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Unread 05-05-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
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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

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Unread 05-05-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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This is what I plan on doing when I get the chance
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Unread 05-05-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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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.
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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
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Unread 05-05-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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thanks guys much help
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Unread 08-06-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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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

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Unread 08-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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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 ?? ^^^^
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Unread 08-15-2009, 01:52 PM   #7
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sorry i think i fixed them
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Unread 08-15-2009, 02:13 PM   #8
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Wow that first one is very nice.
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Unread 08-15-2009, 03:44 PM   #9
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sorry i think i fixed them
Yeah, nope! They definitely don't work...
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Unread 08-15-2009, 07:43 PM   #10
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[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]




next time please use image tags
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I am not one to be changing lanes at 70 mph on a lifted truck on 33's, but since I am in Miami, I have to be prepared for the continuous influx of new drivers whose previous ride was a bicycle with wooden wheels.
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badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, Mushroom!!! :D
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Or just tie a 12 lb fish to a one foot pipe.
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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



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.
next time please use image tags
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I am not one to be changing lanes at 70 mph on a lifted truck on 33's, but since I am in Miami, I have to be prepared for the continuous influx of new drivers whose previous ride was a bicycle with wooden wheels.
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badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, Mushroom!!! :D
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Or just tie a 12 lb fish to a one foot pipe.
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Unread 08-15-2009, 08:18 PM   #12
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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
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you did not gain 2mpg after that, im sorry
I bet he did. RAM AIR baby!!!
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Unread 08-15-2009, 09:04 PM   #14
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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?
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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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