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good or bad idea

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BAMFTACO, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    first off does any one here have a custom snorkel on there trucks and also I was thinking about making one out of pcv pipe from home depot and wanted to know if its a good or bad idea.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    sounds like a bad idea, IMO it wouldn't turn out right
     
  3. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    why would it be bad? as long as you do i right and it works and looks good
    i saw something somewhere the other day so im gonna try and find it

    you should definitly re-route all the breather lines and things up in it
     
  4. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    Thinking the same and do you know of any company that makes a snorkel for the second gen cuz I've been looking and not much in google only found it for the 1 gen
     
  5. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    And also anyone have pics of a snorkel it would help
     
  6. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    I swear I saw a TW member here that had an ARB Safari Snorkel on his 2nd gen Tacoma...I can't find the thread and or pictures...

    but those guys would be the place to call/email...

    ARB Safari Snorkel <-click for link

    but Cruiser Outfitters Snorkel for '05 and newer 2nd Gen Tacomas <-click for link

    [​IMG]

    Toyota Tacoma (2005 - 2008) - $355.50
    Retail $487.01
    (Fits all 05' & Newer 2nd Generation Tacoma's)
    Part# ARB SS135MOD
    Includes Cruiser Outfitters Exclusive Installation Template
    (See special install instructions here: 05+ Tacoma Snorkel Install)

    I hope that helps you out...:D

    LUNI (TW member) has a Cruiser Outfitter Snorkel installed...
    [​IMG]

    be for warned this mod isn't for the feint of heart...according to virgilus11 (another TW member)...check his comments out on page 2 post #30 <-click for link
     
  7. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Thanks and also I just had an idea go to a muffler shop and get three inch tubing and I know the people that work there so I'm gunna ask them if they could do some bends and do a one piece snorkel or is plastic better to have for a snorkel
     
  8. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    ^that would be cool...maybe a little pricier...but definitely different...I would suggest pc'd and/or color matching it to your vehicle...that would make it look 10x cleaner and more people would think it came from the factory that way...

    only problem with metal is being able to make such tight bends between the fender and the opening for the intake hole...and also being able to make the piping hug the body lines of your truck is going to be the hardest part...but with a little ingenuity and fabrication it can be done...

    good luck and keep us posted...please post pics as the project comes along...
     
  9. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    I'd say just buy one. Save the custom fab work for steel stuff. Plastic is not fab worthy.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Definitly I just gotta do more thinking and figuring out how to do it.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    If you do it do a Snorkel - the real deal!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dc9QV2e5kc
     
  12. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    Do you need a snorkel?
     
  13. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    He watched Al Gore's movie. :eek: :eek:
     
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    dont diy just buy it
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  15. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    Don't really need a snorkel but I've just been thinking of making one for a while now and if it works out then great and if it doesn't great
     
  17. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    If you will use it, I'd get the the FJ ARB one and modify it to fit the 2nd gen as has been done.

    Home Depot ghetto fab on a nice newer truck is just.. ghetto and not a good idea. Also kiss your resale value good-bye unless you're willing to buy a replacement fender (and maybe piller) and pay to paint match (which won't be perfect and raise the question of a prior accident may have occured).

    In short, do it right, or don't do it at all is my honest opinion on this.
     
  18. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    I keeping my truck until it craps out on me and also resale is already f***ed because it has salvage title it just got a front end damage and I bought for 5000 from one of my dads freinds that needed cash
     
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    If you really need to do it yourself - get some foam and up a nice one. Then fiberglass it and do it real nice... the only problem is you could have a nice looking one or a crappy looking one. But after it all, you would only have a 'beta' product when you would be way ahead of the game if you got a real one!
     
  20. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    I'm not gunna rush into things so if I do it I'm gunna take my time so I do it ill be sure to take pics and thanks for the info
     
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