever consider getting a boat?
 

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If your going to be doing a decent amount of mud and water riding I would just snorkel it and do a rad relocate. I love to do the deep technical mud holes on trails through the woods and if you do not do rad relocate you will be over heating in no time. I just snorkeled mine and had it out two times and overheated both times lucky I have a bilge pump rigged up to wash rad out on trail. Saving up now to buy rad relocate. Mud riding is a lot of fun but you have more maintenance make sure your greasing after every ride and checking fluids often and wire tie your oil dipstick in plus probably a good I idea to drill more holes in your a arm skid plates to let mud run out if you don?t it builds up and if stones are in the mud it rubs on your cv boots and tears them ask me how I know. I?m thinking about taking them off all together.
 

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If your going to be doing a decent amount of mud and water riding I would just snorkel it and do a rad relocate. I love to do the deep technical mud holes on trails through the woods and if you do not do rad relocate you will be over heating in no time. I just snorkeled mine and had it out two times and overheated both times lucky I have a bilge pump rigged up to wash rad out on trail. Saving up now to buy rad relocate. Mud riding is a lot of fun but you have more maintenance make sure your greasing after every ride and checking fluids often and wire tie your oil dipstick in plus probably a good I idea to drill more holes in your a arm skid plates to let mud run out if you don?t it builds up and if stones are in the mud it rubs on your cv boots and tears them ask me how I know. I?m thinking about taking them off all together.
Great feedback, thank you :)
 

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You can go to about to when your ass starts getting wet,or your headlights start to go under, then you're effed.. Typically your Clutch should flood first. If your seal is in good condition on your air box lid , it should not leak.

YES , as mentioned , you can float a Grizz if you have 12" rims and some big tires.

Here is a (crappy) video my brother took of me floating my 2016 Grizz , about 3 days after I brought it home.. This was way back in July of 2015 , before anyone else even had a new gen grizz yet. I have 12" MXT rims , and 27" XTR tires. You need to hold the front up a little , but the back floats great , if your not loaded down.

 
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