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Snorkeling my tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Green Taco, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    Green Taco

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    Is it worth saving money by making a Snorkel for my tacoma or just buying one? If making what pipe should i use? And if buying one just buy a safari one?
     
  2. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    Id use some type of piping to make it such as pvc but a snorkel seems like a good investment at the moment cause if i drown out the engine mudding its gonna be alot more to fix than paying 400 for a snorkel
     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    So you dont think its worth it? I was just offroading the other day with my cousin and hes got a big ligted f250 and fell off a ledge in a marsh and the water went to almost the hood( my truck would have been to the hood or a little over) and i dont want something like that to mess up my truck when it could possibly be avoided
     
  5. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    Are you saying he doesnt need a snorkel because if your in water deep enough to put the snorkel to use you are already screwed?
     
  6. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    Same thing happened to me. I got lucky and didnt hydrolock my motor. My air filter was soaked and I took it off and dried it. I dont agree with this "if your in water deep enough to need a snorkel you have bigger problems" crap. Hit a mudhole a little to fast and water comes over your hood and you dont have a snorkel then you might hydrolock it. If you did, you would have been fine. Thats my thoughts, no i dont plan on submerging it to the windows, just little instances like this.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:43 PM
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    Yeah im not going through lakes or anything but if i hit something too hard to get water up there or fall off in a hole i wanna keep my engine as safe as possible. If being submerged for a couple minutes isnt a big deal then ill spend the money on something else
     
  8. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    A snorkel is a lot cheaper than a new motor. As soon as I can afford it, im getting an ARB.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Yeah i think im gonna look up making one/buying one.. Ill upload pics whenever i get down to putting it in, most likely next 2weeks
     
  10. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    I think it might be worth it to buy one. Some home made snorkels I have seen just dont look to good, especially for driving the truck every day and have people seeing it everyday. Although, supra's doesnt look to bad.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    10-4 yeah my intakes stock also. Ill research them to buy
     
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    Just checking, I agree with everything you just said.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    I think there was a group buy on snorkels not too long ago as well. Tough luck OP
     
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    shit dude do it build your own have something you can call your own inginuity, i built my own loved it but we get alot of snow here so i was sucking in quiet abit of moisture anyway
     
  16. Mar 10, 2012 at 1:34 AM
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    I vote for buying one. I haven't installed one on a 1st gen yet, but I have helped install more then 5 on 2nd gens and while ours aren't made for our trucks like yours would be they are a life saver.

    PVC is not a substitute IMO. It cracks super easy and I wouldn't trust my engine, my time, money, or safety of my trucks occupants to it.

    Last week we were on a night excursion and I watched my friend hit a rather large tree in the dark with his Safari Snorkel on his FJ. The snorkel laughed at the tree and no damage was done. Ive also seen a 2nd gen drive right over one (by accident) in someones front yard during a mod meet....again the snorkel laughed and wasn't damaged.

    The benefits of having a authentic snorkel are great. Dependability is key, but closely trailing that is the ability to pick a good line (also accomplished with homemade). When I was stock I would always make sure my passenger side was "high". Now I can pick a line that I have the best chance of making it with the least damage or wear on my truck.

    While we are on the subject I would also write off the "knock off" snorkels on the market. Here is some info on their inferiority http://www.dont-get-burnt.com/
     
  18. Mar 10, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    You couldnt buy the same basic material as the safari for half price?
     
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    ABS would be less likely to crack I think :notsure:

    plus it's black and can be bent once heated
     
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