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post #1 of 9 Old 03-10-2003, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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YJ cowl intake (snorkel).

I tried the search but had no luck. I want to ditch the ARB snorkel and run the intake into the cowl vent. Has anyone done this or know someone that has.


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post #2 of 9 Old 03-10-2003, 02:06 PM
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There are two writeups of people who have done this to their TJ's at http://www.michiganjeepers.com/forum...=&Board=tjtech
Those might be a good place to start.
I think the hummer style snorkel looks pretty sweet!

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selling the arb? i wouldnt mind buying one and modifying it so its not forced induction.

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I have also discussed that same mod with a couple of friends - and from what we can figure out - it should work without a problem.

Now - to find someone willing to let us try it out

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well, I bet we have all seen the vented hood, not the same exact thing.. but you could come up with a design possibly...hey, I was wondering.... if u really wanted to, out up movve the intake filter to the interior of your jeep through the firewall? I know, it sounds kinda wierd.. but I cant see allot of water making it into the interior while river crossing.... just an idea guys

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I don't like the idea of having the intake drawing air from the cab. Reasons being the noise, possibility of backfire fumes, and fire. I know the last two reasons are far fetched but but I would rather avoid those problems than take the risk of them happening.

I am thinking that a defroster duct from a CJ might work for the piece going through the firewall. I have never seen one so if someone happens to know the approximate dimensions please let me know. I think that a wide head vacuum cleaner attachment could also work if shaped correctly. Anyway, these are just some ideas and if someone has suggestions just speak up. I will take pics of the whole project and would like to do a write up but I'm not sure that I can with my limited PC knowledge.

Oh yeah, I have a buddy that wants the snorkel as soon as it comes off so it's basically sold.

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I just completed the finishing touches on this snorkel. Deepest ford with this setup so far is three feet with no problems.
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What did you use for the piece that draws air from the cowl? Do you have any pics? I picked up a shop vac end piece that should work to hook into the cowl. Pics, pics,pics. PLEASE.

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I just stuck a piece of 3" pvc pipe through the firewall. Seems to work.
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