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Old 09-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Snorkel....yes or no?

Simple question.

Do you like snorkels on TJ/LJ's
Yes or no and why?
Pics if ya got one.

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Old 09-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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I like mine, keeps a lot of dust out of the air filter, and that's about all it does. Its not like I'm going to bury the jeep in the water, or I might... and also the top part got a little crack in bit from the last trip I went on. It took a beating from low hanging branches, but I'm surprised it hasn't broke more! Arb safari snorkel is very durable for the most part, but theres a slight (emphasize on slight) inconvenience taking the passenger door off. Overall yes I like it to keep out the dust, and I think it looks pretty cool.

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Simple question.

Do you like snorkels on TJ/LJ's
Yes or no and why?
Pics if ya got one.
Can't stand em, look so stupid IN MY OPONION.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #4
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The look of the jeep with the snorkel is weird to some people but i love it. And you will be glad you have it that one time you do need it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:15 PM   #5
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Dorkel lol Honestly,for a lot of people its a "look at me thing".
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:18 PM   #6
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The look of the jeep with the snorkel is weird to some people but i love it. And you will be glad you have it that one time you do need it.
The one time you do need it, youd better have all the breather tube extensions to go with it.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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No.

They look stupid and are not functional 99% of the time.

They're overdone and tacky, just like mirror-mounted lights, ridiculous stingers, and pocket flares. But if you want one, get one.
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:34 AM   #11
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I like mine. It's way cheaper than the ones sold on the interwebz, just as functional, and it's higher than all my breather hoses.



It's just a little hard to see with my hood propped open.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:27 AM   #12
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Simple question.

Do you like snorkels on TJ/LJ's.
No, and there is far more to making a Jeep ready for deep enough water to require a snorkel than most are willing to do. And my guess is 99% of the installed snorkels are for looks though no one with a snorkel would ever admit it.
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Mines for looks and dust.. I love it, and my jeep loves the cleaner air : D
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Do you like snorkels on TJ/LJ's
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why?
I drive a Jeep not a submarine.
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The one time you do need it, youd better have all the breather tube extensions to go with it.

Why would you need all the breather extensions for that one time you need the snorkel? changing out fluids (if they take in any water) is way easier/cheaper then replacing a hydrolocked engine.

That one time i needed it for real it was worth every penny.

snorkel gives you peace of mind if you like to drive in shallow water too fast (yes people have hydrolocked from little puddles too because they drive like retards, i've seen it)

my vote is yes, but im wheeling areas with lots of mud and water. (not trying to drown my jeep i just like insurance)

too bad you couldn't use a vote button for this thread so you dont hear all our bs comments
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I like mine, keeps a lot of dust out of the air filter, and that's about all it does. Its not like I'm going to bury the jeep in the water, or I might... and also the top part got a little crack in bit from the last trip I went on. It took a beating from low hanging branches, but I'm surprised it hasn't broke more! Arb safari snorkel is very durable for the most part, but theres a slight (emphasize on slight) inconvenience taking the passenger door off. Overall yes I like it to keep out the dust, and I think it looks pretty cool.

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How does the snorkel keep dust out of the air filter?
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:35 AM   #18
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How does the snorkel keep dust out of the air filter?
While your driving down a dusty road all that dust goes into your engine bag and your stock intake would suck it up. The snorkel sucks the air up high where the least dust is. Its recommended If there's gonna be a lot of dust, to turn the head of your snorkel around.
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I have an air filter to keep the dust out. I'd rather spend $20. more or less, than cut a hole in my fender or hood for a dumb looking snorkel.
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I regularly drive in ''wet terrain" with water holes etc. Usually you can not see how deep it is, and you can not always check it first on foot. I've been taken by surprise once when my hood very quickly disappeared under water. I was really worried about the air intake. After this experience I added the snorkel to my wishlist, and currently installing it (half way, need to find time to finish...

For me it's not about wading through very deep water on purpose or for cleaner air, but to protect my engine should I suddenly go a little deeper than anticipated / to give me peace of mind when going into water.

And in my opinion it looks good too!

The only thing I dislike is the fact you can not take your door off right away. You either need to loosen the snorkel or you need to modify the snorkel.

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Watched it.....This guy was trying to kill his Jeep
No he wasn't.
And you are completely missing the point of the video. He thought because he had a snorkel he could go in deep water.
The point of the video was that his seals failed Giving him a false sense of security and thereby killing his engine.
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To me snorkels and safari racks are the ugliest thing you can add to your jeep but im not going to judge people that have them.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #23
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IMO, snorkels are useless, if you find yourself in a water crossing deep enough to justify it you probably shouldn't be crossing said water LOL. They average 3, 4, $500 dollars? That is a set of gears, a locker, a winch, sliders, full roll cage, etc that IMO have more priority.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #24
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Not something I would even consider. They are in the same category as CAI, that is something made for looks with a heavily hyped, perceived (imaginary) benefit.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #25
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Snorkels on Jeeps is like having a 4" lift with 29's looks real fugly.
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While your driving down a dusty road all that dust goes into your engine bag and your stock intake would suck it up. The snorkel sucks the air up high where the least dust is. Its recommended If there's gonna be a lot of dust, to turn the head of your snorkel around.
Did you read that in a snorkel sales brochure?
When I go wheeling, the dust is pretty much everywhere (not just in engine bays).
You can hardly make out the headlights of my TJ in these pics.

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Did you read that in a snorkel sales brochure?
LOL. My thoughts exactly.
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I Love it when people who are narrow minded get on here and bash others rigs because they think a Jeep is only wheeled in the situations that they encounter, they rank right up there with the ones that say "Only This component is worth having all others are junk"

It's each Jeep owners own opinion and his or hers own money so if you want one for looks or feel you need one for deep water put one on. If you don't like them, don't put one on your rig! Pretty simple in my opinion.

Down here in Florida a lot of the Jeepers go through swamps and water that many of you have no concept of. Yes a properly prepped and maintained Jeep will go thru water that will wet your nipples and a good sealed snorkel is going to be one of the things you need.
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Don't like the look but that's just me.
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I Love it when people who are narrow minded get on here and bash others rigs because they think a Jeep is only wheeled in the situations that they encounter, they rank right up there with the ones that say "Only This component is worth having all others are junk"

It's each Jeep owners own opinion and his or hers own money so if you want one for looks or feel you need one for deep water put one on. If you don't like them, don't put one on your rig! Pretty simple in my opinion.

Down here in Florida a lot of the Jeepers go through swamps and water that many of you have no concept of. Yes a properly prepped and maintained Jeep will go thru water that will wet your nipples and a good sealed snorkel is going to be one of the things you need.
I sure wasn't trying to bash anyone elses rig - sorry if it sounded that way- with all the junk on my TJ, I'm not really in a position to pass judgement on anyones ride

But I do take exception to outrageous claims - especially when repeated often enough and gradually become accepted as 'fact'.
I wheel with plenty of guys I respect who run snorkels for varying reasons - but keeping dust out or perceived power gains are just not valid reasons.

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