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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. Jan 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    slcsez2000

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    I need to look tomorrow, that might be where I am hearing a slight rattle.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2016 at 6:50 AM
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    Well, got the snorkel installed last night. Whew....what a night. Hit my build thread for the story.

    I had a lot of internal conflict with this install. My personal opinion is that this product is not of the quality/caliber to install on a nice truck. If you're not concerned with fit and finish then it's a acceptable budget opinion but I will not be recommending this solution to anyone. I will eventually source a new fender and the ARB Safari Snorkel for 05+ Tacomas.

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  3. Jan 8, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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    Any pics of the fitment issues that cause you not to recommend?
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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    I didn't have a problem not spending $600 for some plastic. Then again I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't want their truck looking like mine so what do I know
     
  5. Jan 8, 2016 at 12:08 PM
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    I do. As soon as I get the photos from my friend I'll post them up.

    Edit: so I did some adjusting and permatexed around the snorkel to clean up the lines. I'm very happy with the way it turned out and feel much better about the external appearance of the kit now. Also, I can confirm a loss in power due to restricted airflow through the small oval section of pipe inside the fender. If I unhook the 3" pipe in the engine bay from the snorkel I gain my power back. Unsure how I will go about fixing this.

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  6. Feb 4, 2016 at 8:53 PM
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    this is awesome and looks amazing on your truck!
     
  7. Feb 5, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    Thanks for the write up. Helped a lot!
     
  8. Mar 9, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    Haven't really seen it mentioned, is the stock tubing not reusable to connect snorkel to the airbox?
     
  9. Mar 9, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    It will not be usable, you'll have to come up with a way to connect the snorkel to the engine. There are a few ways we've done it in this thread.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2016 at 10:20 PM
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    I figured, just hadn't seen anyone bring it up. I'll be ordering everything soon, thanks
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2016 at 10:46 AM
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    It can and has been done.

    You need to cut off the plastic inlet on the stock tube and still use a coupler to connect to the snorkel outlet tube.

    This will require an extra (2) clamps, and you still need an extension coupler, and will cause more turbulence than a smooth tube. Plus, with the added clamps/couplers, you introduce 2 addtl. potential failure/leak points.

    Not really worth it IMO.
     
  12. Mar 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    I went ahead and ordered the same parts everyone else did to avoid the headache. Thanks for the info though. I agree, not worth all the extra work to use the stock tubing.
     
  13. Apr 13, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    Saw someone on here/Instagram that has that style on a 2nd gen..looks badass
     
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    Congrats on the Tacomaworld newsletter feature! Great writeup, I'll be following suit here soon. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. Apr 26, 2016 at 2:55 AM
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    This is awesome! I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but haven't had the option to fork out all the cash for a Safari! Thanks to Ben for the original instructions and to everyone else for posting their problems and solutions, should make this a lot easier! All the parts came in yesterday and I'll be installing tonight! Wish me luck!
     
  17. Apr 26, 2016 at 4:08 AM
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    How about a video with someone crossing a 4'deep river, I want to see this snorkel thing work.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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    Looks great. Nice job on the instructions.
     
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    I've been following this thread since it started and almost pulled the trigger on it but then a group buy popped up for the AirFlow snorkle. Couldn't pass up on $335 for it shipped.
     
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