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08-23-2014 07:36 AM
Ironhead Jed
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
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..
If all of your gaskets are in good shape and you aren't leaking fluids, the it's just breather lines. 1 on each axle housing, trans, transfer case, and for the rubi owners there is an additional one for the compressors
08-22-2014 10:19 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by Bravo.Justin View Post
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
08-22-2014 09:08 PM
Bravo.Justin
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
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...
08-22-2014 03:29 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by andy05jeep View Post
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
08-22-2014 03:25 PM
andy05jeep 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.?
08-22-2014 03:23 PM
andy05jeep 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.
08-22-2014 03:15 PM
K.wag haha
08-22-2014 03:01 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by Bravo.Justin View Post
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?
08-22-2014 02:39 PM
Bravo.Justin
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
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
08-22-2014 02:32 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail 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..
08-21-2014 09:17 PM
hondamxer
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Originally Posted by Dextreme View Post
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
08-21-2014 07:23 PM
Dextreme 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!
08-21-2014 07:10 PM
hondamxer
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Originally Posted by K.wag View Post

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
08-21-2014 04:30 PM
K.wag 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.
08-19-2014 11:31 AM
Ironhead Jed 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
08-19-2014 11:20 AM
hondamxer 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
08-18-2014 11:55 PM
Fionabalogna I don't buy it. How much cleaner can the air be 2 feet up?
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...6L3ZKPSz6EI2PO
08-18-2014 11:51 PM
Jrozar 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.
01-18-2013 08:48 PM
pcwolf When my pants get wet I know I either need a rest stop or need to steer for the shallow side of the creek
01-18-2013 01:07 PM
Sherpa 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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01-18-2013 10:25 AM
SecretAgentMan
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Originally Posted by frieed View Post
Heres your DIY snorkel

Real Class, no?
I would have used black clamps and a baloney cut on the end . . .
01-18-2013 09:11 AM
Wattapunk
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Originally Posted by frieed View Post
Heres your DIY snorkel

Real Class, no?

So I guess this guy would take that tube off on the days he mows his lawn so he can use his leaf blower.
01-18-2013 12:48 AM
Wizzerd a hummer style snorkel will kill all the branch hitting nd all you do is cut a hole in the dead space between the hood and the windshield
11-23-2012 01:00 PM
nwbronco
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Originally Posted by dale 3 View Post
Gonna need more than another air intake after that soaking.(nwbronco)After a few more rain driven miles your dash should light up like a christmas tree? Perfect timing christmas is coming.

Not really. My rig gets that treatment a couple of times a month. Tahuya State Forest is 30 minutes away. In fact, I set up the missus '09 for the same type of use. I had to pull the freedom panels off to re-seal them on her rig and found mud and rocks in every seam. Including the door gaskets.

I will admit, we have lost a couple of horns doing this. And a few idler pulleys. Nothing electrical though.Not the first chime or light yet. I am really impressed with the JKs. I came from hammering on full size rigs for years.

Bob K.
11-22-2012 08:05 AM
techflork
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Heres your DIY snorkel

Real Class, no?
That's if you want to do a half assed job. There are some nice looking homemade snorkels in this thread. Some interesting ideas too, like the one just put the air intake directly under the cowl and put a hood scoop on top. Not visible and it helps keep the intake farther back. Still need to be very careful about that water though lol

Best Home-made Snorkel Design? - JeepForum.com
11-22-2012 07:42 AM
dale 3 Gonna need more than another air intake after that soaking.(nwbronco)After a few more rain driven miles your dash should light up like a christmas tree? Perfect timing christmas is coming.
11-21-2012 10:08 AM
nwbronco You know when you'll be needing a snorkel...



Added one after the missus found this mud hole.

Bob K.
11-21-2012 10:01 AM
lys327
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Originally Posted by frieed View Post
Heres your DIY snorkel

Real Class, no?

WILL work great as long as it doesnt rain and the birds dont crap in it, i have nothing against snorkel's, i just feel they are more appropriate in the outback or another unchartered land. sure they maybe cool to look at, but the practicality of one is just not there.
11-21-2012 09:55 AM
dale 3 Wouldn't the water come in the cab before the ugly upside down POOP SCOOP actually accomplished what it was suppose to? Go ahead cut a hole in your jeep now resell it.
11-21-2012 09:45 AM
frieed Heres your DIY snorkel

Real Class, no?

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