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Snorkel alternatives?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mesojdm, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Dec 12, 2017 at 10:40 PM
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    mesojdm

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    ARB is the only snorkel I've seen for the Turds. Does anyone know of other brands? Or retrofitted a different model????

    Not feeling how bulky/long the ARB is on the fender. They could have easily gone straight in and down to the air box INSIDE the fender.
    something like this
    [​IMG]

    Just saw JTM's(?) And it drops clean into this T4R.
    Maybe i'll have to try one of those...
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 12, 2017 at 10:58 PM
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    Following. I had an arb and it didn’t last long. I can’t stand the look. Only good for one thing.

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  3. Dec 12, 2017 at 11:02 PM
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    1? You could fit a full 6 pack on there:frusty:
     
  4. Dec 12, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    :rofl::rofl:

    So true.
     
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    I’ve though about doing one from aluminum tubing. A mix of bends and welded sections. That’s about as far as I’ve gotten.
     
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    You guys think the 4Runner model could be retrofitted?
     
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    I'm with you on this, I hate how the ARB looks running down the fender. I posted this a while ago, but still haven't found it on the market. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/help-identify-this-snorkel.477095/

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Dec 13, 2017 at 6:39 AM
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    That's what we're here to talk about :D
     
  9. Dec 13, 2017 at 6:49 AM
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    I wonder if the Hilux model could work like on the 05-15's or even the Airflow..
     
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    Shit bolted onto other shit, and junk.
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    Shit bolted onto other shit, and junk.
    The wedge is from a Hilux model, I think I will just need to trim down enough to clear roof rack. It should still follow the body lines.
     
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    Has someone already done this? Curious to see how it looks..
     
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    Shit bolted onto other shit, and junk.
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    I am about to do the same thing. But I'm leaning towards a snorkel made for a land cruiser. Not worried about the height as it can be shortened, but more concered with how it will sit against the fender. Will need the right curves to fit flush.
    Worst case, I'll design/print a 90° elbow that will go into the fender.
     
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    Love this style how it goes right into the fender
     
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    I looked at the 2005-2012 Airflow snorkel It looks like it may work, assuming the contours match up of course. It has 2 90's and a flex conduit for the connection from the air box to the snorkel. but it also has a big ram rather than a wedge. This one has more fender contact than the land cruiser in your pic, but it is still significantly less than the ARB.
     
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    My problem with those on the market is the gigantic scoops that our options come with. Other locations have scoops that are so streamline but ours have to be this huge scoop that sits above the roof.
     
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    So much better than the ARB for our Third gen.
     
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    SearArtist

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    Dobinsons makes one, but it's pretty hideous.

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