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Unread 09-08-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Cheap Snorkel from Amazon.com Reviews???

I see amazon has this cheap ($75 after shipping) snorkel... i was wondering if anyone has bought this and if they would recommend it... reviews on amazon say everyone loves it so far i'd like some more assurance before i buy this.


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Unread 09-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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i was given one like that as a gift, super wader it was called. it worked just like it was suposed to, but it arrived with no harware or instructions. the 4 hour install ended up taking me 2 days.
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Unread 09-08-2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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As a matter of fact the second line item in the description states 'Installation instruction not included'



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i was given one like that as a gift, super wader it was called. it worked just like it was suposed to, but it arrived with no harware or instructions. the 4 hour install ended up taking me 2 days.
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Ya instructions don't really bother me I do quite a bit of "custom" install kinda stuff I just wanna see if it lines up nice with the windshield and if it seals good. Any pictures would be great too
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in the end i got it all together and it works and looks good to me.
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Unread 09-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #6
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here's one from the front too
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never trust amazon reviews, some people get paid to write them
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Looks like an ARB knock off.
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It is
I have one
Different material but has held up- never been hit. Got mine off eBay- 55 with bolts and tube and install stuff... It works for what it is.
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So over all would you recommend this... Looks great to me ifbits gnna hold up . why pay 2 to3 hundred bucks for a name? I'm kinda second guessing getting one cause from the looks of it I won't be able to get a roof rack to work with it.
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So over all would you recommend this... Looks great to me ifbits gnna hold up . why pay 2 to3 hundred bucks for a name? I'm kinda second guessing getting one cause from the looks of it I won't be able to get a roof rack to work with it.
Personally I'd say why spend any money on a snorkel? Number of people who truly need them is miniscule. And most who put them on don't do everything else you'd need to do to waterproof the jeep. And with trails in many parts of the country the snorkel is more likely to get ripped off by trees, rocks, etc. than anything. And they create issues for removing doors and folding down windshield. Lot better things to spend money on.
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Personally I'd say why spend any money on a snorkel? Number of people who truly need them is miniscule. And most who put them on don't do everything else you'd need to do to waterproof the jeep. And with trails in many parts of the country the snorkel is more likely to get ripped off by trees, rocks, etc. than anything. And they create issues for removing doors and folding down windshield. Lot better things to spend money on.
X2 exactly. My guess is that 99.999% of the snorkels installed are for show on Jeeps that never even come close to getting into situations where they're needed or useful. And don't even think they help with performance... they don't, not in the least.
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Unread 09-13-2014, 07:51 AM   #13
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ya see thats kinda where im at on the subject too. i won't be fording rivers or anything too crazy. but on the backroads and trails where i live here in mt theres a lot of dust and i find myself cleaning the filter constantly, i read some other reviews and it seems like most people get them for clean, cool air flow not so much for water....
i donna i'll have to think about it.
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ya see thats kinda where im at on the subject too. i won't be fording rivers or anything too crazy. but on the backroads and trails where i live here in mt theres a lot of dust and i find myself cleaning the filter constantly, i read some other reviews and it seems like most people get them for clean, cool air flow not so much for water....
i donna i'll have to think about it.
Look at something like cowl intake mod with a Windstar box/filter. Moves intake up to the base of the windshield so a bit higher for water and dust. Uses a nice big paper filter that's easy to change. Frees up the space where you stock air box was for other things. Can be done for $20-40. Doesn't interfere with doors/windshield. Can't get ripped off on the trail. Etc. Etc.
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i've been looking into that also kinda think i'm gonna lean toward doing that just because i'd like to get a rack for a rooftop tent and i'm one of "those people" who likes things symmetrical ... and no i'm not gonna spend a Sh$# ton of money making a duel snorkel for the jeep haha... thanks guys for the advice
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