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Old 01-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #31
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Since nobody else has said it, one of the pros of a snorkel is that you can star in your own outrageous water crossing videos once you install one. Here are my two favorites:




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Old 01-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #32
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:51 AM   #33
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Why does everyone always say it's for water, in the desert and the land down under they serve their best use by pulling cleaner air from a higher position. Want to cross Australia you will be traveling a long dirt road from one side to the other. It's not like the I40 in the us, well similar but dirt.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:55 AM   #34
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I don't buy it. How much cleaner can the air be 2 feet up?
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:20 PM   #35
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Cant believe everybody never seen any good benifits from a snorkel. I know here in south jersey all we have is water crossings and sand. Ive seen jeeps hydro lock from not having a snorkel that would have been fine if they had one. Of course if your gonna be in deep water you need to look at breather hoses and seal up everything that you can. Guess you cant ask rock guys about water crossings lol. But snorkels are very useful without any cons depending on where you wheel
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:31 PM   #36
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surprised no one mentioned a cowl intake, actually pulls in cold air and is high enough to never worry about your average water crossing. this thread isnt that old

I have roughly $30 into a windstar airbox cowl intake
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:30 PM   #37
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no one mentioned a cowl intake because when water washes up over the hood, it goes straight for the cowl... the airbox inside is better protected.

That being said, any standing water deep enough to require a snorkle up here in the NW almost always comes with bottomless thick sticky mud that you aren't getting out of.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:10 PM   #38
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That being said, any standing water deep enough to require a snorkle up here in the NW almost always comes with bottomless thick sticky mud that you aren't getting out of.
Not here we have nothing but sand under all the water and you can crawl through pretty much anything as long as your not getting water in your motor
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hondamxer, the issue is that if your jeep is carefully and intentionally set up to be a "swamp beast" and all the necessary waterproofing is done, then great. But most snorkel owners bolt it on and now think their Jeep is now ready for deep water with results of an Epic Fail!
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hondamxer, the issue is that if your jeep is carefully and intentionally set up to be a "swamp beast" and all the necessary waterproofing is done, then great. But most snorkel owners bolt it on and now think their Jeep is now ready for deep water with results of an Epic Fail!
Haha, i do have to agree with you on that. Just a snokel is not going to do much when you dont adress other stuff too. Just figured i would let everyone that doesnt know that they do have their place in the offroad world and they arn't as usless as everyone was saying
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Anyone care to expand on the additional waterproofing? PO had a snorkel put in and while I'm not sure how much water this thing's going to see (land locked province and whatnot) I'd like to be properly prepared when I come upon an occasion to use it, if those mods haven't already been done without my knowledge..
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:39 PM   #42
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Anyone care to expand on the additional waterproofing? PO had a snorkel put in and while I'm not sure how much water this thing's going to see (land locked province and whatnot) I'd like to be properly prepared when I come upon an occasion to use it, if those mods haven't already been done without my knowledge..
What he said ^. Also have a snorkel from PO. Looks awesome, but I hate it more than I love it. Can't keep it out of the trees
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What he said ^. Also have a snorkel from PO. Looks awesome, but I hate it more than I love it. Can't keep it out of the trees
LOL. Sorry, this happens so much on this forum so I have to ask, does my avatar really look like it belongs to a dood?
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Good job now he's mad.... Just kiddin !!! I also have a snorkel from po hated it at first thot it looked dumb . I cut it down a bit so its below the top of windshield a bit . kinda got used to it tho now and don't mind it .. There is a lot more tho to a snorkel than just throwing one on and being done.
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Id also like to know more info on what to look for - for additional waterproofing that should b done with the snorkel that po mite have done.?
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Id also like to know more info on what to look for - for additional waterproofing that should b done with the snorkel that po mite have done.?
Exactly. PO so far seems to have been pretty good about doing things the right way (he's a mechanic) but no one's perfect, and if he didnt intend to ever take her deeper than the runners maybe he didn't do anything more to waterproof. But I wouldn't even know what to look for if he did
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LOL. Sorry, this happens so much on this forum so I have to ask, does my avatar really look like it belongs to a dood?
Um, yeah my bad haha. Foot in mouth...
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Um, yeah my bad haha. Foot in mouth...
Seriously it's all good. Not the first time and probably not the last, but it still cracks me up every time
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Anyone care to expand on the additional waterproofing? PO had a snorkel put in and while I'm not sure how much water this thing's going to see (land locked province and whatnot) I'd like to be properly prepared when I come upon an occasion to use it, if those mods haven't already been done without my knowledge..
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