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Backwoods81 08-09-2010 06:27 AM

Snorkel Question
I am looking at a brand new '10 JKU Mountain, Dual Top, 35X12.50 Dunlop Mud Rovers, 3" Lift (not sure which company), re-geared to 5.13 (right around there) and has a Snorkel. :punk: My question is this: I don't plan on doing any offroading in the next two months or so, does the snorkel increase power, mpg etc... or does it decrease it. I know what a snorkel is and what it is for. :p But I don't want it on there for right now if it will decrease my performance any... I know its a JEEP, but still... TIA..


P.S I will try to get pictures next time I go to look at it.

daggo66 08-09-2010 07:05 AM

The snorkel shoul dhave no effect on engine performance, good or bad. If you do plan on any deep water crossings, make sure the the differential, transmission, and transfer case breather tubes have been extended. It's something that is often overlooked.

Hilldweller 08-09-2010 07:34 AM

The slower you go and the hotter it is outside and under your hood, the more a snorkel helps keep your HP static by providing cool air to your engine. When you're wheeling the temperatures in the engine bay skyrocket; snorkels are great for cleaner/dryer/cooler air.

SardonicPadre 08-09-2010 07:53 AM

i <3 my snorkel :D

AEV w/ Pre-filter hooked up to a K&N inside the bay.

yj-genral 08-09-2010 08:39 AM

the only thing a snorkel could hinder you is with aerodynamics and lets face it... thats like throwing a hot dog down a hall way, not much effect at all...

SardonicPadre 08-09-2010 08:45 AM

hahahaha, that's like an SAT question.

'aerodynamics' goes together with 'wranglers' like 'polyester' and 'smoking'



VolForce 08-09-2010 09:20 AM

actually I was very surprised, after putting my snorkel on my motor runs much better....I'm not gonna sit here and tell you I have more horsepower or better MPG's etc; however it is running smoother and does feel much more responsive.

I put my snorkel on for appearance and nothing more, but I am pleased with the results.

Backwoods81 08-09-2010 04:36 PM

Nice.. Thanks for all of the help!! I am definitely leaving it on if I buy this Jeep!!
Gotta get my finances in order first :banghead::(

Hilldweller 08-09-2010 05:57 PM

A snorkel is my favorite mod that I don't have yet...

JohnDarn 05-30-2011 06:20 PM

Thanks guys - new member - great info. I'm getting a2012 asap :-)

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