|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|
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 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|
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.
|11-22-2012 08:05 AM|
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|
You know when you'll be needing a snorkel...
Added one after the missus found this mud hole.
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|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|
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|
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.|
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|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 it...it can help a little then. Other than that....^^^^All above statements.|
|11-20-2012 02:10 PM|
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|
You can look like all of the tacky Jeeps in Qtec and 4wp magazines (if that's a pro to you)
|11-20-2012 02:01 PM|
|BLZ||i had one on my last truck and it got hung up on every friggen branch or leaning tree.pain in the butt....i always had to get out and move stuff so i didnt wreck it..lame..|
|11-19-2012 11:41 PM|
Cons: No practical Function, expensive, ugly, Tree magnet, Have to cut a giant hole in the body.
|11-19-2012 11:39 PM|
|JeepnJim||I put an ARB snorkle on a Cherokee because I thought it looked cool. It was expensive and hurt gas mileage a bit and everyone was asking "what's that and why". Never had another since. I still think they look kind of cool. Reminds me of a tough outback Austrailian adventure vehicle. Whatever. I'm done with them.|
|11-19-2012 11:28 PM|
|whiteyj||There are no pro's........IF you are submerged to the point of actually needing a snorkel.....you 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.|
|11-19-2012 11:15 PM|
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