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jake66 05-05-2009 09:46 AM

homemade snorkel
 
hey there i got a 95 gc with a 4.0 can anyone give me pics or ideas for a home made snorkel thanks

ZeJokee 05-05-2009 10:45 AM

http://www.lookpic.com/files/jeep_0104.jpg

This is what I plan on doing when I get the chance

tbick 05-05-2009 10:55 AM

This how I did mine.
You need about 6-8 feet of straight pipe. Like four 90 degree bends, 3 45 degree bends and one 2 inch to 4 in converter. And pvc glue. It can be done pretty quick, the glue dries almost immediately so put it together first and check to make sure that everything fits then glue. Inside the airbox seal the front hole and then cut a hole in the side and run the pipe. Mine is a 98 but I had a hole right there inside the engine compartment, so I only had to cut the outer quarter(Wiss aviation snips cut it quick with a small drilled hole). Used 2 inch pipe and attached to quarter panel with wrangler windshield support. The rubber covered u bolt in the hood that is about 1 and 1/2 inches in size. The pipe clamps show where I used the ubolts. Then small 2-3 small L brackets to attach it near the windshield.
a couple pics
http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat.../jeep_0094.jpg
http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat.../jeep_0104.jpg

Below is the link that I used. Just ignore that whole paint can junk. Stay with the stock box and seal it. That is what the safari snorkel system suggests. And before cutting the airbox hole and quarter panel check out the inside really well. My wiper fluid box was in the way to cut the hole out of the back and I cut then checked and had to get a new airbox bottom and start over.
http://jeephorizons.com/tech/zjsnorkel.html

jake66 05-05-2009 07:02 PM

thanks guys much help

toyotabasher 08-06-2009 08:59 PM

this is my crazy idea but it works great, most of it stays inside away from tree limbs. some people say it will reduce power but i actually gained 2 mpg after i installed it check it out tell me what you think.
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...rkelairbox.jpg
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...orkelpilar.jpg
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...keltopside.jpg

FrankTheDank 08-06-2009 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toyotabasher (Post 7713773)
this is my crazy idea but it works great, most of it stays inside away from tree limbs. some people say it will reduce power but i actually gained 2 mpg after i installed it check it out tell me what you think.
http://http://i595.photobucket.com/a...rkelairbox.jpg
http://http://i595.photobucket.com/a...orkelpilar.jpg
http://http://i595.photobucket.com/a...keltopside.jpg



bad links ?? ^^^^

toyotabasher 08-15-2009 01:52 PM

sorry i think i fixed them

befumo 08-15-2009 02:13 PM

Wow that first one is very nice.

blackjack12982 08-15-2009 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toyotabasher (Post 7761052)
sorry i think i fixed them

Yeah, nope! They definitely don't work...

elmer_fud 08-15-2009 07:43 PM

[QUOTE=toyotabasher;7713773]this is my crazy idea but it works great, most of it stays inside away from tree limbs. some people say it will reduce power but i actually gained 2 mpg after i installed it check it out tell me what you think.
[img]http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt36/toyotabasher/jeep/snorkelairbox.jpg[img]
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...orkelpilar.jpg
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...keltopside.jpg


next time please use image tags

elmer_fud 08-15-2009 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbick (Post 7142649)
This how I did mine.
You need about 6-8 feet of straight pipe. Like four 90 degree bends, 3 45 degree bends and one 2 inch to 4 in converter. And pvc glue. It can be done pretty quick, the glue dries almost immediately so put it together first and check to make sure that everything fits then glue. Inside the airbox seal the front hole and then cut a hole in the side and run the pipe. Mine is a 98 but I had a hole right there inside the engine compartment, so I only had to cut the outer quarter(Wiss aviation snips cut it quick with a small drilled hole). Used 2 inch pipe and attached to quarter panel with wrangler windshield support. The rubber covered u bolt in the hood that is about 1 and 1/2 inches in size. The pipe clamps show where I used the ubolts. Then small 2-3 small L brackets to attach it near the windshield.
a couple pics
http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat.../jeep_0094.jpg
http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat.../jeep_0104.jpg

Below is the link that I used. Just ignore that whole paint can junk. Stay with the stock box and seal it. That is what the safari snorkel system suggests. And before cutting the airbox hole and quarter panel check out the inside really well. My wiper fluid box was in the way to cut the hole out of the back and I cut then checked and had to get a new airbox bottom and start over.
http://jeephorizons.com/tech/zjsnorkel.html

next time please use image tags

moparrr07 08-15-2009 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toyotabasher (Post 7713773)
this is my crazy idea but it works great, most of it stays inside away from tree limbs. some people say it will reduce power but i actually gained 2 mpg after i installed it check it out tell me what you think.

you did not gain 2mpg after that, im sorry

daufuskieraised 08-15-2009 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moparrr07 (Post 7762538)
you did not gain 2mpg after that, im sorry

I bet he did. RAM AIR baby!!!

XJ_Renegade 08-15-2009 09:04 PM

One thing I have never understood about snorkels...somebody please explain. Suppose you are driving at highway speed in the rain...How do you keep rainwater from entering the snorkel and in turn entering the engine?

daufuskieraised 08-15-2009 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WJ_Renegade (Post 7762747)
One thing I have never understood about snorkels...somebody please explain. Suppose you are driving at highway speed in the rain...How do you keep rainwater from entering the snorkel and in turn entering the engine?

I believe there is some sort of a drip pan on the legit snorkels, but I don't think enough rain would get in to really do anything.


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