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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. May 20, 2016 at 10:46 PM
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    Can anyone do me a favor? I want to do this but I want to make sure I can clear my garage overhead. Have Bilstein at the highest setting & running 265/75r16. If you have something similar, can you measure how tall the snorkel measures? I had to cut my stock anntena cus hitting the door was annoying!
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2016 at 6:13 AM
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    Sorry to revive and old thread, however I was looking at this snorkel compared to an ARB snorkel. The price it definitely right on halls DIY snorkel, but I'm just worried the air flow isn't that well. If you compare the two diameters it looks at if the ARB is double in size compared to yalls. Any idea now that you have had them for a while on constricted airflow through your snorkel?
     
  3. Jun 13, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    Well, I don't have an ARB snorkel to compare with, but I do have the stock intake tube from Toyota - which happens to be the same diameter as the DIY Snorkel tube (3" Inner Diameter).

    Can you provide comparison pics/data to further support your hypothesis?

    My truck still performs fine with the DIY snorkel - no sluggish performance or lack of airflow, it drives and it accelerates. So in my opinion - it works just fine.
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2016 at 12:04 PM
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    Agreed. I had no loss of acceleration or power from Install.
    Go look at your throttle body. It's 65mm or 2.55".
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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    I don't have any physical snorkels to compare or I would. But looking at the DIY snorkel compared to the ARB pictured in my post, it almost seems as if the ARB just dwarfs the DIY. Of course this could just be direct angles and exposures etc..etc.. But that's why I wanted to ask as maybe y'all have some insight on the issue.


    I would also like to add that I purchased the DIY snorkel yesterday and should all be here by next week. I'll upload some pictures once it's done! :woot:
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2016 at 6:11 PM
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    It's a great relief knowing y'all had no decline in performance!
     
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  7. Jun 13, 2016 at 6:18 PM
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    Okay - that makes more sense! Yes, physically the ARB snorkel tube itself is much larger, but I've yet to see what the interior (engine side) of their ducting looks like. I'm willing to bet the ARB tubing reduces down the same 3" ID as the stock tubing before reaching your intake.

    Without seeing the other components of their kit and taking measurements, everything I've said is purely just conjecture, so take it with a grain of salt.

    But, I've had the aFe CAI (Pro Dry-S) and now the stock intake w/ Snorkel, and my butt dyno says I still have just as much oomph and giddy'up as I've always had - even if there was any performance degradation it was too small to notice :D
    :burnrubber:
     
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  8. Jun 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM
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    Yeah sorry I was vague on the first post I made, as I didn't even think to upload some. I just figured since the ARB's overall size was a lot bigger that the inside diameter would be bigger. Especially since they are promoting the new airflow max or whatever it is. Which is what I showed in my previous post. Glad you pulled out the butt dyno and did a test for me though! Did you use a specific type of silicone to seal the tubes together to prevent any water from getting in it? Also does the DIY have a water catch in the top of it so when driving water doesn't travel down it and get sucked in?
     
  9. Jun 13, 2016 at 10:12 PM
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    I didn't use any silicone, good hose clamps provide a 360° seal.

    The design of the water separator on the DIY snorkel is identical to ARB, whereas it uses centrifugal/turbulent "ram" air coming in through the snorkel to separate the (heavier) rain/water and force it to the walls of the snorkel head; with the force of the incoming air pressure, the water is expelled through the (4) slotted openings of the snorkel head (the 4 slots around the heads are where the water comes out).
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    Keep in mind that the DIY snorkel is modeled after the Safari snorkel (owned by ARB) so the basic function is the same, just as it is for any snorkel design - raise the point of clean air entering the engine.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2016 at 9:59 PM
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  11. Jun 15, 2016 at 5:10 AM
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    Awesome thanks for the info, I got my exhaust pipe today just waiting on the silicone tube and the snorkel kit itself now! Can't wait for it to get here!
     
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    Like I said, it doesn't matter. It reduces down to 2.55" at the throttle body regardless. And without forced induction it won't compress sssoooo...
     
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    Completely true, thanks for the info on the throttle body man.
     
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