Jeep Wrangler Forum banner

1 - 20 of 66 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm thinking about a snorkel for my 03 tj. Who has a snorkel and can tell me things they do and don't like about it? And maybe the brand name too? Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,868 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
901 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
496 Posts
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..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,171 Posts
Have yall looked at the river raider snorkle
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,397 Posts
They make your Jeep look like this emoticon:


And it also hooks branches and snorkel pieces will be strewn all over the trail.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
170 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,357 Posts
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.
While I dont condone the side mounted snorkels, properly extended breather tubes should help with the things you noted. Then of course would be the exhuast.

Have yall looked at the river raider snorkle
I have and if I ever decide to I will get one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,524 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
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...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
198 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
785 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,033 Posts
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.
 
1 - 20 of 66 Posts
Top