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Old 04-05-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Question Snorkel????

Hi, I am doing some research on snorkel systems for my 2002 TJ Sport. I have been looking for a system that is not that expensive, but good quality. I have seen the ARB system and I am not sure if it will fit with my windshield mounted light bar. I dont even know if it is worth getting a snorkel, but I am seeking your help. Any input on snorkels out there, please reply with your comments.

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Old 04-05-2008, 07:41 PM   #2
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snorkel only helps if you like to barrel through the mud. we put one on my buddies cuz his jeep would act up even in a little splashing water. looks like it would fit with your light bar. it does require drilling a large hole in your fender, i think 4". if you don't do it right it will rust after time. does require little modifications, not too hard to follow though. don't bother unless you love the mud, i don't.

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There is a minimum wheeling requirement for owning a snorkel.
If you dont wheel in DEEP water or mud at least once a month, your just a poser.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:21 PM   #4
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i was trying to be more subtle.
but since you just came out and said it, now i can say x2
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I try to go off roading a couple times a month, but I always find myself running through water or mud, and I dont feel like finding out the hard way that the water level was too high. I am afraid of hydro-locking my engine. I dont go looking for the deep water. I am not sold yet on cutting my body panels up yet. But thanks for your input.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:52 PM   #6
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I used to run the same trail all the time and never had a problem. 1 weekend I went down and came back out followed by a return a few hours later and went a little more to the left or right in that crossing and my motor was done. I have a snorkel as a just in case but we do have ALOT of water in Florida. I still avoid spots I know are deep when I can.
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Just remember, if your gonna really hit the deep water and mud, theres alot of other things you need to do to make your jeep waterproof.
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I try to go off roading a couple times a month, but I always find myself running through water or mud, and I dont feel like finding out the hard way that the water level was too high. I am afraid of hydro-locking my engine. I dont go looking for the deep water. I am not sold yet on cutting my body panels up yet. But thanks for your input.
Very well, the snorkel police grants you a permit
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Just remember, if your gonna really hit the deep water and mud, theres alot of other things you need to do to make your jeep waterproof.
yep, just a snorkel doesn't mean you aren't gonna hydro lock your motor, or avoid other probs.
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Your better off just putting in a bypass valve in the air intake, although it doesnt look as "cool" as a snorkel and wont help if the whole hood is underwater but then a snorklel wont much either i would think.
I had a cold air intake that went down below the bottom of the car so I was always worried about that too.
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Here is some good information to help with some other things to consider and dont forget to extend the breathers on your axles and tranny.


http://www.jeepbbs.net/forums/showth...ght=waterproof
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Where on long island do you wheel? I never seen you around at the local trails, I think I know every jeep on LI haha

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