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Snorkel alternatives?

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

  1. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:05 PM
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    MESO

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    Sorry. I started the thread with the intention of hopefully finding an off the shelf kit. But alas, it is non existent.. so it snowballed into my own experiences.
    :puke:
    Even if I had that kind of cash for a snorkel that look hideous. Maybe it’s the rAw stainless, or the cheap door trim around the fender hole.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    @mesojdm picked up the 150 kit, standing by for a top piece
     
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  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    While I think MESO's snorkel turned out awesome, are there any snorkel-less alternatives to air for the Tacomas? I to want to run 35s but despise the look of a snorkel. Could I run the AFE CAI with their engine bay scoop and plug the fender liner intake and still receive sufficient air flow?
     
  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    https://www.rksport.com/2016-Tacoma-Hood-p/53012000.htm

    Not sure how great the airflow is...but this exists.
     
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    definitely an option but very low on my list. expensive and I can see that working any better than the AFE with the RAM air scoop thingamabobber
     
  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Yeah, I'm not sure how good the airflow is -- the shape of the truck doesn't really slam a ton of air into that area so I would be reluctant to use it as my only intake source.

    I think a front ram air scoop is probably your best bet.

    Unrelated, those fiberglass fenders are the first I've seen that actually look good.
     
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    not bad looking for sure.

    Back to the air intake. I suppose i could also use the ram air in combination with something like MESOs little TRD screen he made. with that being said @mesojdm will you sell/make me one of those awesome little orange TRD screens?
     
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  11. Jan 12, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    I think the ARB snorkel looks amazing. :kona:
     
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  12. Jan 13, 2019 at 12:01 AM
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    Agreed, I haven't seen those before. They're pretty subtle and look almost stock. Too bad they're twice as much as Mcneil's fenders.
     
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    It's a hit or miss between individuals. But my experience is that on highway speeds, those times the truck would downshift to 5th gear before the arb would hold 6th gear now ( freeway on the way to work at 75mph). Definitely not on my mind . I guess the new design helps and it looks tough
     
  14. Jan 22, 2019 at 11:07 PM
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    Can you link to the 150 kit you ordered? Please and thank you!
     
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    cat with snorkel option.
    very cool.
     
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    Just ordered the Safari.... had on on my 5th gen 4runner.... its all about function not looks. If I wanted a pretty Toyota I would have bought a Lexus
     
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    I admit the stainless steel is not very appealing but they do offer a black powder option which is pretty clean I seen on their Instagram
     
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    Got a pic?
     
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    Pete with Sloop Imports out of Colorado brought in Steve with inhouse fabrications from Australia prior to Sema. This one is on a Hilux made by Steve.

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    This is the one Steve Made here in the US prior to Sema on Pete’s truck.

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