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HOW-TO: Snorkel on a Budget - Tips and Advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Benson X, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Dec 27, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    Manfred

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    Just installed on my truck used the spectre flex pipe and I siliconed the gap in the front with black silicone.

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    Has anyone successful found a replacement rubber tube from the snorkel to the air box.

    I have torn mine pretty bad
     
  5. Aug 27, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    Hey guys,

    I can’t seem to find the Unity snorkel mentioned by the OP online, and clicking the link, the company indicated they only sell wholesale, due to high shipping costs. So, I found these options on eBay:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Snorkel-kit-Toyota-Tacoma-2005-2015-4-l-Petrol-STTCMA/313049596916
    Costs about $180. Comes from Russia.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/AIR-Intake-system-Kit-For-toyota-tacoma-2005-2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-SET/383374342993
    Costs about $230. Comes from China (also ?)

    Both sellers are pretty responsive.

    Anyone, have any experience with these products? I’m a little concerned about cutting huge holes in my fender just to have the plastic warp in a couple years.

    While I’m unlikely to do any huge water crossings, my last truck (not a ‘Yota) died after sucking water, so I’m a bit over cautious.

    Thanks for any ideas and advice!
     
  6. Aug 27, 2020 at 8:12 PM
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    Benson X [OP] My build thread sucks...

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    I would stay away from that first one for sure; using stock pics of entirely different snorkel setups (Safari and Airflow).

    The second link looks like it should work, but way overpriced for a Chinese knock-off. The intent of this thread was to get a snorkel installed on the cheap, <$150. You could pony up $350+ on a name-brand, or find a Chinese equivalent.

    A quick Google search found similar options to the same (Unity) snorkel I installed, but of course you are ultimately responsible being diligent with what you purchase.

    ETA:
    I've had the (Unity) snorkel installed for 5 years now. No warpage, cracking, discoloration, or any issues. It's taken some big hits and impacts, enough to crack my snorkel head and take it off entirely, but no damage to the snorkel.

    I purchased this after hydrolocking one engine, and it has saved me from doing the same thing again. Plus, it does a significantly better job at keeping the heavier dust and dirt particles from hitting your air filter. I did end up installing a 4" EngineAire centrifugal precleaner head as well, after comparing side-by-side how much better it does at separating the dust before entering the intake.
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  7. Aug 27, 2020 at 10:46 PM
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    Dang dude! That looks like some gnarly fun! Any chance you have a link to the Unity you have, or will the link you sent fit a 2006 4.0L? I like the price point of <$90.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    Does anyone know of a replacement for the elbow at the end of the snorkel? The one that goes from the oval profile on the snorkel to the 3" round intake tube?

    Mine is looking pretty worn out due to age. Lots of cracks developing.

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    Ok.....just a thought, I understand your way of thinking regarding this but if you honestly believe that everything in your house in "Made in the USA" then you might want to curb your way of thinking. Millions upon millions of product are made in China and if you took a quick look around your house, I don't think it would be very hard to find that you have things that were made in China.
     
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    Anyway.....anyone got a current link to this? Want this in my life!
     
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