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Old December 13th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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Talking cheap snorkle

i currently have a 91 xj with 3" lift and have ruined a few to many air filters and i'm not realy looking to hydrolock the 4.0. i have pritty much came to the conclusion i am doing an at home snorkle in the spring before any water crossing. i can get the 4" plastic piping no problem but what is the best way to:
* run the piping out the side of the fender and best placement

* what is the best way to seal the front of the factory box behind the head lamp

* what is a easy way to keep from intaking rain water or having it run down into the box during rain storms

i cant figure out a way to get pass either the washer bottle or the computer becuz my jeep has a weird brake resevor set up not like my buddys or anyother i have seen any help or a link to another forum which im sure there is would be apreciated thankz
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Old December 14th, 2006, 09:22 AM   #2
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This is what I did with my '99 XJ, not sure if it would work for a '91, but it only cost around $25. It's all 3" sched 30 PVC. I've had it for 2 years with no problems. When painted black, it almost looks factory. As far as sealing up the original intake, I just smoothed the ridge down and RTV'd a small peice of sheet metal over the opening and screwed it down with small wood screws.



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looks just like mine, works well too.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 11:05 AM   #4
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Could something like that be possible with the TJ?

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Old December 14th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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Old December 14th, 2006, 11:23 AM   #6
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It looks exactly the same as his, except the air box is on the passenger side, PVC is ran back into the firewall, then ran up the cowl between the hood and windshield, finally topped with a small alluminum lid on the outside to make it look purdy.
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I'm a liitle lost as to where the pipe goes after it gets through the firewall. Better pics of that thing would be great. Working out my snorkle now.
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I'm a liitle lost as to where the pipe goes after it gets through the firewall. Better pics of that thing would be great. Working out my snorkle now.
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hey thanks steve thats what my buddy did and told me to do but i think i am going to have to go through the quarter panel like the one from rustys becuz my brake boost and brake fluid resovor sits exactly where u have ur PVC running other wise thats what i would have done to but there are like diffrent stock parts on mine then on any other one that i have seen but thatnks for the idea glad to know it is well used and is recomended for furture refrence thanks for everything any other ideas on how to do it by running it through the quarter panel would be appreciated if not thanks anyways
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Old December 14th, 2006, 07:55 PM   #11
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I'm a liitle lost as to where the pipe goes after it gets through the firewall. Better pics of that thing would be great. Working out my snorkle now.
It ends at the firewall after being sealed up. Then it sucks the air in where your vents suck the air it. It isn't really a snorkel per se, but it raises the air intake to just below the windshield, and if you're getting water all the way up to the bottom of the windshield, then it's probably somewhere completely illogical to be driving as your engine would be completely submerged.
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It ends at the firewall after being sealed up. Then it sucks the air in where your vents suck the air it. It isn't really a snorkel per se, but it raises the air intake to just below the windshield, and if you're getting water all the way up to the bottom of the windshield, then it's probably somewhere completely illogical to be driving as your engine would be completely submerged.
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muddy paws has the snorkle im talking about. up the driver side pillar and to the roof thats what im looking for just cant realy find an easy way to do it i guess ill just have to sit back and look at it and see what i can do
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Old December 16th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #14
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pm jeepinlunatic, he has a snorkel that he made for his YJ out of PVC......it was or still is up in the freebees section.......
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Not really much point IMO.

I regularly go headlight deep in my TJ with the stock airbox, and see no need to go deeper than that.
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Beat me to it Tim! I was thinking of that as I read this!

That is a trail. A beaver decided to build his home on the wrong side of the trail. My Jeep sits about 3" lower than that Jimmy does, I'm on 36's, I had water lapping at the bottom of my front window.

A few things: What you have there with the tube just going into the firewall is fine for accidental dunkings, where you drop the front end into a hole thats waaaayyy too deep by accident and the rear never gets in.

The tube up the pillar is a tricky spot. I've got dents in my window frame where most people have their snorkle going up. I also am missing a mirror that a dead tree jumped up and swiped. As convinient as the location is, I am still not sold on it. I have mine mounted in my cowl area on a small riser, it does get in the way of seeing once and a while but it is out of the way from damage.

I still haven't come across a good location besides inside the cab, can you say noise!?

How big of diameter do you really need for an intake tube anyways? I figure if iits as big or bigger than the throttle body, then its big enough. Maybe you could fit 2.5" somewhere. McMaster-Carr has some cool hose, its waterproof with wire supports, really flexible, I used it on my setup, fit right over the stock intake tube.

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