I just got threw snorkeling my 2012 due to all the concerns on this forum and from listing to the folks that drive in dusty envoirments as I do alot. I checked my air filter from about 2 months of use and it was black with dirt. Scared me. Poor design of the air intake. Water, remember the tire height is about the same as the air intake, not quite but close. I would not go in water over the tire height with the stock air intake. A winch is a must in my opinion. These things are heavy and you driving in water, never know when you might slip and fall in a hole you didn't know was there and you just don't hook another 4-wheeler to it and pull it out, find something bigger.