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Today 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?
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:


01-18-2013 10:25 AM
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
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
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
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? -
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
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?

11-21-2012 09:36 AM
techflork people just b*tch about them like they do chrome and big wheels. If you want one I'm sure you could just fab up your own. I looked into it at one time, I think they're cool looking but I'd never make it through the trails here with all the trees. Maybe if you dipped into a hole that was deeper than you thought it could save your ass. Just like that winch, use it once and it was worth all the trouble.
11-21-2012 08:44 AM
lys327 If you look at the guys who truly use a snorkel for the tough jeep or tough truck events or similar, you will see that they jerry-rig a water proof hose that actually faces towards the back of the vehicle. That i am didnt see the Navy using the jeep to win the war. But hey to each there own.
11-20-2012 05:59 PM
beetle I have one on mine, installed by the previous owner. I would have put my money elsewhere if I was choosing mods but hey the price was right for the mileage and everything else check out fine on it haha. It doesn't get very dusty around here and I don't wheel super tight trails, mostly logging roads and playing in the mud, my engine runs at a normal temperature or at least nothing that has caused me concern yet. With that said I haven't noticed it either way except my antenna always clangs against it and it's super annoying and took a little chip out of the snorkel ram head grill. If you get one I'd recommend switch to a short antenna.
11-20-2012 05:01 PM
phraza wow i didn't know there was so many cons. I was thinking about getting a ARB Safari snorkel for my TJ next... lots of mud bogs and water bogs here in NZ so thought it was useful... was probably going to try waterproof the engine bay as good as i could too...
11-20-2012 04:50 PM
Patrick H Yep, a snorkel, some pocket flares, and one of those "it's a Jeep thing" stickers for the windshield....
11-20-2012 03:10 PM
Imped Mud sucks and is boring. You live in FL, of course you think it's fun when it's all you've got.

Good air filters and 3k mile oil changes keep dust out of your engine. You don't need a snorkel for that.
11-20-2012 03:07 PM
armyman5000 i have always liked them never really cared about the branches cause gettin out in the mud is part of the adventure and if you AND the jeep dont look like you participated in a three way mud wrestling contest with Jennifer Anaston and Milia Jovavich and won, i personally think you arnt having enough fun. They do however work great if you are on really dusty trails or back roads it keeps alot of the boiled up dust out which can really harm your engine.
11-20-2012 02:50 PM
Originally Posted by jeep-creep View Post
If you like heading into low - med water crossings at a fast speed for the heck of can help a little then. Other than that....^^^^All above statements.
I would say that the oem air box is still better even in that situation.
11-20-2012 02:41 PM
Originally Posted by whiteyj View Post
There are no pro's........IF you are submerged to the point of actually needing a have so many other new issues to be concerned about that the motor breathing is the least of your worries.......Water in the differentials, transmission, and cluth are BIG issues if not dealt with immediately.
While I dont condone the side mounted snorkels, properly extended breather tubes should help with the things you noted. Then of course would be the exhuast.

Originally Posted by CMA_Rider View Post
Have yall looked at the river raider snorkle
I have and if I ever decide to I will get one.
11-20-2012 02:13 PM
jeep-creep If you like heading into low - med water crossings at a fast speed for the heck of can help a little then. Other than that....^^^^All above statements.
11-20-2012 02:10 PM
Dextreme They make your Jeep look like this emoticon:

And it also hooks branches and snorkel pieces will be strewn all over the trail.
11-20-2012 02:04 PM
CMA_Rider Have yall looked at the river raider snorkle
11-20-2012 02:02 PM
Imped Cons:



You can look like all of the tacky Jeeps in Qtec and 4wp magazines (if that's a pro to you)
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