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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. Nov 5, 2015 at 3:36 PM
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  3. Nov 5, 2015 at 7:02 PM
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    Yup. Wasn't planning on getting a snorkel because they're around $400, but when I saw this thread and the other for only $130 I had to buy ASAP.
     
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  4. Nov 5, 2015 at 7:40 PM
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    You guys should post some links from where you got your snorkels. Kinda thinking of pulling the trigger on this
     
  5. Nov 5, 2015 at 7:53 PM
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    Check page 20 of my build page.
     
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  6. Nov 5, 2015 at 8:01 PM
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    Yeah I just did this as well. So sick 3df351f0a9e579f4fd084e56b183d607_abe4c1b70659bc47436d3e5f34f38605d938e62f.jpg
     
  7. Nov 11, 2015 at 6:58 PM
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    Which hole are you talking about here? The one marked on the template? Or the hole already existing where the intake is
     
  8. Nov 11, 2015 at 7:12 PM
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    The hole that was drilled
     
  9. Nov 11, 2015 at 7:33 PM
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    So the hole for the snorkel is better off being oblong?
     
  10. Nov 12, 2015 at 8:01 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Yes, it needs to be oblong in order to fit the tubing through the fender. Think of it as parallel parking the snorkel into the hole.
     
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  11. Nov 12, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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    If you don't draw blood, you're doing it wrong!
    Keep in mind, I was able to fit it fine with a 3.25" hole saw...not the 3.75"-4" most people use - there was no need for all that excess material to be removed
     
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    That's a good way to put it. Just file it out and try to fit it. Rinse repeat till you get it. Remember, you can always take off more, you can't put more on afterwards. (Unless you're really good with TIG and sheetmetal working.)
     
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    I used a 4-1/2 hole saw. It's definitely bigger than I needed but it doesn't bother me that I made a bigger hole at all. The snorkel still covers the hole nicely. Also I mounted out through the A-pillar yesterday. Solid As A rock now. Got a little over zealous whilst torqueing it down but oh well. Who needs a non-dented A-pillar anyways
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    Yeah I figure I'll start small and go up if needed. I definitely prefer to not overdo it if I can manage with less.
    What are those spacers you used? Never seen someone use those before
     
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    They are a hard plastic spacer my dad brought home from work. That fit in prefectly. I used a rubber washer underneath them so I didn't scratched the paint but I really like how it turned out.

    As far as not cutting too much I understand not wanting to see the hole around the snorkel but if your already cutting away why not open it up a little and make life easier?
     
  16. Nov 21, 2015 at 11:35 AM
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    Alright man I've got a problem. My snorkel tube inside the fender is almost directly above the hole in the fender well...
     
  17. Nov 21, 2015 at 11:52 AM
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    Look above at post #24
     
  18. Nov 21, 2015 at 12:36 PM
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    Yeah I saw that. Thanks.
    Mine's a little different since I'm trying to plumb it into my CAI, but looks like I may have to trade that out for a stock intake...
     
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    So the piece on the right is what I was hoping to use to adapt to my CAI, but it's almost directly below the snorkel intake
     
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