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Old 06-16-2011, 11:55 AM
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Snorkel time!?!?

Sooooooo well this past weekend a few friends and my self went and played around in a dry river bed that has some nice crawl spots and some water to play in {still waiting on Dave to get me the pics} but while we were playing in the water i sucked a bit of water into the air box, luckily no water made it past the filter but the filter was damp. So i was looking at snorkels but i just don't have the money for one being as im saving for a nice lift. So does anyone know anyone or have any personal experience in building your own snorkel? I would love to make one that doesn't look like duck tape and 2x4s.
So something decent with possibly plastic tubing or something along those lines. let me know what you got!!!

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thats my snorkel build
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Try lifting it first, and then if you still are getting water in the filter... make a snorkle.
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that is beautiful. I do have a few questions. first one is a parts list if you have one would be great! that looks like exhaust pipe if im not mistaken, but as far as those connectors and all that jaz, id like to mimik and recreate that set up. Next how did you mount the hose to the bottom of your air box? mines just an open hole leading into the box. and last is the hole in the hood. i like that as a mount spot but, with that hole there and the pipe going through it, how do you open and close your hood? or do you have to take the pipe out everytime?
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Try lifting it first, and then if you still are getting water in the filter... make a snorkle.
The whole thing with doing that is, im slowly saving for the lift because bill and all that crap. but i still like to go out on the weekends and play around. And the air box's hole is at the bottom so even splashing water gets in there, and i like the look too haha
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don't forget to extend the breather tubes on your axles to... or, they'll fill up w/water.
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it kinda looks like you made the hole in the hood so that every time that you open the hood it take the tube with it....is it just me or did you cut the hole so you can still open the hood??
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that is beautiful. I do have a few questions. first one is a parts list if you have one would be great! that looks like exhaust pipe if im not mistaken, but as far as those connectors and all that jaz, id like to mimik and recreate that set up. Next how did you mount the hose to the bottom of your air box? mines just an open hole leading into the box. and last is the hole in the hood. i like that as a mount spot but, with that hole there and the pipe going through it, how do you open and close your hood? or do you have to take the pipe out everytime?
it is 3 exhaust tube that is mandrill bent. there is a straight pipe a 70 anda 90 degree. which cost me 55. i got a 3 inch saw thingy, i got some pvc piping. i took the stock intake for the box out and put some pvc in there which is a perfect fit. Then i took some flexable tubeing and ran it to the pipe. the hole in the hood is down a bit so they hood opens and closes perfectly. i used a Ubolt and a shackle to hold the pipe in place under the hood, and some exhaust hanger welded to my hinge to hold the top. its very strong, i smash it up against rocks, trees whatever and it holds strong. If u have an automatic transmission u have to do some custom work if u plan to go in some deep water, or if u have a manual just run the breather higher, u need to get the diff breathers, T-case breather, gas breather all at a high spot
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i had a write up on my build but i cant seem to find it since it was soo long ago.

opens perfectly
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Nice build. i like how you mounted the line to your airbox. Now i just have to try and make one, i think im going to get started on it tonight. im guessing all i need is some exhaust pipe, clamps, foam, tape, an MAF housing, and felx tube. anything else?

sevenservicesdon't forget to extend the breather tubes on your axles to... or, they'll fill up w/water.
Yup first thing im doing haha
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PVC pipe, pvc cement, some silicon. not many places have mandrill bent exhaust soo that might take u a little to find
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it is 3 exhaust tube that is mandrill bent. there is a straight pipe a 70 anda 90 degree. which cost me 55. i got a 3 inch saw thingy, i got some pvc piping. i took the stock intake for the box out and put some pvc in there which is a perfect fit. Then i took some flexable tubeing and ran it to the pipe. the hole in the hood is down a bit so they hood opens and closes perfectly. i used a Ubolt and a shackle to hold the pipe in place under the hood, and some exhaust hanger welded to my hinge to hold the top. its very strong, i smash it up against rocks, trees whatever and it holds strong. If u have an automatic transmission u have to do some custom work if u plan to go in some deep water, or if u have a manual just run the breather higher, u need to get the diff breathers, T-case breather, gas breather all at a high spot
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Nice i like that. i think im goign to start rounding up the parts tonight and go start moving boxes around till i can find that damn welder. And yes it is the manual tranny so im going to get all that done. are all those breathers somthing i buy or is it as simple and just putting more length on the tubing? ive got miles of tubing floating around the garage
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once u get all the stuff needed, it takes like 2 hours, dont make any final welds until u have it bolted down. its always nice to have a filter on it, but for the most part its just putting longer hoses up to a high point of ur truck
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you can order just the top from ARB ,I have the part number somewhere
its about a $100
thats why I just made my own.
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Summit racing has the mandrel pipe pieces
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i know a shop here in austin that makes the pipe no problem. what did you use for a pipe cap uptop or is yours just open pipe?
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yeah i liked the foam style, id probably make one out of foam like that and end put covering it kittyhair, then using a differ fiber reson then a bit of bondo and wala coat of paint and it should look good, wont stand up to the rocks like plastic or metal one but atleast ill have one haha
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well for a while i left it open and put a cup on it when it rains, But i have the safari cap. ran me about 74
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I was going to uae the foam one and cover it with glass but all out of the resin at this time .so I just busted out the welder.
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i wonder if i made a cap with a removable filter inside, along with the filter in the box, think id be to much and work harder to pull air? and or put a open/close valve on the pipe under the hood so when it rains i can cap off the top and open the valve so it breaths under the hood again. hmmmm the possibilitys lol
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Well body work is my side hobby so a can of fiber and filler isnt a rare sight at my house.
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lol there isnt much body work, drilling 3 holes lol. ur over thinking it with all those valves or whatever, there is holes in the buttom of ur airbox that should let any water out. i would say that for the most part the top piece is to keep animals out
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well as far as body work is going i was just talken bout fiber glassen a nice top. and mine must be clogged because i had to use a shirt to mop up all the water in my airbox last time we went out. it took alot in but luckly the filter didnt let anyby

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