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ARB SAFARI SNORKEL INSTALL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aidenbeck, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Sep 20, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    aidenbeck

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    Hey,

    Just purchased my ARB Safari Snorkel and am going to install it on Tuesday. I remember seeing somewhere on here that someone used 3M to attach the snorkel to the A pillar. They did this instead of drilling holes into and mounting that way. Curious if anyone knows that link or has insight into the pros and cons of this.

    Also, wondering if anyone has ever painted/clear coated the cut hole for rust purposes. Is this an obvious yes? My friend who is helping me install drilled holes and didn't worry about rust on his truck. So that's pretty much what I have to go off of.

    Pic for attention. :cheers:

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  2. Sep 20, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    Yes lots of people use touch up paint to cover the exposed metal after the cut.

    Nice setup by the way! More pics please..
     
  3. Sep 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    Always spray the cuts and IMO, I'd just drill the pillar. Even 3M VHB will come loose over time when exposed to the elements. You're already putting some big ass holes in the fender that would to be replaced and painted so filling a few small holes on the pillar before getting them sprayed at the same time is a minor inconvenience.

    You'll want some 3-4" blue painter's tape masking the fender when you cut so it gives you something to easily mark up with the template. It also serves as an excellent masking for a couple hits of Rustoleum to protect the newly exposed edge.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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  5. Sep 20, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    Awesome, thanks man. Yeah I figured spraying with Rustoleum was obvious, I'm in the NW so it's not a huge problem but I do hang at the beach a lot. I'll go with drilling the pillar, having a flapping snorkel on a washboard road sounds awful. I don't imagine ever removing it, just was thinking more or less about making the pillar weaker from the drill points. I'm sure ARB has thought this out though and it's worth trusting the pros.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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  7. Sep 20, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    i used the 3M tape due to a time constraint at the time. Need to get the heavy red one. I think @RedBeard1 had the part number. Its only come loose ones in 2 years through mud/dirt/rain/snow etc. I will eventually drill it. I am way past worrying about a few small holes. The one part I would be worried about is hitting some large tree or something that would pull on it. the 3M won't hold on that.
     
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    That's a awesome setup. Makes my upcoming VB Drifter look like child's play!
     
  9. Sep 20, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    I have a friend getting a Drifter too. Looks like a rad set up.
     
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