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07-24-2009 12:01 PM
biffgnar
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Originally Posted by jeffyp06 View Post
wouldnt it suck water when it rains? ive seen a few people that have done that right below the vent there and all i ever think about is when it rains or your in a situation like that those pics and water runs right over the hood.....?
I have the CAI cowl mod using the windstar airbox where only the trumpet goes through the firewall. Definitely different than the version where filter is in the cowl, but short of buring the cowl in deep water I think it would be very tough for water to get in my setup. First, trumpet is off center from vent. Second, intake is perpendicular to the way water would be coming in through the vent. Third, intake is a couple inches off the bottom of the cowl. Drain (which is pretty big in mine) would have to clog and cowl would have to fill with water to get level up to where the intake is. Water might even start draining down through A/C before it got to air intake. To top it all off I went ahead and put on a rear facing cowl scoop, but that was overkill.
07-24-2009 11:57 AM
PILL
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Originally Posted by toyotabasher View Post
be carefull from water splashing in to the vent. if you drive to fast through the water it will splash and flow down the windshield straight into the intake. but it does look very clean.
I doubt a little bit of water like that will hurt anything. After all, look at muscle cars with their intakes on the hood. Those things definitely suck in water when it rains.
07-24-2009 11:12 AM
toyotabasher be carefull from water splashing in to the vent. if you drive to fast through the water it will splash and flow down the windshield straight into the intake. but it does look very clean.
10-31-2008 05:51 AM
archimeech Kpat, do you mean to say that you drop your Windshield Frame down? I can't imagine the top of this snorkel interfering with the engine hood.

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Originally Posted by Kpat View Post
Umm im interested in this alot!

But i often drop my hood, will this snorkel interfere? Even though it looks like it would still fit i would like to know before i cut a hole lol
10-31-2008 05:49 AM
archimeech Do you think the 3" hose would have fit? There are industrial supply companys such as Grainger that carry the 3" but that just looks like it would be a beast to get into tight spots and make the turns required to bring it up through the top cowl?
09-26-2008 07:52 AM
Giviner
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Originally Posted by Kpat View Post
Umm im interested in this alot!

But i often drop my hood, will this snorkel interfere? Even though it looks like it would still fit i would like to know before i cut a hole lol
Badoosh is correct there is nothing on the hood that would get damaged. The air box itself is far enough below the hood line that it doesn't interfere with closing it.

The snorkel is also low enough so that you can tilt the hood all the way back and rest it against the windshield.

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Originally Posted by jeffyp06 View Post
wouldnt it suck water when it rains? ive seen a few people that have done that right below the vent there and all i ever think about is when it rains or your in a situation like that those pics and water runs right over the hood.....?
The snorkel is up high enough and shielded with the cap. I highly doubt you would get any rain into it. Even if some moisture did make it into the tube the ridges in the tubing would likely capture most of it before it made it to the airbox. Then, the airbox has 2 small drain holes in the bottom like the OEM one.
09-25-2008 11:46 PM
jeffyp06 wouldnt it suck water when it rains? ive seen a few people that have done that right below the vent there and all i ever think about is when it rains or your in a situation like that those pics and water runs right over the hood.....?
09-25-2008 11:15 PM
badoosh27 Kpat, what do you mean you drop your hood? like slam it? either way, the snorkel is fully contained under the hood and under the cowl, so nothing thats a normal activity will interfere with it at all.

another positive thing about ABS over PVC is that it has a higher heat tollerance than PVC, ie it won't melt in even extreme underhood temps
09-25-2008 10:45 PM
Kpat Umm im interested in this alot!

But i often drop my hood, will this snorkel interfere? Even though it looks like it would still fit i would like to know before i cut a hole lol
09-25-2008 10:29 PM
Rogue_Rubicon 2" hose, i went and dbl checked wereto find it. its right by the parts for central vac fittings and i think its part of a central vac. i found it on the right hand side of the white fittings. it has the wire rap around it like a spring/ ridges but smooth inside and flexable. i think you might have to fill the ridges with some silicone due to the wire rap.. to fill in the ridges to make a good seal
09-24-2008 09:03 AM
sleepsontoilet
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Originally Posted by Rogue_Rubicon View Post
They have a gray pvc hose 1m long(3') at home depo in the plumbing section and its nice and smooth inside no ridges inside it like a shop vac hose..thats if you dont mind gray, nothing a black rock guard paint cant fix but it should matter when you use Aluminum heat reflective tape.
what size? 2"
09-24-2008 08:08 AM
Giviner
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Originally Posted by Jamzjeep View Post
Plus I have to figure out how to make it work with my after market (k&n) intake.
Easiest way is to ditch the k&n and stick with a paper filter.
09-24-2008 08:05 AM
Rogue_Rubicon They have a gray pvc hose 1m long(3') at home depo in the plumbing section and its nice and smooth inside no ridges inside it like a shop vac hose..thats if you dont mind gray, nothing a black rock guard paint cant fix but it should matter when you use Aluminum heat reflective tape.
09-24-2008 07:37 AM
TJamz Very nice! I've been thinking of doing the same thing. I like the look of this snorkal over the market style that sticks to far out the side of a jeep IMO.
I just have'nt worked up the courage to drill a big hole my rig yet. Plus I have to figure out how to make it work with my after market (k&n) intake.
09-23-2008 07:55 PM
Contra the best thing is that it sucks up air not in the engine compartment (hot air)
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