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Old 06-20-2012, 09:35 PM
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AEV snorkel Friday!!!

I as yall might have guessed I get my AEV snorkel Friday. I'm going to try to have everything ready to install it this weekend. Anyone have any experience with this install? Been over the instructions several times, seems pretty straight forward. However, any tips or thoughts would be helpful and appreciated!

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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Measure 2 or 3x then drill n cut! I used a Dremel with a metal cutting disc and worked like magic! Also, seal the snorkel and box when it's off makes it a lot easier! Took me about 2 hrs to do but I think about 1/2hr of that time was getting the balls to drill and cut my hood!

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AEV Snorkel Install Write-Up

Also, don't forget to extend your diff, Transfer Case and Tranny breather tubes or with breather creepers.


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From having cut sheet metal with a hole saw, I would recommend going slow and easy once the saw gets close to the sheet metal. When the teeth begin to bite, the torque can wrench the drill out of your hands.
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Measure 2 or 3x then drill n cut! I used a Dremel with a metal cutting disc and worked like magic! Also, seal the snorkel and box when it's off makes it a lot easier! Took me about 2 hrs to do but I think about 1/2hr of that time was getting the balls to drill and cut my hood!

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Also, don't forget to extend your diff, Transfer Case and Tranny breather tubes or with breather creepers.
Wow that is a nice write up! I think I will get the dremel for the fine details. But it seems pretty straight forward. As far as the other breather tubes go. I hadn't even considered that. Forgive my ignorance but how far up should those go? And if my rig has already seen some semi deep mud am I in trouble already? How do those work exactly?
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Wow that is a nice write up! I think I will get the dremel for the fine details. But it seems pretty straight forward. As far as the other breather tubes go. I hadn't even considered that. Forgive my ignorance but how far up should those go? And if my rig has already seen some semi deep mud am I in trouble already? How do those work exactly?
You will want the breathers up as high as you can go, but most people that extend the breathers with 5/16 fuel line go up to the top of the firewall in the engine compartment for the Transfer Case, Auto Transmission & front Diff. The Rear diff most people will run them up in behind the rear tail-light. The 6spd is located under the inner shift boot and I have extended this one up into the engine compartment with my Transfer Case breather.

As for the Breather Creepers I have them on my diff's. They will expand and contract with the pressures inside the differential and they seal the diff's 100% from contaminants.

The stock breathers for the diff's go up to about the height of the stock fenders. The Auto Transmission/Transfer Case are located 1/2way up the firewall in the engine compartment. As for you driving in deep mud already, best way to see if your diff's took in any water or contaminants just pop open the fill plugs of the diff's and take a peek in them to see if the fluid looks like chocolate milkshake color. If they are chocolate milkshake then do a service on your Diff's yourself, very simple to drain and fill (45min) tops for both. If you do a search you will find some good write-ups on changing your own diff fluids. If they have clean fluid then you don't need to worry, just extend your lines.

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http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-...hange-write-up
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It looks pretty tough. Does anyone know if the snorkel blocks light bar mounts?

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