Dusty trail rides and deep water fordings. Anyone who takes their rig off-road is likely to encounter these conditions. The new Modular XHD Snorkel System from Rugged Ridge® relocates the vulnerable stock air intake location to help reduce dust clogged filters and the risk of hydro-locking your engine. It is also the first snorkel designed with the modular functionality of a Pre-filter Low Mount and Ram High Mount air intake design. Unlike other snorkels, you don’t have to give up flexibility for functionality. Not only did we engineer our snorkel to allow the windshield to fold and doors to be removed, we built it for use with our dual battery tray, windshield light bar and windshield light mounting tabs… Because what good is having a snorkel to cross the river, if you have to leave your lights and the dual battery (to power your winch) on the other side? The Modular XHD Snorkel System comes standard with the Pre-filter Low Mount. The Pre-filter Low Mount relocates the air intake to just below the windshield and draws cool air from outside the hot engine compartment. The optional Ram High Mount design allows the air intake to be extended up an additional 21” to the top of the windshield. The two air intake mounts are easily interchangeable to give you the modular functionality best suited to your needs. The system is manufactured from premium thermoformed plastic, mandrel bent aluminum and hi-temp silicone connection hoses. Built in manual drain valves channel away excess water to prevent it from entering the intake system. It installs with minor modification to the fender, but without the major cutting and surgery that other kits require. The new lower air cleaner box installs in place of the factory unit, so you don’t have to “hack and tap”. Just attached the factory upper air box, chose from the Pre-filter Low Mount or Ram High Mount design and go!
• The modular design allows you to choose a Pre-filter Low Mount or Ram High Mount design.
• Works with other popular Rugged Ridge® accessories like: Dual Battery Trays, Windshield Light Bars & Windshield Light Mounting Tabs.
• Installs with minor modification of the fender. Unlike other kits that require cutting large holes in the firewall, fender or hood!
• Includes lower air cleaner box that seals and mates to the factory air intake.
Do you think it would restrict air going to the air box.
This would be with just the base piece on it with out the top extension?
According to the engineer that designed this system the static restrictions in air flow have been kept to a minimum so there is not any effect on the performance of the vehicle. The Dyno Specs showed a decrease of 1.5 HP at 4000 RPM. With the use of a K & N High Flow Airfilter they were able to regain the loss of HP.