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post #1 of 10 Old 08-29-2010, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Snorkel: Build or buy

First, yes I know a snorkel isn't the only thing needed to keep a Jeep water tight but I'm not buying it so I can drive through 3 feet of water I'm buying it in case I drive through three feet of water. It's my insurance policy I rather have to replace my fluids and have screwy electronics than buy a new engine. I digress...

So I'm getting a snorkel in one form or another and all along I thought I would just buy one but $350 for a few plastic pieces is pretty ridiculous. I've seen some nice "hummer style" cowl builds on here but I don't think I have the balls to take a hole saw to my firewall with no written instructions so I know I'm doing it right.

Question is; should I just drop the money and buy one, or can anyone direct me to the best DIY writeup that I don't need any hard to find materials for or is there an alternative method I haven't thought about?

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-29-2010, 09:08 AM
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I think if you have the skills building your own is always the better way to go. You usually save some coin, and it's definitely more rewarding bolting something onto your rig that you fab'd yourself.

Hummer Style intake

Uses same write up as above but with some different mods.

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Do a search on Ebay for jeep snorkels, there are some diy plans on there

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-29-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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I think if you have the skills building your own is always the better way to go. You usually save some coin, and it's definitely more rewarding bolting something onto your rig that you fab'd yourself.

Hummer Style intake

Uses same write up as above but with some different mods.

Have fun!
I've combed through these multiple times already haha just not sure if I actually want to drop the hammer and do it.

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Do a search on Ebay for jeep snorkels, there are some diy plans on there
Good thought I'll give that a try.
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-29-2010, 08:42 PM
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I like the Hummer style ones you were talking about, i think if i was looking for a snorkle that would be my choice

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-29-2010, 10:57 PM
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I love my ARB. More protection than you're going to get from a low Hummer snorkel, and aesthetically pleasing too. I've never seen a home made top of the windshield snorkel that I liked the look of.

Some people are purely about function and don't worry about the looks... personally I like to build a vehicle that performs great and looks great at the same time.







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post #7 of 10 Old 08-30-2010, 04:48 AM
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buy

ive never seen a DIY one not look like a DIY one. Those pvc pipe joints are usually big and ugly.

on the other hand if its just insurance you might want to look into relocating it into the cowl? It gets it out of the engine bay and water is rarely over hood height
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-30-2010, 06:10 AM
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I would like to build a snorkel like this one:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ho...norkel-810246/

This one is nice as well:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...w-pics-794294/
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-30-2010, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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While on google, if anyone wants a laugh:

Mazda Miata drivers can't quite grasp the concept of a snorkel
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-30-2010, 05:58 PM
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I personally feel that if it were up to me I would just save up my pennies and buy one. They look a lot nicer then a home build, and if it's basically just on there for looks then you want it to look good.
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