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nicolas-eric 08-03-2007 08:58 PM

Simple ARB Snorkel Question
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today i looked a bit at my ARB snorkel that i´ll try to install in the next weeks.
now i have a question.
what happens with the water that comes in he snorkel when i drive while it rains?
i couldn´t find a hose or something through thaat the water can run off. yes, i know, such a hose wouldn´t make sense because some water could come into the snorkel through the hose.
but if i drive on teh highway while it rains very much the snorkel could be filled with water very quick. that´s what i think.

nicolas-eric :wavey:

RIPBiker13 08-03-2007 09:11 PM

I'm not exactly sure so this is my guess... :D

The snorkel will keep out the water in deep water. When it rains, even a lot, not much water will get in. Correct me if I'm wrong but the snorkel is at an angle so the top is farther out than the bottom correct?
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Kinda like this? This will work as an umbrella, for lack of a better word, and keep rain water out. The water that gets in as a result of driving into it will be minimal and not cause any trouble.

Just what I think, I don't know for sure, but I've thought about the same thing. Thats how my bike was. A little watter didn't affect it, just complete submersion.

RIPBiker13 08-03-2007 09:12 PM

P.S. Snorkels are awesome! Post pics!

nicolas-eric 08-03-2007 09:18 PM

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the snorkel looks like this:

Walkeraviator 08-03-2007 09:36 PM

Yous should put an inertial seperator like a turbine engine to get teh water coming in to seperate from teh air. yes i know im a dork

RIPBiker13 08-03-2007 09:56 PM

It looks like the bottom will collect small amounts of water. I wouldn't modify the kit.

nicolas-eric 08-03-2007 09:59 PM

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a small amount will not be a problem. but what wil happen if there comes much more water?

do i have to loosen the air hose from the snorkel to let the water out time by time?

what do other people with the ARB snorkel do. have there been some "rain water" problems?

NalinMFG 08-04-2007 05:07 AM

i remember reading some where that with the angle its at water wont come in sitting still, and at driving speed there are slits at the bottem of the mouth piece that the wind forces the water into... its been awhile:crash: , but i recall somthing along the lines of that...

4Jeepn 08-04-2007 05:24 AM

I would think any water that gets sucked in would be minor and if it didn't pool at the bottom would be stopped at the air filter.

Triple88a 08-04-2007 11:53 AM

thats the only thing i'm confused with.. hard rain while driving on fast road like a highway. All the water is going straight in the intake and eventually will pool up and flood the engine woudnt it?

nicolas-eric 08-04-2007 12:01 PM

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that´s why i didn´t install the snorkel. i first want an answer for this question.

NalinMFG 08-04-2007 02:49 PM

From ARB's site
One of the common questions about the Snorkel is "won't rainwater go inside the Snorkel while driving?". We can assure you that this isn't an issue.

Even in a torrential downpour, only a small amount of the impact moisture will enter the front of the snorkel. Most rain droplets are broken up as they impact on the special grill cross ribs.
The high speed of the air stream, as it turns the 90 degree corner in order to enter the Safari snorkel, causes the heavier rain droplets to move to the outside surfaces. Here the rain is collected in the expanded lower body of the Safari air ram (outside the Safari snorkel body) and allowed to drain out, via the drain slots.
Hope thats helps!:D

nicolas-eric 08-04-2007 02:54 PM

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oh thanks.
now i can install it without beeing afraid of damaging my engine when it rains.

Triple88a 08-04-2007 03:12 PM

Any one know where i can find a head like that on its own?

I dont need the entire piping..

nicolas-eric 08-04-2007 03:17 PM

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you can buy the ARB snorkel head as a spare part.

nicolas-eric 08-04-2007 03:23 PM

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i hope that this works after i extended my snorkel about 10". the head doesn´t fit beside my lightbar.

Triple88a 08-04-2007 04:47 PM

I've been looking for it from a long time and still cannot find where to get the part from. Link would really be apriciated :) Thanks

nicolas-eric 08-04-2007 04:52 PM

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contact your local ARB dealer. he will find it for you in the spare parts list.
i only saw it only once ina UK ARB catalogue.

NalinMFG 08-04-2007 05:42 PM

for sale on ebay, kinda pricy though... (has 3" and 3.5" for sale)-

Triple88a 08-04-2007 06:14 PM

ok so the oficial name is Safari Snorkel Head :) thank you very much.

NalinMFG 08-04-2007 06:16 PM


Triple88a 08-04-2007 06:18 PM

yep i found it on amazon or soemthing for 65$ Soon i will be picking one up :D right after the tires and the front bumper and maybe something else :D

nicolas-eric 08-04-2007 06:20 PM

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do you want to build an own snorkel?
most of them look ver ugly. i would save the money and then buy an ARB snorkel if i were you.

Triple88a 08-04-2007 06:23 PM

yeah i'm looking at pipes now.. basicaly the only problem is the bend on the bottom. I have that black wrincle paint so it will look good as finish goes.

NalinMFG 08-04-2007 06:24 PM

i went through the whole "make my own snorkel phase" I too decided that if im going to cut a hole in my jeep it will be for a professional ARB one, not a semi-trashy pvc git-r-done jobby. I dont go through deep enough water anyways.

nicolas-eric 08-04-2007 06:29 PM

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i saw this thread some weeks ago. the snorkel at the beginning looks that fugly, i couldn´t eat for two week safter i saw that.

foxinthemudd 08-06-2007 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 114543)
i saw this thread some weeks ago. the snorkel at the beginning looks that fugly, i couldn´t eat for two week safter i saw that.

well did you see the driver....:D :D :D that is one of the most jerry-rigged snorkles I've ever seen.:doh:

Triple88a 08-06-2007 07:48 PM

that does look quite ugly.. especially unpainted lol :) on wranglers you dont need 30 bends though so one pipe can carry it all the way to the top :) I'm lookin at aluminum piping instead of pvc..

I dont go through deep water either.. i just like how they look and bring forced cold air into the intake :D

caprob 05-09-2013 08:42 AM

So... Let me get this right. You're going to buy a snorkel head but not connect it to your intake??? I must be reading the post wrong!

CJChet 05-09-2013 10:07 AM

A little tip here. When you install your snorkel, mount that L-shaped windshield bracket backwards. That way you won't have to fight it to remove your doors and windows.

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