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Unread 01-16-2014, 03:05 PM   #2401
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Well if you don't like the river raider, this homemade snorkel should get you through some pretty deep water without worry and it looks pretty good...

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Unread 01-16-2014, 03:21 PM   #2402
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Well if you don't like the river raider, this homemade snorkel should get you through some pretty deep water without worry and it looks pretty good...
There a build thread for that?
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Unread 01-16-2014, 03:23 PM   #2403
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There a build thread for that?
I wish.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 04:24 PM   #2404
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Never apologize for a lecture here. I asked for someone to play Devil's advocate and you are just so delightfully good at it!
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My only hitch with the cowl style is the loss of vision out the windshield - which is why my first instinct is to run it up the pillar. That aside, I really like the idea of the cowl style alot better than the traditional snorkel-like snorkel.
Loss of vision is a pretty critical thing...but have you actually sat in the driver's seat and marked out the usable area of your windshield that's not occluded by the hood and/or fenders? If not, lay some tape lines on the glass that trace the contours of the sheet metal as seen on the plane of the windshield; this will give you an idea of how much of the lower windshield - if any - you can intrude upon without actually affecting your ability to see what's in front of the rig. There may be more available real estate than you suspect.

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No, I don't NEED it to be that high... but I think it would likely just look better that high if I were to run it along the side. There is still plenty to think about.
Well, "I like it better this way" is a valid point, and elegantly reconciling that point with "I need it this way" is the desired goal.

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Was it really horrible? Or did it feel oh-so-right? I'm glad you got it - cant believe it took a month to get there!!! I hope it suits your needs well. It let me down - so make sure you beat on it a little extra hard.
It was really horrible; a very delicate-looking piece of the assembly was permanently removed by sheer force and then hooked up to a testing apparatus. It was like something out of a horror movie; I can still hear the sweet sound of a variable resistor screaming in agony.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 04:30 PM   #2405
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You're the one who hasn't been at the inn when I go...
I was not notified Tyler! You should know I'm always down for a beer.... as long as its not too late or on a school night
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Unread 01-16-2014, 05:09 PM   #2406
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Well if you don't like the river raider, this homemade snorkel should get you through some pretty deep water without worry and it looks pretty good...
MY GOD??!?!?! Why didnt I ever think of that? I bet that is great protection against a driving rain and offers almost 0% head loss!!!!!


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Loss of vision is a pretty critical thing...but have you actually sat in the driver's seat and marked out the usable area of your windshield that's not occluded by the hood and/or fenders? If not, lay some tape lines on the glass that trace the contours of the sheet metal as seen on the plane of the windshield; this will give you an idea of how much of the lower windshield - if any - you can intrude upon without actually affecting your ability to see what's in front of the rig. There may be more available real estate than you suspect.



Well, "I like it better this way" is a valid point, and elegantly reconciling that point with "I need it this way" is the desired goal.



It was really horrible; a very delicate-looking piece of the assembly was permanently removed by sheer force and then hooked up to a testing apparatus. It was like something out of a horror movie; I can still hear the sweet sound of a variable resistor screaming in agony.

I never thought to tape it out and calculate it like that. Shall be done before any further pondering.

Also... that probably sounded much hotter to me than it should have. I think its a good point to put away the whiskey and the internet for tonight.



P.S. - looks like I am going wheeling this weekend. Over and out.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #2407
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Had a nice wheeling trip yesterday. Certainly pushed Alice to the limits. Next mod is DEFINITELY a tummy tuck.

While all was fun and all I got was maybe a scratch on my mirror - I will never do such a difficult trail in the winter again. Way too slick and not enough visibility.

This is the only picture I have right now

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Nice! Where did you end up going?

I was working on both jeeps this weekend from our last trip out. My driver window and mirror popped out and with the big storm coming today, I had to reinstall those lol snow can make an easy trail tricky
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We ended up going to a small trail in Rock Valley. The 3 guys I went with couldnt make it up a rock face - so I HAD to try it. I made it almost all the way up, hit an ice patch and slid back down into a tree.

Did have to use my winch for the first time though! Already paid for itself.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:42 AM   #2411
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Ouch
Honestly- its my first body damage and I am kind of really excited about it.

Its not bad enough where I have to sand and prime and repaint or replace the fender or hood... but its just bad enough where if you see it in person you would be like "yep. this jeep hit a tree."

Boys dig body damage right?
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Yeah trees suck, they come outta no where! My jeep has hugged more trees than an old hippie lol
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Its not bad enough where I have to sand and prime and repaint or replace the fender or hood... but its just bad enough where if you see it in person you would be like "yep. this jeep hit a tree."
Good thing you didn't have a snorkel in the way...


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Unread 01-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #2414
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Yeah trees suck, they come outta no where! My jeep has hugged more trees than an old hippie lol
I know! They are sneaky little bastards

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Good thing you didn't have a snorkel in the way...


... I know. I thought of you when I finally had the balls to check out the damage. The tree hit EXACTLY where I was thinking about putting the snorkel.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 01:21 PM   #2415
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Just got my jeep stickers in today. My boyfriend said I looked like a kid in a candy store at Christmas.
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