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Old 06-25-2005
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snorkel gear

lookin for sum snorkel gear for my truck.. so i can go through sum water.. kno whaere i can buy it at?
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Don't know of anything that's a direct fit, Brad. You'll have to adapt whatever you get.

Last time out with the 35's and the lift I came pretty close to doing something bad. I had a wave break over the hood when I hit the water hard (I didn't think this hole, which I'd been through before, was that deep in the middle -- wrong).

It was 37" deep. I got stuck and had 2" of water IN the truck before I got out. Oh well... the engine kept running...
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Yea I've never seen anything that is a straight fit. You could make your own pretty easily (as far as a snorkel goes)
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Arb makes some nice ones that would be easy enough to get working with a fender hole and mounting to the a-pillar -- it would be the internal "plumbing" that would be the main challenge.
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Would 4" piping be too small? My dad runs the colo state weatherization service and I know they have some pipe benders for running exaust on furnances and water heaters in mobile homes, I bet with enough fiddling I could get something to fit......maybe
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cool.. ill have to look around and see what i can get.. thanks alot guys.. if i get one ill be sure to post pics of it installed.
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4" would be fine. Any bigger and you'll have problems routing it I think.

Keep in mind that even with "big" piping, snorkels add air resistance. They are NOT a performance accessory for sure. If you're going run one all the time, figure on taking a slight hit in wide open throttle, high RPM performance (where air intake is at maximum).
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thats fine.. if its slower.. its slower.. if not.. thats cool to.. whatever.... think i could make one for a jeep fit or not?
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Arb makes some nice ones that would be easy enough to get working with a fender hole and mounting to the a-pillar -- it would be the internal "plumbing" that would be the main challenge.
Why ? I am not sure on how these work is there more to it then a a pipe connnecting to the throttle body, that goes up ?

I was giving this some thought, I had a wave of water spalsh on my windsheild once to. I was thinking about having a pipe connect to the throttle make a 180 and go back toward the widesheild(under the hood) then come up through a hole in the hood and running the pipe up the side of the truck by the windsheild by the A piller and shape the top somehow so rain water doesn get in.
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I saw someone from Alaska do it on GE a while back, and be basically sealed up his airbox with black RTV caulk, and then fab'ed custom piping that went through the inner fender and towards A piller between the inner and outer fenders. It popped out of the outer finder right near the seam of the front quarter panel and the door and into a YJ (I think, maybe have been something else) snorkel. The main problem he found was making the piping that flowed between the inner and outer fender. The problem with doing what you had stated (going towards the A piller under the hood) is the space just isn't there. At least not on mine. I've thought about doing this mod as well.
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Brad, if there are any offroad shops in or around Lakeland you could always go there and see what kind of snorkels they've got and take a few measurements and see if anything will be a close enough match to your truck...
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