hey i work at a xpress lube/ carwash in a very small town. i have a lot of time to work on my jeep and keep it clean, besides i was taking picures, might as well make it easy to see what i did to it. and sorry about my posting skills im new at this so give me break! and actually ive used the snorkel many times, through running and stagnent water and it works great. i had to remove my carpet and line-x the interior, it started to stink after the first time i really tested it. that is also a new motor and 5 speed tranny, that i dropped in because i never thought i needed a snorkel untill i hydrolocked my engine at a creek crossing. so no that ugly jumble of sewer fittings isnt just for show. and that motor hasnt been in there very long so thats why it doesnt look dirty!
Thanks man, I gently hydrolocked my ZJ and was hunting for ideas on here and was thinking I would run the air intake into where the air comes in for the heater/vents but I didn't want to make it noisy in the cab. Here's my idea thanks to you.
I could do the same thing using the factory airbox but run the intake out the grill instead of the hood. I could have the snorkel part removable since I generally avoid deep holes but sometimes you just have to go for it to venture on down the trail. It could be made nice and tidy looking when the snorkel is not on there. I plan to also plug the tiny drain holes in the airbox since they have no one way valves (stupid). I'll put a larger drain in there with a valve like what my quad has.
Thanks for posting your custom snorkel that's just awesome!
There was a guy on JU that did that back in the day. AlaskaZJ I think it was.
He had the pipe come straight out of the grille, it fit flush with the grille, then he had a pvc extension he put on before hitting water crossings. So when he wasn't using it, all you saw was the round inlet pipe between the grill slats (I think he might have knocked one of them out for this).