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post #1 of 53 Old 08-04-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Pics from my Rugged Ridge Snorkel install

It was actually pretty easy, and I was able to do the whole thing solo. The cut wasn't bad at all. I'm guessing it would be alot easier than cutting the hood for an AEV Snorkel. The instructions were excellent and it took maybe 5 hours with alot of breaks.

First steps I took off the door, rock rail, grill, air box, wipers, cowl and the fender.



Next was the cut to the fender. Very easily done with a Dremel.



Nice shiney alluminum tube.





The main body of the snorkel with the low mount



The old upper air box with the new lower air box.



The finished product with KC Slimlites and Rugged Ridge windshield light mounts.





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Wow! Nice!!!!
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Thats pretty cool. Thats the first one I have seen like that. Great job.

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Wish they made em for the 12's
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Damn, I completely forgot about that.
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River raider is the only one right now! And no hardline kit. Just rubber hose.
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That's very cool, and looks great!! How long of a project was it? I'm guessing that must be a water ejector on the outside? Very nice!!

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That's very cool, and looks great!! How long of a project was it? I'm guessing that must be a water ejector on the outside? Very nice!!
Most people I've seen say it's taken them 4 hours. It took me 5 hours with ALOT of breaks. Taking the fender off, drilling the spot welds to remove the cowl, and cutting the fender was freaking me out until I got around to doing it. I kept saying to myself, "It's not too late to go with AEV. If I mess up that cut I can always upgrade to an AEV hood." Once I over came my fears it was very smooth sailing.

In the third pic, on the bottom left, you can see a clear tube with a hose clamp. It goes down 8 inches, then there is a manual valve, then another 4 inch clear tube. It's tucked away behind the inner fender and instructions say to check/empty regularly. So far this week, lotsa rain, no water collected.
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Looks awesome!
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RR says soon on the 2012. God I hope so.
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Looks great! Hey, are you running a Benchmark dual battery tray in there too? I've been looking at the rugged ridge snork but been hesitant to make a decision because I've already got the dual battery tray in there. Great to see you can fit both of them in!
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Awesome kit how does low rise intake seal to snorkel body with a gasket or o-ring
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Looks great! Hey, are you running a Benchmark dual battery tray in there too? I've been looking at the rugged ridge snork but been hesitant to make a decision because I've already got the dual battery tray in there. Great to see you can fit both of them in!
Yes, that's the main reason I was looking at the Rugged Ridge Snorkel. I would have liked to try the River Raider's one, but it can't be used with a dual battery tray.
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Awesome kit how does low rise intake seal to snorkel body with a gasket or o-ring
It has a foam gasket like they use on the back of their windshield light mount.
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