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Old 11-06-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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Custom Snorkel

Did anybody make a home-made one?? if so do you have any pictures of it

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i don't have pictures but i can offer a somewhat how to for you. i don't have a snorkel cause i don't like mud much but if it were do one, i would use PVC and after market intake bends. there are thousands of different ways to do it but PVC has proved to work best. your best bet is to notch your driver side hood like a tunnel so you can open and close your hood. if you search you can get these rubber composite tubes from either your local parts store or online and they have tubes with special bends. your gonna need a 2 90 degree bends i don't know what diameter. and one 45 degree for the up-bend on your windshield frame. use the screw clamps to clamp everything together and the only thing left would be the top filter if you wanted figure out a way to make a little cone filter fit inside the pvc (go to your local auto-parts store they will have a book for custom cone filters or check out accel i think) cap it with one of those caps for chimneys from home depot (the little ones) and your done. or just put a regular cone filter on top and call it a wrap if it never rains where you are. below are some picks to depict what i am rambling about.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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contrary to popular belief snorkels are a waste of time.......if you are crossing water that is deep enough to flood your intake then you are gonna have bigger probs......and i have a dis jeep and that doesnt mean crap
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:39 AM   #4
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contrary to popular belief snorkels are a waste of time.......if you are crossing water that is deep enough to flood your intake then you are gonna have bigger probs......and i have a dis jeep and that doesnt mean crap
That's a good point, a snorkel is only part of water-proofing.

O'Raily's has part-kits to put one together for around $150 or so, seems like a waste of money. I've seen posts of parts from Home-Depot for around $10 pluss the filter.
Stay away from 90* bends and consider 4" tube.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:14 AM   #5
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i am in the process of making a snorkel out of pvc for my cj7. i'll try ot post a how to thread when i'm done. i live in jersey so i go to the pine barrens to off-road. there is a lot of deep water there, especially in the spring. i go through water that is just under my intake and never have any water related porblems. i am putting the snorkel on to protec my air filter from getting wet and packed with mud. IMO a snorkel should be just fine unless you cross a lot of rivers. you just have to keep in mind that you need to change your fluids when you get home, but really you should do that anyway.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:04 AM   #6
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home made snorkels will kill your motor unless you include a a filter and water dispersion methods
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what do you mean by water dispersion methods. do you mean extending breathers on diff's, t-case, & tranny?
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:43 AM   #8
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its to keep any water that gets into the snorkel out of the throttle body.
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its so that water that gets sucked in when driving in rain doesnt go into throttle body... your better off just buying a snorkel...

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thats a sweet custom snorkel and very functional
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its to keep any water that gets into the snorkel out of the throttle body.
that's the point of a snorkel. you arent supposed to get water in to it.
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you asked about water dispersion, its a part of a snorkel that stops the little amounts of water that make there way into the snorkel from getting into the tb.
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A check valve of sorts.

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