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    Mini How to: DIY Raised Air Intake (Snorkel)

    Granted, not the prettiest snorkel in the world - but its functional. Its a prototype; future versions will be mandrel

    bent so no crushing. This one will be powdercoated. Yes that's an actual Safari 'scoop' on top.

    OH I SHOULD ADD that this RAI took the whole weight of the X (well at least side loading) sliding into a

    boulder and only took superficial damage. I think a plastic or fiberglass one wouldn't have fared as well.

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    EDIT 4-3-2011: PARTS LIST

    90 degree Cobra Head:

    http://intakehoses.com/Merchant2/mer...<br /> e=CHEW

    3" ID Flexible Hose: (you can get this anywhere like Hoseman, etc.)
    If you configure your snorkel like I did you wont need a lot - less than a foot.

    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?sku=48660

    3" Hoseclamps (4)


    3" ID Exhaust flange: This you can get when at a muffler shop or auto parts store.
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    ARB Safari Snorkel Replacement Parts, 3 Inch Air Ram
    P/N ARB-000135000 - Make sure its a 3" ID. You can google it but I got

    mine here for $69.50
    http://jamesoaksenterprises.com/prod...b_snorkels.htm


    A length of 3" OD Aluminized tubing: I dont remember the exact length. Available at muffler shop.


    1' angle iron for bracket. Length will vary to your config.


    Nutserts and nutsert tool for "A" pillar mounting

    And you'll need to make this up for the cobra head to faster to at the fender:


    ^^^That is how you make this part: (view from inside fender)




    3" ID Flex to airbox:


    Take the airbox cover off and shave off all doodads from the outside of the 3" OD inlet. This will allow the flex

    to hose clamp on.

    The main body of the snorkel is the 3" OD aluminized tubing. Your muffler shop will have this and bend it and

    cut it for you. You can also have them weld on the 1" angle steel for the "A" pillar bracket. OR if you really want

    to get fancy find a place that will mandral bend the tubing (this is what I want to do in the future when I redo

    mine). Then paint or powdercoat as you want. If you did it right it will look like this:





    When it was black:



    Powdercoated White:





    That should be about it - please let me know if you have any questions.
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    Dude that thing is awesome good work!

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    Deadly!! I love it. Good call on the white imo.
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    My question is simple.. why aren't you making these and selling them?! LOL


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    if you do... I'll take mine in hot pink please

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnickerDoodle View Post
    My question is simple.. why aren't you making these and selling them?! LOL
    if you do... I'll take mine in hot pink please
    Very nice of you to say. I actually made this snorkel 4 years ago (can't believe its been that long) and there was a handful of folks who wanted me to make them, but you cant really go into production for just a few units. And shortly thereafter 4x4 parts came out with their snork and everyone just bought that one instead. I wrote this how-to back then so that the folks that did want one of these could source the parts and make their own.

    To be honest I would have rather just bought one off the shelf and not had to make my own but they were non-existent at the time and it didn't seem like any were coming any time soon. So there ya go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz_X View Post
    Very nice of you to say. I actually made this snorkel 4 years ago (can't believe its been that long) and there was a handful of folks who wanted me to make them, but you cant really go into production for just a few units. And shortly thereafter 4x4 parts came out with their snork and everyone just bought that one instead. I wrote this how-to back then so that the folks that did want one of these could source the parts and make their own.

    To be honest I would have rather just bought one off the shelf and not had to make my own but they were non-existent at the time and it didn't seem like any were coming any time soon. So there ya go

    Dude, this snorkel looks better than ANY of the one's I've seen. It's not as bulky, and I'd rather invest in something like this rather than $400 for plastic.
    Nice write ups btw! I also took a look at the BL How to. Impressive, and something to consider!
    -Nick

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustNick View Post
    Dude, this snorkel looks better than ANY of the one's I've seen. It's not as bulky, and I'd rather invest in something like this rather than $400 for plastic.
    Nice write ups btw! I also took a look at the BL How to. Impressive, and something to consider!
    -Nick
    Thanks! Its actually pretty strong too. Took the weight of my X when it slipped on a snowy climb into a boulder. "A" pillar smashed in but just a small dent and some scratches on the snork.
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    This is what I will be doing... Screw spending $300 + on a plastic one. I wil probably paint it all silver or black.
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    Dude what did this cost to build?
    I really prefer this over the mass produced ones. Not that i really need one out here in the desert but i would give me peace of mind when i do encounter water when im not in the desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civicjoe View Post
    Dude what did this cost to build?
    I really prefer this over the mass produced ones. Not that i really need one out here in the desert but i would give me peace of mind when i do encounter water when im not in the desert.
    Sorry for late reply, it was about $120 when all said and done


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    Its all good man! no rush

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    Looks awesome man, glad I saw this before I bought the other one. if you get another one would you go with aluminum or SS for the tubing and what gauge?
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    Very nice write up! The snork looks really good!
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    I would think aluminum if you could, heat dissipates quicker with aluminum.. i think.

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    I like this more and more every time I look at it. I think it should be called the SnOz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMTerras View Post
    I think it should be called the SnOz...
    That is funny! And clever
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    ^^^i try sir!


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    I believe there will be a SnOZ in my future as well...Gen1 version.

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    do you remember the angle of the bend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GPD605X View Post
    do you remember the angle of the bend?
    My 2c, seems to me you would want to measure that on your truck and then have it bent...

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