Is this a good snorkel??? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-05-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 539
Is this a good snorkel???

4x4 Off Road Jeep Wrangler TJ YJ Snorkel Air RAM Intake System Installation Kit | eBay 4x4 Off Road Jeep Wrangler TJ YJ Snorkel Air RAM Intake System Installation Kit | eBay[/url]
Im wanting to buy a snorkel for my Jeep TJ. Do you thing this will work? Im just a high school student who has a minimum wage job. So Im trying to ind something cheap that still gets the job done. Thanks

IWANNAOFFROAD is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 07:58 AM   #2
President, ThumbJeeps

WF Supporting Member
 
sevenservices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mid-Michigan/Thumb
Posts: 3,938
Hello,

Did you just say you have a minimum wage job and you want to drive your TJ through water? Sounds scary to me lol.

Be sure you take all of the other steps before doing it other than simply installing a snorkel. Axle vent tubes need to be extended, trans breather extended, waterproof battery connections, sealed water proof airbox, etc...

Watch this video, jump ahead to 4:30 and watch through the end. Its a good lesson for someone else to learn lol

__________________
-Chris
President, ThumbJeeps
CB Callsign "AirForce One"


1994 Wrangler YJ I6 4.0 H/O Auto 3 spd. 4" RC (33x12.5) (15x8) 3:54 Gears
sevenservices is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Rolly32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pharr, Tx
Posts: 418
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenservices View Post
Hello,

Did you just say you have a minimum wage job and you want to drive your TJ through water? Sounds scary to me lol.

Be sure you take all of the other steps before doing it other than simply installing a snorkel. Axle vent tubes need to be extended, trans breather extended, waterproof battery connections, sealed water proof airbox, etc...

Watch this video, jump ahead to 4:30 and watch through the end. Its a good lesson for someone else to learn lol
^This.




I believe some snorkel systems have a disclaimer saying just because you add a snorkel doesn't turn your jeep into a submarine. You will have to water proof other parts as well. I don't believe everything is fully water proof. You might have to install electric fans as well so you can turn the fans off manually for deep water crossings.
Rolly32 is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phila
Posts: 1,792
Take a good look at the installed picture on eBay. It routes the air tube from high up in the engine bay to exit down low through the fender. Unless that is sealed very well you have a greater chance of sucking water that a stock setup which puts your air horn pretty high.

^ As the others have said there is more to running through water than the air supply.
sparky is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 11:19 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 3,431
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
Do you thing this will work? Im just a high school student who has a minimum wage job. So Im trying to ind something cheap that still gets the job done. Thanks
No, I think you are going to destroy your Jeep thinking its now a boat.

Read this thread to learn from an example:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/suck...ow-175850.html
__________________
'99 Chilli Pepper TJ Wrangler "Mistress"
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
Dextreme is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
zombie & ninja slayer

WF Supporting Member
 
Redsand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: southern illinois, no where near chicago (allendale)
Posts: 2,251
It looks like the arb design, I say go for it
__________________

"It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again"
Redsand is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 03:26 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 539
Alright guys im not doing anything insane in my jeep I dont plan on going into any water that will leak into my doors its more for performance, and for the ocasional splash of water that would otherwise get into my cold air intake. I know my jeep will not be a boat lol
IWANNAOFFROAD is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 539
How do you turn the fan off manually? Everything in my Jeep is stock.
IWANNAOFFROAD is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 03:38 PM   #9
zombie & ninja slayer

WF Supporting Member
 
Redsand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: southern illinois, no where near chicago (allendale)
Posts: 2,251
Nice to have, just in case

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20121105_163744.jpg
Views:	227
Size:	142.8 KB
ID:	175546
__________________

"It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again"
Redsand is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 3,431
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
Alright guys im not doing anything insane in my jeep I dont plan on going into any water that will leak into my doors its more for performance, and for the ocasional splash of water that would otherwise get into my cold air intake. I know my jeep will not be a boat lol
A stock airbox does an excellent job at keeping the splashes out. Also know that snorkels loves to hook brush and low limbs. (I have found snorkel pieces on a trail once.)

Oh and by installing a snokel, you are significantly lowering the worth and potential buyers of your TJ if/when you decide to sell it.
__________________
'99 Chilli Pepper TJ Wrangler "Mistress"
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
Dextreme is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lagrange
Posts: 124
I don't really like the design of it. Why would you make a snorkel and run the piping lower than factory then back up. I stepped up from the atv world to here and on fourwheelers snorkeling is very common but you wouldn't run the pipes down then back up, you want the smoothest least restricting flow to the throttle body. If it did get water it through a hose clamp or somewhere it would settle at the lowest point, kind of like a p-trap on your kitchen sink instead of stopping sewer gas from getting into your house it would reduce the air going into your engine
99georgiatj is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD
Alright guys im not doing anything insane in my jeep I dont plan on going into any water that will leak into my doors its more for performance, and for the ocasional splash of water that would otherwise get into my cold air intake. I know my jeep will not be a boat lol
Do you have the stock air box and intake system?
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #13
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 31,197
Images: 2
I wouldn't install a snorkel. First, despite some of the advertising hype that claims otherwise, a snorkel doesn't improve performance. Second, water that is deep enough to require a snorkel is likely to find its way into your transmission, axles, or transfer case if they don't all have vent tubes connected securely to keep water out of their vents... and all of those items do have air vents on them.

Lastly, water that isn't too deep to get into those items would have a hard time making it past the OE air intake system.

Snorkels may look cool but there are better ways to spend your hard-earned $$$ that will better benefit your Jeep when offroad... like an oil pan skidplate, quick disconnects for the front anti-swaybar, tow hooks, etc.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 539
Yes I do
IWANNAOFFROAD is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
nick50471's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bushwood Country Club
Posts: 13,887
Save your money for Mods that actually help. Lockers, gears, Antirock, tires,cb, lift....
__________________
License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They're like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that's all she wrote.
nick50471 is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD
Yes I do
I'd be more then willing to take it off your hands!
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is offline   Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 539
lol im ok
IWANNAOFFROAD is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 539
DIY Snorkel

Hey guys I'm looking into making my own snorkel for my 2004 Jeep wrangler TJ. Snorkels are way to expensive to buy for me. ARB wants upwards from $400 just for pieces of plastic. I was doing some online research and stumbled upon this link http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...el/snorkel.htm
Know I know it's a Cherokee and all but would this work for a Tj. Also would my stock air intake work? I like the design because it is low profile and for the deep water crossings I can just extend it.
IWANNAOFFROAD is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 01:41 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
xxximpact05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 583
Ok well the link doesn't seem to be working however the way it sounds the DIY will not completely encase your engine or vent your tranny or diffs which makes it simple a really long air filter and if you attempt a deep water crossing you will ruin your jeep have to be pulled out and towed home. Alot of people don't realize that a snorkel helps in no way if you don't prep the rest of the vehicle. But go for it. Just b careful.
xxximpact05 is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
02 TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ridgefield, WA
Posts: 109
I know what's coming next!!! Lol
02 TJ is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 01:47 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 539
Here is a link again
TITLE
And Yes I understand that it does not allow me to drive through rivers. It's more of a precaution thing. A $100 in materials from Home Depot it more cost effective than a whole new engine. I already extended the tranny and diffs. Plus if water did get in them I could just flush it.
IWANNAOFFROAD is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 02:02 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posts: 194
This will be good.
I had thought others have already told you not to go in water, so no need for a snorkel. I know you are prob thinking that as long as theres a tube for the engine air intake then Im good, however the kits that other manufactures have made are calibrated for a certain volume of air needed for your engine to breath properly. Im not saying it cant be done but you need to make sure its done right. Jm2c.
SS Adrenaline is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 02:07 PM   #23
Motorized Toy Collector

WF Supporting Member
 
TJDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Eastern WA State
Posts: 2,756
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02 tj View Post
i know what's coming next!!! Lol

I have to be nice.
TJDave is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
xxximpact05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 583
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD
Here is a link again
TITLE
And Yes I understand that it does not allow me to drive through rivers. It's more of a precaution thing. A $100 in materials from Home Depot it more cost effective than a whole new engine. I already extended the tranny and diffs. Plus if water did get in them I could just flush it.
I get it. Good pro caution to take but all els aside seems like a foot higher is not going to do much considering how high your air filter already is
xxximpact05 is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #25
Jeeper
 
Jaxon1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 1,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
I have to be nice.
You and me both
Jaxon1023 is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #26
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 278
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
Here is a link again
TITLE
And Yes I understand that it does not allow me to drive through rivers. It's more of a precaution thing. A $100 in materials from Home Depot it more cost effective than a whole new engine. I already extended the tranny and diffs. Plus if water did get in them I could just flush it.
A precaution for if you sporadically decide to drive through a river? Those other kits usually come with more than just the snorkel for a reason. IMO if youre going to have something as a precaution it should probably be functional.

Not to mention the moment you strap a snorkel to just about any vehicle the resale value tanks.
Sccrbrg is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 03:06 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
Dextreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 3,431
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
Here is a link again
TITLE
And Yes I understand that it does not allow me to drive through rivers. It's more of a precaution thing. A $100 in materials from Home Depot it more cost effective than a whole new engine. I already extended the tranny and diffs. Plus if water did get in them I could just flush it.
I remember one of your very first posts on here was asking about snorkels. Between then and now, the advise is going to be the same.

I will tell you that if you put a snorkel on your Jeep it will depreciate its value/worth if you ever decide to sell it. (buyers look at it as Red Flag) But even with that said...its your Jeep. If you are going to make a DIY kit, head to Home Depot and hit the Plumbing section. Please post pics of your creation.


Here is a idea for ya: http://jeephorizons.com/tech/snorkel/page2.html
__________________
'99 Chilli Pepper TJ Wrangler "Mistress"
33x12.5 DuraTracs
Zone 4.25"
Dextreme is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW burbs IL
Posts: 1,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWANNAOFFROAD View Post
Here is a link again
TITLE
And Yes I understand that it does not allow me to drive through rivers. It's more of a precaution thing. A $100 in materials from Home Depot it more cost effective than a whole new engine. I already extended the tranny and diffs. Plus if water did get in them I could just flush it.
$100 in materials????? I built a custom intake for my jeep cause after so many mods the stock intake wouldn't fit. Mine is not a snorkel yet every one who sees it says nice snorkel. I guess they say that cause it come up thru the cowl. but I spent about 40 bucks to get it up there.
__________________
My Low Budget LCG Build
97flexy is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #29
Jeeper
 
krisbman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cheshire Oregon
Posts: 7,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJDave

I have to be nice.
Yeah i got the shakedown last night about it also
krisbman is offline   Quick Reply
Old 02-03-2013, 06:10 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
DevilDogDoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Yucca Valley CA 20 miles from JV
Posts: 2,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by krisbman View Post
Yeah i got the shakedown last night about it also
Pffff I got mine last week!!!

__________________
Violence may not be the answer but it sure cuts down on the stupid questions
DevilDogDoc is offline   Quick Reply
Closed Thread

Tags
snorkel jeep wrangler

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC