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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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YJ Snorkel Air Intake conversaion


I was having some problems with my intake being so low with all the water around here in FL. YJ's intake is too low for treading light water so a friend and I came up with this. It moves the intake up as high as your head lights, maybe another 12"s. It's concealed and works. I used 2" pvc from Home Depot. You will need 3 45 degree fittings, a stick of 2" pipe, PVC glue and silicone. Maybe $15's. Remove airbox from jeep. Several bolts and pop it out. You will see that the pickup is through the metal just below driver side headlight facing down. The stock airbox intake pickup will pull right out of the front of the airbox. Give the box a good cleaning from all the years of grime. The 45 degree 2" fitting will push perfectly into box. Fit everything prior to glueing it together. I removed the windshield washer reservoir to make a pocket for air pickup as you can see in photo #2. Clean & Seal with silicon inside and out for security. You will still run your stock air filter. I turned last 45 slightly down so any slight moisture would drain. Tried and Tested. No more stalls from water rushing into the stock intake

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Unread 12-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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looks nice, ima do something similar in the next couple weeks but going outside the jeep also and up the windshield for even more sinkage ability
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Unread 12-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #3
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Great idea, pretty cool actually.....just one question...when you guys go "river rattin" do you ever check your tranny fluid after? Just curious if you moved the vents on that too....
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Unread 12-27-2012, 04:56 AM   #4
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I kille my tranny after filling it with water then rebuilt it. I relocated the vent after the rebuild, I highly recommend this.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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I moved all of my vents higher. I zip tied one to my driver's side seat along the seat belt receiver. That way I know if my a$$ is getting wet I'm in too deep.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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I moved all of my vents higher. I zip tied one to my driver's side seat along the seat belt receiver. That way I know if my a$$ is getting wet I'm in too deep.
Am I right to say the tranny vents into the tcase? I looked all over for a vent location on it even when I had it out. All my vents come together at the drivers side piller next to the seat. Axles tcase gas tank vent has a one way ball valve on it cause I didn't want it inside. (There's enough exhaust fumes as it is.) lol.

OP i built my PVC snorkel out of pipe I found in the woods in a pile of trash. Lol. Works great. HAd it up to the windshield in lake christy at Rausch. Yes I learned my lesson. Lol. IT'S DEEP!!!!

The clean line on the door shows how deep I WAS. lol.
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We have a bunch of 2" pipe and fittings we use at work when we install central vacuum systems in homes. I think it'll fit just as well as the 2" PVC. I'll find out and post it here.
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Am I right to say the tranny vents into the tcase? I looked all over for a vent location on it even when I had it out. All my vents come together at the drivers side piller next to the seat. Axles tcase gas tank vent has a one way ball valve on it cause I didn't want it inside. (There's enough exhaust fumes as it is.) lol.

OP i built my PVC snorkel out of pipe I found in the woods in a pile of trash. Lol. Works great. HAd it up to the windshield in lake christy at Rausch. Yes I learned my lesson. Lol. IT'S DEEP!!!!

The clean line on the door shows how deep I WAS. lol.
NOPE... Not all trannys had vents. Some vented thru the shifter boot.

You can add one... Read this..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/o...hread-1035932/

Post #3 third/fouth pic down..
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Unread 01-17-2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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NOPE... Not all trannys had vents. Some vented thru the shifter boot.

You can add one... Read this..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/o...hread-1035932/

Post #3 third/fouth pic down..
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Am I right to say the tranny vents into the tcase? I looked all over for a vent location on it even when I had it out. All my vents come together at the drivers side piller next to the seat. Axles tcase gas tank vent has a one way ball valve on it cause I didn't want it inside. (There's enough exhaust fumes as it is.) lol.

OP i built my PVC snorkel out of pipe I found in the woods in a pile of trash. Lol. Works great. HAd it up to the windshield in lake christy at Rausch. Yes I learned my lesson. Lol. IT'S DEEP!!!!

The clean line on the door shows how deep I WAS. lol.
Yeah it does have enough exhaust inside the cab. I do get a wiff of differential every now and then with it sitting next to me tied to the seatbelt. I may eventually get a fitting and some hose to extend it and just run it up to the top of the fire wall inside the engine housing next to the front axle vent. All that matters is to keep the water out and that it works.
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