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OEM snorkel removed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Turp, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 2, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Turp [OP] Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    02 PreRunner SR5
    K&N panel/ snorkel removed Keyless
    Truck: 02' 2WD 2.7L Prerunner DoubleCab

    Removed the snorkel today thanks to Ridgerunner's suggestion on my posting. I had previously installed a K&N panel filter and was planning cutting the air box but decided to go a little less since I had reviewed the dino test results posted by gadgetonline.com.

    Pic of the snorkel and approximate position in fender. The 90 coupling pipe in the fender was left intact since it is only a couple of inches long after making the turn.

    I disconnected the battery prior to starting the mod as recommended for quicker adjustment to the change by the ECU.

    The whole operation took about 40 minutes; mainly because I dropped one of the inner-liner clips down to the rocker which meant I had to remove all the outer retaining screws and open the area between the fender and line to retrieve it.

    The mod only requires a pair of pliers or good fingernail for the two more inward position liner clips (these protrude through the fender and are visible behind the airbox). You just squeeze the two locking corners and push outward to the tire. A 12mm socket removes the airbox and a 10mm socket for the fender flare, liner, and snorkel. A couple of nylon automotive wedges would be easier on your fingers when prying the inner liner.

    I didn't completely remove the liner; only enough to pry out the liner from the fender and reach the two 10mm bolts positioned just inline with the axle. Once the bolts are removed, the snorkel comes right out.

    At some point, if I find a suitable pipe, I'll replace the coupling pipe with a short straight adapter with slant cut towards the front mimicking Ridgerunner's results. The mod pretty much removes half the distance air has to travel from the intake to the airbox and snake of turns.

    Performance: I don't expect "much" more than I gained when I added the K&N, but the throttle response is noticely better than before I added the K&N and removed the snorkel.

    Ridgerunner's Mod Thread


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