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Old 11-13-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Snorkel.. Is the air filter needed?

So I just installed my snorkel on my jeep couple days ago and this is probably a dumb question but is the air filter really needed? Instead of running it through my old air box I just ran it right off the throttle body and out and stuck a cone filter on top but I like the look of the snorkel top better... If that makes sense haha.. Here's some pics
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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If there's no filter then the air Wont be filtered at all and you will contaminants and stuff in it.

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Old 11-13-2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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You def want a filter. Im not a fan of the filter on the outside like that, at least not completely exposed.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:05 PM   #4
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alright good to know i guess i'll just run it through the air box like i was supposed to cause i agree i dont like it up there exposed like that either.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:07 AM   #5
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What snorkel did you get? I want one haha they look awesome.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:34 AM   #6
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Remember the contaminants you don't want in your vehicle's motor is sand. Driving off road always kicks up sand unless you are in the water. Once sand gets sucked into your intake, it goes directly to your cylinders and starts eating away the metal on the piston rings, the cylinder walls and the pistons themselves. It will also destroy the valve seats, the valves and the valve seals. It isn't worth it.

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Old 11-14-2011, 10:47 AM   #7
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What snorkel did you get? I want one haha they look awesome.
I got it off eBay it's a knock off of the arb or the safari only cost me 200 and it's the same set up just called "super wader"
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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you really don't need an air filter...as long as you don't care about your engine, and can afford to rebuild/buy a new engine on a regular basis.
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I got it off eBay it's a knock off of the arb or the safari only cost me 200 and it's the same set up just called "super wader"
Haha sweet thanks! Was the install pretty easy?
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Haha sweet thanks! Was the install pretty easy?
It wasn't bad took me a little bit

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