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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2007, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Custom-Built Snorkel

Anyone ever made one? I want a snorkel, but I don't want to have to pay for the overpriced ARB one and I definitely do not want to drill through the fender. What I was thinking of doing is running a pipe under the fender and around that way and then make a skid plate to prevent damage. Any ideas???
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That's pretty good there except for the drilling of the body. That's the biggest thing I am trying to aviod. Maybe I could modify that design and run it under the fender.
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if you run it under the fender....how long before you snag/smash it on something?

i guess you could find a way to protect it with a mini skid plate on your rocker guard...but that might look silly

what about going through the firewall? when the water hits knee level you'll know to shut down the engine

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That's pretty good there except for the drilling of the body. That's the biggest thing I am trying to aviod. Maybe I could modify that design and run it under the fender.
Where do you expect a snorkel to exit the body? The idea is to keep the breathing apparatus ABOVE the water for as long as possible. If you run it down to/around the fenders and then up... you're asking for trouble. If that tube seal breaks, gets holes in it, etc., then the engine will suck in water and you'll be stuck in the water, the engine hydro locked and stratchin' your head wondering why.

Run the tubing UP as fast, and as far as possible to avoid problem with water ingestion.

Do it right...or don't do it.
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http://https://forums.off-road.com/je...h-snorkel.html

Might check this thread out. These snorkels are easy and effective and don't require any outside sheet metal alterations.

It didn't work last time either.
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Where do you expect a snorkel to exit the body? The idea is to keep the breathing apparatus ABOVE the water for as long as possible. If you run it down to/around the fenders and then up... you're asking for trouble. If that tube seal breaks, gets holes in it, etc., then the engine will suck in water and you'll be stuck in the water, the engine hydro locked and stratchin' your head wondering why.

Run the tubing UP as fast, and as far as possible to avoid problem with water ingestion.

Do it right...or don't do it.
DITTO! For those that run deeper water (BTW, there's NONE on any of the trails I've run in NC, SC, VA, TN, or GA), snorkels are a must... for the other 99.9%... merely BOB for the mall

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Here is the general's link, cleaned up:
https://forums.off-road.com/jeep-shor...h-snorkel.html

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Well, the only issue I have with the firewall idea is the possibility of the engine backfiring and shooting flames into the cab. The one that goes through the hood looks like a better plan than the fender cut-through.
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