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post #1 of 6 Old 02-28-2007, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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custom snorkel

I had this posted as Home Depot Snorkel but can't seem to find the thread plus i updated the snorkel a little. I guess this counts as a cheap trick/fix since it all cost under $40 and gives your air filter AIR instead of water when you decide to cross the Atlantic.

I reused the stock box but used flex hose (for dryers and such) to the TB box to give me a better position. The factory air filter box was flipped around and sits sideways, held in place by a few brackets placed here and there. The pvc was bolted to the air box (after enlarging the hole) and then sealed with silicone. The rest is a bunch of angled pvc piping and a 4" pvc cap held on by four long screws. I have yet to have a wet filter when it used to be common. Yeah that's a 4" hole i drilled in my hood and crankcase hose wrapped around it to pretty it up.











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post #2 of 6 Old 02-28-2007, 10:03 PM
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Not bad. Good use of stock air box.

I like the cap you made. Been thinking about doing something like that. I'll prolly have it come up through the cowling just in front of the windshield, though.

Let us know how it works out.

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Not bad. Good use of stock air box.

I like the cap you made. Been thinking about doing something like that. I'll prolly have it come up through the cowling just in front of the windshield, though.

Let us know how it works out.
This is actually about a year old. It's worked great and i haven't sucked in water since it was installed. I hit a few tsunami type waves and had the water up to my headlights at once point. The main problem i had was the distributer cap getting water in it so i sealed it up with sealant and fixed that problem.

I'm lookin for a stock air box that someone doesn't want so i can redo my setup. I might just run flex hose all the way to the hood, attach the snorkel TO the hood (instead of removable as it is now) and run pvc up to the top of the windshield with a cone filter. I'm looking for those water-resistant cone filter covers but can't seem to find any.

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I like that. Looks clean and seems to do the job well.

My only question is why no one has exited a snorkle from the side of the hood like the old CJ5 and M38A1 did. Seems to me to be the most logical and sensible location. But no one does it. I just find that weird.

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I like that. Looks clean and seems to do the job well.

My only question is why no one has exited a snorkle from the side of the hood like the old CJ5 and M38A1 did. Seems to me to be the most logical and sensible location. But no one does it. I just find that weird.
You'll have to make it removable to access the engine compartment, like mine is. Most people don't want to have to remove the snorkel to lift the hood. It doesn't really bother me though, it's only two seconds extra.

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it looks good not to high but not to low.dont forget to run vent line extensions and watch out for the pcm!
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