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Old 05-28-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
 
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Snorkles

I hope this is the right forum.. Anyway, after the rain we've gotten the past couple of days and my not being used to this amount, I've decided I need to get a snorkle for my truck. I know absolutely nothing about them or exhaust in general. All I know is that my truck has had a funny high-pitched hum to it since yesterday (when I drove through almost a foot and a half of water), I'm assuming I got water where its not supposed to be.

So now, snorkles.. Who knows about em? Who knows good and bad things? And, how hard are they to install? ....For someone who say doesn't know how to do much?? Hahaha

Oh, and in case you didn't know. I have a 2000 Explorer (no jokes, please) with a 3" BL

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A snorkel is nothing more than a pipe or airway that moves the stock intake to a higher point on the truck. The best place to start is to open the hood, find the filter, and trace the system to an opening where it draws in air.

I'm not familiar with Explorers (or Fords in general) so I'm afraid I can't be much help. The important part is to keep the air intake system sealed all the way to where you want the air to enter. I don't know if there's an aftermarket setup for Explorers or not, but look at some other designs and see how you could adapt it to your truck.
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Try ARB or search for snorkles @ google. You can take the exhaust up and out of the way, but I do not think either is really necessary in south central Texas.
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Sounds like you want to water proof your SUV to me. A snorkle is only one part of it. I like to start from the axles and work my way up. Add longer vent lines to them. If you haven't done this yet you should change your diff fluids soon (fast). Next you will need longer vent lines on your Trans and T-case. Getting these things done will go along ways to making your SUV more water proof.
The most common snorkles kits are for the FJ's. That would make your Suv look better, but a coffee can, duct tape, and a 4" hose, and lots of silicone will make a redneck snorkle. You also need to water proof your elec. stuff under the hood.
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Ah, well that is all entirely interesting, I'm glad I asked, cause obviously I don't know much. Looks like that'll be added to my wishlist. It's too much for me to spend considering I'm getting my 2nd lift put on in August..

PS- found out the humming is probably my main belt's pulley.. The belt was humming for at least a year, got it checked and everyone said that it was fine but the pulley might be going bad... so I guess this weekend put it over the edge
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Call 4 Wheel Parts and check with them for a Safari snorkel setup for your truck. They're right around $300 for the complete setup. As far as the vent hose for the axles, trans and t-case, it runs a dollar or so a foot at the auto part store. Damn well worth it too!

I got my snorkel from Keith on this forum and it's a custom bent 3" exhaust pipe with a Safari top on it. Simple, easy and inexpensive.

Quick fix for a distributor...plastic bag over the top with a zip tie.

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but I do not think either is really necessary in south central Texas.

You'd be suprised at what can/and does actually happen where he's at. CENTRAL TEXAS baby boy...hills...creeks...some flooding.
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I live in DFW and they have shut down a few roads around here recently. Your noise is probably from a belt. Make sure it didn't jump a rib or spray some silicone on it. As long as you dont have some low hanging "cold air" intake, or hit some over-the-hood water, you should be ok. Snorkles are more for going through dash high water. If you are doing that on a road over a creek, then you will likely have to worry about being washed down the creek before you have to worry about your engine taking in water.
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Did you mean she?
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dont be fooled by thinking for one minute a snorkel makes it OK to cross deep water-especially moving water,it can be VERY hazzardous to you and your occupants...
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dont be fooled by thinking for one minute a snorkel makes it OK to cross deep water-especially moving water,it can be VERY hazzardous to you and your occupants...
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you can to a muffler shop and have them extend your intake from the engine bay to the roof of your truck. connecting it to the actual intake and making it weatherproof on top will be your job. i honestly would not recommend a snorkel unless your going several feet under water or plowing through it often. i would rather go for a sas rather than intake/exhaust water protection. good luck
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I'll get one eventually. It's on my list of things to do. After my 2nd lift and my custom bumpers.. and uh other things that I randomly decide to do.

Whether I do it or not. I still have got to do something with my exhaust. I need something louder to go with my louder tires.
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About the snorkel, is there an air filter that looks like a muffler lets say 4" in and out? I would like to lose my air filter and mount a new one beside the engine and add some kind of snorkel.

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snorkel for alot of vehicles are going to be a custom job so get an idea on what you want to do, such as where you want to locate the filter, where you want the snorkel to exit at from the engine bay, how high you want to go? and then work on making sure everything is sealed.

Or you could just do it cheaply and put a pipe connected the the throttle body and going straight up and not even worry about look.
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