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Unread 02-18-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Got a new Snorkel and had some fun (but not with the snorkel)

Well, I got the River Raider Snorkel (love the quality and sound). This was a case of closing the barn door after the cows got out (that's the last I'll publicly say on the subject). But, I also found some great fun wheeling in the NW.

Go find power line roads. They are the best. Here are some pix from the weekend. Oh yeah, only high center if you have a buddy or tree to winch you off. And, before I forget... all that armor under a Rubicon is worth its weight in gold.

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Unread 02-18-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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DUDE...you stole the jeep I had on order for 8 months!!! I eventually had to settle for a black 2 door!! Love that color, 4 door, rubi....etc!!! (seriously, that is the jeep I had on order!!)

ANYWAY Someone else mentioned increased HP "feel" by putting on the snorkel...did you feel a difference??
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Unread 02-18-2008, 09:38 PM   #3
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Did you do the install yourself? I am LOVING it!!!
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Unread 02-18-2008, 10:10 PM   #4
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I wish I had the time and energy to install all my Jeep stuff myself. But alas, I like to have things done by professionals. My Jeep dealer installed and painted the snorkel for me.

I only noticed a difference in the sound when I installed a K&M air filter in place of my stock filter. Note: The snorkel uses the stock air box in an ingenious way. I will post interior engine compartment pix as soon as I have time.

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Unread 02-19-2008, 06:58 AM   #5
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I love mine too and it works great with the Hypertech Max Energy Programmer Lots of power now! After putting on the RR my mpg went up to 2 mpg. And now I am getting over 19 + mpg with both.


This is how I hooked it up!






2007 JK 4 Door, 33" BF Goodrich MTKs, River Raider Ram Air Snorkel System with a K&N flat filter, Cool Tech Exhaust, 410 Gears, Front & Rear Lockers with OX covers, 2.5" Suspension Lift with Heavy Duty Gas Shocks, Piaa Yellow Ion Fog Lights, Custom Built Steel Front Ram Bumper with White Fog Lights, 10,000 lbs Front & Rear Removable Winch, Garmin Jeep Trail Guide Navigation System with Topo, Hypertech Max Energy Programmer, Sirius Satellite 6 disk in dash changer Infinity 7 speakers with sub system, Full Rubber Floors With Jeep Slush Mats and Custom Fit Neoprene Seat Covers and Grab handles.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 08:30 AM   #6
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hifiguy7- what size lift and tires? Are those the xeon flat fender flares? They look awesome.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 09:06 AM   #7
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Yes, they are Xenon fender flares. Thanks for the compliment. I have a 4-inch Superlift and the tires are BFG M/T 35/1250's. It looks tall on the one shot because I am high centered on a hump in a gravel pit. I was waiting to winch off when the pix was snapped.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 12:02 PM   #8
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hifi, I sent you a PM but i see now how the battery location changes.

2 questions, how does the sheet metal cutting go and how does the snorkel mount on the outside?
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Unread 02-19-2008, 03:43 PM   #9
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Hey hifi, what part of washington are you in?

And where do you find wheeling around here that isn't covered in snow right now?

Zak


Edit: Oh yeah, on friday my dad and I are going to test drive JKs. We have decided that the 4-door Jeep Green Rubicon is what we want. Now that I see yours, I want it even more.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 04:22 PM   #10
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Hey hifi, what part of washington are you in?

And where do you find wheeling around here that isn't covered in snow right now?
And which dealer did the work?
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Unread 02-19-2008, 06:42 PM   #11
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I live in Olympia. But, I bought my Jeep in Longview. The dealer down there is great. My brother works for the dealership. Those most recent pictures are from the A-line area of Capitol Forest. There are some great road/trails there. We are stoked about trying the power line trails. They had some wicked hill climbs.

You can also wheel at Tahuya. There is no snow there now. Have fun. Check out the NW section for wheeling. I will post next time we go out in case someone wants to join us.
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Unread 02-19-2008, 07:02 PM   #12
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I like it! I personally would have left it black though rather than color matching. It would go good with those wheels (Procomp 7089s?)
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Unread 02-02-2010, 08:46 PM   #13
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is there a river riader snorkel installation guide somewhere??

also, how water tight is the stock airbox?
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Unread 02-03-2010, 06:04 AM   #14
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Check the River Raider web site for the installation guide.
When you retro fit the box it is 100% water tight! River Raider gives you all the parts you need to do the air box!
Over 2 years now and still looks and works great!
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Unread 02-03-2010, 08:52 AM   #15
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hifiguy - if you don't mind me asking, what lights do you have mounted on your windshield? Your Jeep looks great.
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