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2020 TRD Pro Snorkel

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by tacoVA23, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    tacoVA23

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    Can anyone tell me why the Snorkel that comes as an option on the 2020 TRD Pro wouldn’t fit on a 2018? Both are 3rd gen tacos, so I’m assuming the exterior lines are all the same.

    I tried to purchase from McGeorge, and I got a response after I purchased saying that Toyota is only releasing the part for current 2020 TRD Pro Snorkel owners. Have to provide VIN and photo proof of damaged part that’s being replaced.

    I think this is just Toyota’s way of forcing you to buy the new vehicle model if you like the specs that much.
    I’m not a fan of the aftermarket snorkels...
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:40 PM
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    Welcome to the forum. Some dealership parts guys will disregard the corporate rules about the availability of certain parts, just check around.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:55 PM
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    Why would you even consider this useless ugliness? People are paying money to get rid of it.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2020 at 10:59 PM
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    Just go with Dobinson's or any other snorkel that looks way better. Personally as someone that has a snorkel installed on my truck, they all look dumb. The TRD Pro snorkel just takes it to a whole new level of stupid.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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    Toyota doesnt want to be responsible for people damaging their fenders by installing it incorrectly.

    Think long and hard before you install one on a new truck, it can severely hamper the re-sale. It also adds to blind spot on the right pillar.

    I would never even consider it on a new truck unless you bought a pro that way.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2020 at 3:49 AM
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    What is the purpose of that thing anyway?
     
  7. Feb 13, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    Apparently dust can’t get that high in the air so it will breathe better. :rolleyes:

    It’s worthless for preventing water intrusion.

    OEM Looks like a giant leech stuck to the side of the truck. Very poor design.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    And it looks every bit as bad in person.
     
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  9. Feb 13, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    To allow the motor to breath in cleaner air on dusty roads, the Toyota dorkel is not for fording.
     
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    Makes sense, I knew you couldn’t get deep enough in water to need it without flooding inside
     
  11. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:06 AM
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    Need a periscope option
     
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    I've always wondered how bad the wind noise is with one of these installed.
     
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  13. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:36 AM
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    Yeah, I have been thinking a lot about it. I’m keeping this truck until it runs to the ground. My line of work requires a lot of driving. I’ve put 60K on the truck since I bought it brand new two years ago. So I’m thinking to get anything out of it if/when I sell it years down the road, I’ll get some hits from some guys who want something to take off roading.

    Plus I believe the cleaner air it brings in will keep the engine running longer.
    I never believed nor wanted it for driving in deep water.
     
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  14. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:44 AM
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    Sounds like you're trying really hard to justify buying this. If you really don't care and are planning to drive the truck into the "ground" as you say why not just buy the aftermarket one? A lot of driving and the prospect of wind noise and blind spot = a huge nope from me
     
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  15. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:49 AM
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    Rachel mustn't be into prerunning or @Itchyfeet would be all over a dorkel.
     
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  16. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:50 AM
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    Thanks,
    I did find one dealer who could get it for me, but they were charging over $100 more for the kit.
    I’m not welcome back to another dealership after they didn’t put the oil plug back in after an oil change and potentially ruined my engine and wouldn’t make it right. Not that I would give them anymore business anyways.

    But consensus is that it should fit a 2018, yes?
    Not asking for opinions on individual cosmetic preferences.
     
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  17. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:54 AM
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    Giving one reason is “trying really hard to justify”?

    Again, not asking for personal preferences. Asking if there was any reason why it wouldn’t fit. Read original post.
    Don’t like the after market that cost the same anway.
     
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  18. Feb 13, 2020 at 4:59 AM
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    @tacoVA23 Scour the interwebs for a 2018 Taco Pro, grab the VIN, and contact McGeorge about fitment.
     
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  19. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:01 AM
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    I don't see why it wouldn't fit. I'd make sure it comes with some sort of cutting guide or template, these things aren't dealer installed are they?
     
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  20. Feb 13, 2020 at 5:02 AM
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    If you want longer engine life, run a stock paper filter in a stock air box.

    Buying a Pro intake kit to get longer engine life is just well insane
     
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