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Snorkel Installation: 2nd Gen SS135MOD & 1st Gen SS170HF

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by misc, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Dec 8, 2015 at 3:32 PM
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    Wasatch

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    Not to raise a ruckus, but that looks like the snorkel isn't allowing enough air into the engine.

    Important question here: was the angle of the factory intake to the fender modified at all? If so I can see how this would happen, but if you haven't modified the OEM piece that imploded, I would be suspicious of the snorkel itself not letting enough air in.

    This could be the reason why the Safari 05-15 snorkel is much larger in diameter than the popular Safari Hilux retrofit.

    Just a thought...

    EDIT: Also, could be how you have the snorkel connected in the fender. Many factors there...
     
  2. Dec 8, 2015 at 3:33 PM
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    Boogyman

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    It's undeniable that the snorkel isn't big enough but the location never changed. I swapped it for 3in exhaust and it runs better and my mpg isn't shit now lol
     
  3. Dec 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM
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    Wasatch

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    Good the hear.

    Cheers.
     
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    I've always thought about one of these, but I don't really go offroad, so I would mostly just look like a poser.
     
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    The intake baffle in the fender works in conjunction with the baffle on the top of the motor to increase low rpm torque and to quiet down the engine. Yes it will rev faster if you take it off because there is less restriction. I took mine off and immediately put it back on, cause I do a lot of 4 low crawling and I could tell a huge difference. It works by making the income air resonate at the exact same frequency as the intake valves opening, so the low rpm motor doesn't have to waste energy sucking the air in. Kinda like when you roll one window down at 70 mph and it sounds like a Huey in the car with you. Yeah same principle. And now you know lol

    Edit : man this is a major thread revive just in the name of science !!!
     
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