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Old 03-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Snorkel

Does anyone have an idea of how much it is for a snorkel?

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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380 or so unless you hit up eBay and get an off brand, I too have been looking

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Old 03-24-2012, 08:43 AM   #3
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Save your $$ and make your own. For less than $100 you can have a hummer style snorkel that works just as good and no need to drill a hole in the fender. Replacing a cowl cover is way easier than a fender.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
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I'd like to see how that looks. Got any pics?
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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This is what I made for my cherokee...




and about to make the same thing for the TJ. Gathering parts as we speak....
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This is what I made for my cherokee...




and about to make the same thing for the TJ. Gathering parts as we speak....
Want to give us a hint on the parts list? I remember seeing a write up about this, but I didn't bookmark it and can't find it now. I do remember that the most expensive part was the cap itself.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:23 AM   #7
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That looks really cool, and I'm sure it works well, but what happens when a lot of water comes up over top of your hood while playing? I think I'd find a way to get it up a lot higher, or just never hit big puddles much faster than 5 MPH... Nonetheless, nice job,, it is a clean application, and looks really good.
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Want to give us a hint on the parts list? I remember seeing a write up about this, but I didn't bookmark it and can't find it now. I do remember that the most expensive part was the cap itself.
The cap is a cereal bowl. With a little searching you can find the same bowls online. I forget the website that carried em but I think they are on ebay.

Basically it's 3" rubber flex hose from mcmcaster, a 90 degree pvc fitting in the cowl that turns it up and out, small piece of PVC to extend it up out of the cowl, cereal bowl, some strips of aluminum bent and jb-welded to the cereal bowl and bolted to the pvc.

All ya really need is 3" hose, 3" pvc, and some pvc fittings to get it where you want it then figure out a way to attach the bowl. I reinforced the pvc coming out of the cowl with some angled brackets so it does not move. During the winter, I pop off the cap and put a seal cap on it then disconnect the hose at the air box so it's back to factory setup. That way when it gets buried in snow, I can still start it up without having to worry about sucking in the white stuff.

As for getting water over the hood, that won't happen cuz I don't do the deep stuff. The snorkel is there in case it happens but I do everything I can to avoid it.





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The cap is a cereal bowl. With a little searching you can find the same bowls online. I forget the website that carried em but I think they are on ebay.

Basically it's 3" rubber flex hose from mcmcaster, a 90 degree pvc fitting in the cowl that turns it up and out, small piece of PVC to extend it up out of the cowl, cereal bowl, some strips of aluminum bent and jb-welded to the cereal bowl and bolted to the pvc.

All ya really need is 3" hose, 3" pvc, and some pvc fittings to get it where you want it then figure out a way to attach the bowl. I reinforced the pvc coming out of the cowl with some angled brackets so it does not move. During the winter, I pop off the cap and put a seal cap on it then disconnect the hose at the air box so it's back to factory setup. That way when it gets buried in snow, I can still start it up without having to worry about sucking in the white stuff.

As for getting water over the hood, that won't happen cuz I don't do the deep stuff. The snorkel is there in case it happens but I do everything I can to avoid it.
Ok that makes great sense, and a true "Cold Air Intake".

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