Stock air box modification

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Jim Smola

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So it appears they drilled a whole in the bottom of the air box and have additional intake tubing.
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Soy-Quoia

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Interesting idea. The snorkel install uses the existing stock intake in the passenger fender. Even though it slight bit of "forced" induction, I think it is offset by all the twists and turns it has to make traveling down the snorkel, through the 90 degree bend at the outer fender, down the inner fender, making another 90 degree bend into the air box. That being said, I do not believe it has caused any ill effects either. I have not used a vacuum gauge but may just to see... My MPGs were right around 15 in 1400 miles with 3(ish) inch lift, 285/70R17 tires, with the snorkel. It was better than I anticipated! I paid $65 for my snorkel on eBay.
 
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Interesting idea. The snorkel install uses the existing stock intake in the passenger fender. Even though it slight bit of "forced" induction, I think it is offset by all the twists and turns it has to make traveling down the snorkel, through the 90 degree bend at the outer fender, down the inner fender, making another 90 degree bend into the air box. That being said, I do not believe it has caused any ill effects either. I have not used a vacuum gauge but may just to see... My MPGs were right around 15 in 1400 miles with 3(ish) inch lift, 285/70R17 tires, with the snorkel. It was better than I anticipated! I paid $65 for my snorkel on eBay.
So this will work with my dual battery setup??
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Soy-Quoia

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I did not have to move the intake box at all. So it should work fine for you. I cut the "intake" tube down a little to make it easier to get the rubber duct on. Here is a sneak peak inside the fender, looking in from the corner light hole. I will post a full install tomorrow.

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I used black silicone to ensure that it was water tight but this gave me issues when trying to keep the rubber duct in place. The provided hose clamp could not provide enough pressure to keep it held on the slick surface I created with the silicone. So, I grabbed a couple of self-tapping screws laying right there and punched them in. It held after that.

Here is the link to the snorkel I purchased. It came out of California but was made in China... He appears to be sold out now but I would contact him to see if he is getting more. Possible group buy?!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301700419230
 
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I did not have to move the intake box at all. So it should work fine for you. I cut the "intake" tube down a little to make it easier to get the rubber duct on. Here is a sneak peak inside the fender, looking in from the corner light hole. I will post a full install tomorrow.

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I used black silicone to ensure that it was water tight but this gave me issues when trying to keep the rubber duct in place. The provided hose clamp could not provide enough pressure to keep it held on the slick surface I created with the silicone. So, I grabbed a couple of self-tapping screws laying right there and punched them in. It held after that.

Here is the link to the snorkel I purchased. It came out of California but was made in China... He appears to be sold out now but I would contact him to see if he is getting more. Possible group buy?!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301700419230
Love it!!
 

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I did not have to move the intake box at all. So it should work fine for you. I cut the "intake" tube down a little to make it easier to get the rubber duct on. Here is a sneak peak inside the fender, looking in from the corner light hole. I will post a full install tomorrow.

View attachment 228

I used black silicone to ensure that it was water tight but this gave me issues when trying to keep the rubber duct in place. The provided hose clamp could not provide enough pressure to keep it held on the slick surface I created with the silicone. So, I grabbed a couple of self-tapping screws laying right there and punched them in. It held after that.

Here is the link to the snorkel I purchased. It came out of California but was made in China... He appears to be sold out now but I would contact him to see if he is getting more. Possible group buy?!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301700419230
I can look into doing a snorkel group buy too... Maybe an official ARB snorkel?

I'm working on Rook Racks, lower shock skids, and rock sliders at the moment. Oh and Roof Top Tents... so the snorkel would come after that. lol.
 
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I just cut 2 x 2" holes in air box when I saw this post.. So far its already more responsive... next Gibson exhaust and KN filter