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Unread 02-18-2010, 03:54 PM   #16
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AWESOME resource!

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Unread 02-18-2010, 04:06 PM   #17
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I agree, that post is getting a thumbs up just for that resource

Ive been thinking about a fiberglass snorkel for a while, with that write up ill be doing it within the next month
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Unread 02-18-2010, 04:07 PM   #18
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I had never thought to use netting like that. I was going to shape foam or use 2x4. I still might use foam but I can make a much better outline with the netting first.
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Unread 02-25-2010, 03:00 PM   #19
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I have read that write up in the past and forgot about it. Pretty good, but I would have to take a little more time and make it look better for sure. I would imagine you could also (if well enough built) just leave the wire frame inside the snorkel for strength.
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Unread 02-25-2010, 03:20 PM   #20
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looks like a good plan!
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Unread 02-25-2010, 04:20 PM   #21
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fiberglass should work. you can make fiberglass shatter or just bend, depending on how much resin you use plus the type of fiberglass u use. I made a set of bodywork for my roadrace bike, it turned out ok but took a lot of time. Its thin and flexible, I havent crashed YET to try it out.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:20 PM   #22
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Can't we just route the (custom)pipe through the vent grill and go sideways to the pass side and the then up next to the windshield?
Like that i won't be drilling the fender and there is no risk of bushing on the tree...
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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:56 PM   #23
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if you use the stock air box like ARB does and the snorkle goes from there then even if it does shatter the pieces will just go to the filter in the airbox
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Unread 02-27-2010, 09:19 PM   #24
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this may be a silly question, but what is the purpose of a snorkel on a vehicle?
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Unread 02-28-2010, 10:47 AM   #25
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high water crossings
it brings the air intake up a little higher so you dont risk sucking in splashed water
another benefit is when you pull air in from outside of the engine bay, its a lot cooler and kinda helps the efficiency of the engine
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Unread 02-28-2010, 10:50 AM   #26
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Can't we just route the (custom)pipe through the vent grill and go sideways to the pass side and the then up next to the windshield?
Like that i won't be drilling the fender and there is no risk of bushing on the tree...
If you are talking about the vent in front of the windshield. That provides air to your ventilation system, don't think I would mess with it.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 10:53 AM   #27
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a few guys have routed their snorkel through the cowl
do a search for hummer snorkel and you will find a great thread on how to do it
it does involve cutting your firewall and cowl though
i really like the way the hummer snorkel looks and if i ever go that far, that is the one i will do
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Unread 09-16-2010, 09:17 AM   #28
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Any updates???????????
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Unread 09-16-2010, 05:15 PM   #29
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Well I am a little late and maybe he you don't plan on it now but, I actually make molds for an intake company on the side. The key is to have a nice well made plug, grab some wood and bondo and make something that looks good and will function the way you want. Just make sure the inside is large enough to flow enough air. If the air has to flow in a restricted area it starts to tumble and gets rough enough to make a rather large impact on performance. it sounds like you know how to work with fiberglass but, have you ever made a mold before?
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Unread 09-17-2010, 01:58 AM   #30
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Personally i was thinking of using a piece of styrofoam,form it the way i like it,fiberglass it and then use some kind of solvent to melt the styrofoam from the inside of the formed tube...
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