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Unread 01-20-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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any one ever make their own snorkle?

i want to build a snorkle for my 93 YJ. anyone ever make one for any kind of jeep? maybe i can follow your plans but change it up a little to fit my YJ.

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Unread 01-20-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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thats my seet up, its all 3inch pvc, i used the factory air cleaner, i just welded a 3'' rigid coupling to it and then I used a 3'' pvc adapter to switch to plastic. it threaded into the steel coupling. those are both electrial fittings. the rest is plumbing parts


its pretty simple, but it works
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Unread 01-20-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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only reason i went through the tub was because i have a new set of fenders that i did not want to put a hole into
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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #4
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Search on the YJ forum. There is some really nice ones on there. I'd never put one on mine but that's just me.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:22 AM   #5
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why wouldnt you put one on yours? is there a downside to them?
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
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why wouldnt you put one on yours? is there a downside to them?
1. I've never been in a situation where my Jeep was in 4 feet of water

2. Power Loss

3. They are ugly
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:32 AM   #7
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Homemade ones CAN be made to look like a manufacturered product, if the time and care is taken.
I'd toss one on the WJ if A) I thought I'd ever get that deep and B) I wasn't still hesitant to cut a hole in perflectly good body panels.
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this is my cousin's creation... 1 90degree bend and 2 45 degree bends (from summit) some 2.5in tubing and a custom topper. Sorry but only pic i have...
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Unread 01-22-2010, 08:35 AM   #11
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1. I've never been in a situation where my Jeep was in 4 feet of water

2. Power Loss

3. They are ugly
Power loss? i would say it would be better than a k&n cone sucking in 180 degree+ air from under your hood. You must be one of them guys that thinks sound = power.
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Power loss? i would say it would be better than a k&n cone sucking in 180 degree+ air from under your hood. You must be one of them guys that thinks sound = power.
Nope, but the more turns and the longer distance the air travels before it gets to the engine, the slower it will move. Therefore, you will lose power.
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Nope, but the more turns and the longer distance the air travels before it gets to the engine, the slower it will move. Therefore, you will lose power.
That's not ENTIRELY accurate.

Think, you have the inlet basically being crammed with colder/cooler outside air. Yes, the bends do not facilitate the smooth flow of air, but with the force of that air being jammed into the snorkel (i.e., a pushing effect), it would essentially make more air avialable than the ambient, underhood air just sitting outside the stock air inlet, waiting to be sucked.
I mean, it's not NEAR as effective as a true ram air setup, but it is essentially, the same principle.

Also, keep in mind that, with the majority of the tubing being OUTside the hood and in the flow of moving air, the air temp itself will be considerably cooler than air that basically sits under the hood with the engine, waiting to be inhaled. That, in itself, will help.
I'm sure it is debated, but the theory that makes the most sense to me is that the temp of air is just as important, if not moreso, than the volume.
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Nope, but the more turns and the longer distance the air travels before it gets to the engine, the slower it will move. Therefore, you will lose power.
did you ever hear of sts turbo kits? google them then get back to me.
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Unread 01-22-2010, 10:15 AM   #15
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did you ever hear of sts turbo kits? google them then get back to me.
Good example.
Black Hills TJ does have a point that the bends in tubes DO have somewhat of a slowing effect on the air running throught them (or atleast, adding turbulence), but the point is that it is still better than without and, in essence, you would NOT actually LOSE power over stock.
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