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Unread 11-18-2014, 05:48 PM   #1
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This is kinda my build thread to modify a 129.99 eBay snorkel that's made for a 94-? grand cherokee. Took the fender off to measure and cut into the fender for the hole. It actually fits the form of the fender pretty dam well. Next was the hard choice to drill the hole straight through the frame and pinch welds right to the inside of the engine bay or go around. I decided that it was to dangerous structurally to drill straight through so I notched out some of the frame and am going to go around and through where the washer bottle neck is. I have the fender on, frame cut, and the snorkel mounted so far but no piping ran yet. I hope I have time this weekend to finish it all up. So instead of buying a $600 $700 arb snorkel I got one for cheap and made my own. Here is a link to a exact one http://m.ebay.com/itm/like/371178675079?lpid=82

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Unread 11-18-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
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God that really makes that pedestrian hiding A pillar quite a larger menace, haha.

Regardless, well done, that looks quite good!
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Unread 11-18-2014, 06:47 PM   #3
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Where is the hose and how does it connect to the airbox?
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Unread 11-18-2014, 07:23 PM   #4
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NOW IT GETS -.2 MPGS LOL... cool man i like it ...
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Unread 11-19-2014, 05:45 AM   #5
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Thats a big chunck of box section to cut out
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Unread 11-19-2014, 07:49 AM   #6
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I have the same questions/concerns...

1. Apart from the massive blind spot (comes with the territory I guess), I am also curious how you hooked the snorkel to the box. Remember, to make this useful, the path from the throttle body to the end of the snorkel needs to be water tight.
2. That is a massive chunk you cut out. I'd be concerned about the structural integrity of the front end.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
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Guys, he's not done yet. The first post says he plans on wrapping it up this weekend.

Barring that, I'm willing to bet you could find a local welder that would be willing to plate the section of railing you cut out for under $100. I think it would be well worth it.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 03:49 PM   #8
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1. There is no "blind spot" I have no idea what your talking about? Do you know what a snorkel is and where it's mounted?
2. I knew about the structural integrity of the frame when I cut into it and plan on welding it all back up once I get my pipes in.
3. I'm not done yet, like I said if you read all the way.
4. If you want to pay $700 for an arb snorkel or safari then go right ahead. I don't know how they route there pipes but I'm not paying to find out.
5. Yes I know the purpose of the snorkel is to be air tight all the way to the TB, thanks for that.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 04:46 PM   #9
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1. There is no "blind spot" I have no idea what your talking about? Do you know what a snorkel is and where it's mounted?
I do know what a snorkle is. Hints why I said that comes with the territory.

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2. I knew about the structural integrity of the frame when I cut into it and plan on welding it all back up once I get my pipes in.
Excellent. That's a good plan.

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3. I'm not done yet, like I said if you read all the way.
I see that. Just offering constructive criticism.

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4. If you want to pay $700 for an arb snorkel or safari then go right ahead. I don't know how they route there pipes but I'm not paying to find out.
I'd rather not. I have no use for a snorkel. Now, I think it's great you're being innovative and altering one to fit your needs. Many people ask about this. You may be paving the way for them.

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5. Yes I know the purpose of the snorkel is to be air tight all the way to the TB, thanks for that.
Good deal. I'd hate to see a leak pop up and you suck in a bunch of water because of a bad seal.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 07:16 PM   #10
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I will smoke test the system once completed to make sure of a good seal and update pics and stuff along the way.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 09:00 PM   #11
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I can't wait to see how it turns out! If all goes well, this could be something that I consider doing.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 10:38 PM   #12
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Cool idea ....
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Unread 03-17-2015, 04:50 PM   #13
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Finally got around to finishing up the snorkel. It turned out amazing and I love it. Bring on the water!!
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Unread 03-17-2015, 05:04 PM   #14
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The snorkel had a 4" opening so I used a 4" to 3" rubber reducer with a 3" 90 degree bend at the top to get it by the frame. Then 3" pipe all the way down to another 90 degree bend. Then a 2" spacer to connect another "extended" 90 degree that goes into my intake box. Seal the pipes with pvc cement, seal the air box with caulk and some flex seal and I'm good to go!
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