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post #1 of 40 Old 01-05-2016, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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an $80 snorkle?

I am planning a run down in the Ozarks and may encounter some deeper water. Any thoughts on this snorkle? http://www.amazon.com/Intake-System-...rds=tj+snorkel


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post #2 of 40 Old 01-05-2016, 09:05 PM
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How deep? the air intake from the factory is roughly waist level when in the drivers seat.
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There's no water deep enough to require a snorkel I'd drive my TJ through.

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How deep? the air intake from the factory is roughly waist level when in the drivers seat.
Last time I went down that way there was a quick drop off one of the water crossings. It was deeper than it had been it recent time. When you entered the water it was deeper than the front of the hood. It did become shallower but the entrance was deeper than expected. The others in the group had snorkels, I went to shallower area to cross. I don't intend to go in deep up things happen and rivers can change. I have experience doing water crossings but I want to be more prepared for the unexpected. With a good bow wake you can go through deeper water with out issue but when it starts deep you can have issues.

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Seems like the best option is to continue going to the shallower area to cross.

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Seems like the best option is to continue going to the shallower area to cross.
and that is the plan but things change mid river. Hopefully it is not needed but it happens.

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ever looked into a cowl intake? only moves the intake up 8" or so, but it puts it behind the firewall, which eliminates the nose down water issue.

just as important, have you moved all of your breather lines? if those get submerged, you'll be looking at a very expensive day
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Looks like one of many chinese clones of arb safari. You'll probably have to replace the flexible duct and elongate the slots on the "head". Other than that, it should work fine.

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ever looked into a cowl intake? only moves the intake up 8" or so, but it puts it behind the firewall, which eliminates the nose down water issue.
I'd say it creates more problems than it solves. Ever had you cowl drain clogged?

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Make sure you smother your distributor in asbestos waterproofing compound too.


But seriously bring a can of WD40 in case you get water in your distributor.
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ever looked into a cowl intake? only moves the intake up 8" or so, but it puts it behind the firewall, which eliminates the nose down water issue.

just as important, have you moved all of your breather lines? if those get submerged, you'll be looking at a very expensive day
good with breather lines. I am not a fan of re-moving my air box. Jeep did good with their air box. Water crossing are not new for me. Usually not much deeper that the floor board, if even that deep. My concern is that hole that wasn't there last time.


Just looking for info on that particular snorkel.

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I'd say it creates more problems than it solves. Ever had you cowl drain clogged?
Keep the cowl drain clear.

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I've heard from guys in Alaska that the issue with cheap China snorkels is the plastic gets brittle in the cold, more so than the arb snorkel.
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I already bought an $80 snorkel. You can't ever be too prepared.

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There's no water deep enough to require a snorkel I'd drive my TJ through.
Maybe?


Maybe an XJ would be OK.


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