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Snorkel alternatives?

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

  1. Feb 15, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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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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  2. Feb 15, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    Got a pic?
     
  3. Feb 15, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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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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  4. Feb 15, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    When I last spoke with Pete in January, he explained the Steve made 2 sets. 1 set was finished and fitted to Pete’s trucks for Sema, and the other set was taken back to Australia for Steve to start production. I know for sure Pete is offering them in raw polished stainless steel, but not certain on the powder coating option. Pretty sure that’s something you’d be able to handle in your own on a custom level to fit your taste. I’ll Be the first to admit that “I hella dig it”, but at the moment can’t justify paying that kind of cash while my front locker sits uninstalled under my desk collecting dust.

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  5. Feb 15, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    If you check inhouse_fabrication Instagram they are the manufacturer I think they have a couple pics in black and i emailed them and they do offer black as an option but gonna cost you $$
     
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  6. Feb 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    Thanks Mike! That black is damn sexy! I do like this design and idea.
     
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  7. Feb 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM
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    Thank you.
     
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    That's wild!
     
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  9. Feb 15, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    Im sure they do if you order direct from in-house fabrications, however I believe Peter Sloop is the primary US vendor, who is willing to eat the Air Freight costs. I could be wrong, but I’ll ask Pete to clear it up
     
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    The snorkel is cool but that air box looks like its 20 pounds by its self. Looks like its made from a piece of 8" black pipe
     
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    That air box is only for the F-350. The Tacoma one utilizes the OEM sealed box
     
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  12. Feb 15, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    Oh! That's interesting. I would assume the connections are all water tight? Still a lot of money but I do like the style and durability. What about the intake? How does that look?
     
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    Haven’t got a look at the guts, but my best guess based in Stephan’s work would be a black 90° silicone elbow clamped to the air box.
     
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    Yea, I was thinking the same and I suppose it has to step down in size a bit to get through the fender. Maybe two pieces. I am running the K&N open box intake and I like it but puddles scare the hell outta me. I left the little scoop thing in the fender hole and have it pointing back, not down or forward. I wanted as much fresh air as possible from the fender but not any of the water. I still have my fender liners too.
     
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    Do I hear a meso customs "no cut, wedge" snorkel coming soon?
     
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    My best snorkel photo yet

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    I find myself completely convinced on 35’s for my next tires & I live in the dustiest area in the nation (gilbert, AZ) but I don’t want to deal with a snorkel, hate the way they look and I would find myself constantly worried about the exposed wheel well intake... we keep trying to figure out different intake positions...


    But what about adding an in-line pre filter, inside the snaked tubing coming from the air box to the fender and then adding some sort of screen to the fender opening? As long as the filter and screen aren’t too restrictive, I’d imagine it’s not an awful idea? it might actually be just as “flowy” as factory inlet tubing but covered by the fender liner.
     
  18. Mar 21, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    I’m looking for alternatives to a snorkel as well since removing my fender liners to accommodate 35s with a fender trim. It seems there are some good ideas for the 2nd gen since the intake is set up differently but I’m not sure those ideas will work with the 3rd gen. Has anyone been successful with any type of reroute? Has anyone plugged a CAI and made a new hole or redirected to a ram air only? Any info would be great. I’m trying to avoid adding a snorkel but I’m also paranoid with the way the intake is exposed right now.
     
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  19. Apr 9, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    @mesojdm So what do you think the chances of your “Franken-snorkel” fitting on a 2nd gen? Trying to find a snorkel that will work that isn’t so bulky.
     
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  20. Apr 12, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    Not the first time I have seen or heard a request for a @mesojdm snorkel ;) maybe the more requests he gets the more chance we have of him making one
     
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