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JKTester 04-22-2012 03:42 PM

Now it's my turn for a JK DIY snorkel build
 
If you search for JKTester on YouTube you'll probably find a video of me hydrolocking my Rubicon while I still had the dealer plates on. From that moment on I knew I needed a snorkel. The problem was that I didn't like any of the aftermarket stuff out there. I wanted something that came out near the windshield, not the hood. After researching I found one from Wildboar but they took too long to come out with it. With the idea in my mind and the help of Jeepforum.com for ideas this is what I came up with. Unfortunately, I can't find a lot of the pictures of the build right now but I have the final product and the first draft. I created a mold with foam from an art supply store. I covered it with foil and put several layers of fiberglass. Once that was complete I put a layer of Bondo and sanded it down. I then covered it with bedliner. All that effort = first draft. It was too bulky for my liking I used my dremel and cut away a lot of the top and reapplied fiberglass and bondo. This is what I ended up with. I'll work on finding the build pictures. Let me know what you think.

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/dat...00535small.jpg

I can't figure out how to attach more pictures.

cyberpyrot 04-22-2012 04:28 PM

You really would like the rugged ridge snorkle :D

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

JKTester 04-22-2012 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyberpyrot (Post 13451398)
You really would like the rugged ridge snorkle :D

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

I liked that one too. The problem was the "Coming soon" part.

cyberpyrot 04-22-2012 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JKTester

I liked that one too. The problem was the "Coming soon" part.

I am going to get it. I will contact them this week and see what the lead time is.

Tanimal 04-23-2012 02:09 AM

Very creative

paul84043 04-23-2012 06:46 AM

Gotta respect the Do it yourselfers! That's awesome. I do remember when you locked your jeep, I was still new here and it was an eye opener.
A snorkel is on my to do list for sure. Thanks for the cool post!!!

FireMedic1343 04-23-2012 07:27 AM

Good job, I like the diy project.

Yamaha90 04-30-2012 11:35 PM

you don't like River Raiders? Snorkel? It's my favorite by far.

http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/me...ew_skorkel.JPG

jrmandryck 05-01-2012 01:40 AM

Snorkel looks good with the flat paint

YellowJeepGuy94 02-03-2013 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yamaha90 (Post 13496891)
you don't like River Raiders? Snorkel? It's my favorite by far.

http://my.project-jk.com/data/500/me...ew_skorkel.JPG

Yeah but its expensive...

ss44camaro 05-21-2013 05:11 AM

Love the build, I think I'll try it too. So, was there any damage when you hydro locked? How was dealing with the dealership?

222Doc 05-21-2013 11:13 AM

why would the dealer fix it? not like its a warranty issue. hydro locked means new motor. I would bet the motor is at least 6k. just for the crate motor.

people go to fast in water. I seen the Video if its the same one. I have been through 2x that water and no hydro locked but then again i was in 1st LOw in rubi that does like 2mph in 1st low. It s not the jeeps fault. you created a tsunami in the front and a motor at wot or even half is sucking in air.

HOKIES2010 05-21-2013 11:44 AM

I like the RROR Cowl snorkel. But congrats on the DIY :cheers2:

thedirtman 05-26-2013 03:31 PM

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Way to be creative. Its not as tall as yours but does the job well. I did this back in 09


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