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Old 01-06-2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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homemade snorkel?

i was looking around to see if i could buy a snorkel for my 94 yj. all the set ups range from 400-600 dollars. i would like to figure out a nice clean,cheap,well built system. pictures would be cool to see. thanks

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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I dont have or need one, and have absolutely no experience in the design, construction, usage, installation, fabrication, assembly, or any other aspect of them.

That said, I belive I would look possibly to hottub tubing and fixtures for the underhood portion, at least. Designed to be flexible and watertight. Readily available, and somewhat inexpensive. Not sure how big it comes, though. Maybe just 2".

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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There's a few different threads with different ideas/pics floating around here.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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i was looking at taking 3 in washer and dryer hoseing for under the hood. but i need to make something to put my air filter in,and be able to take it out and clean it. then ill be able to run pvc off that to the top of my roof.
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your profile shows 94 4.0. most people just tie into the stock air box.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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yeah i know, i had bought a k&n air filter for it that i would like to use. for a cold air intake.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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This is what I did, until I get enough money to buy an arb snorkel. All I used was some cold air intake tubing and sealed my airbox. Works awesome, and very cheap.

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #8
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are you running the stock air filter?
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #9
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Possibly Crazy Idea

How about if you removed the stock airbox and just attached the K+N exposed at the top of the snorkel.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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Yeah I am for now, until I can get the safari snorkel.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #11
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would rain water run through the filter? thats what i thought to do in the first place .
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
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Do snorkels ever get used as intended? Wouldn't electrical shorts stop you in your tracks? Wouldn't your seats get trashed? Wouldn't your panties get soaked?

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Who said anything about panties, RUN COMMANDO
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Do snorkels ever get used as intended? Wouldn't electrical shorts stop you in your tracks? Wouldn't your seats get trashed? Wouldn't your panties get soaked?

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I plan on using one as intended

In answer to your questions, electrical shorts should be easy enough to stop. I moved a lot of my dash wiring up and out of the way and I'm in the process of moving the under hood wiring up and in waterproof (NEMA) boxes. Hoping that between the insulation and the water proofing, they should work well.

Seats get trashed? Not a concern. I'm on my 2nd set of seats anyway from leaving the top and doors off in the rainy season. When they go bad again, I'll either pull another junkyard pair or upgrade to the Corbeau seats.

I'm worried less about panty soaking than I am about the inevitable skid marks from fighting a rushing current.

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don't forget axle vents
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Do snorkels ever get used as intended? Wouldn't electrical shorts stop you in your tracks? Wouldn't your seats get trashed? Wouldn't your panties get soaked?

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Most panties are soaked from the mere sight of a jeep lmao
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Most panties are soaked from the mere sight of a jeep lmao

I like how you think lol

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