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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2002, 02:02 PM
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Home - Made Snorkels?

Just wondering who here has made a homemade snorkel and how and what did ya'll use? Thanks [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: Home - Made Snorkels?

Falin, a snorkle is one thing... and given your past week-end drenching it's not a bad idea... but what are you going to do to waterproof (an oxymoron if I ever heard one) the rest of the Jeep?

As example, if the water's over the intake the snorkle will take care of the problem... but what about the:

Starter
Alternator
EFI ECM
Coil
Electrical Connectors
Fuel Pump Harness
MAP sensor
Injectors harness

and on,
and on,
and on......
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Re: Home - Made Snorkels?

I wouldn't think he's driving it like a submarine or a Humvee, I would THINK he wants/needsit for splash protection.. i`ve been wheeling lots when guys don't know what speed to drive in the water and go to fast and make a wave over there hood or they BOMB into the water and it splashes the engine and some gets sucked up and the engine dies..

Those are the only times really a snorkel would help.. if you want to make a submarine jeep like LEVE said.. lots of work!
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Re: Home - Made Snorkels?

I am not being a jerk but this subject has been covered numerous times and if you do a search there are several great ideas with prices etc.
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Re: Home - Made Snorkels?

I've been told that a snorkle will also help get cleaner / cooler air in because its higher on the jeep ... ie out of the dust beening kicked up.
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Re: Home - Made Snorkels?

I made mine using a 2.5" diamater k&n and 2" pvc pipe with a couple connectors. It has worked the couple times i've hit puddles and had waves going over the hood. I don't have it for extended diving missions but i do have it as an "insurance" policy.

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Thanks Journeyman... I already used the Search and wanted some quick ideas. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Re: Home - Made Snorkels?

I just used some shop vac hose. $18 at Home Depot. Works great, and I can still lower my windshield.
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Re: Home - Made Snorkels?

Keith thats the best home made jobby I have seen yet I love that idea!!! I use 2" pcv and cemented it. I have sunk my jeep with the 258 and the water was up to the intake and the starter, altenator, distributer all kept working fine. I shut it off under the water and it started right back up so I have no worries in that stuff. But now with my 4.0 in I am scared of that damn computer but it's usually all silicone anyway right?? lol Only one way to find out!! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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I made mine out of 2.5 PVC and Flex hose of an old 3.0 Caravan (2.5 inch flex hose). I used the stock air cleaner assembly. Mine looks like the one from ARB but you can let the windshield down. To cover the snorkel to keep rain out I used a Dryer vent that you would put on the side of your house with a grill to keep squirels out. Then a 2.5" 45 degree connector to a piece of PVC then put the flex hose in the end to join it to a 2.5" 90 degree fitting that goes in to the fender. from their more flex hose up to the air cleaner. Need pictures to show you.
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