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Safari vs Airflow Snorkels

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Frogsauce, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Jun 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    Ive got the safari, its actually made for the hilux, which im sure you know, so the lines dont match up perfectly. Installation wasnt to bad about 6-7 hours. Took breaks and measured 3-5+ times so i only had to drill once :). Overall not bad at all, havent heard to much about the airflow, i know they are made specifically for taco's so installation is supposed to be alot easier. A few members are running them now from what ive seen.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    I was about to ask the same question.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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    I've got an Airflow yet to be installed. I liked the lines and the kangaroo. Thinkin about getting into the install as soon as I get my rig back..
     
  5. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    Sadly its not like one of those mods where you can swap it out and try both, like going between foxes and kings heh heh. I like my safari, install takes a good 6+ hours like others have said. I did see a 2mpg gain from it. I imagine the airflow one would improve mpgs somewhat too, but I'm not sure how the airflow plumbing compares to the safari.
     
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    i'm a fan of the airflow

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    the larger hood sucks in a lot of shit though...watch out in big snow storms if it's wet snow..to help even more with dust i have a donaldson pre-cleaner
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    pre-cleaner helps a TON with the dust! did a week in moab for cruise with the normal hood on and after a week i tapped out a good amount of dust from my AFE filter. after a week in moab for rock therapy at the end of may, i used primarily my donaldson and insignificant amount of dust was in the filter. i caught more dust in the filter on my way home when i swapped back to the normal hood than 10 days in utah using my donalson.

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    couple safari snorkels next to my airflow with donaldson
     
  7. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM
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    big difference in the plumbing comes with the diameter of the tubing..4" throughout with the airflow..the factory tubing is actually slightly smaller than the airflow. so less restriction there. plus the tubing is made so you do not have to modify the inner engine bay to meet up with the factory intake like a lot of people have to do with the safari.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    downfall with the airflow is mainly aesthetics..lot of people don't like the looks of the larger hood and they stick up slightly higher than safari.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Snorkel is next on the list of stuff I am saving to do. I was, and still am torn between the two, though I know ARB makes a good quality product, I'm sure Airflow does as well. I would like to see more results here before I would make my final decision, because personally, I was leaning more toward the Safari snorkel due to it's reputation of being a proven product.
     
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    Any charge air temperature or vacuum pressure issue w/ that precleaner?? I know Airflow has a TON of warnings about using the hood facing the right direction...
     
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    I was leaning more towards Airflow since it was made for the Tacoma.

    But if the only downside is aesthetics, then I don't consider that a problem.

    Does the Donalson restrict any airflow? I would assume it's negligible; any reason to swap them in and out?
     
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    i do notice a slight drop in mpg with the donaldson due to the air being sucks in versus jammed down it's throat..

    temps are maybe 1-2* higher with the donaldson...with the normal hood i see 0-5* over outside temps normally..anything >30mph i'm usually about outside temps

    normal driving i use the normal hood...dusty and snowy conditions i'll be using the donaldson. last trip to moab i was seeing sustained winds around 50+ i'd say coming at me, at that point i switched over to the donaldson for the rest of the trip because the winds kicking up all the dust around the state. and like i said, after 10 days of driving all around utah, there was insignificant amounts of dust that made it to the filter. so it did its job well i'd say!

    so..
    temps...slightly
    vacuum...not that i noticed
    airflow...restricted enough to slightly drop my mpg
    daily driving..not recommended, stay with the main hood
    dusty/snowy..highly recommended
     
  14. Jun 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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    Alright, thanks for the info on the Airflow.

    Anyone with a safari snorkel have input about dust collection on the filter while wheeling?
     
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    So far it seems better than stock. I get a few more bugs and little leaves in there more than anything. Granted I'm not in the desert, though I have been on some real dry fire roads.
     
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    Glad I searched before I created a thread. I was going to do a poll for Airflow v. Safari since I'm in the market for a snorkel. Anyways, I'm leaning towards the Airflow due to the installation compatibility but aesthetically I think the Safari looks better (I know, function over form). I guess I'll just grab some :popcorn: and see what others are running and what their experiences are.
     
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    I'm gonna have to keep a lookout on this thread since I plan on getting a snorkel one of these days
     
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    Contemplating getting a snorkel. Based on input here I'll go with airflow
     
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    So what happens in a heavy wet snow? Does it get clogged?


     
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