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Who has some miles on the new UpTOP Snorkel?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Freeheelbillie, Nov 6, 2021.

  1. Aug 28, 2022 at 4:23 PM
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    clip

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    Seems like their engineer is wrong quite a bit.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2022 at 4:43 AM
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    Same here I opened it up and wasn’t really thrilled about the quality of it.
     
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    So against the advice in this thread, i installed the uptop snorkel and its pretty bad. Lost nearly 3 mpg and really struggles in acceleration and power. I have kdmax pro xtra torque tune and with uptop snorkel its worse than stock ecu/engine. I emailed uptop and mailed back the snorkel for full refund minus $50 shipping. Installed ARB snorkel which does not cover the hole made for the uptop snorkel as sk808 said but i put a piece of door edge trim around it and it covers it pretty well.

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  4. Sep 2, 2022 at 3:01 AM
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    Notice restored performance with the ARB?
     
  5. Sep 2, 2022 at 8:56 AM
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    Absolutely, felt like it was "spooling up" before with uptop snorkel because it was suffocating.
     
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    Fun fact, the only reason you need a pre-cleaner is if you are using something that has forced induction. You see those in trucks in Australia because those are turbodiesels.

    Having been in Australia, I always assume that the main purpose of a snorkel is to raise the air intake on dusty roads, not be used for water crossings.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2022 at 1:52 PM
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    Update everyone. Just received this new uptop snorkel for testing. It looks to be almost 2x the size of the original. Here are the pics for comparison.
    I'll put it on and see how it does w the super charger. I'll take it to dyno also for some numbers. This is for our community to know the deal. Ps. As a reminder, I'm not being paid or anything by uptop. I do these things on my own dime so please don't give me crap. If you are in Virginia and want to see it...let me know.

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    It would be interesting to take pics from the drivers seat of the before/after of how much that new design obscures the view. When do you plan on installing it?
     
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    I just returned mine a couple weeks ago had to pay for shipping but rather do that then eat up $900. It will be interesting see how the “2.0” version is.
     
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    A litttle busy but will probably try to install this week.
     
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    I was reading the reviews on here and not good at all…better get a dobinsons.
     
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    Not quite as sleek and sexy as it used to be, huh?:notsure: I’m not in need of a snorkel, other then the fact that it drives me crazy knowing the Taco breathes through the fender wall area. I love the look of this snorkel, but not so much the bigger version. Oh well, if I ever decide to install one, it would be the Dobinsons with the pre-cleaner. From what I’ve read, that seems to be the most effective and affordable route.
     
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    Ebay snorkels are cheap but the templates are not correct
     
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    Just my observation. I had that
    have you tried driving it with the oe safari scoop ? I noticed a difference in performance compared with the sy klone pre cleaner installed .
     
  17. Sep 20, 2022 at 10:33 AM
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    I did not notice a difference between the default ARB scoop versus the sy-klone precleaner.
     
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  18. Sep 20, 2022 at 12:13 PM
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    My sy-klone whistles like a turbo, lol. Only difference.
     
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    The new version looks uglier than the first. It is as though they just sad fatten it up and forget any aesthetic.

    Do you guys think they will be exchanging anyone with the original for free?
     
  20. Sep 20, 2022 at 12:42 PM
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    Only time will tell! My guess is, nahh. They've probably moved so many units, and continued moving units with known issues/inconsistent data, that doing the "right thing" (if evidence concludes the original is bad) is probably long thrown out the window.
     
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