Snorkel? For My Ranger? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-14-2008
chevyslayer925's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Trexlertown,Pennslyvania
Posts: 1,293
Snorkel? For My Ranger?

Ive searched all over and havent been able to find a snorkel thats actually made specific for the ranger, since then i have been lookin at other snorkels made for other vehicles...i came across some snorkels for older land rovers and thought it would be an ideal to use on my ranger...just wondering if anyone has put one on their ranger already or made ther own...pics would be apreciated

thanks -Jason
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-14-2008
EdGe_wannabe's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Posts: 4,306
Read the new, I wanna say it's Peterson's 4WD mag and there is a write up on doing a snorkel to a Ranger.

Brenton
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-14-2008
swamper06's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: McAdoo, PA
Posts: 735
I think the one that fits the best is an '80s Toyota Land Cruiser snorkel from arb. There is a write up in petersens this month about it.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-14-2008
swamper06's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: McAdoo, PA
Posts: 735
Great minds think alike. hahaha
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-14-2008
chevyslayer925's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Trexlertown,Pennslyvania
Posts: 1,293
yea i seen it on a 97 model...im gonna order one for my 00 and see how it goes ill post pics when i get it done
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2008
GR8COM's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 423
I really wish I had a use for a Snorkel because I would love to have one. But I don't drive where its dusty or through really deep water. But this is a reason why I wanted a Suburban or a K5 Blazer and make it like the Suburban from Dantes Peak. That was a nice truck
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-14-2008
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-14-2008
chevyslayer925's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Trexlertown,Pennslyvania
Posts: 1,293
yea ive seen that thread thanks..im callin ok4wd tom and ordering one...the only reason i even want one is theres a creek right by me thats pretty deep in some spots but its great for wheeling and i realli dont feel like water locking my motor..done it once with my old s10, and about dantes peak that suburban was nice though it cud of used some bigger wheels it looked like it was on 33s i kno it can fit 35s just with a body lift
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-14-2008
GR8COM's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 423
Yeah it looked to big for those little wheels....
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-14-2008
Roach2004's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,320
On my offroad forum that I am a member of there is a guy on there that has this snorkle he bought in Mexico its an ARB Safari Snorkel from Melbourne, Austrailia. He got it for $330 it fits any Ford Ranger or Mazda trucks from 98-2007.

Name:  snorkel1.jpg
Views: 1778
Size:  85.5 KB
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-14-2008
rangererv's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Posts: 4,376
^^ that looks pretty cool if i was to get a snorkel
hmm ideas
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-14-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Canon City, CO
Posts: 27
This is the snorkel I put together on my 94 explorer. I only have around 150.00 in it and that includes holesaw(3 1/2"). It uses the factory airbox so filters are easily replaced. If I can find the write-up I will post it......
Name:  DSC00035.jpg
Views: 1197
Size:  231.7 KB
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-14-2008
rangererv's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Posts: 4,376
^ thats a cool *** explorer. i like it
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-14-2008
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
i dont drive through deep water, i do some dusty stuff.. i want it just to have, its pretty impractical since you have to seal up/reroute lines in the the rest of the truck, diffs, tranny, t-case, all the electronics, lights, cab, ac maybe?


if there's one thing i'll buy for my truck that wont serve a function it would be a snorkel
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-17-2008
thesoundmaster's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Centennial CO
Posts: 5
So uh Mark, When do I get to see the snorkel in person!?!?!?!

Kidding with ya, I'll see it soon enough.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-20-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Taylorsville Ky
Posts: 289
Yep 99ranger, I don't think these guys realize all the places the water will get and the troubles it will cause over time. Rangers are not designed to be boats.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-20-2008
Wolgun's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: War, Wv
Posts: 236
only problem iv ever had with water is that i aint heavy enough to get good traction in the deep stuff
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-21-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger Carl
Yep 99ranger, I don't think these guys realize all the places the water will get and the troubles it will cause over time. Rangers are not designed to be boats.
Very true. I cross deep water frequently, but you need to do it knowing what you're facing both in terms of what you're crossing, but also what some of the potential side effects are. Here's some things to remember and some may add to it if I don't note something important:

1. You need to extend your axle, transmission, and transfer case vents up to a higher level. Top of the engine compartment with "reverse traps" (that is, with the tubing bent over so the ends point down) is a good spot.

2. If you go through really muddy water, you can get it packed up in your radiator. Make sure you check it when you're done.

3. If you have an older Ranger with a distributor, that's a really important item to keep maintained and waterproofed. Later DIS ignitions are quite immune to water, but if your wires and boots are crap you can still get shorted out by water. Keep your wires in good shape.

4. Axle, driveshaft, and pinion shaft seals will leak when immersed in deep water sometimes. They weren't really meant for the externally applied pressure of deep water. After you've done some crossing, open your fill plugs and get a sample from the bottom of your diff/tranny/tcase using a tube of some kind. Particulary important to check are the front locking hubs and grease in the spindle. Periodically renew your seals. I do mine every year whether they are bad or not.

5. One more item I think needs to have the vent extended: the charcoal cannister purge inlet. If your engine goes into purge when you're underwater you'll suck water into the charcoal cannister and possibly foul it and the purge valve. This can cause leakage and an inability to pass emissions tests if the emission related drive cycle monitors are checked. You won't be able to hold a vacuum in the fuel system then.

If you want to cross deep water with any regularity you need to have an "inspection program" or one day you're gonna' get bit by a large repair job.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-02-2008
brian_m602's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 50
One more thing to look into is where the interior fuse/relay box is located.
On my 2003 Ranger it was in the side of the dash on the drivers side on my 2007 it is just above the floor in the kick panel on the passengers side.

I think I had the truck a week when I noticed this is a potential disaster in the event of water entering the cab. I can't imagine the nightmare of trying to seal that thing up.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-02-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
On the older trucks that's where the transfer case controller was.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-03-2008
mikerider's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Renton WA
Posts: 2,504
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-04-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
It's nit-picking, but this is the only thing I don't like about it. It's not really at the right angle when it's mounted:

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-17-2008
poogster1985's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Westmoreland, TN
Posts: 206
heres mine


Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-17-2008
chevyslayer925's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Trexlertown,Pennslyvania
Posts: 1,293
howd u install urs...do u ahve pics?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
kobin's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: gainesville,fl
Posts: 282
thinkin about this! so bump. any new info or pics?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ranger Snorkel info brian90744 General Ford Ranger Discussion 4 12-25-2011 10:35 PM
'89 Ranger on 38's w/snorkel herm59 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 10-08-2008 04:06 PM
Snorkel crazzyearl General Ford Ranger Discussion 33 04-22-2006 11:42 PM
Looking for a snorkel 914x4 Exterior Semi-Tech 24 10-31-2005 08:32 AM
snorkel gear red_fx2 General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 07-06-2005 11:58 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.