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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-09-2001, 06:40 AM
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snorkel - better milage, better performance??

does a snorkel make better milage and better performance at higher (highway) speeds due to more air coming into the system? or is it just negligible...?

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Re: snorkel - better milage, better performance??

that depends on what type of snorkel you have. if it is a air induction snorkel it will help .

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I never took the time to measure gains on my Samurais with the snorkels. On my Cherokee though, I picked up 50 miles per tank of fuel on the open highway after the snorkel install.

Many of our customers have reported power gains with their snorkels as well. Though a dyno test is very difficult since it is the air being shoved into the ram air at higher speeds that creates the power gains.

Also note, this is ONLY on ram air snorkels. Simple a tube sticking up out of your engine compartment will do nothing for power or mileage.

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Re: snorkel - better milage, better performance??

We use dual Weber 48/58/62mm IDA's on race cars and it is a comomn practice to install taller velocity stacks to increase the air speed. I have seen stacks as tall as 6 inches. I would imagine some increase in power by using a snorkel. The ram air types of snorkels could only increase this effect.

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Re: snorkel - better milage, better performance??

Ok, so it's agreed that there is some thing there to be gained and it takes finess to get the mileage. Cant you fabb up what you want for a snorkel then graft an arb snorkel intake or Safari intake? I personaly don't like the expesive plastic look of their snorkels and will end up doing a custom black powder coated snorkel when the time comes and if I cant get my hands on what I want I'll make the intake too!



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Re: snorkel - better milage, better performance??

I would not expect any really noticable power-gain just from putting a long tube in front of your air-intake

at least i did not notice any performance gain.

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