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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:06 PM
    Area51Runner

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    Not about water crossings - its about....

    Airflow
     
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  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    less about water crossings and more about grabbing cleaner/cooler air from higher off the ground instead of air from the wheel wells
     
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    do higher elevations have much of an impact with a snorkel?
     
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  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Scuba steve would like this
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:22 PM
    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Intake, exhaust, lift. Typical stuff.
    Makes a difference if you are driving behind someone like this: (less dust into your air filter).
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:30 PM
    eon_blue

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    Trails here in the southwest during spring/summer are so freakin dusty, you have to space yourself 1/4 mile apart from everyone in your group just to be able to see if you're moving at speed.
     
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  7. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM
    se7enine

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    The dust looks as high as the snorkel. I would think it's more important to have a good filter and a better sealed fender to pull air from. The snorkel is in direct contact will all the elements.
     
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  8. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:35 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A In God We Trust; All Others We Monitor

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    Not that I can tell and I go between SLC at 5k feet and PC at 8K feet pretty regularly

    Yep. My airbox is MUCH cleaner after trips now that I am SCUBA qualified in my taco. Of course, I always offer to lead too! that way I can keep the windows down :D
     
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  9. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:36 PM
    eon_blue

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    It definitely doesn't make it immune to dust but the concentration of it up high is a lot less than the concentration of dirt down by the wheels. Having had mine on about ~ 8 months now I have definitely noticed my air filter stays cleaner than it did before. Not by a ton but it's considerable.

    Now if we're talking about other things like flies, bees, butterflies and shit...you get a lot more of those on your air filter with a snorkel lol.
     
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  10. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM
    se7enine

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    I bet it would be cleaner if you reversed the catch on top.
     
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    real honest shit in your air filter?
     
  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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    Yes, you can't avoid the dust. But its a lot less concentrated up higher. There was a member that posted his air box full of dirt, rocks, and crap. I think its more to do with the crap that gets kicked up by your wheels into your wheel well which is where the stock intake pulls its air :notsure:
    Many do.
     
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    ARB/Safari has an article on their site about how doing that at speeds over 40mph hinders proper airflow to the engine, something about the vacuum being created from the pull from the engine and the head facing opposite of the airflow. I'll see if I can find it. They only recommend doing that if you're traveling slow on a trail and want to avoid things going right into the intake

    edit - found one article on it

    https://northamericanexpeditions.com/2018/03/01/snorkel-air-rams-proper-facing/

    ARB suggests doing it in snow since the snow buildup on the face of it can become a problem when it faces forward, but speeds over 45 mph it should stay forward
     
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  14. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    I think it’s been decided that snorkels are more looks with little gain.


    Mine will probably get ripped off this winter Anyang
     
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    That time I destroyed my fender on the trail I was very fortunate it didn't happen on the side with the snorkel on it, lol. That would have been way uglier (goodbye A pillar)
     
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    It had a gasket and it was on there for a while so most definitely the original.
     
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    As someone who used to be a dealer technician it is true if timing belts go they can damage certain engine components, maybe not on this particular engine. Doing a tb as a preventative maintenance is a good way of making sure your engine lasts. Also it’s not always about trying to scare someone into buying a service or repair but covering ourselves just in case something does happen.
     
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  18. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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    Which bulb you going with? You already done the 'big 3 upgrade'?
     
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    Holy sheet what a boss. Diesel engines definitely have their advantages
     
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    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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