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Dobinsons 3rd Gen Tacoma Snorkel

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dobinsons Mike, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:45 AM
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    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    General consensus is to avoid them.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    Looks great!!!
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    Does your SSO interfere w/your sensor on the grill for CC?

    Thanks,

    Gary
     
  4. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    So, avoid because the car wash may rip it/damage it?? Or avoid it because water into engine?

    So just hand wash?
     
  5. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    I don't own one, so I'm only speculating. But damage to the snorkel. Kind of like how they have those signs that say they aren't responsible for antennas and other aftermarket modifications.

    So hand wash or go through a coin operated power wash.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    BountyOR_VF2

    BountyOR_VF2 "If in doubt, flat out!"

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    very clean looking truck~! Looks GREAT!
     
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  7. Jan 28, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    No issues with CC. I don't have TSS but from the position on the 2019 grills it doesnt look like it will interfere with TSS either.

    Good question, I assume it would be ok because you can drive in bad rain storms and other vehicles like the 70 series have working scoops to the instake so idk.

    Personally, between the snorkel, ditch lights and radio antenna I just pressure wash it myself now.
     
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  8. Jan 28, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Are you running an integrated winch- like a Zeon? If so, any bracket/brace mods? I have a ComeUp on my Jeep that I want to keep- if it'll fit. My truck comes in next week.

    Thanks

    G
     
  9. Jan 28, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    people don't hand wash? :p
     
  10. Jan 28, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    Hstone556 Ain’ters gonna ain’t

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    I wash the ol’ girl religiously twice a year :anonymous:
     
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  11. Jan 28, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    I run a warn XD9000i. Only mod I needed to make was to cut off a support bracket for the lower grill. There is a write up somewhere I think from @Kennedyusmc about it

    EDIT: Found it https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/2017-pro-plus-sso-bumper.466399/

    You are welcome to PM me, don't want to derail the thread too much
     
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  12. Jan 28, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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    this thing is basically an ARB snorkel without a logo.. therefore a dobinsons. no new design or any differences..:notsure:
     
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  13. Jan 28, 2019 at 11:32 PM
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    Speaking of design. I was pleasantly surprised how much room there is inside the fender wheel well.

    I have no idea why they didn’t run there snorkel on the inside of the fender all the way down to the windshield. It would be so much less intrusive and easier to install.
     
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  14. Jan 29, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    Yeah def looks good brother
     
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    I have gone through my carwash 5 times since 12/26/18 so far. I was going to ask them, but I was already in line the first time and I was like if this snorkel can't handle a carwash.... Anywho, the employee yelled to another employee "he's got a snorkel!" lol. Acted like I wasn't the first guy in Texas to go through a carwash with a snorkel. It's been fine. I don't even worry about it anymore.
     
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  16. Jan 30, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    This guy used a TJM 4Runner snorkel. Required a little more cutting inside the fender, but came out nice.

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    I ordered a Dobinson’s snorkel from Rogue Offroad about a week ago. Got a call yesterday saying it was at port and would ship directly to me soon.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2019 at 10:37 AM
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    I got the same call, wondering if the template has been updated.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    Hmmm. I dunno. You go first and let me know if your fender looks like Swiss cheese when it’s done. :rofl:
     
  19. Jan 30, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    Hahaha, it will be a while for me. I’m only one week into a 6 week recovery after having my Tibia knuckle screwed back together. So looks like you’re up first! That said I’m already getting anxiety thinking about the cutting.
    :sadviolin:
     
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  20. Jan 30, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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    That sucks. Hope you heal up quick.

    I’m not worried about chopping on the truck. It’s seen it fair share or torches, grinders, and welding machines. I did a 63 swap when it was 9 months old.
    I’m just patiently waiting with my saw. :sawzall:
     

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