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Unread 02-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Snorkel vs Rain

Hey I just ordered my Snorkel kit for my XJ, now I know this is used for off-roading and will allow me to go pretty deep into water without sucking up any. But how does it do with Rain, When just sitting there parked with a good wind and rain, will it just accumulate water. Or how about in a good Rain Storm, when driving on the highway or streets would that be a problem with water being sucked in.

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Unread 02-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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I have had a DIY snorkel on my Cherokee for a couple of months and have had no problems knock on wood. I did however just shear my motor mount bolts on the passenger side by hitting a Chicago pot hole.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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If you happen to be driving and it starts raining just cover the scoop with a plastic bag. That'll keep the rain out.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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If you happen to be driving and it starts raining just cover the scoop with a plastic bag. That'll keep the rain out.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 11:36 AM   #5
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What????? I was just joking.

You would obviously need duct tape as well to hold on the bag.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
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LOL...LMAO... you guys are a riot... I was thinking of using a Bypass unit after the Snorkel between the pipe going to the intake manifold. I know that a few of my friends used this for the Hondas that have a Coldair intake, which typicaly would be close to the floor.

From what they tell me, it allows the air to flow but releases any water sucked up on the sides.. Not 100% sure how it works, but I'm concerned because this is my daily.

Any more Ideas will be great... The bag one wouldn't work out to well ..lol...

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Unread 02-28-2011, 04:41 PM   #7
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If you happen to be driving and it starts raining just cover the scoop with a plastic bag. That'll keep the rain out.
Thats not nice
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Unread 02-28-2011, 04:45 PM   #8
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LOL...LMAO... you guys are a riot... I was thinking of using a Bypass unit after the Snorkel between the pipe going to the intake manifold. I know that a few of my friends used this for the Hondas that have a Coldair intake, which typicaly would be close to the floor.

From what they tell me, it allows the air to flow but releases any water sucked up on the sides.. Not 100% sure how it works, but I'm concerned because this is my daily.

Any more Ideas will be great... The bag one wouldn't work out to well ..lol...

Thanks

Rich
That probably would be a bad idea, what your talking about releases moisture per say not water in larger quantities. You won't have any problems with a snorkel if it is installed correctly. They don't have an open top.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #9
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I wouldnt worry about it.

I completely sealed my air box too.
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i have a home made snorkel with a cone filter on top.....i just put a coffee can over it when i park it and its rainy
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That probably would be a bad idea, what your talking about releases moisture per say not water in larger quantities. You won't have any problems with a snorkel if it is installed correctly. They don't have an open top.
Ok, I understand... I was just wondering who here has a snorkel on there daily.. and how well do there XJ's run with it on and it raining
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If you happen to be driving and it starts raining just cover the scoop with a plastic bag. That'll keep the rain out.
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What????? I was just joking.

You would obviously need duct tape as well to hold on the bag.
that made me LMAO xD



You should be fine. I have one and don't have any problems with the rain.
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Unread 02-28-2011, 07:34 PM   #13
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that made me LMAO xD



You should be fine. I have one and don't have any problems with the rain.
lol.. yeh I was laughing at work today when I saw it to...Crazy...hahaha lol
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its not something I would worry about I have seen several XJ's with Snorkels even pass them in the rain...it didn't seem to be an issue
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Unread 02-28-2011, 07:43 PM   #15
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its not something I would worry about I have seen several XJ's with Snorkels even pass them in the rain...it didn't seem to be an issue
I figured that the Filter would trap most of it, but then I would have to change the filter out sooner then normal seeing it can probably start building mold in there...
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